Tuesday, February 1 2011
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.
Thursday, June 5 2014
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
Thirty years on, this band of New Romantics is still new, still romantic.
Thursday, November 3 2011
Duran Duran's North American fall tour sees the band make a worthy return to Madison Square Garden.
Friday, December 10 2010
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
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?
Tuesday, November 8 2011
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
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
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, 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?
Monday, April 18 2011
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