5, 2013 | First post of the year
2013, Happy new Duran-year!
The main news is: the band will re-team with Ronson to work on the next
album in March 2013! Even if the guys are on a well deserved break they
are already planning the band's next moves... According to John the
band had a conference call with Mark Ronson recently. He reports on
the official site "All systems are go for a return to work in the
studio first week of March.
I could not be more excited about that" says Nick. "I'm very
very happy that we are gonna be working with Mark Ronson again. We all
feel that it was the best combination we had in many many many years.
He clearly understand us well, and we had a lot of fun togehter so that
is a good sign."
continues: "I’m thinking maybe this is going to be the best
album we have ever made. I have to think like that, even if it’s
delusional. It’s always possible. You’re dealing with energy
and chemistry. It’s like catching a spirit in the air. It’s
difficult because we write together, and we protect that process. One
of our greatest strengths is that we write democratically, as a team.
But it also has its downsides. It can be a clumsy way to work, at times.
But everybody’s happy to work that way.
18, 2012 | Koishii & Hush [Simon Langford & Alex Hush],
the production team hailing from both the UK and Canada has teamed up
with John to bring 2013 a brand new sound. Somewhat soulful, a little
sensitive, and definitely catchy. “C’est Tout Est Noir“
is a genuine blend of pop and electronic, combining the best of both
got the chance to interview the duo about the upcoming release, they
were cool enough to answer all our question about the song defined by
John as the follow up to ‘I Do What I Do’.
| Can you tell us about the collaboration with John Taylor, how it started?
Were you introduced to him by mutual friends in the music business or
you just got in touch and offered him to take part in the project?
& Hush: For our album, we had a wish list of people that we wanted
to collaborate with and John was one of them. We approached him with
our idea and luckily he was interested... Read
the full interview Here!
9, 2012 | All the Duran Duran fans are ready for this new chapter
of the Duran Duran history! Methaphorically speaking this is the conclusive
chapter of the 'All You Need Is Now' book... Duran Duran has a fantastic summer
ahead, including tours in the U.S. and Europe and a
concert in Hyde Park for the opening of the Olympic Games. John's autobiography
and Nick & Warren's TV Mania project will be released in the fall and
in February 2013 the band will reconvene into the studio to start writing
new material with Mark Ronson; according to this
interview the band hadn't really talked about the new direction the album
might take but Nick thinks "it would have to be a logical continuation
of All You Need Is Now, maybe, Rhodes says, something a little more funk...
something with one's eye on Notorious actually..."
1, 2012 | In a recent Katy's Kafe Roger Taylor talk about the
band's intention to go back into the studio early next year after taking
a bit of time off. Roger's spontaneous and candid statement is all the
fans needed now! The way Roger speaks lead us to think that the guys
already know who will be producing their next work.
"Well, we are talking about early next year actually, I can't say
who we're gonna be recording with... at this point...
cos I'm sure that's going to be a big announcement
in itself. But, I can't possibly announce myself, right now. But, it's
yeah, we're gonna have a bit of time off after these run of dates, once
we've been around the US again, and we'll have some time off, and restart
next year, early next year."
8 2012 | Happy Easter! | The band has just concluded a successful
australasia tour. They played 10 shows in 20 days travelling from Dubai to
Singapore, from Seoul to Hong Kong heading to Australia where they played
six more fantastic shows. Meanwhile Duran have announced some more dates of
their Summer 2012 tour. Thus far, 10 European and 12 North American dates.
is: Is the band ready for a new album?
John Taylor in a recent intervierw says: "I have no idea what next year
is going to look like, I have no idea what the next music that we write is
going to sound like. I have no idea who’s going to produce the next
album; if there’s even going to be a next album! I just don’t
know. I’m up for it; if that’s the way it rolls out. When you’re
in I think we always have to keep the energy flowing, there’s nothing
worse than art that’s devoid of energy and new ideas. Otherwise it starts
to get flat and boring, and we’ve been through phases like that. Anybody
that’s been making albums for 30 years is going to have flat and boring
albums in that mix, you just have to make sure the next one isn’t one
installement is almost entirely dedicated to this new recent chapter of the
All You Need Is Now World Tour. We have some cool reports and reviews from
our friends around the globe, pics, exclusive scans and video downloads.
