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Duran Duran

Duran Duran live at the ACC, Toronto, left to right: John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Simon Le Bon, and Nick Rhodes
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Genres Rock
New Wave[1][2][3][4]
Pop rock
Synthpop
Alternative rock[5][6]
Years active 1978-present
Labels Capitol Records
EMI
Parlophone
Hollywood Records
Epic Records
Sony Music
Associated acts Arcadia, Power Station, Neurotic Outsiders, The Devils
Website www.duranduran.com
Members
Simon Le Bon
Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
Roger Taylor
Former members
Andy Taylor
Sterling Campbell
Warren Cuccurullo
Stephen Duffy
Andy Wickett
Simon Colley
Alan Curtis
Jeff Thomas
.Duran Duran are an English rock band that formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States.^ They were part of the New Wave music explosion in the early 1980s, as well as a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the United States.

^ Duran Duran 1984 United States Concert...
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^ Duran Duran -one band that has endured!
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.Since the 1980s they have placed 14 in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have sold more than 100 million records.^ Below is the top 10 most succesful singles artists in the UK. 1.

^ It reached #3 on the charts in the UK and made it to #10 on the US Billboard charts.
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^ Billboard Hot 100 .
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[7] .While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, they later shed this image.^ The up-and-coming group were considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with other style-and-dance bands like Spandau Ballet.

^ The up-and-coming group were considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with other style-and-dance bands like Spandau Ballet and ABC .
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^ Unlike contemporaries such as Spandau Ballet, Human League, Ultravox and Culture Club, they endured thanks to their exhaustive touring, imaginative embrace of new technology and superior song craft.

.The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname "the prettiest boys in rock".[8] The band's controversial videos-which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality- became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel, MTV. The band were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look.^ I shot my very first video on my new iPhone!
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^ Finally, Duran Duran was among the first bands to have their videos shot with a professional movie camera on 35mm film, rather than on videotape with cheaper video cameras.

^ Finally, Duran Duran was among the first bands to have their videos shot with a professional movie camera on 35 mm film, rather than on videotape with cheaper video cameras.

.In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.^ In 1984, the band introduced video technology into their live stadium shows by being among the first acts to provide video screens above the stage.
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^ In July, the band performed twice at the massive Wembley Stadium, at the Concert for Diana and at Live Earth concert, London.
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^ The band then embarked on a massive global tour that continued throughout the first four months of 1984, including their first major stadium dates in America.

.The band was created by Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Stephen Duffy, with the later addition of Roger Taylor and, after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor, and Simon Le Bon.^ Two years later John Taylor left the band, leaving Le Bon and Rhodes to carry on with the long-serving Cuccurullo.
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^ Don’t miss the original “Wild Boys”, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor strut their stuff.
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^ Bassist John Taylor had been considering leaving the band but changed his mind.
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.(None of the Taylors are related.^ (None of the Taylors are related.
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^ The original five members of Duran Duran included Roger Taylor, John Taylor, and Andy Taylor, but none of them are related.
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) .The group have never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001, and drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band's fans and music media.^ Warren Cuccurullo parts with the band to reform his group Missing Persons.
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^ Sterling Campbell also joined the group.

^ The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s has created a stir among both music media and fans.

[9][10] .Andy Taylor left the band in summer 2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member.^ Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor left the group.

^ Dom Brown is the featured guitarist.
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^ Andy Taylor left the band in summer 2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member, but is not considered a full member of the band.
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.A full-time replacement guitarist for Andy Taylor so far has not been appointed.^ A full time replacement guitarist for Andy Taylor so far has not been appointed.
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^ The group placed an ad in Melody Maker, which drew the attention of Andy Taylor , who became their guitarist.
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^ The group placed an ad in Melody Maker, which drew the attention of Andy Taylor, who became their guitarist.
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History

1978–1980

.John Taylor and Nick Rhodes formed Duran Duran in Birmingham, UK in 1978, where they would become the resident band at the city's Rum Runner nightclub.^ Duran Duran were formed in 1978 by keyboardist Nick Rhodes and bassist John Taylor.
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^ Currently band members Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor are in New York, where they have been in residence fo...
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^ Duran Duran The keyboard player Nick Rhodes and guitarist John Taylor had a notion of making a musical band.
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.At the club they were doing jobs such as John working the door and with Nick deejaying for £10 a night.^ The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, paying them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they were not rehearsing.
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^ John Taylor and Nick Rhodes formed Duran Duran in Birmingham UK in 1978, where they would become the resident band at the city's Rum Runner nightclub, doing jobs such as John working the door, with Nick deejaying for £10 a night, rehearsing and regularly playing at the venue.
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^ Currently band members Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor are in New York, where they have been in residence fo...
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.They began rehearsing and regularly playing at the venue.^ John Taylor and Nick Rhodes formed Duran Duran in Birmingham UK in 1978, where they would become the resident band at the city's Rum Runner nightclub, doing jobs such as John working the door, with Nick deejaying for £10 a night, rehearsing and regularly playing at the venue.
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^ They played small venues that mostly sold out quickly.
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.There were many nearby nightclubs, and the one "significant" where bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash played gigs was called "Barbarella's". They would go on to name the band after the villain from Barbarella, Roger Vadim's French science-fiction film.^ There were many nearby nightclubs, one "significantly" where bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash played gigs at was called Barbarella's, they would go on to name the band after the villain from the Barbarella film.
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^ The band name, Duran Duran , was taken from the villain in the film Barbarella , Dr. Durand Durand.
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^ Durand Durand", played by Milo O'Shea in Roger Vadim's sexy science-fiction cult film Barbarella .

The villain, played by Milo O'Shea, is named "Dr. Durand Durand".
.The band's first singer was Stephen Duffy.^ Their first singer was Stephen Duffy .
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^ Their first singer was Stephen Duffy , who went on to lead Tin Tin, The Lilac Time and more recently has been co-authoring songs with Robbie Williams.
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^ Their first singer was Stephen Duffy, who went on to lead TinTin and The Lilac Time.

.Simon Colley soon joined Taylor, Rhodes and Duffy.^ Simon Colley soon joined Taylor, Rhodes, and Duffy.
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^ Between 1986 and 2004 the band performed mostly as Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and ex-Missing Persons Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.
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^ Inspired by David Bowie and Roxy Music , as well as post-punk and disco, schoolmates Nick Rhodes (keyboards) and John Taylor (guitar) formed Duran Duran in 1978 with their friends Simon Colley (bass, clarinet) and Stephen Duffy (vocals).
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.Colley was the band's original bass player, as Taylor was the guitarist, at this point.^ Wickett's stay with the band is short-lived and Andy Taylor joined the group as the guitarist after John Taylor switched to bass.

^ For this line-up, Colley played bass, with Taylor on guitar.
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^ I thought these 80's boy bands were quite girly...but now listening to Duran Duran, I've found some respect for John Taylor's bass playing.
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.This was the first complete line-up of the band that played live shows.^ This was the first complete line-up of the band that played live shows.
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^ Official Band Line-ups .
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.

.For drums and percussion, an electronic drum machine belonging to Rhodes, was used.^ For drums and percussion, an electronic drum machine, belonging to Rhodes, was used.
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.Colley left the band prior to the addition of Andy Taylor.^ It was announced that Andy Taylor had quit the band.

^ Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor left the group.

^ (Colley left the band prior to the addition of A. Taylor.
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.A few guitarists were subsequently auditioned (for the most part, unsuccessfully)as well a handful of vocalists joining after Duffy left Duran Duran early in 1979.[11] Among the handful of vocalists they had prior to Simon Le Bon was Andy Wickett, who had a major part in the writing of "Girls on Film" during his tenure with the band, according to Andy Taylor's autobiography.^ Who was Simon ben Zemah Duran?
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^ Among the handful of vocalists they had, prior to Simon Le Bon , was Andy Wickett , who had a major part in the writing of " Girls on Film ", during his tenure with the band.
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^ And they blended Girls on Film with Le Freak??
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.(Wickett is also featured on some of the demos that were presented to EMI.) According to the websites belonging to Wickett and John Taylor, respectively, Wickett co-wrote an early version of the song that came to be known as "Rio". Upon Colley's and Wickett's departures they enlisted singer Jeff Thomas and guitarist Alan Curtis, each for only a relatively brief period of time, before finally settling on Andy Taylor for lead guitar and later, in 1980, on Le Bon for vocals.^ Further, according to the websites belonging to Andy Wickett and John Taylor respectively, Wickett co-wrote an early version of the song that came to be known as" Rio ", known then as " See Me Repeat Me ".
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^ A full time replacement guitarist for Andy Taylor so far has not been appointed.
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^ Andy weaves his guitar in and out, and John…is John even on this song?
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.The meeting of drummer Roger Taylor (not to be confused with the Queen drummer) in 1979 with John Taylor, Rhodes and Wickett at a party, as well as the departure of Colley, led John Taylor to switch to bass.^ By 1979, Colley and Duffy left the group and were replaced by Andy Wickett and Roger Taylor.

^ Finally, drummer Roger Taylor fell in with them at a party (after which John Taylor, originally on lead guitar, switched to bass).

^ Formed in 1978 by John Taylor (bass) and Nick Rhodes (keyboards) in Birmingham, England, their most successful line-up also included Simon Le Bon (vocals), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums).
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.Roger Taylor then became their original (human) drummer.^ Roger Taylor then became their original (human) drummer.
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^ The original five members of Duran Duran included Roger Taylor, John Taylor, and Andy Taylor, but none of them are related.
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^ Don’t miss the original “Wild Boys”, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor strut their stuff.
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.It was this lineup (John Taylor on bass and guitar along with Rhodes, Wickett and Roger Taylor) that made the first-ever Duran Duran studio demo tapes.^ Duran Duran This picture features Duran Duran bass guitar player John Taylor.
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^ Duran Duran Duran Duran bass player John Taylor plays live at a Duran Duran concert.
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^ It was this lineup (J. Taylor on bass and guitar, along with Rhodes, Wickett and R. Taylor) that made the first-ever Duran Duran studio demo tapes.
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.Guitarist Andy Taylor then came months later from Newcastle to audition after responding to an advertisement in Melody Maker.^ Guitarist Andy Taylor then came, months later, from Newcastle to audition after responding to an advertisement in Melody Maker and London vocalist Simon Le Bon was later recommended to the band by an ex-girlfriend who worked at the Rum Runner nightclub where the band rehearsed.
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^ Andy later went on to some solo success and joined forces with John Taylor and Robert Palmer with the group Power Station and their LP - Power Station .

^ The group placed an ad in Melody Maker, which drew the attention of Andy Taylor, who became their guitarist.
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.London vocalist Le Bon was recommended to the band by an ex-girlfriend who worked at the Rum Runner nightclub where the band rehearsed.^ Guitarist Andy Taylor then came, months later, from Newcastle to audition after responding to an advertisement in Melody Maker and London vocalist Simon Le Bon was later recommended to the band by an ex-girlfriend who worked at the Rum Runner nightclub where the band rehearsed.
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^ Guitarist Andy Taylor came south from Newcastle to audition after responding to a magazine advertisement, and London vocalist Simon Le Bon was recommended to the band by ex-girlfriend Fiona Kemp who worked at the Rum Runner nightclub, where the band rehearsed.

^ The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, paying them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they were not rehearsing.
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[12] .The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, paying them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they were not rehearsing.^ The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, and paid them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they weren't rehearsing.

