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Features

Tuesday, February 1 2011

Switch It On! The Birth of Duran Duran

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Duran Duran's first single, "Planet Earth", Gimme a Wristband launched an in-depth review of the band's earliest years. In this PopMatters exclusive excerpt, writer Steve Jansen talks to the movers and shakers and brings us back to 1981.


Reviews

Thursday, June 5 2014

Duran Duran's 'Beautiful Colors' in Posters

This is a weighty tome, independently released, but with the high-end quality one might expect to have found at the recently shuttered Rizzoli flagship store.


Sunday, July 15 2012

Duran Duran at Its Best: 'Duran Duran Live 2011: A Diamond In the Mind'

Thirty years on, this band of New Romantics is still new, still romantic.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Duran Duran: 25 October 2011, New York

Duran Duran's North American fall tour sees the band make a worthy return to Madison Square Garden.


Friday, December 10 2010

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now

All You Need is Now isn't Son of Rio, but it's the best album Duran Duran has released since then, a collection that manages what their best material always has, blending art with grand gestures and popcraft.


Thursday, October 21 2010

Duran Duran: Notorious / Big Thing

By 1986, Duran Duran had achieved international superstardom, then embarrassed themselves to the edge of irrelevance. Plus, they were down to one Taylor. How could they possibly survive?


Blogs

Tuesday, November 8 2011

Duran Duran Releases New Video for "Girl Panic!"

For a band who helped build their reputation on music video, it's been a long time since Duran Duran made a promotional film worthy of their classic clips from the '80s, which repeatedly cast the band as a hedonistic, futuristic, slightly effeminate gang of pirates.


Thursday, June 16 2011

Download Duran Duran's Mini-Concert - Rome, 12 May 2011

Duran Duran have had to cancel a number of dates on their tour supporting this year's All You Need Is Now due to Simon LeBon's


Friday, April 1 2011

Duran Duran - "Leave a Light On" (Live) (video)

We love Duran Duran's 13th album All You Need Is Now and so does Jimmy Fallon. The British new wavers played Fallon's show last night


Thursday, July 22 2010

EMI to Duranies: Drop Dead

EMI, like so many major labels, is circling the drain, buried beneath a mountain of debt and public indifference. The label is wise to plumb the back catalog and offer fans of its key artists the opportunity to pick up fancy versions of their favorite albums with loads of extra stuff. But has its attitude soured the fans on future purchases?


News

Monday, April 18 2011

Coachella show the latest turn in the revival of Duran Duran

LOS ANGELES — Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for


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