27, 2012 | Hi all! It's been a month since the last site installment
and I'm so glad to finally deliver this new one... updates are becoming increasingly
rich, long and full of stuff just because our band is active and productive,
so there's always a lot to report about and share with you all.
a real pleasure to inform you that this month we celebrate the 10th anniversary
of duranasty.com, it seems yesterday that I started this site switching from
writing Duran reports and reviews for photocopied fanzines to writing on a
html editor... trying to put into practice my first knowledge of web design.
Here we are 10 years later. Hope
you enjoyed the ride that made us go through an exciting reunion, three albums,
different collaborations, three world tours, many lifetime achievements and
a lot of little big things in the duranuniverse.
want to thank all of you who have supported the site over the years and have
shown appreciation for what I do. So thank you!
will be full of shows and we'll have a lot to look forward to from a mediatic
point of view with new interviews, pics and reports from Australia, Korea,
South America and so on. So before we turn the page of the Duran Duran book
to read another chapter we want to look back at the first leg of the Euro
tour. So this new installament will be filled with all the regular current
news [just below] and reviews, pics, scans and interviews regarding those
two incredible weeks of european shows. Enjoy!
16, 2012 | Just
a few days at the start of the first leg of the All You Need Is Now European
tour in Klosters, Switzerland... and it's all again very exciting! The guys
have been doing some interviews over the latest days with Swiss and German
media in support of their euro shows. Some interesting news are starting to
leak. Here is what John answers in the exclusive interview published on the
current issue of Swiss News magazine to the question "What does
thefuture hold for Duran Duran?"
think that we are going to be playing concerts until the end ofthe next
summer, and then, maybe we will make another video. Girl Panic has been
such a blockbuster hit that we are now thinking of doing something else
- similar but different. This is as far as we have planned, but the end
of the road is nowhere near in sight. We have to wait for the Rolling Stones
to break up first, and then start to count clown ten years or so! But seriously,
we can’t give it up — we are having too much fun! There is a
sense of rebirth in the band at the moment and we are riding it.
6, 2012 | "The entire band are in unison- absolutely fabulous tour darlings,
a terrific closing to an extraordinary year for Duran" John Taylor."
sentence, dated Deecember 21th 2011, one year after the digital release of
All You Need Is Now, John Taylor sums up nicely what 2011
has been for the band and their loyal fan-base. It has been an incredible
year for Duran Duran whom enjoyed a commercial and critical renaissance, confirming
to a new generation of fans that they are one of the world’s coolest
In a recent
message to the fan-base the band says: "Together we have achieved
things this year that we are incredibly proud of and that have been real career
high-points for us. We are incredibly grateful for your support on each and
every one of these - and for sticking with us over the summer when we lost
close to five months worth of touring."
are currently at home enjoying a well deserved Christmas/festive break. But
they are also looking forward to the new year! It looks like 2012 is gonna
be another fantastic Duran Duran year as there are already plenty of plans
going on... we have a lot to look forward to! Let's see what they have in
store for us...
16 | Duran Duran were one of the attractions of SWU Music
& Arts Festival, held on november 12, 13 and 14 in Paulinia,
São Paulo. They played on the Energia stage for 75 minutes in front
of 45000 people. In an interview with the brazilian website Terra, John Taylor
said "Festivals are true celebrations of music". Our
friend and correspondent Faby Torras and her friends have traveled from Argentina
to attend this great event. Faby has just sent a nice report of her fan experience
in Sao Paulo, check it out!