^ The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, paying them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they were not rehearsing.
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^ Goldmine , Volume 24 Issue 456 (January 16, 1998) The owners of the club, brothers Paul and Michael Berrow, became the band's management, and paid them to work as doormen, disc jockeys and glass collectors when they weren't rehearsing.
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.The group were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, with other style-and-dance bands such as Spandau Ballet, Japan and ABC.^ The up-and-coming group were considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with other style-and-dance bands like Spandau Ballet and ABC .
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^ The group were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, with other style-and-dance bands such as Spandau Ballet, Japan and ABC.In 1980, they recorded two demo tapes and performed in clubs around Birmingham and London.
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^ They were the most commercially successful of the New Romantic bands, and a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the United States.
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[13] .In 1980 they recorded two demo tapes and performed in clubs around Birmingham and London.^ Over the course of 1980, they recorded two demo tapes and performed tirelessly in clubs around Birmingham and London.

^ Over the course of 1980, they recorded two demo tapes and performed tirelessly in clubs around Birmingham and London .
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^ They also performed at two high profile events — the Nobel Peace Prize Concert: 2005 and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
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.In late 1980 when touring as an opening act for Hazel O'Connor, the band attracted critical attention resulting in a bidding war between the record companies EMI and Phonogram Records.^ Touring in late 1980 with Hazel O'Connor, the band attracted critical attention that escalated into a bidding war between EMI and PolyGram.

^ Touring in late 1980 with Hazel O'Connor , the band attracted critical attention that escalated into a bidding war between EMI and Polygram .
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^ In late 1980, when touring as an opening act for Hazel O'Conner, the band attracted critical attention, resulting in a bidding war between the record companies EMI and Phonogram Records.
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[14] ."A certain patriotism" toward the label of The Beatles led them to sign with EMI in December.^ "A certain patriotism" toward the label of The Beatles led them to sign with EMI in December.

^ "A certain patriotism" toward the label of the Beatles led them to sign with EMI in December.

^ Notorious: The Unauthorized Biography , André Deutsch/Carlton Publishing, UK (ISBN 0233001379) "A certain patriotism" toward the label of The Beatles led them to sign with EMI in December.
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.However Nick Rhodes said in a 1998 interview with Deluxe magazine, that the band felt they were "appallingly ripped off" by the EMI contract.^ However, Nick Rhodes said in a 1998 interview with Deluxe magazine, that the band felt they were "appallingly ripped off" by the EMI contract.
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^ Nick Rhodes has since said, in a 1998 interview with Deluxe magazine, that the band was "appallingly ripped off".

^ Nick Rhodes has directly lent his production techniques to the bands Kajagoogoo ( White Feathers ) and The Dandy Warhols ( Welcome to the Monkey House ).

[15]
.Duran Duran were amongst the earliest bands to work on their own remixes.^ Duran Duran were amongst the earliest bands to work on their own remixes.
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^ Like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran were among the earliest bands to work on their own remixes.

^ Duran Duran worked with a computer graphics producer to create advanced 2D and 3D visual effects, which allowed animated characters to appear live on stage with the band.

.Before the days of digital synthesizers and easy audio sampling, they created multilayered arrangements of their singles, sometimes recording entirely different extended performances of the songs in the studio.^ Before the days of digital synthesizers and easy audio sampling , they created complex, multilayered arrangements of their singles, sometimes recording entirely different extended performances of the songs in studio.
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^ Before the days of digital synthesizers and easy audio sampling, they created complex, multilayered arrangements of their singles, sometimes recording entirely different extended performances of the songs in studio.

^ Before the days of digital synthesizers and easy audio sampling they created multilayered arrangements of their singles, sometimes recording entirely different extended performances of the songs in the studio.
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.These "night versions" were generally available only on vinyl as b-sides to 45 rpm singles or on 12-inch club singles until the release of the compilation Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran in 1998. The group Japan may have inspired Duran Duran, at least until 1982's Rio.^ These "night versions" were generally available only on vinyl as B-sides to 45 rpm singles or on 12-inch club singles, until the release of the compilation Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran in 1998.
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^ These "night versions" were generally available only on vinyl , as b-sides to 45 rpm singles or on 12-inch club singles, until the release of the Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran compilation in 1998.
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^ (The video was available on the Duran Duran Video 45 .
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.From hairdos to clothing, from soundscapes to arrangements, David Sylvian's sense of style and taste in music were imitated and exploited by Duran Duran to a greater commercial success than Japan ever had.^ Duran Duran's reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous sense of style.
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^ Videos were obviously headed in this direction in any case, but Duran Duran did it with a style that drew attention from commentators and spawned a wealth of imitators.

^ Duran Duran is a band that has always been ahead of the time musically and with music videos and Red Carpet Massacre is no different than their ...
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.At one point Nick Rhodes' entire look closely resembled that of David Sylvian, from his features to his vaporous dyed-blond hair, make-up and attire.^ At one point, Nick Rhodes ' entire look closely resembled that of David Sylvian, from his features to his platinum blond hair, make-up, and attire.
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^ I think Simon LeBon was #2 for the gals at my school then ther were a few who liked Nick Rhodes because he appeared to be the stranger, darker brooding one...
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^ Duran Duran went to see Love when they were in Vegas for their tour and Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Nick Rhodes look like they had a lot of fun!
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.From the very beginning of their career together all the band members had a keen sense of visual style.^ From the very beginning of their career together, however, all the band members each had a keen sense of visual style.
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^ From the very beginning, the band had a keen sense of style, and worked with stylist Perry Haines and fashion designers such as Kahn & Bell and Antony Price to build a sharp and elegant image, soon growing beyond the ruffles and sashes of the pirate-flavoured New Romantic look.

^ BBC1 television (UK) film interviews past and present members of Duran Duran for a documentary on the band celebrating 20 years of their career.
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.They worked with stylist Perry Haines and fashion designers such as Kahn & Bell and Antony Price to build a sharp and elegant image, soon outgrowing the ruffles and sashes of the pirate-flavoured early New Romantic look that had been popularized by Adam and the Ants during 1980-81. They have continued to present fashion as part of their package throughout their career.^ They have continued to present fashion as part of their package throughout their career.
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^ From the very beginning, the band had a keen sense of style, and worked with stylist Perry Haines and fashion designers like Kahn & Bell and Antony Price to build a sharp and elegant image, soon growing beyond the ruffles and sashes of the pirate-flavored New Romantic look.

^ They worked with stylist Perry Haines and fashion designers such as Kahn & Bell (Patti Bell features on the cover of Only After Dark and Antony Price to build a sharp and elegant image, soon outgrowing the ruffles and sashes of the pirate-flavoured early New Romantic look.
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.In the 1990s they worked with Vivienne Westwood, and in the 2000s with Giorgio Armani.^ In the 1990s, they worked with Vivienne Westwood, and in the 2000s with Giorgio Armani.

^ In the 1990s, they worked with Vivienne Westwood and in the 2000s with Giorgio Armani.
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^ In the 1990s, they worked with Vivienne Westwood , and in the 2000s with Giorgio Armani .
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.The band retained creative control of their visual presentation and worked closely with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and many others over the years to create album covers, tour programmes and other materials.^ In addition they retained creative control of the band's visual presentation, and worked closely with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and many others over the years to create album covers, tour programmes, and other materials.

^ The band retained creative control of their visual presentation and worked closely with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and many others over the years, to create album covers, tour programmes, and other materials.
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^ In addition they retained creative control of the band's visual presentation, and worked closely with graphic designer Malcolm Garrett and many others over the years to create album covers, tour programs, and other materials.

[16]
.All five members of the band were photogenic and were labelled the "the prettiest boys in rock" by People magazine.^ All five members of the band were photogenic, labelled the "the prettiest boys in rock" by People magazine.
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^ The band with all five original members for the first time since 1985 embarked on a highly successful concert tour in the fall that set the stage for bigger things to come.
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^ Both packages also include a behind-the-scenes documentary, rare and candid interview footage, a photo gallery, and a unique audio-track voice-over by all five of the band members - talking about the songs and the show.
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[8] .Teen and music magazines in the UK latched onto their good looks quickly and the U.S. soon followed.^ Teen and music magazines in the UK latched onto their good looks quickly, and the U.S. soon followed.

^ Duran Duran: Their Story , Cherry Lane Books, UK (ISBN 0862761719) Teen and music magazines in the UK latched onto their good looks quickly, and the U.S. soon followed.
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^ With their good looks and pop hooks, the group ruled the music world for the first half of the decade.
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.It was a rare month in the early eighties when there was not at least one picture of the band members in teen magazines such as Smash Hits or Tiger Beat.^ It was a rare month in the early eighties when there was not at least one picture of the band members in teen magazine s such as Smash Hits or Tiger Beat , even if the sugary coverage was at odds with the band's titillating videos and sometimes dark lyrics.
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^ Teen and music magazines in the UK latched onto their good looks quickly, and the US soon followed; it was a rare month in the early eighties when there was not at least one picture of the band members in teen magazines like Smash Hits or Tiger Beat , even if the sugary coverage was at odds with the band's titillating videos and sometimes dark lyrics.

^ I was such a Duran Duran fan that I had a whole scrapbook with every cut out and picture I could find from every magazine I could get my hands on.
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.John Taylor once remarked that the band was "like a box of Quality Street [chocolates]; everyone is someone's favourite"[17] Duran Duran would later come to regret this early pin-up exposure, but at the time it helped attract national attention.^ Picked up a bass after hearing John Taylor of Duran Duran.
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^ John Taylor once remarked that the band was "like a box of Quality Street [chocolates]; everyone is somebody's favourite" – an effect that is now strategically planned in more recent boy band s.
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^ John Taylor left Duran Duran.

In an interview with Rock Fever Superstars Magazine in early 1988 John Taylor stated:
.We used to be a very chi-chi name to drop in '79, but then the Fab Five hype started and something went wrong.^ "We used to be a very chi-chi name to drop in '79, but then the Fab Five hype started and something went wrong.
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^ Something went really wrong.
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.Something went really wrong.^ Something went really wrong.
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^ "We used to be a very chi-chi name to drop in '79, but then the Fab Five hype started and something went wrong.
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That wasn't what I wanted. [...] .Not that I didn't like being screamed at.^ Not that I didn't like being screamed at.
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.At one point I really did."^ At one point I really did."
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[18]

1981–1982

Duran Duran in 1981. Clockwise from top left: Nick Rhodes (keyboards), Simon Le Bon (vocals), John Taylor (bass), Andy Taylor (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums)
.The band's first album, Duran Duran was released on the EMI label in 1981. The first single, "Planet Earth", reached the United Kingdom's Top 20 at Number 12. A follow-up, "Careless Memories," stalled at Number 37. However it was their third single, "Girls On Film", that attracted the most attention.^ The first single from Duran Duran was "Planet Earth" which made it to the Top 20, but the third single, "Girls on Film", turned the heads of music fans around the world.
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^ DURAN DURAN Duran Duran (2008 issue Japanese 9-track promo sample CD album - originally released in 1981, this is the band's debut album, includes the singles Planet Earth, Careless Memories and Girls On Film.
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^ The first single, " Planet Earth", reached the United Kingdom 's Top 20 at Number 12.

.The song went to Number 5 in the UK before the notorious video was even filmed.^ The song went to Number 5 in the UK, before the notorious video was even filmed.

^ The song went to Number 3 in the UK, before the notorious video was even filmed.

^ It reached Number 3 on the US chart, and Number 6 in the UK. "Come Undone" was a slinky number primarily written by Cuccurullo, with a memorable "underwater" video, which scored Number 7 in the US and Number 13 on the UK chart.

