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  • Amazing New Ticket Contest for VIP Members!
    The Duran Duran Fan Community is thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to each of the festival shows announced thus far: Sonar, Night at the Park, Killarney and Bestival.

    If you are a member in good standing please email DDVIP@magusentertainment.com with “FESTIVAL” in the subject line and indicate which festival you would like to attend. Winners will be chosen randomly until we have one fan community winner for each of the four dates. The winners will be notified at least two weeks before each show. If you are chosen as a winner, you will then have 24 hours to accept the tickets before we move on to another randomly selected Fan Community member. Please note these contest prizes are for a pair of TICKETS ONLY (for the fan community member and their guest) and do not include meet and greets, travel or accommodation, so please enter ONLY if you are able to get yourself to the festival sites on these dates. This is a fantastic opportunity to see DD at some of the coolest festivals out there! Good luck!
    Posted on 03-01-15
    Duran Duran VIP Fan Community Announces New GOLD Level Package
    The Duran Duran VIP Fan Community is very happy to announce the release of a brand new GOLD level package!

    The package features all of the exclusive content, contests and pre-sale ticketing opportunities included in the SILVER level (a $35 value) PLUS:

    - An exclusive NEW T-shirt designed by Patty Palazzo featuring a gold foil design
    - Stylish multi-compartment messenger bag with brand new Duran Duran logo on flap
    - Heavy-duty hard top mouse pad - perfect for home or office
    - Red and black logo'd luggage tag for traveling in style
    - Fridge magnet with new interlocking DD logo
    - Executive-style embossed padfolio with interior card slots
    - Executive leather pen with logo'd silver cap
    - Welcome letter from Simon Le Bon
    * Note: There is no membership card in this package

    The GOLD LEVEL is only $79.99 per year for these Limited Edition items and 12 Months of Exclusives! Members who renew will have their membership EXTENDED for an additional 12 months from their current expiration (and will receive all of the new GOLD level items).

    Existing members in good standing who RENEW before April 1st, 2014 will also be entered into a contest to win one of a kind Duran Duran items including:

    - A phone call from a member of Duran Duran. Something you always wanted to ask? This will be your chance!!
    - The "in-ear" monitors Simon Le Bon used on the AYNIN tour. The in-ear monitors come in a custom designed case with Simon's name embossed on it. This is truly a one of a kind item.
    - A lovely robe signed by Nick Rhodes (another one of a kind item!)

    Brand new members who join (or lapsed memberships that are renewed) will be entered into a contest to win autographed Duran Duran memorabilia and a prize pack containing a minimum of 6 (six) of the bands albums on CD.

    We will announce the winners on April 2nd, 2014. All you have to do to enter the contest is renew or sign up at www.duranduranmusic.com

    Thank you for your continued support of the band.

    DD VIP
    Posted on 02-19-14
    Members Only Section in the Duran Duran Webshop!
    Membership definitely has its privileges lately - and DD VIP Members are no exception! All members of the Duran Duran VIP Fan Community already get a 10% discount at check out, but now they have their own section! Just click in to the Duran Duran Web Shop , hit the VIP tab on left side, put in your user details, and explore your very own shopping area, with special items and further discounts. Make sure you visit the site often, as the merchandise, and great offers, will always be changing!

    Happy Shopping!

    xxx,

    DD VIP Fan Community
    Posted on 11-26-12
    MEMBERS ONLY - EARLY TICKETING & VIP PACKAGES!
    Click Here to access the Members Only Pre-Sale/VIP page!

    Duran Duran are hitting the road in support of their album ‘ALL YOU NEED IS NOW’! Our community members will have early access to pre-sale tickets for these shows, before they are made available to the general public, and the opportunity to purchase a limited number of special VIP member-only packages!
    Posted on 02-11-11
  • GIBRALTAR MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS FOR 2015 DURAN DURAN & KINGS OF LEON TO HEADLINE!
    TOM ODELL, RAE MORRIS, THE FEELING, LAWSON, AND MANY, MANY MORE WILL PERFORM ACROSS THE WEEKEND

    TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 15TH MAY//@GibMusicFest

    Bringing some of the world’s biggest live acts to Gibraltar each year, GMF is back in 2015 with its biggest lineup to date in the picturesque and intimate surroundings of Victoria Stadium on the Rock of Gibraltar.