5, 2011 | There is much excitement in Duranworld for the upcoming
premiere of the Girl Panic! video happening at Harpers Bazaar 'Woman of the
Year' event in London [Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair] on Monday november
7... At this point
the guys should all be back in UK preparing for this huge event and hopefully
for some more media promotion and buzz that the video will certainly generate...
But before we turn page and look to another chapter of the Duran Duran history
about the guys touring the UK we want to look back... not too far... We want
to celebrate, with this new installment, the successfull North American Tour
and post some other interesting little news, scans and pictures! Read it all
by clicking the link below!
3, 2011 | Hi everybody! It 's been a while since the last site update
and I hope you haven't missed the site that much... I'm happy to be here with
a new installment about this new fan-tastic chapter of the the Duran Duran
history. Duran Duran's North American tour has kicked off in Everett, Washington,
and they already played in Portland, Saratoga and just some days ago a they
played successful shows in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.The North American tour
will end in Atlantic City, NJ on October 29. Highlight of the tour will be
the Madison Square Gardens show on October 25.
is a multimedia show, it blends songs from "All You Need is Now,"
some of their major hits and some surprises are expected along the way, gems
from the early albums... great stuff that has played during the the recent
Uk rehearsal shows...
July 12, 2011
Hi guys, duranasty.com is about to go on holiday as it usually does over
the summertime but before I leave I just want to deliver you one last update
filled with news, pics and scans from international mags.
Duran guys have been enjoying some holidays before the band reconvene in
London next week for a new rehearsal session. John has been posting pics
as he travels around the british countryside these days while Simon has
been sailing for 1 week on the Adriatic Sea with his family. He left Split,
in Croatia, on july 3 and arrived to Venice on the 10th.
I hope you enjoy this
new site update, it's my way to wish you all a great summertime! For the
european fans, I know, it's not going to be as we all hoped but I'm sure
we all have our show, sooner or later.
Just want to wish one
more time our dear frontman a a full recovery from his voice problems and
I also want to congratulate Roger and Gisela for their newborn, Julian Roger
Taylor who saw the light of day on july 9.
17: London Report | duranasty.com's
friends Cinzia and Serena have just been in London and met the guys. Cinzia,
who had a long chat with our frontman, reports that Simon is well in good
spirits and his voice problems are improving thanks also to the specific programme
that he has been following. She also reports that Simon is still seeing the
voice therapist/vocal trainer on a daily basis and he does specific exercises
to reach the high notes. Last friday [june 10], Simon was quite happy as he
noticed that he reached some more of his lost semitones, our correspondent
reports... More about this report and about John and Gela in France
and duranasty.com's tribute to Girls On Film 30th anniversary
at the following link:
10 | I hoped to deliver you reviews and pictures of the Berlin and
London shows... I hoped to write about their great performance, the amazing
stage [the band has been rehearsing in a large scale stage and theatre productions
studio rather than the usual studio so I assume the stage and the lighting
they had for the Uk tour were massive], about their new look and so on...
but I can only report about my recent meeting with the guys in London, in
the days when they announced the O2 postponement and when they probably decided
what to do with the rest of the Uk tour. To paraphrase Nick Rhodes, the last
few weeks have been "a little tumultuous..." Berlin has been postponed
two times and the Uk tour will be probably rescheduled in November/December
2011. The first five shows of the european tour have been postponed and we
still don't know how this situation will affect the remaining scheduled shows
but I guess everybody, at this point, is prepared for the worst so it won't
be a surprise for anyone if the band will be forced to postpone some more
shows to make sure that Simon gets better and returns at his best and with
his voice 100% recovered. If you want to read more, including news about the
Girl Panic! video shooting in London and get also some new exclusive candid
pics click the link below.
19, 2011 | Simon
Le Bon has been diagnosed with laryngitis, first two shows of the Uk
tour have been postponed
release | Following tonight’s postponement of Duran Duran’s
Newcastle show, the band have been forced to reschedule their Scottish
date [originally scheduled to play tomorrow -May 19- at Glasgow’s
SECC] on doctor’s advice given today to singer Simon Le Bon, who
has been diagnosed with laryngitis.
while everyone is excited about the upcoming Uk tour which promises
to be as memorable as the reunion one, let's just relive what the band
has been up to in the last two weeks.