.The video, featuring topless women mud wrestling, pillow fighting and stylized depictions of other sexual fetishes, was made with directing duo Godley & Creme in August.^ That video (featuring topless women mud wrestling and other not-very-stylised depictions of sexual fetishes) was made with directing duo Godley & Creme, and was filmed in August just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States , before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry..

^ That video (featuring topless women mud wrestling and other not-very-stylised depictions of sexual fetish es) was made with directing duo Godley & Creme , and was filmed in August just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States , before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry.
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^ That video, featuring topless women mud wrestling, pillow fighting and stylized depictions of other sexual fetishes was made with directing duo Godley & Creme in August.
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[19] .The video was filmed just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States.^ The video was filmed just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States.
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^ That video (featuring topless women mud wrestling and other not-very-stylised depictions of sexual fetishes) was made with directing duo Godley & Creme, and was filmed in August just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States , before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry..

^ That video (featuring topless women mud wrestling and other not-very-stylised depictions of sexual fetish es) was made with directing duo Godley & Creme , and was filmed in August just two weeks after MTV was launched in the United States , before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry.
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[20] .The band expected the "Girls On Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens or on pay TV channels like the Playboy Channel.^ The band expected the " Girls on Film " video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay TV channels like the Playboy Channel.
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^ The band expected the "Girls On Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay-TV channels like the Playboy Channel.

^ The band expected the " Girls On Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay-TV channels like the Playboy Channel.

Kevin Godley explained the thinking behind it:
.We were very explicitly told by Duran Duran's management to make a very sensational and erotic piece that would be for clubs, where it would get shown uncensored just to make people take notice and talk about it.^ Rose McGowan told Teen People magazine in 2006 that she was obsessed with Duran Duran when she was only 10 and talked about having lunch and dinner with Nick Rhodes, but has confessed John Taylor was the man of her dreams.
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^ The last on the 3rd of June, 2008 … Let’s just take a balance of what has happened so far with Duran Duran in Second life so far.
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^ A prime Duran would destroy a prime Manny pac in my eyes, and a Manny pac would destroy a Sugar ray leonard I just think SRL is one of the greatest fighters ever.
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[19]
.The raunchy video created an uproar and was banned by the BBC and heavily edited for MTV. The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalised on the controversy.^ The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalized on the controversy.

^ The raunchy video created an uproar, and it was consequently banned by the BBC and heavily edited for MTV. The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalized on the controversy.

^ Kevin Godley explained the thinking behind it: The raunchy video created an uproar and was banned by the BBC and heavily edited for MTV. The band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalised on the controversy.
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.The album peaked in the UK Top Twenty at Number 3. Later in 1981 the band embarked on their first United States club tour followed by more dates in Germany and the UK. This second tour of Britain coincided with a wave of riots sparked by unemployment and racial tension, including those of Moss Side and Toxteth.^ Later in 1981, the band went on their first U.S. club tour, followed by more dates in Germany and the UK. This second tour of Britain coincided with a wave of riots sparked by unemployment and racial tension, including those of Moss Side and Toxteth; they played an eerily quiet Birmingham the day after the Handsworth riots.

^ However, the Rio album did not do well in the United States at first.

^ The album peaked in the UK Top Twenty at Number 3.

.The band played an eerily quiet Birmingham the day after the Handsworth riots.Duran Duran began to achieve worldwide recognition in 1982. In May they released their second album, Rio, which scored four UK Top Twenty singles with "My Own Way", "Hungry Like The Wolf", "Save A Prayer", and the title song "Rio". A headlining tour of Australia, Japan, and the U.S. was followed by a stint supporting Blondie during that band's final American tour.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album ASTRONAUT By duran duran .
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^ A headlining tour of Australia, Japan, and the U.S. was followed by a stint supporting Blondie during that band's final American tour.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Notorious By duran duran .
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.Diana, Princess of Wales declared Duran Duran her favourite band, and the band were dubbed "The Fab Five" by the British press.^ Princess Diana declares Duran Duran her favorite band.
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^ Diana, Princess of Wales declared Duran Duran her favourite band, and the band was dubbed " The Fab Five" by the British press.

^ Diana, Princess of Wales declared Duran Duran her favourite band, and the band was dubbed " The Fab Five " by the British press.
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[21] .The Fab Five moniker was an indirect tribute to The Fab Four, one of the many titles bestowed upon The Beatles.^ The Fab Five moniker was an indirect tribute to The Fab Four, one of the many titles bestowed upon "The Beatles".
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^ Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five , Proteus Publishing (ISBN 0862762596) Green, Jo-Anne.

^ Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five , Proteus Publishing (ISBN 0862762596) * Martin, Susan.
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.However the Rio album did not do well in the United States at first.^ However, the Rio album did not do well in the United States at first.

^ However, the Rio album did not do well in the U.S. at first.

^ They were part of the New Wave music explosion in the early 1980s, as well as a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the United States.

.EMI in the UK had promoted Duran Duran as a New Romantic band but that genre was barely known in the U.S. and Capitol Records (EMI's American branch) was at a loss about how to sell them.^ EMI in England had promoted Duran Duran as a New Romantic band, but that genre was barely known in the U.S., and Capitol Records (EMI's American branch) was at a loss about how to sell them.

^ EMI in the UK had promoted Duran Duran as a New Romantic band, but that genre was barely known in the U.S., and Capitol Records (EMI's American branch) was at a loss about how to sell them.
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^ EMI in England had promoted Duran Duran as a New Romantic band, but that genre was barely known in the US, and Capitol Records (EMI's American branch) was at a loss about how to sell them.

.After Carnival (an EP of Rio's dance remixes) became popular with DJs in the fall the band arranged to have most of the album remixed by David Kershenbaum.^ After Carnival (an EP of Rio's dance remixes) became popular with DJs in the fall, the band arranged to have most of the album remixed by David Kershenbaum.

^ After Carnival (an EP of Rio's dance remixes) became popular with DJs in the fall, Capitol arranged to have most of the album remixed by David Kershenbaum.

^ After " Carnival ", an EP of Rio's dance remixes, became popular with DJs in the fall, the band arranged to have most of the album remixed by David Kershenbaum.
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.In June 1982, Duran Duran appeared for the first time on American television.^ In June 1982, Duran Duran appeared for the first time on American television.
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^ Duran Duran tours Japan in June for the first time since 1992.
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^ For the first time, Duran Duran did not tour in support of an album, performing on only a handful of club dates and TV shows.
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.They energetically performed "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Rio" on Dancin' On Air, the forerunner to the national hit show Dance Party USA.^ Hungry like the Wolf?
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^ They energetically performed " Hungry Like The Wolf " and "[[Rio (song)}Rio]]" on Dancin' On Air , the forerunner to the national hit show, Dance Party USA. Michael Nise, executive producer of both shows, recalls how shy the "boys" were, and how they kidded each other about how bad they looked on TV. .
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^ Hole performs "Hungry Like the Wolf" in their set for MTV Unplugged.
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Michael Nise, executive producer of both shows, recalls how shy the "boys" were and how they kidded each other about how bad they looked on TV.
.Only after it was re-released in the U.S. in November, with heavy promotion as a dance album, did Rio begin to climb the American charts six months after its European success.^ Only after it was re-released in the U.S. in November, with heavy promotion as a dance album, did Rio begin to climb the American charts, six months after its European success.

^ Only after it was re-released in the US in November, with heavy promotion as a dance album, did Rio begin to climb the American charts, six months after its European success.

^ By the November release of the U.S.-only remix EP Carnival, the band were superstars in Europe, but only just beginning to make headway in America.
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.MTV placed "Hungry Like The Wolf" and several other Duran Duran videos into heavy rotation, pushing it and "Rio" into the top twenty on the U.S. charts in early 1983. The seduction ballad "Save A Prayer" also did well.^ Their newly released record Rio spawns three UK Top 10 hits - "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Save a Prayer", and "Rio".
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^ MTV placed "Hungry Like the Wolf" and then several other Duran Duran videos into heavy rotation, pushing that song and "Rio" into the top twenty on the US charts in early 1983.

^ Hungry like the Wolf?
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[22] ."The band was a natural for music television," noted Rolling Stone magazine.^ "The band was a natural for music television," noted Rolling Stone magazine.
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^ The band's music has also been used by several hip hop artists, most notably Notorious BIG, who naturally sampled the 1986 song "Notorious".

^ In February 1984, the band appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and won two Grammy awards in the brand-new Long Form and Short Form music video categories.
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."They may be the first rock group to ride in on a video wave."^ "They may be the first rock group to ride in on a video wave."
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^ As Duran Duran readies the CD, they shoot the video for the first single "Electric Barbarella" in UK with Ellen Von Unwerth.
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^ During a "Close Up" tour show in Anaheim, California, the first fully immersed video and audio recording of a rock concert is conducted.
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[23] .In the end, the album peaked at number 6 in the U.S. and remained on the charts there for 129 weeks — almost two and a half years.^ In the end the album peaked at number 6 in U.S., and remained on the charts there for 129 weeks – almost two and a half years.

^ In the end, the album peaked at number 6 in the U.S. and remained on the charts there for 129 weeks — almost two and a half years.
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^ In the end the album peaked at number five in US, and remained on the charts there for 129 weeks – almost two and a half years.

.In 2003 Rio was listed at number 65 in the NME 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time.^ In 2003, Rio was listed at number 65 in the NME 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

^ They appeared on several century-end video countdowns: The MTV "100 Greatest Videos Ever Made" featured "Hungry Like The Wolf" at #11 and "Girls On Film" at #68, and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" listed "Hungry" at #31 and "Rio" at #60.
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^ Great piece and great respect to the greatest lightweight of all time beyond a doubt.

1983–1985: the "Fab Five"

.The band began 1983 by playing the MTV New Year's Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball with "Hungry Like The Wolf" still climbing the charts in the US, and the American reissue of the "Rio" single to follow in March.^ In the US, Duran Duran's singles had climbed the charts yet, but the band released Rio and the EP Carnival .

^ Duran Duran began 1983 by playing the MTV New Year's Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball, with "Hungry Like The Wolf" still climbing the charts in the U.S., and the American reissue of the "Rio" single to follow in March.

^ Hungry like the Wolf?
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.To satisfy America's appetite for their music [12] the band re-released their eponymous first album in the US in the middle of the year, with the addition of the new single "Is There Something I Should Know?" On its release this song entered the chart at Number 1 in the UK (a rarity then and their first chart-topper in their home country) and reached Number 4 on the American charts.^ The new album and its first single are tentatively expected to be released early in 2007.

^ The album was released in October 2004 and entered the UK charts at Number 3 and the U.S. charts at Number 17.
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^ As an added attraction the re-release featured a new song, the number four hit, "Is There Something I Should Know?".
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.During the promotion of this album Rhodes and Le Bon were MTV guest VJs for a show, during which artist and admirer Andy Warhol dropped by to greet them.^ During the promotion of this album, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon were MTV guest VJs for a show, during which artist and admirer Andy Warhol dropped by to greet them.
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^ During the promotion of this album, Rhodes and Le Bon served as MTV guest VJs for a show, during which artist and admirer Andy Warhol dropped by to greet them.

^ During the promotion of this album, Rhodes and Le Bon served as MTV guest VJ s for a show, during which artist and admirer Andy Warhol dropped by to greet them.
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."Our first gigs in the United States were crazy and culty,” Rhodes said later, “But when we came back after 'Hungry' was a hit, it was mayhem.^ But when we came back after 'Hungry' was a hit, it was mayhem.
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^ "Our first gigs in the United States were crazy and culty,” Rhodes said later.
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^ They followed up with " New Moon on Monday", and then with " The Reflex", which became their first number one hit in the United States, where it remained for 5 weeks.