    Co-headlining will be pop icons Duran Duran. Having sold over 100 million records worldwide and with a new album set for release in mid September of this year featuring highly anticipated collaborations with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Kiesza, Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, the band are as vital and festival ready as ever. Expect a career spanning set filled to the brim with the band’s huge arsenal of hits alongside new material.

    Also headlining proceedings this year are none other than Nashville rock heroes Kings Of Leon who come to GMF as a UK/British exclusive performance. Since bursting into the public consciousness with breakthrough album ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ back in 2003 they have spent over a decade positioning themselves as one of the greatest bands of a generation. With festival-ready anthems like ‘Sex On Fire’, ‘Use Somebody’ and ‘The Bucket’ at their disposal they are a world-class act not to be missed.

    Joining the headliners is a supporting cast of some of the world’s best talent including award-winning piano balladeer Tom Odell, breakthrough singer-songwriter Rae Morris, powerpop superstars The Feeling, pop-rock chart smashers Lawson and reggae veterans Third World alongside names like Reach, Strange Brew, Tim Garcia and many more still to be announced.

    Providing the perfect end to the festival season, GMF is a family-friendly festival in the sunshine. Affordable and easily accessible, Gibraltar Music Festival rolls a holiday and a festival into one incredible weekend.

    The 2015 Gibraltar Music Festival will be held at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar on the 5th and 6th of September 2015.

    Gates will open at 14.00 am and admissions will be allowed until 11 pm.

    Tickets on sale from 15th May at 08:00 at Gibraltar Music Festival.



    Posted on 05-14-15
    Roger Remembers Recording Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill"
    When Duran Duran's Roger Taylor recorded his drum part for the band's title track to the fourteenth James Bond film, "A View to a Kill," he didn't know that it would be the last time he filled that post for what would be close to twenty years.

    On the anniversary of the song's release, he reflects on recording the track that would end up being the band's 2nd Number One single, and first James Bond theme to reach the top of the charts (a distinction that remains to this day)



    What do I remember about the recording of "A View to a Kill" 30 years ago?...

    I recall that there was quite a lot of tension around the sessions, with pressure to deliver a hit in a week's time!

    It's not every day that you get asked to write and record a James Bond theme, but thanks to our somewhat cheeky bass player, we were in the position - and in a very short space of time. Nile Rodgers was busy, so who do we call next?...Bernard Edwards! He had just produced the Power Station with John and Andy, we loved the drum sound on that, so the perfect choice, and another hero to boot!

    I set my kit up in the mirror lined drum booth at Maison Rouge studios in London, hit the drums...Blat! Boosh!!Thwack!!! Enormous ambient sounds.."just what we were looking for" says the sound engineer Jason Casaro. JT comes in, sets up his bass, and Bernard says, "Come on guys, hit me with a killer groove." Shit! This is the already legendary bass player from Chic...he's played a great groove or two in his time! John and I look nervously at each other, fear coursing through our veins, and the phrase "this is another fine mess you've gotten me into" coming to mind!

    John says, "Hey Rog, what's the beat from 'Honky Tonk Woman'?" Ah-ha! I play it since I know it from my school band days, it sounds great as JT kicks in with the now familiar delay effected bass line. Bernard puts his head round the door "Yeah! Great! But come on Roger, give me some f*****g creativity dude!!!" he says fiercely in his native Brooklyn twang...so I unpack my Octobans (the long thin drum that feature in "Wild Boys") and I somehow work them into the song."BOOM!" says Bernard, "we got it!"

    Massive relief ensues all around the rhythm section

    John Barry , who was famous for writing and orchestrating all the greatest Bond soundtracks came onto the scene a couple of days later. I remember him mostly for his beautiful 70s style velvet jacket he wore while sitting at the piano trying to work the most outrageous chords into the song, whilst speaking with his lovely northern lilt. It all somehow juxtaposed with what we were doing and actually worked, creating one of our most original and interesting songs - and to this day, I believe that it's the only Bond theme to hit number one in the U.S and UK simultaneously, quite an achievement we are all still proud of.

    So thanks to John, Simon, Andy, Nick, Bernard, Jason, John Barry and of course the great Charlie Watts!

    Roger Taylor
    London, May 2015

    Posted on 05-05-15
    Warner Bros Sign Duran Duran to Global Recording Contract
    WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS DURAN DURAN TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT

    ICONIC MULTI-PLATINUM BAND COMPLETE NEW STUDIO ALBUM WITH PRODUCERS NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON AND MR HUDSON

    BURBANK, CA – March 27, 2015: Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.

    Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th. Produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson, it is slated for release in September of this year. Duran Duran first teamed up with Rodgers as a producer on the band’s hit single, “The Wild Boys.” This followed his remix of their first worldwide No. 1 single, “The Reflex.” The CHIC co-founder also produced their multi-platinum album, Notorious. Ronson (Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse) produced Duran Duran’s last studio album, 2010’s All You Need Is Now, which hit the #1 slot in 15 countries. The first single: “Pressure Off” from their upcoming release features critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Janelle Monáe. The new album also includes guest appearances by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Canadian Juno-Award winning newcomer Kiesza.

    “I am thrilled to welcome Duran Duran into the Warner Bros. family,” said Warner Bros. Records President Dan McCarroll. “This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music. The combination of Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson is a dream team, and the songs they have created together for this new record are as fresh and compelling as anything in the band’s long career. All of us at WBR are looking forward to working with Simon, Nick, John, and Roger as they begin this exciting new chapter.”

    “We could not be happier to be making this deal with Warner Bros., and are looking forward to working on our forthcoming album release with not only their US team but also everyone else within the Warner family around the world,” said bassist John Taylor. “We are also excited that this deal means we will be reunited with our catalogue after years apart - and in that sense it really feels a little like coming home.”

    Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Duran Duran went on to become one of the most culturally influential and commercially successful bands of all time, topping the charts around the world over the past three decades and selling more than 100 million records worldwide. They have been the recipients of Grammys, Brits, Ivor Novellos, six Lifetime Achievement Awards and a 20th Century Style Icon award from the City of Milan. Tireless innovators, they are always at the vanguard of music, fashion, art, technology and film – a group with unique and everlasting appeal.

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    Posted on 03-27-15
    Simon Wants You to Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods
    Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods – Celebs turn out to free caged moon bears

    On May 13, 2015, million-selling artists, comedians and celebrities are coming together. Their goal: to let bears sh!t in the woods.

    The “Let a Bear Sh!t in the Woods” campaign features major celebrities including Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Simon Le Bon, Anthony Kiedis, Moby, Duff McKagan, Steve-O, and Matt Lucas in a Spinal Tap-inspired condemnation of bear bile farming.
    The famous faces feature in a brief tongue-in-cheek film and photo-shoot directed by former top model Shaina Danziger and shot by rock photographer Katarina Benzova which will launch on May 13.
    The eight stars join fellow celebrities such as Ricky Gervais, Olivia Newton John, Ali MacGraw and Jimmy Page as Animals Asia supporters in the fight to end bear bile farming.

    FULL LINE UP:
    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
    Anthony Kiedis – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Simon Le Bon – Duran Duran
    Steve-O – Jackass
    Matt Lucas – Little Britain, Pompidou
    Duff McKagan – Guns N’ Roses
    Moby
    Posted on 04-30-15
  • 20th Anniversary Kafes!
    In honour of my 20th anniversary working for the band - I can barely say that out loud, let alone write it - the guys agreed to do a series of short Kafe's discussing my tenure.

    In what has turned out to be a most unexpected career path, I find myself constantly amazed by how fortunate I am to work with such kind, smart, talented and sweet gentlemen.

    Hope you enjoy these special Kafe's! Here's to the next (gulp!) twenty years!!

    Thank you!
    Posted on 05-04-15
    Member Exclusive Q&A with Artist Allen Addington
    In one of the most interesting (and educational) Q&As we've done, Chicago based artist Allen Addington takes us through his journey of sketching pencil drawings of Duran Duran band members for girls at school to his own art shows at major Galleries. He has a fan in Nick Rhodes - learn more about the fascinating Allen in this month's Q&A in the Exclusive section of the site!
    Posted on 05-11-15
    2015 Birthday Message from Roger!
    As I come to the end of another year & the completion of another Duran Duran album, I can say that I'm in a really great place at the moment and look forward to the year ahead with immense anticipation!

    Thank you, in particular, to the many fans that supported us through the album making process..waiting day & night, rain or shine over the entire two year span of the recording, may of them became very familiar faces by the end...

    Also thanks for all the gifts & messages received in honour of my birthday...April 26th.

    All Love
    Roger x

    Posted on 04-26-15
    New! Member Exclusive War Child UK Gig Photos!
    Forty MEMBER EXCLUSIVE photos in the Photo section from the band's War Child gig!

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    Posted on 03-02-15