- NRJ Energy Fashion
Night, Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland.
- RDS Auditorium
Multimediale, Rome, Italy
- Cannes, France:
show at the launch of Belvedere’s RED at House of Hype.
8, 2011 | This new duranasty.com installment is all about the memorable
american tour, for everyone who wants to relive almost two months of work
that the band has done in Usa [including Canada till the last date in in the
is filled with lots of great pics, galleries, magazines and newspaper scans
so there's a lot to watch, read and save for your Duran Duran collection.
'Big' is the only way to celebrate the great Us promotion, which included
many acoustic gigs [Simon, John, Dom and Ana], radio, some tv and of course
the concerts. Big is also going to be this installment that will focus on
the major Duran Duran events and the most interesting news and pics.
end of the page you'll find also some cool info and tidbits including also
a TVMania, a SYN and Reportage upadte and some very interesting news about
the european tour. Enjoy it all! Till the next time.
16 | Duran Duran's visit to Milan in late february was originally
announced as a special event/show organized by Vogue Italia and Comune di
Milano within the Milan fashion week but it became more that what we all expected.
became the proper high profile European launch of All You Need Is
Now with a huge exposure for the band as the amount of media coverage
[national and international], and interest were great! Exposure was multiplied
also because of the Fashion Week as Milan was at the center of the international
media attention and of course the guys didn't miss the chance to attend fashion
shows and parties in the city.
Duran's trip to Milan started on the 23 of february and ended on the 27 and
it included also a full promo-radio day, a press/media day and a national
sunday afternoon tv show.
I have been lucky enough to see the guys over the 5 days in different location
and situations. I had a great time with the guys, with my long time duranie-friends
and also living the beautiful atmosphere of the Milan fashion week. On February
25, 2011 Duran Duran, were rewarded by Milan Major Letizia Moratti
as innovators not only in music, but also in the costume and fashion. The
same day band performed at the Vogue Party organized at Teatro
dal Verme thanks to the patronage of the Milan Municipality and to
the sponsors: Peugeot and Hogan. Check out the extensive day by day report
filled with over 100 new exclusive pics, the full press review about the event,
a transcription of the very interesting press conference and lots more!
21, 2011 | Press release |
Duran Duran have signed an exclusive UK deal with independent sales and distribution
company Essential Music, to release the full-length physical version of their
13th studio album All You Need Is Now, slated for release March 21st.
five brand new tracks, the extended lp comes three months after a critically-acclaimed
nine song version of the record was released digitally, exclusively on iTunes,
and hit the #1 spot on download charts in 15 countries [including the UK].
deal, will see Essential Music handling sales and distribution of the 14 track
extended album in both digital and physical formats, across all retail and
online outlets, including Amazon, HMV direct and Play.com.
7, 2011 | It's been a very busy time for the guys since I last updated
the site, lots of media activity, the announcement of the Uk tour dates and
the first big live event since the album release, at the Pepsi Fan Jam - Grand
Prairie in Texas. There's a lot to report about so let's start from the latest
events. So in case you have missed something here is your recap on all the
current Duran Duran things!
is start a new site update with so many intriguing news, and it's even cooler
if you have such a great and artish photo session to play with! These great
pics are part of the 12 page feature on the february issue of Love
magazine just out in Uk! Scans of this and other magazines are up
on this new special news page! Check it out!
18, 2011 | Just announced the release date of the physical album
and single: march 21 and february 24! Duran Duran are planning to tour the
world in 2011, including some special shows, where they'll play the new LP
front-to-back. "Writing and recording a new album is the most challenging
part of the job," says Taylor. "Now we can relax and plan our year
on the road". More
press coverage, news and pictures! Check out the new site update!
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