It was Beatlemania. .We were doing a signing of the 'Girls on Film' video at a store in Times Square.^ We were doing a signing of the “ Girls on Film ” video at a store in Times Square.
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^ An autograph-signing session in Times Square got so far out of control that mounted police had to be called in to control the mob.

^ An autograph -signing session in Times Square got so far out of control that mounted police had to be called in to control the mob.
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.We couldn’t get out of the store.^ We couldn’t get out of the store.
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.The cops sealed off the streets."^ The cops sealed off the streets.
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[11][24] .Also in 1983 keyboardist Nick Rhodes produced the UK number 1 and US number 5 hit "Too Shy" for the English band Kajagoogoo and Andy Taylor became the first member of Duran Duran to get married.^ Also in 1983, keyboardist Nick Rhodes produced the UK number 1 and US number 5 hit "Too Shy" for the English band Kajagoogoo and Andy Taylor became the first member of Duran Duran to get married.
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^ Also in 1983, keyboardist Nick Rhodes produced the Number 1 hit "Too Shy" for the English band Kajagoogoo, and Andy Taylor became the first member of Duran Duran to get married.

^ It was announced that Andy Taylor had quit the band.

The band's main pop rivals were now Culture Club and Wham!.
.The band spent the next year as tax exiles, writing songs at a chateau in France in May 1983 where The Tube with Jools Holland filmed a documentary with the band before flying to Montserrat and then Sydney to record and mix their third album.During the summer they flew back to the UK to perform two concerts,the first on 20 July in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales at London`s Dominion Theatre, and 3 days later on July 23rd was Duran Duran`s charity concert at Aston Villa football ground 1983.^ BBC1 television (UK) film interviews past and present members of Duran Duran for a documentary on the band celebrating 20 years of their career.
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^ The band spent the next year as tax exiles, writing songs at a chateau in France in May 1983 where The Tube with Jools Holland filmed a documentary with the band, before flying to Monstserrat and then Sydney to record and mix their third album.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album ASTRONAUT By duran duran .
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.The band were under enormous pressure to follow up the success of Rio and the recording process took over six months as different band members went through bouts of perfectionism and insecurity.^ The band was under enormous pressure to follow up the success of Rio and the recording process took over six months as different band members went through bouts of perfectionism and insecurity.
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^ The band was under enormous pressure to follow up the success of Rio , and the recording process took over six months as different band members went through bouts of perfectionism and insecurity.

^ The band was under enormous pressure to follow up the success of Rio , and the recording process took over six months as different band members went through bouts of perfectionism and insecurity..

[25] .A newly decadent lifestyle and substance abuse issues added complications.^ A newly decadent lifestyle and substance abuse issues added complications.
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^ A newly decadent lifestyle and substance abuse issues added complications as well.

In the documentary film Extraordinary World, filmed a decade later, Rhodes described the effect on their sound as "barely controlled hysteria, scratching beneath the surface".[26]
.The new album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, included the late 1983 hit "Union of the Snake". Following "Hungry Like the Wolf", "Rio", "Save A Prayer" and "Is There Something I Should Know", Duran Duran had had five U.S. Top Twenty hits from three different albums in a single year.^ Duran Duran hit the Top 40 with " Rio ."

^ Duran Duran hit the Top 40 with " The Reflex ."

^ Finally at the end of 1983, the band released Seven and the Ragged Tiger .
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.The band made music headlines by deciding to release the "Union of the Snake" video to MTV a full week before the single was released to radio at a time when the industry feared video really might kill the radio star.^ The band made music headlines by deciding to release the " Union of the Snake " video to MTV a full week before the single was released to radio, at a time when the industry feared video really might kill the radio star.
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^ They made music headlines by deciding to release the "Union of the Snake" video to MTV a full week before the single was released to radio, at a time when the industry feared video really might kill the radio star .
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^ They made music headlines by deciding to release the "Union of the Snake" video to MTV a full week before the single was released to radio, at a time when the industry feared video really might kill the radio star.

.They followed up with "New Moon on Monday", which after reaching Number 9 in the UK dropped out of the UK charts very promptly, possibly threatening their success.^ It reached Number 3 on the US chart, and Number 6 in the UK. "Come Undone" was a slinky number primarily written by Cuccurullo, with a memorable "underwater" video, which scored Number 7 in the US and Number 13 on the UK chart.

^ Seven and the Ragged Tiger spawns two further hit singles, "New Moon on Monday" and "The Reflex," which becomes their first US #1.
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^ The pace picked up as a sold-out 25-city American tour was followed by several stadium dates in Australia and New Zealand with Robbie Williams.

.However their next single "The Reflex", taken from Seven and the Ragged Tiger and given a significant remix overhaul by Nile Rodgers of Chic fame, became their first number one hit in the United States.^ However, their next single " The Reflex " taken from " Seven and the Ragged Tiger " and given a significant remix overhaul by Nile Rodgers of Chic fame, became their first number one hit in the United States.
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^ Seven and the Ragged Tiger spawns two further hit singles, "New Moon on Monday" and "The Reflex," which becomes their first US #1.
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^ They followed up with " New Moon on Monday", and then with " The Reflex", which became their first number one hit in the United States, where it remained for 5 weeks.

."The Reflex" was also their second and final UK number one and was successful in numerous other countries around the world.^ The Reflex " was also their second and final UK #1 and was successful in numerous other countries around the world.
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^ They followed up with " New Moon on Monday", and then with " The Reflex", which became their first number one hit in the United States, where it remained for 5 weeks.

^ Two Classics, three other good ones There's too classics "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World".
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.The band embarked on a global tour that continued throughout the first four months of 1984 including their first major stadium dates in America.^ The band then embarked on a massive global tour that continued throughout the first four months of 1984, including their first major stadium dates in America.

^ The band then embarked on a massive around-the-world tour that continued through the first four months of 1984, including their first major stadium dates in America.

^ The band embarked on a global tour that continued throughout the first four months of 1984, including their first major stadium dates in America.
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.A film crew led by director Russell Mulcahy followed the band closely, leading to the documentary film Sing Blue Silver and the accompanying concert film Arena.^ In addition to Greatest , the documentary Sing Blue Silver , and the concert film Arena (both from 1984) were released on DVD in 2004.

^ The band was followed closely by a film crew led by director Russell Mulcahy.

^ During the tour, the mayhem is documented in the film Sing Blue Silver.
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.The live album Arena was also recorded during the tour and was released with the new studio single "The Wild Boys", which went to Number 2 on both sides of the Atlantic.^ The live album Arena was also recorded during the tour, and was released with the new studio single "Wild Boys", which went to Number 2 on both sides of the Atlantic.

^ In November, they released the non-LP single "Wild Boys," which reached number two in the U.K. and the U.S., where it was added to the live album Arena.
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^ The live album Arena was also recorded during the tour, and was released with the new studio single " The Wild Boys ", which went to Number 2 on both sides of the Atlantic .
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.In February 1984, the band appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and won two Grammy awards in the brand-new Long Form and Short Form music video categories.^ "The band was a natural for music television," noted Rolling Stone magazine.
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^ Duran Duran appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone .

^ The band wins two Grammy Awards for best long and short form video.
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.During the peak of their popularity in 1984, singer Simon LeBon and bassist John Taylor became heartthrobs for many of their young teenage fans.^ Between 1986 and 2004 the band performed mostly as Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and ex-Missing Persons Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.
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^ Bassist John Taylor had been considering leaving the band but changed his mind.
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^ Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise, and bassist John Taylor, who was considering leaving the band, agreed to stay.

.After the tour, Roger Taylor was married in Naples, Italy, and Nick Rhodes wed in London, famously wearing a pink velvet tuxedo and top hat.^ After the tour concluded, Roger Taylor was married in Naples, Italy, and Nick Rhodes celebrated his marriage in London, famously wearing a pink velvet tuxedo and top hat.

^ After the tour concluded, Roger Taylor was married in Naples, Italy , and Nick Rhodes celebrated his marriage in London , famously wearing a pink velvet tuxedo and top hat.
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^ After the tour concluded, Roger Taylor was married in Naples, Italy, and Nick Rhodes celebrated his marriage in London , famously wearing a pink velvet tuxedo and top hat.

[27] .At the end of 1984 , the group were featured on the Band Aid benefit single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" along with other popular British musical acts.^ British musical acts.
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^ At the end of the year, the group was featured on the Band Aid benefit single " Do They Know It's Christmas?"

^ At the end of 1984, the group was featured on the Band Aid benefit single "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
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.Simon Le Bon sang between contributions from George Michael and Sting.^ Simon Le Bon sang between contributions from George Michael, Bono, and Sting.
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^ Duran Duran World Tour Off To Wobbly Start In NZ : Duran Duran's world tour got off to an awkward start in New Zealand on Wednesday as singer Simon Le Bon forgot the lyrics.
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^ The band was created by Nick Rhodes , John Taylor , and Stephen Duffy , with the later addition of Roger Taylor and, after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor , and Simon Le Bon .
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1985: Side projects

.Even with Duran Duran on hold, band members were soon anxious to record new music, leading to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.^ Even with Duran Duran on hold, band members were soon anxious to record new music, leading to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.
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^ However, the creative differences evident on Seven and the Ragged Tiger led to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.
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^ However, band members were soon anxious to record new music, leading to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.

.John and Andy Taylor wanted to break away from the Duran Duran sound and pursue hard rock material; they collaborated with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson to form the rock/funk supergroup Power Station, which released two Top 10 singles.^ John and Andy Taylor wanted to break away from the Duran Duran sound and pursue hard rock material; they collaborated with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson to form the rock/funk supergroup Power Station , which released two Top 10 singles.
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^ As a result they joined forces with the frontman Robert Palmer and CHIC drummer Tony Thompson to form the supergroup known as Power Station.

^ Duran Duran hit Top 10 with " The Reflex ."

.Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes, on the other hand, wanted to further explore Duran Duran's atmospheric aspect and formed Arcadia, who released one LP from which the single "Election Day" was released.^ John Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon release the funk-based album Notorious.
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^ Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes form Arcadia with drummer Roger Taylor, whose Platinum album So Red the Rose yields the Top 20 single "Election Day."
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^ Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes , on the other hand, wanted to further explore Duran Duran's atmospheric aspect and formed Arcadia , who released one LP from which the single " Election Day " was released.
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.Roger Taylor was primarily the drummer for Arcadia, but also contributed percussion to the Power Station album.^ Roger Taylor was primarily the drummer for Arcadia, but contributed some percussion to the Power Station album as well.

^ Andy later went on to some solo success and joined forces with John Taylor and Robert Palmer with the group Power Station and their LP - Power Station .

^ Power Station lead singer Robert Palmer dies suddenly in France and Powerstation drummer Tony Thompson dies of cancer a few months later.
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.Duran Duran were never the same after this break.^ Duran Duran were never the same after this break.
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^ Duran Duran was never the same after the hiatus was over.

.According to Rhodes, the two side projects "were commercial suicide...^ According to Rhodes, the two side projects "were commercial suicide...

^ Even with Duran Duran on hold, band members were soon anxious to record new music, leading to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.
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^ However, the creative differences evident on Seven and the Ragged Tiger led to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.
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.But we’ve always been good at that."^ But we’ve always been good at that."

