Wild Boys Band DURAN DURAN Released ‘RIO’ Album 40 Years Ago Today

Back in time

10 May 2022

Band: DURAN DURAN
Who: Hits machine from Birmingham, UK
Active: 1978-present / 15 studio LPs with last
year’s Future Past as the most recent one.

Anniversary album: RIO – their 2nd longplayer
Released: 10 May 1982 – 40 years ago today
Score: #2 in the UK, #1 in Canada and Australia

Pitchfork said: “With Rio, Duran Duran became a group of ultra-proficient musicians,
capable of churning out chart-topping pop songs with effortless aplomb, as well as a teen-baiting boy band, setting schoolgirls’ hearts aflame with their sharp clothes and packaged personas. It was simultaneously style-over-substance and substance-over-style; even the album’s neon and pastel cover art became something of a shorthand for the gilded excess
of the ’80s.

Turn Up The Volume: The glam and glitter boys band knew exactly how to
attract armies of fans worldwide. Looking flashy, sounding sickly sticking, and
acting like the coolest band on the planet is what DD all did back in the day.

Singles/clips: My Own Way / Hungry Like The Wolf / Save A Prayer

– MY OWN WAY –

– HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF –

– SAVE A PRAYER –

Stream full LP here…

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Not done yet.
All 2022 tour dates here

DURAN DURAN: All Albums – Facebook

DURAN DURAN – Glam And Glitter On The Wild Boys’ New Album ‘FUTURE PAST’

24 October 2021

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: Since 1978 / 14 studio albums so far

New album: FUTURE PAST
Released: 22 October 2021 via Tape Modern/BMG

Ultimate Classic Rock Magazine says: “That album title looks
ahead as much as it glances backward, and the music itself aims
to combine these moments in time, as well. But Duran Duran are
at their best here when they don’t try to escape their legacy – like
how “Tonight United” adopts the new wave bounce of “Planet Earth”
for yet another new decade. Embrace it, guys. You’ve earned that right.”

Turn Up The Volume: Today the veteran wild boys sound exactly
like the young wild boys of 40 years ago. The same old glam and
glitter, but also the same old catchiness. It’s called growing older
in style and with pop grace.

Singles/clips: Invisible / Give It All Up / Anniversary

– INVISIBLE –

– GIVE IT ALL UP –

– ANNIVERSARY –

Full album…

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DURAN DURAN: All Albums

DURAN DURAN Still Have The Right Reflexes – Watch And Hear ‘ANNIVERSARY’

20 October 2021

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: Since 1978 / 14 studio albums so far

New album: FUTURE PAST
Out: This Friday, 22 October via Tape Modern/BMG

Single/clip: ANNIVERSARY
One of the four singles from
the upcoming LP

John Taylor (bassist and the band’s co-founder) said: “ANNIVERSARY’ is
a special song for us. Obviously, we were conscious of our own impending
40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song’s meaning
to be inclusive in the broadest possible way. After playing and working together
for so long, we very much appreciate what ‘being together’ and ’staying together’
can really mean, it’s not something we would have thought song-worthy 40 years
ago but we do today! It was also fun to build a track with hints of previous Duran
hits, they’re like Easter eggs, for the fans to find.”

The glam gentlemen still know how to write energetic and magnetic pop
earworms. They still have the right reflexes after 40 years. Yes, they grow
older in flashing style.

The video clip features lookalike stars including Elton John,
Madonna, Stormzy, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig
and more.

Roll the tape…

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DURAN DURAN Reveal New Single ‘TONIGHT UNITED’ Produced By The Famous GIORGIO MORODER

New sonic impulses

27 September 2021

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: Since 1978 / 14 studio albums so far

New album: FUTURE PAST
Out: 22 October 2021 via Tape Modern/BMG

New single: TONIGHT UNITED
The 4th shared cut of the new LP, produced by the
world-famous Italian composer Moroder

Simon Le Bon: “Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran… this
is music for a world that’s coming back together,”

Giorgio Moroder must be a great fan of Duran Duran in the 80s when
they scored hit after hit, as they sound exactly the same in 2021.

Press play…

All 4 singles…

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Reflex Heroes DURAN DURAN Share Sickly Sticky Single ‘MORE JOY’ From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses

5 August 2021

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: since 1978 / 14 studio albums so far

New album: FUTURE PAST
Out: 22 October 2021 via Tape Modern/BMG

New single: MORE JOY feat. CHAI

Simon Le Bon (frontman): “Nick suggested some girlish voices
on “MORE JOY!” and I knew exactly where to find them — CHAI,
post- modern, all-girl Japanese punk band, whose energy and
pure sense of fun might actually blow your ears off! We are
honoured to have them sprinkle their pink neon magic spikey
dust onto our song. “

The glam boys still know how to nail it
Have more joy here…

DURAN DURAN: Facebook

New album FUTURE PAST out 22 October 2021 – pre-order info: here

80s Glam Stars DURAN DURAN Back With GRAHAM COXON (Blur) On Guitar

New sonic impulses…

21 May 2021

80s Brit-glam stars DURAN DURAN have no intention to retire.
Five years after Paper Gods they have a new longplayer in the
pipeline. FUTURE PAST arrives on 22 October. They invited
several guests to join them for the new record.

For the new single INVISIBLE they called Blur‘s guitarist Graham Coxon
to pass by. If I didn’t read the press statement I wouldn’t have a clue Coxon
was somewhere on it.

Same old band, same old vibe, same old songs…

DURAN DURAN: Facebook

New album FUTURE PAST out 22nd October – order info here

No 1 Hits This Day In 1967 – 1969 – 1977

Top singles from the past…

26 March 2021

Band: THE TURTLES (Los Angeles, CA)
Active: 1965–1970, 1983–present

Single: HAPPY TOGETHER
Score: #1 in the US on 26 March 1967 – 54 years ago today

THE TURTLES: Discography

Artist: MARVIN GAYE (Washington DC)
Born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. on April 2, 1939
Passed away on April 1, 1984 (shot by his father)

Single: I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Score: #1 in the UK on 26 March 1969 – 52 years ago today

MARVIN GAYE: Discography

Band: DURAN DURAN (Birmingham, UK)
Active: 1978–present

Single: IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW?
Score: Their first No 1 in the UK – 26 March 1977 – 44 years ago today

DURAN DURAN: Discography

DURAN DURAN Pay Tribute To Eternal Rock Icon DAVID BOWIE With Goosebumps Cover Of ‘FIVE YEARS’

8 January 2021

David Robert Jones aka DAVID BOWIE was born on 8th January 1947. Happy B. to one
of the greatest and most loved icons in rock history. A genuine artist who changed the face and sound of music several times. Unfortunately, the man who fell to earth 74 years ago, left this big blue marble five years ago, on 10th January 2016.

Countless fans, artists, friends, and of course, his widow and
son will honor the Thin White Duke today and the next day(s).

One of Bowie‘s lifelong admirers is Simon LeBon, the frontman and face of glamorous
pop new-wavers Duran Duran. They’ll join a long line of other musicians who will be performing a live-streamed tribute show tonight called A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!

“My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be” says LeBon.

Ahead of the event tonight Duran Duran shared their take on FIVE YEARS, one of Bowie‘s most magnificent songs, the opening track of 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Their version is nothing less but stunning. A goosebumps performance.

Enjoy here…

The original

DAVID BOWIE: Website / DURAN DURAN: Website