^ But we've always been good at that."
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[11] .The band were still off balance when they regrouped to contribute "A View to a Kill" to the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name.^ As a result, the band's image as a whole was off-balance when they regrouped to contribute " A View to a Kill", for the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name.

^ As a result, the band's image as a whole was off-balance when they regrouped to contribute the title song to the soundtrack of the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill .
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^ The band was still off balance when they regrouped to contribute " A View To A Kill " to the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name.
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.This single remains the only Bond theme to go to Number 1 on the U.S. charts, and the highest-placed Bond theme on the UK chart where it reached Number 2. It was the last single the band recorded as the original five-piece for twenty years.^ This single remains the only Bond theme to go to Number 1 on the U.S. charts, and it also remains the highest-placed Bond theme on the UK chart, reaching Number 2.

^ The UK top five single "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" earned the band their highest chart position in their home country for 20 years.

^ It was the last single the band recorded as the original five-piece for twenty years.
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.As a follow-up to the Christmas 1984 Band Aid single, Duran Duran performed in front of 90,000 people (and an estimated 1.5 billion TV viewers) at the Live Aid charity concert at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 13 July 1985 while their Bond song held the top spot on the American charts.^ The band performs for the first time in Poland, in front of 120,000 People.
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^ Duran Duran performed at Live Aid.

^ On July 2nd, Duran Duran performed in Rome, Italy, as part of the worldwide Live 8 concerts.

.It was not intended to be a farewell performance—the band planned only to take a break after four years of non-stop touring and public appearances—but the original five did not play live together again until July 2003. Their Live Aid set became infamous for Le Bon inadvertently hitting a falsetto note in the chorus of "A View to a Kill", which he later described as the most humiliating moment of his career.^ Duran Duran performed at Live Aid.

^ It was not intended to be a farewell performance—the band planned only to take a break after four years of non-stop touring and public appearances—but the original five did not play live together again until July 2003.
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^ With the Bond song holding at Number 1, and the band arguably suffering from overexposure, their Live Aid set became infamous for Le Bon inadvertently hitting a falsetto note in the chorus of "A View To A Kill" – an error gleefully noted in the press as "The Bum Note Heard 'Round The World", and which the singer himself would later describe as the most humiliating of his career.

[28]

1986–1989: Le Bon, Rhodes and John Taylor trio

.After releasing three studio albums and one live album in five years, each accompanied by heavy media promotion and lengthy concert tours, the band lost two of its core members to fatigue and tension in 1986. After Live Aid and Arcadia, drummer Roger Taylor retired to the English countryside, suffering from exhaustion.^ After releasing three studio albums and one live album in five years, each accompanied by heavy media promotion and lengthy concert tours, the band lost two of its core members to fatigue and tension in 1986.
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^ After Live Aid and Arcadia , the ever-shy drummer Roger Taylor , exhausted by Duran Duran's hectic lifestyle, retired to the English countryside.
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^ Roger Taylor was primarily the drummer for Arcadia , but also contributed percussion to the Power Station album.
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[29] .This was originally announced as a one year sabbatical, but it soon became clear that he would not be returning to the band.^ His retirement was originally announced as a one year sabbatical, but it soon became clear that he would not be returning to the band.

^ This was originally announced as a one year sabbatical, but it soon became clear that he would not be returning to the band.
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^ His retirement was originally announced as a one year sabbatical , but it soon became clear that he would not be returning to the band.
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.An official press release was issued in April 1986 confirming his departure.^ An official press release was issued in April 1986 confirming his departure.
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^ The press release for DD's forthcoming Red Carpet Massacre album is up now on the band's official site , which reveals the writing and production credits for each track.
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.In a 2004 interview with Live Daily, Roger confirmed his reasons for leaving: "I was burned out.^ In a 2004 interview with Live Daily, Roger confirmed his reasons for leaving: "I was burned out.
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^ Live in London , a concert video from one of their sold-out 2004 reunion shows at Wembley Stadium, was released in the fall of 2005.

^ Live from London , a concert video from one of their sold-out 2004 reunion shows at Wembley Arena, was released in the fall of 2005.
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.I think I was just exhausted.^ I think I was just exhausted.
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.It was a very intense five years.^ It was a very intense five years.
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We didn't stop. .It was constant touring, constant writing, recording.^ It was constant touring, constant writing, recording.
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^ Throughout the year, alongside their extensive touring and promotional commitments, the band manages to convene regularly in London for further writing and recording sessions.
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.We broke internationally, as well—instantly, pretty well.^ We broke internationally, as well--instantly, pretty well.
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.It's a nonstop schedule, really.^ It's a nonstop schedule, really.
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I had lost myself somewhere".
.Guitarist Andy Taylor, on the other hand, led the remaining members to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a solo recording contract in Los Angeles (he eventually released an unsuccessful solo album in 1986, Thunder).^ Guitarist Andy Taylor , on the other hand, led the remaining members to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a recording contract for a solo career in Los Angeles .
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^ Guitarist Andy Taylor, on the other hand, led the band to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a recording contract for a solo career in Los Angeles.

^ Guitarist Andy Taylor, on the other hand, led the remaining members to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a solo recording contract in Los Angeles .

.The band resorted to legal measures to get him into the studio, but after numerous delays, they let him go at last.^ The band finally resorted to legal measures to get him into the studio, but after numerous delays, they let him go at last.

^ The band finally resorted to legal measures to get him into the studio, but after dealing with numerous delays and legal countersuits, they let him go at last.

^ Notorious album Guitarist Andy Taylor , on the other hand, led the remaining members to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a solo recording contract in Los Angeles (he eventually released Thunder ) The band resorted to legal measures to get him into the studio, but after numerous delays, they let him go at last.
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.He played on only a few songs on the next album while the disagreements were being settled.^ He played on only a few tracks on the next album while the disagreements were being settled.

^ He played on only a few songs on the next album while the disagreements were being settled.
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^ The band played the song live on a few tour dates.

[30]
In 1986, Duran Duran had now been reduced to a trio: Rhodes, John Taylor, Le Bon
.Without a guitarist or a drummer, the three remaining members, Le Bon, Rhodes, and John Taylor had producer (and former Chic guitarist) Nile Rodgers play a few tracks on guitar, and hired Steve Ferrone to play drums while they searched for replacements.^ Without a guitarist or a drummer, the three remaining members, Le Bon, Rhodes, and John Taylor had producer (and former Chic guitarist) Nile Rodgers play a few tracks on guitar, and hired Steve Ferrone to play drums while they searched for replacements.
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^ He played on only a few tracks on the Notorious album; producer (and former Chic guitarist) Nile Rodgers played guitar on several more songs while the disagreements were being settled.

^ Without a guitarist or a drummer, the three remaining members, Le Bon, Rhodes, and John Taylor had producer (and former Chic guitarist) Nile Rodgers fill in for the position for guitarist and hired studio musicians for drumming while they searched for new members.
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.Finally in September 1986, Warren Cuccurullo (formerly of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa's touring band) was hired as a session guitarist.^ Warren Cuccurullo, formerly of Frank Zappa's band and Missing Persons, takes over as guitarist.
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^ Finally in September 1986, Warren Cuccurullo (formerly of Missing Persons and Frank Zappa's touring band) was hired as a replacement sessions guitarist.

^ Warren Cuccurullo parts with the band to reform his group Missing Persons.
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.With Le Bon, Rhodes, and Taylor, he recorded the rest of the Notorious album, which was released in October 1986. The black-and-white documentary film Three To Get Ready chronicled the recording of the album, legal tensions, and preparations for the tour.^ The black-and-white documentary film Three To Get Ready chronicled the recording of the album, legal tensions, and preparations for the tour.
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^ With Le Bon, Rhodes, and Taylor, he recorded the rest of their next album, titled Notorious , released in October, 1986.

^ With Le Bon, Rhodes, and Taylor, he recorded the rest of the Notorious album, which was released in October 1986.
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.Although the song "Notorious" went to Number 2 in the U.S., Number 7 in the UK, and album sales were strong, the band found they had lost much of the momentum and hysteria they had left behind in 1985. In the three years between the release of Seven and the Ragged Tiger and Notorious, many of their teenage fans had grown up, and the music was funkier, more mature, and less "pop", given the added experience of their work on Arcadia and Power Station and with other musicians.^ Many casual fans never heard that the band had released anything after Notorious , and assumed that the band had broken up.

^ Finally at the end of 1983, the band released Seven and the Ragged Tiger .
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^ At the end of 1983 the band finally released Seven and the Ragged Tiger .

."Skin Trade" and "Meet El Presidente", the two subsequent singles, made the charts but fared poorly compared to the band's earlier successes.^ Meet El Presidente lyrics .
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^ Skin Trade " and " Meet El Presidente ", the two subsequent singles, made the charts but fared poorly compared to the band's earlier successes.
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^ Duran Duran delivers further singles "Skin Trade" and "Meet El Presidente" from Notorious and set out on the Strange Behaviour World Tour.
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.Subsequently, Duran Duran struggled to escape the teen idol image and gain respect among critics with more complex music.^ Subsequently, Duran Duran's fame began to wane, as they struggled to escape the teen idol image and gain critical success with more complex (and less confident) music.

^ Subsequently, Duran Duran struggled to escape the teen idol image and gain critical success with more complex music.
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^ Subsequently, Duran Duran's fame began to wane as they struggled to escape the teen idol image and gain critical success with more complex (and less confident) music.

.The new serious image was not accepted and their popularity began to wane.^ The new serious image was not accepted and their popularity began to wane.
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Rolling Stone said, "In their search for musical maturity, the surviving Durans have lost a good deal of their identity."[31] Another factor was the band's dismissal of early managers the Berrow brothers. .There was no announcement of the reasons for the decision, but disagreements over money, and the brothers’ involvement in Le Bon's yachting adventures (they were co-owners of Drum) were thought to have played a part.^ There were no public reason given, but disagreements over money, and their involvement in Le Bon's yachting adventures (they were co-owners of Drum ) were suspected to play a part.

^ There was no announcement of the reasons for the decision, but disagreements over money, and the brothers’ involvement in Le Bon's yachting adventures (they were co-owners of Drum ) were thought to have played a part.
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^ There was no public reason given, but disagreements over money, and their involvement in Le Bon's yachting adventures (they were co-owners of Drum ) were suspected to play a part.

[32] .Whatever the reason, Duran Duran switched managers frequently and undertook periods of self-management in the later stages of their career.^ Whatever the reason, Duran Duran switched managers frequently and undertook periods of self-management in the later stages of their career.
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^ Whatever the reason, Duran Duran did not have consistent management through the latter part of their career, switching managers frequently and going through periods of self-management.

.In addition, EMI (which fired its president and went through a major corporate restructuring that summer) seemed to have lost interest in promoting the band.^ In addition, EMI (which fired its president and went through a major corporate restructuring that summer) seemed to have lost interest in promoting the band.

^ Because MTV was not available everywhere in the United States at first, it was easy to see a pattern: where MTV went, listener demand for Duran Duran, Tears For Fears , Def Leppard and other European bands with interesting videos went through the roof.
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^ Because MTV was not available everywhere in the United States at first, it was easy to see a pattern: where MTV went, listener demand for Duran Duran, Tears for Fears , Def Leppard and other European bands with interesting videos went through the roof.
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[33]
The next album Big Thing (1988) yielded the singles "I Don't Want Your Love" (Number 4 in the US), "Do You Believe In Shame?" and "All She Wants Is" (the last top ten hit in the UK until 1993). .The record was experimental, mixing influences from house music and rave music with Duran's atmospheric synth pop and Cuccurullo's creative guitar work, as well as more mature lyrics (the juvenile title track notwithstanding).^ Pop and rock (Music blog) · Duran Duran (Music blog) .
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^ The record was experimental, mixing influences from house music and rave music with Duran's atmospheric synth pop and Cuccurullo's creative guitar work, as well as more mature lyrics (the juvenile title track notwithstanding).
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^ More Duran Duran lyrics .
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[12]

1989–1991: Five again, Decade and Liberty

.By the end of 1989 and at the start of the 1990s, New Wave was out, but both grunge and gangsta rap were in.^ By the end of 1989 and at the start of the 1990s New Wave was out, but both Grunge and Gangster rap were in.
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.After touring for the album finished, the band regained a five-man membership as Cuccurullo and tour drummer Sterling Campbell were made full members of Duran Duran.^ By the next year, after touring for the album finished, Duran Duran would regain a five-man membership as Cuccurullo and tour drummer Sterling Campbell were made full-time members of Duran Duran.

^ In April 1989, after the six-month world tour for Big Thing , Cuccurullo and tour drummer Sterling Campbell were made full members of Duran Duran.

^ Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo was also a member of the band from 1989 to 2001, and drummer Sterling Campbell was a member from 1989 to 1991.

[34]
.The compilation album Decade: Greatest Hits was released late in 1989, along with the megamix single "Burning The Ground", which consisted of woven snippets of the band's hits from the previous ten years.^ A greatest hits album titled Decade: Greatest Hits was released late in 1989, along with the megamix single "Burning The Ground" which consisted of woven snippets of the band's hits from the previous ten years.

^ A greatest hits album titled Decade was released late in 1989, along with a remix single entitled "Burning The Ground" which consisted of woven snippets of the band's hits from the previous ten years.

^ The compilation album Decade was released late in 1989, along with the megamix single " Burning The Ground ", which consisted of woven snippets of the band's hits from the previous ten years.
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.The single came and went with little fanfare, but the album became another major seller for the band.^ The single came and went with little fanfare, but the album became another major seller for the band.

^ After Carnival (an EP of Rio's dance remixes) became popular with DJs in the fall, the band arranged to have most of the album remixed by David Kershenbaum.

^ The live album Arena was also recorded during the tour, and was released with the new studio single "Wild Boys", which went to Number 2 on both sides of the Atlantic.

.However, the tepid 1990 release Liberty (a retreat from the experimentation of Big Thing) failed to capitalise on any regained momentum, a pattern the band repeated often in their later years.^ However, the tepid 1990 release Liberty (a retreat from the experimentation of Big Thing ) failed to capitalise on any regained momentum, a pattern the band repeated often in their later years.
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^ However, the tepid 1990 release Liberty (a retreat from the experimentation of Big Thing ) failed to capitalize on any regained momentum – a pattern the band repeated regularly in their later years.

^ This album was a return to the layered experimentation of Big Thing , with intricate guitar textures and processed vocals.

.The album entered the UK album chart in the top ten, but faded away quickly.^ The album entered the Italian chart at #10.
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^ The album entered the UK album chart in the top ten, but faded away quickly.

^ All She Wants Is " (the last top ten hit in the UK until 1993).
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.The singles "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" and "Serious" were only mildly successful, and the album's soft rock did not fare well against contemporaries like Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, while Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the grunge revolution were just around the corner.^ The singles "Violence of Summer" and "Serious" were only mildly successful, and the album's low-key, R&B-flavored soft rock did not fare well against contemporaries like Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the grunge revolution were just around the corner.

^ The singles " Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" and " Serious" were only mildly successful, and the album's low-key, R&B -flavoured soft rock did not fare well against contemporaries like Alice in Chains and Jane's Addiction, when Nirvana , Pearl Jam and the grunge revolution were just around the corner.

^ The singles " Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over) " and " Serious " were only mildly successful, and the album's soft rock did not fare well against contemporaries like Alice in Chain's and Janes Addiction while Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the grunge revolution were just around the corner.
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.For the first time, Duran Duran did not tour in support of an album, performing on only a handful of club dates and TV shows.^ For the first time, Duran Duran did not tour in support of an album, performing on only a handful of club dates and TV shows.
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^ For the first time, Duran Duran did not tour in support of an album, performing only a handful of club dates and on several TV talk and variety shows.

^ Duran Duran tours Japan in June for the first time since 1992.
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[35] .Sterling Campbell left the band early in 1991, going on to work with Soul Asylum and David Bowie.^ Sterling Campbell left the band early in 1991, going on to work with Soul Asylum and David Bowie.

^ Sterling Campbell left the band early in 1991, going on to work with Soul Asylum and David Bowie , leaving the band as a quartet.
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^ Sterling Campbell left the band early in 1991, going on to work with Soul Asylum and David Bowie .
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.The quartet of Le Bon, Rhodes, Taylor, and Cuccurullo would remain intact for six more years.^ The line-up of Le Bon, Rhodes, Taylor, and Cucurullo would remain intact for six more years.
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^ The quartet of Le Bon, Rhodes, Taylor, and Cuccurullo would remain intact for six more years.
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^ The line-up of Le Bon, Rhodes, Taylor, and Cuccurullo would remain intact for six more years.

In December 1991, John Taylor (then 31) married 19-year-old model/actress Amanda De Cadenet, and she gave birth to his daughter in March 1992.[36]

1992–1996

.In 1993, the band released a second self-titled album: this Duran Duran album is known as The Wedding Album (for Nick Egan's cover art featuring the wedding photos of the band members' parents) to distinguish it from the 1981 release.^ In 1993, the band released a second self-titled album – this Duran Duran album is informally known as The Wedding Album (for Nick Egan's cover art featuring the wedding photos of the bands' parents) to distinguish it from the 1981 release.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album The Wedding Album By duran duran .
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^ In 1993, the band released The Wedding Album featuring wedding photos of the band members' parents) to distinguish it from the 1981 release.
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.Listener demand for leaked single "Ordinary World" forced it onto radio playlists months earlier than planned; it reached Number 3 on the U.S. chart and Number 6 in the UK and won a prestigious Ivor Novello Award award for song writing.^ "Ordinary World" was forced onto radio playlists months earlier than planned by listener demand for the leaked single, and went on to win a prestigious Ivor Novello Award award for songwriting.

^ It hinged on two Adult Contemporary singles: " Ordinary World " was forced onto radio playlists months earlier than planned by listener demand for the leaked single, and went on to win a prestigious Ivor Novello Award award for songwriting.
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^ The song "Ordinary World" receives much praise and wins an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.
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[37] ."Come Undone", a slinky number primarily written by Cuccurullo, made Number 7 in the U.S. and Number 13 in the UK. Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise by the album's critical and commercial success (#4 in the UK, #7 in the U.S.).^ It reached Number 3 on the US chart, and Number 6 in the UK. "Come Undone" was a slinky number primarily written by Cuccurullo, with a memorable "underwater" video, which scored Number 7 in the US and Number 13 on the UK chart.

^ Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise, and bassist John Taylor, who was considering leaving the band, agreed to stay.

^ Come Undone ", a slinky number primarily written by Cuccurullo, made Number 7 in the U.S. and Number 13 in the UK. Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise by the album's critical and commercial success (#4 in the UK, #7 in the U.S.).
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.Bassist John Taylor had been considering leaving the band but changed his mind.^ Bassist John Taylor had been considering leaving the band but changed his mind.
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^ "We had to let go of most of our old ideas of what it means to be a band making this," notes bassist John Taylor, a point which is expanded by Nick Rhodes: "Most of our producers this time had never worked with a band before, and we'd never worked without a guitarist."

^ Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise, and bassist John Taylor, who was considering leaving the band, agreed to stay (he does not play bass on "Come Undone").
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.The band's largest tour ever, which included stops in the Middle East, the then recently de-embargoed South Africa, and South America, was halted after seven months when Le Bon suffered from strained vocal cords.^ The band's largest tour ever, which included stops in the Middle East, the then recently de-embargoed South Africa, and South America, was halted after seven months when Le Bon suffered from strained vocal cords.
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^ The band's largest tour ever, which included stops in the Middle East , the recently de-embargoed South Africa , and South America , was halted after seven months when Le Bon suffered from strained vocal cords .
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^ The band's largest tour ever, which included stops in the Middle East, the recently de-embargoed South Africa, and South America, was halted after seven months when Le Bon suffered from strained vocal cords.

.After six weeks' recuperation, the band performed intermittently for another five months, including appearances in Israel, Thailand, and Indonesia.'^ After six weeks recuperation, the tour continued intermittently for another five months, including appearances in Israel , Thailand , and Indonesia .

^ After six weeks recuperation, the tour continued intermittently for another five months, including appearances in Israel, Thailand, and Indonesia.

^ After six weeks' recuperation, the band performed intermittently for another five months, including appearances in Israel, Thailand, and Indonesia.
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.The band's upswing in momentum, however, was once again swiftly curtailed by the poor showing of the covers album Thank You.^ The Wedding Album The band's upswing in momentum, however, was once again swiftly curtailed by the poor showing of the covers album Thank You .
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^ However, the band's upswing in momentum was once again swiftly curbed, this time by the poorly received cover s album Thank You .
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^ However, the band's upswing in momentum was once again swiftly curbed, this time by the poorly received covers album Thank You .

.The album reportedly originated as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups.^ The album reportedly originated as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups.
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^ The album was reportedly begun as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups – some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed studios (including Prince's Paisley Park) and make shift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley) while the band was on tour, with the intent to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.

^ The album was reportedly begun as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups – some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed studios (including Prince 's Paisley Park ) and make shift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley ) while the band was on tour, with the intent to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.
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.Some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed and makeshift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley) while the band were on tour.^ Some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed and makeshift studios in hotel rooms with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley while the band was on tour.
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^ They initially rented a house in St. Tropez where sound engineer Mark Tinley built a recording studio for them to work on their first serious writing session.

^ The Astronaut album Throughout 2001, 2002, and 2003, the band worked on writing new material, initially renting a house in St. Tropez where sound engineer Mark Tinley built a recording studio for their first serious writing session for the 2004 Astronaut album.
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.The plan was to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.^ The plan was to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.
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^ The album was reportedly begun as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups – some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed studios (including Prince's Paisley Park) and make shift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley) while the band was on tour, with the intent to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.

^ The album was reportedly begun as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups – some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed studios (including Prince 's Paisley Park ) and make shift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley ) while the band was on tour, with the intent to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.
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.Original drummer Roger Taylor even returned from retirement to contribute on a few songs.^ Original drummer Roger Taylor even returned from retirement to contribute to a few songs.

^ The song and video for "Perfect Day" reunites the band with original drummer Roger Taylor.
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^ Original drummer Roger Taylor even returned from retirement to contribute on a few songs.
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.However, conflicts within the band and with Capitol/EMI caused repeated delays; mix after mix was ordered and rejected, and by the time it finally came out in 1995, the band had lost enthusiasm for the project.^ However, conflicts within the band and between the band and Capitol/EMI created delay after delay; mix after mix was ordered and rejected, and by the time it finally came out in 1995, the band was not enthusiastic about supporting the album.

^ However, conflicts within the band and with Capitol/EMI caused repeated delays; mix after mix was ordered and rejected, and by the time it finally came out in 1995, the band had lost enthusiasm for the project.
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^ EMI releases Box Set Number 2, featuring songs from the band's catalogue from 1986 through 1995.
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.Singles from Thank You included covers of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" and Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" (with backing vocals from the original artists).^ Singles from Thank You included covers of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "White Lines" (which included backing vocals from the original artists) and Lou Reed's "Perfect Day".

^ Singles from Thank You included covers of Lou Reed's " Perfect Day" and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "White Lines" (which included backing vocals from the original artists).

^ Singles from Thank You included covers of Lou Reed's " Perfect Day " and Melle Mel's " White Lines " (with backing vocals from the original artists).
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.In a video interview provided with the album's electronic press kit, Reed said he considered Duran Duran's version the best cover ever done of one of his songs.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album ASTRONAUT By duran duran .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Notorious By duran duran .
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^ In a video interview included in the album's electronic press kit, Reed said that he considered Duran Duran's effort the best cover ever done of one of his songs.

[25] .Still, the critics lambasted the band's attempts at "911 Is a Joke", "Lay Lady Lay", "Ball of Confusion" and "The Crystal Ship", and the band completed a 1995 summer tour of radio station festivals only under duress.^ Still, the critics lambasted the band's attempts at "911 Is A Joke", "Lay Lady Lay", " Ball of Confusion " and "Crystal Ship", and the band only completed a 1995 summer tour of radio station festivals under duress.
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^ Still, the critics lambasted the band's attempts at "911 Is A Joke", "Lay Lady Lay", "Ball of Confusion" and "Crystal Ship", and the band completed a 1995 summer tour of radio station festivals only under duress.

^ Still, the critics lambasted the band's attempts at "911 is a Joke", " Lay Lady Lay", " Ball of Confusion" and " Crystal Ship", and the band only completed a 1995 summer tour of radio station festivals under duress.

.After that tour's completion, John Taylor co-founded the B5 Records label and recorded a solo album, founded and toured with the supergroup Neurotic Outsiders, and reunited the Power Station, though the project proceeded without him when he had to withdraw to deal with his divorce from De Cadenet.^ After that tour's completion, John Taylor co-founded the B5 Records label and recorded a solo album, as well as founding and touring with the supergroup Neurotic Outsiders along with Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum (formerly of Guns N' Roses} and ex- Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

^ After that tour's completion, John Taylor co-founded the B5 Records label and recorded a solo album, as well as founding and touring with the supergroup Neurotic Outsiders along with Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum (formerly of Guns N' Roses } and ex- Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones .
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^ After that tour's completion, John Taylor recorded a solo album as well as founding and touring with the supergroup Neurotic Outsiders; he also initiated a reunion of the Power Station, but the project went on without him when he had to withdraw to deal with his divorce from De Cadenet and drug rehabilitation from his long addiction to cocaine.

.Finally, after struggling for months to record the next album, Medazzaland, in January 1997, Taylor announced at a Duran Duran fan convention that he was leaving the band "for good".[38] His departure reduced the band to two original members (Le Bon and Rhodes) and Cuccurullo, who decided to continue recording under the name Duran Duran.^ His departure reduced the band to two original members (Rhodes and Le Bon) plus Cuccurullo.

^ With Le Bon, Rhodes, and Taylor, he recorded the rest of their next album, titled Notorious , released in October, 1986.

^ Finally, after struggling for months to record the next album, Medazzaland , in January 1997, Taylor announced at a Duran Duran fan convention that he was leaving the band "for good".
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1997–2000: John Taylor departs, results in second trio

In 1997, the band lost its final Taylor, leaving Rhodes, Le Bon, and Cuccurullo
.Freed from some internal writing conflicts, the band returned to the studio to rewrite and re-record many of the songs on Medazzaland.^ Freed from some internal writing conflicts, the band returned to the studio to rewrite and re-record many of the songs on Medazzaland .

^ The band returns to the studio to begin writing the follow up to the critically acclaimed Medazzaland.
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^ Freed from some internal writing conflicts, the band returned to the studio with programmer Mark Tinley to rewrite and re-record many of the songs on Medazzaland .

.(Taylor's work remains on only four tracks.^ (Taylor's work remains on only four tracks.

) .This album marked a return to the layered experimentation of Big Thing, with intricate guitar textures and processed vocals.^ This album was a return to the layered experimentation of Big Thing , with intricate guitar textures and processed vocals.

^ This album marked a return to the layered experimentation of Big Thing , with intricate guitar textures and processed vocals.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Big Thing By duran duran .
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.The track "Out of My Mind" was used as the theme song for the movie The Saint, but the only true single to be released in the United States was the quirky "Electric Barbarella", which was the first single ever to be sold online.^ Duran Duran Electric Barbarella CD single.
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^ The track " Out of My Mind " was used as the theme song for the movie The Saint , but the only true single to be released in the United States was the quirky " Electric Barbarella ", which was the first single ever to be sold online.
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^ It was the first single ever to be sold online, as a 99-cent Internet download.

[39] .The video for this single, featuring a sexy robot purchased and played with by band members, had to be censored before airing on MTV, but there was little of the controversy that had surrounded "Girls On Film". "Barbarella" peaked at #52 in the U.S. in October 1997.[40] Although Medazzaland was released in the U.S. in October 1997, the album was never released in the UK. "Barbarella" was later released in the UK as a single from the 1998 Greatest compilation album and peaked at #23 on the UK chart in January 1999. The group played a set at The Princess Diana Tribute Concert on 27 June 1998 by special request of her family.^ The video for this single, featuring a sexy robot purchased and played with by band members, had to be censored before airing on MTV, but there was little of the controversy that had surrounded "Girls On Film".

^ The group played a set at The Princess Diana Tribute Concert on June 27, 1998 by special request of her family.

^ The group played a set at The Princess Diana Tribute Concert on June 27 , 1998 by special request of her family.
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[41]
.Duran Duran parted ways with Capitol/EMI in 1999, although the label has since used Duran Duran's back catalogue to release several compilations of remixes and rare vinyl-only b-sides.^ Duran Duran parted ways with Capitol/EMI in 1999, and the label has since used Duran's back catalogue to release their own compilations of remixes and rare vinyl-only b-sides.

^ Duran Duran parted ways with Capitol/EMI in 1999, although the label has since used Duran Duran's back catalogue to release several compilations of remixes and rare vinyl-only b-sides.
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^ EMI releases Duran Duran's video catalogue for electronic download.
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.The band then signed what was intended to be a three-album contract with Disney's Hollywood Records, but it lasted only through the poorly received 2000 album Pop Trash.^ The band then signed what was intended to be a three-album contract with Disney's Hollywood Records, but it lasted only through the poorly received 2000 album Pop Trash .
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^ The band then signed a short-lived deal with Disney's Hollywood Records – it was to be a three-album contract, but lasted only through the poorly received 2000 album Pop Trash .

^ In 2000, after the release of two Duran tribute albums - featuring artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue and Ben Lee on one, and the Deftones and Goldfinger on the other - Hollywood Records put out the 'Pop Trash' CD. The band supported this with an extremely successful international tour that featured the first ever use of 'augmented reality' technology in a live concert.

.This slow-paced and heavy album seemed out-of-keeping with earlier band material.^ This slow-paced and heavy album seemed out-of-keeping with earlier band material.
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^ The album itself was considered by some to be a strange one in the band's catalogue, slow-paced and heavy-sounding.

^ As the band themselves pointed out, there was a shadowy, European twist to the album.

[42] .Rhodes' intricate production and Cuccurullo's songwriting and experimentation with guitar sounds and time signatures were not enough to hook the public, and the album did not perform well.^ Rhodes' intricate production and Cuccurullo's songwriting and experimentation with guitar sounds and time signatures were not enough to hook the public, and the album did not perform well.
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^ Though the album included the standout cuts "Playing with Uranium" and "Last Day on Earth," Rhodes' intricate production and Cuccurullo's songwriting and experimentation with guitar sounds and time signatures were not enough to hook the public, and the album did not do well on the charts.

^ Rhodes' intricate production and Cuccurullo's songwriting and experimentation with guitar sounds and time signatures were not enough to hook the public, and the album did not do well on the charts.

.The dreamy single "Someone Else Not Me" lasted barely two weeks on the radio, although its video was noted as the first to be produced entirely with Flash animation.^ The single was noted for having the first video produced entirely with Macromedia Flash animation.

^ The dreamy single "Someone Else, Not Me" lasted barely two weeks on the radio.

^ The dreamy single " Someone Else Not Me " lasted barely two weeks on the radio, although its video was noted as the first to be produced entirely with Flash animation.
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.While supporting Medazzaland and Pop Trash, Duran Duran toured with bassist Wes Wehmiller and drummer Joe Travers.^ While supporting Medazzaland and Pop Trash , Duran Duran toured with bassist Wes Wehmiller and drummer Joe Travers.
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^ While supporting Medazzaland and Pop Trash , Duran Duran toured with bassist Wes Wehmiller and drummer Joe Travers .
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^ While supporting Medazzaland and Pop Trash , Duran Duran toured with late bassist Wes Wehmiller, who died of thyroid cancer in 2004, and drummer Joe Travers.

2001–2006: Reunion

.In 2000, Le Bon approached John Taylor with a proposal to reform Duran Duran's classic line-up.^ In 2000, John Taylor approached Le Bon and Rhodes with the notion of reforming the classic line-up.

^ In 2000, Le Bon approached John Taylor with a proposal to reform Duran Duran's classic line-up.
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^ In 1986, Duran Duran was reduced to a trio: Rhodes, John Taylor, Le Bon .
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.They agreed, and after completing the Pop Trash tour fired Cuccurullo by letter.^ They agreed, and after completing The Pop Trash Tour fired Cuccurullo by letter.
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^ They agreed, and after completing the Pop Trash tour informed Cuccurullo by letter that he was fired.

^ While supporting Medazzaland and Pop Trash , Duran Duran toured with late bassist Wes Wehmiller, who died of thyroid cancer in 2004, and drummer Joe Travers.

[43] .Cuccurullo then announced on his website that he was leaving Duran Duran to resume work with his 1980s band Missing Persons.^ In May 2001, Cuccurullo announced on his website that he was leaving Duran Duran to work again with his 1980s band Missing Persons .
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^ In May 2001, Cuccurullo announced on his website that he was leaving Duran Duran to work again with his 1980s band Missing Persons.

^ Warren Cuccurullo parts with the band to reform his group Missing Persons.
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.This announcement was confirmed the next day by the Duran Duran's website, followed a day later by the news that John, Roger, and Andy Taylor had rejoined.^ John Taylor confirmed it's in the works .
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^ This announcement was confirmed the next day by the Duran Duran's website, followed a day later by the news that John, Roger, and Andy Taylor had rejoined.

^ Auditions for new band members followed, with guitarist Andy Taylor answering an ad in Melody Maker and singer Simon Le Bon joining after being introduced by an ex-girlfriend, who bartended at the club.

.To fulfill contractual obligations, Cuccurullo played three Duran Duran concerts in Japan in August 2001, ending his tenure in the band.^ To fulfill obligations, Cuccurullo played three Duran Duran concerts in Japan in August 2001, ending his tenure in the band.

^ To fulfill contractual obligations, Cuccurullo played three Duran Duran concerts in Japan in August 2001, ending his tenure in the band.
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^ Three and a half months ago - on August 9th - CNet reported the 80s pop group Duran Duran had discovered Second Life and was planning an “exclusive private island” and events - including a concert - in the metaverse.
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Throughout 2001, 2002 and 2003, the band worked on writing new material, initially renting a house in St. Tropez where sound engineer Mark Tinley built a recording studio for their first serious writing session. .They then returned to London to do some self-financed work with various producers (including old friend Nile Rodgers) and search for a new record deal.^ They then returned to London to do some self-financed work with various producers (including old friend Nile Rodgers), while searching for a new record deal.

^ They then returned to London to do some self-financed work with various producers (including old friend Nile Rodgers ) and search for a new record deal.
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^ They then returned to London to do some self-financed work with various producers (including old friend Nile Rodgers ), while searching for a new record deal.
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.It proved difficult to find a record label willing to gamble on the band's comeback, so Duran Duran went on tour to prove the drawing power of the reunited band.^ A record label willing to gamble on the band's comeback originally proved difficult to find, so Duran Duran took to the road to prove the drawing power of the reunited band.

^ It proved difficult to find a record label willing to gamble on the band's comeback, so Duran Duran went on tour to prove the drawing power of the reunited band.
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^ After that, there were numerous side projects (Arcadia, Power Station) and personnel changes, but the original band reunited to much ado in 2003.
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.The response of the fans and the media exceeded everyone’s expectations.^ The response of the fans and the media exceeded everyone’s expectations.
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^ The response of the fans and the media was more than anyone expected.

[10] .The band played a handful of 25th-anniversary dates in July 2003. Tickets sold out for each show within minutes, and celebrities turned out en masse for reunion shows booked at small venues the band had played on their first trip to America in 1981. In August, the band were booked as presenters at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, only to be surprised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.^ This was the first complete line-up of the band that played live shows.
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^ Tickets sold out for each show within minutes, and celebrities turned out en masse for reunion shows booked at small venues the band had played on their first trip to America in 1981.
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^ In August, the band were booked as presenters at the 2003 MTV Video Music, only to be surprised with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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They also received a Lifetime Achievement award from Q Magazine in October, and the equivalent Outstanding Contribution award at the BRIT Awards in February 2004.[44]
.The pace picked up with a sold-out tour of America, Australia and New Zealand.^ The pace picked up as a sold-out 25-city American tour was followed by several stadium dates in Australia and New Zealand with Robbie Williams.

^ The pace picked up as a sold-out 25-city American tour was followed by several stadium dates in Australia and New Zealand with Robbie Williams .
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^ The pace picked up with a sold-out tour of America, Australia, and New Zealand.
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.The band played a full concert at a private tailgate party at Super Bowl XXXVIII, their performance of "The Wild Boys" broadcast to millions during the pre-game show.^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII ; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.
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^ The band played a full concert at a private tailgate party at Super Bowl XXXVIII, their performance of " The Wild Boys " broadcast to millions during the pre-game show.
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.

.A remix of the new track "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise" was released on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV show soundtrack in February, while the Queer Eye guys (the modern "Fab Five") hailed Duran Duran as "the first metrosexuals".[45] Duran Duran then celebrated their homecoming to the UK with fourteen stadium dates in April 2004, including five sold-out nights at Wembley Arena.^ A remix of the new track "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" was released on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV show soundtrack in February, while the Queer Eye guys (the modern "Fab Five") hailed Duran Duran as "the first metrosexuals".

^ A remix of the new track " (Reach Up For The) Sunrise" was released on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV show soundtrack in February, while the Queer Eye guys (the modern "Fab Five") hailed Duran Duran as "the first metrosexuals".

^ Duran Duran then celebrated their homecoming to the UK with fourteen stadium dates in April 2004, including five sold-out nights at Wembley Arena.

.The British press, traditionally hostile to the band, accorded the shows some very warm reviews.^ The British press, traditionally hostile to the band, accorded the shows some very warm reviews.
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^ The British press, traditionally hostile to the band, gave the shows some very warm reviews.

^ Diana, Princess of Wales declared Duran Duran her favourite band, and the band was dubbed " The Fab Five" by the British press.

[46] .Duran Duran brought along bands like Scissor Sisters, and Goldfrapp, as opening acts for this tour.^ Duran Duran brought along bands like Scissor Sistors and Goldfrapp as opening acts for this tour.
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^ Duran Duran brought along up and coming acts like Scissor Sisters and Goldfrapp as opening acts for this tour.

^ In late 1980, when touring as an opening act for Hazel O'Conner, the band attracted critical attention, resulting in a bidding war between the record companies EMI and Phonogram Records.
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[10] .The last two shows were filmed, resulting in the concert DVD Duran Duran: Live From London which was released in November.^ The last two shows were filmed, and the DVD Duran Duran: Live From London was released in November; it was the first real concert film for the band ( Arena was more of a concept video and As The Lights Go Down was a promo video only).
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^ The last two shows were filmed, resulting in the concert DVD Live from London which was released in November.
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^ The last two shows, at London's Wembley Arena, are filmed.
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.Finally, with more than thirty-five songs completed, the band signed a four-album contract with Epic Records in June, and completed the new album, now entitled Astronaut, with producer Don Gilmore.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album ASTRONAUT By duran duran .
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^ Finally, with more than thirty-five songs completed, the band signed a four-album contract with Epic Records in June, and completed the new album, now entitled Astronaut , with producer Don Gilmore .
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^ Finally, with more than thirty-five songs completed, the band signed a four-album contract with Epic Records in June, and completed the new album, now entitled Astronaut , with producer Don Gilmore, recorded at Sphere Studios in London.

.The album was released in October 2004 and entered the UK charts at Number 3 and the U.S. charts at Number 17. The first single was "(Reach Up for the) Sunrise", which reached Number 1 on the Billboard U.S. Dance Chart in November and peaked at number 5 on the UK singles chart, Duran Duran's highest chart position since "A View To a Kill" in 1985. A second single, "What Happens Tomorrow", debuted at #11 on the UK charts in February.^ This single remains the only Bond theme to go to Number 1 on the U.S. charts, and it also remains the highest-placed Bond theme on the UK chart, reaching Number 2.
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^ The first single was " (Reach Up for the) Sunrise " , which reached #1 on the Billboard U.S. Dance Chart in November and peaked at number 5 on the UK singles chart, Duran Duran's highest chart position since "A View To a Kill" in 1985.
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^ A second single, " What Happens Tomorrow ", debuted at #11 on the UK charts in February.
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.After a world tour in early 2005, Duran Duran headlined the massive Live 8 concert, Rome on 2 July 2005 in the Circus Maximus.^ After a world tour covering the beginning of the year, on 2 July 2005, Duran Duran headlined the massive Live 8 concert, Rome, in the Circus Maximus.

^ After a world tour in early 2005, Duran Duran headlined the massive Live 8 on 2 July 2005.
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^ Duran Duran performs at Live 8 on July 2nd, 2005, at Circus Maximus in Rome.
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2006–2008: Red Carpet Massacre and second departure of Andy Taylor

In early 2006, Duran Duran covered John Lennon's song "Instant Karma!" for the Make Some Noise campaign sponsored by Amnesty International. .Their version later appeared on Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur as an iTunes exclusive bonus track.^ Duran Duran's version of John Lennon's "Instant Karma" is included on Instant Karma: The campaign to Save Darfur.
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^ Their version later appeared on Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur as an iTunes exclusive bonus track.
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^ In early 2006, Duran Duran covered John Lennon's song "Instant Karma" for the Make Some Noise campaign sponsored by Amnesty International to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Lennon's death.

.They also performed at two high profile events — the Nobel Prize Awards and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.^ They also performed at two high profile events — the Nobel Peace Prize Concert: 2005 and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
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^ Early 2006 saw the band performing at two high profile events - the Nobel Prize Awards and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

^ Over the course of 1980, they recorded two demo tapes and performed tirelessly in clubs around Birmingham and London.

.After a couple of weeks of songwriting in Northern California, the band began working with producer Michael Patterson in London, and continued intermittently for the next several months.^ In the months that followed, the band worked tirelessly.

^ The band has been working on their next album, as yet untitled, with producer Michael Patterson in London.

^ After a couple of weeks of songwriting in Northern California, the band began working with producer Michael Patterson in London, and continued intermittently for the next several months.
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.At one point, they reported having fifteen tracks nearly complete for an album tentatively titled Reportage, but no further news emerged from the band for months afterward.^ At one point, they reported having fifteen tracks nearly complete for an album tentatively titled Reportage , but no further news emerged from the band for months afterward.
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^ What none of the band realized prior to taking off in this new direction, however, was that one of their biggest fans, Justin Timberlake, was also keen to get involved in the project, so when they arrived in the US he made room in the middle of his album release campaign to spend time in the studio with them.

^ The band goes into the studio in London with producer Nate 'Danja' Hills and mixer Jimmy Douglass to complete their album.
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.In September, the band held meetings in New York City with Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland with an eye to a potential collaboration and were soon reported to have completed three songs with the producer, including a duet with Justin Timberlake.^ In September, the band held meetings in New York City with Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland with an eye to a potential collaboration and were soon reported to have completed three songs with the producer, including a duet with Justin Timberlake .
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^ They were soon reported to have completed three songs with the producer, one of which is a duet with Timberlake.

^ In September, the band began meeting in New York City with Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland on a potential collaboration.

[47]
.On 25 October 2006, Andy Taylor parted ways with Duran Duran for the second time.^ On October 25th, 2006, Andy Taylor again parted ways with Duran Duran, leaving the band for the second time.

^ On 25 October, Andy Taylor parted ways with Duran Duran for the second time.
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^ Also in 1983, keyboardist Nick Rhodes produced the Number 1 hit "Too Shy" for the English band Kajagoogoo, and Andy Taylor became the first member of Duran Duran to get married.

.In an official announcement on their website, Duran Duran stated that an "unworkable gulf" had developed between them and Taylor and that "we can no longer effectively function together". It was noted by Andy Taylor in his book "Wild Boy" that tensions had arisen between the group's management and himself, and he was also diagnosed with clinical depression connected with the death of his father.^ In an official announcement on their website, Duran Duran stated that an "unworkable gulf" had developed between them and Taylor and that "we can no longer effectively function together".
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^ It was noted by Andy Taylor in his book "Wild Boy" that tensions had arisen between the groups management and himself, and he was also diagnosed with clinical depression connected with death of his father.
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^ In an official announcement on their website, Duran Duran pledged to continue with four members, stating that an "unworkable gulf" had developed between them and Andy and that "we can no longer effectively function together".

.Dom Brown, who had previously toured with the band, took over guitar duties and has been performing with them since.^ Dom Brown , who had previously toured with the band, took over guitar duties and has been performing with them since.
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^ Dom Brown, a session guitarist and songwriter from South London, is currently filling in for session work and tours.

^ The band tours the US from February to April 2005, culminating with a performance at Madison Square Garden on April 13th, 2005.
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[48] .After Taylor's departure, the band scrapped the Reportage album and wrote and recorded a new album which included the Timbaland tracks.^ After Taylor's departure, the band scrapped the Reportage album and wrote and recorded a new album which included the Timbaland tracks.
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^ At one point, they reported having fifteen tracks nearly complete for an album tentatively titled Reportage , but no further news emerged from the band for months afterward.
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^ Even with Duran Duran on hold, band members were soon anxious to record new music, leading to a supposedly temporary split into two side projects.
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.Dom Brown is the featured guitarist.^ Dom Brown is the featured guitarist.
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^ Guitarist Dom Brown has been said to have a bigger role in the creation of the album.
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^ Dom Brown, a session guitarist and songwriter from South London, is currently filling in for session work and tours.

.In July, the band performed twice at Wembley Stadium, at the Concert for Diana and at Live Earth concert, London.^ In July, the band performed twice at Wembley Stadium, at the Concert for Diana and at Live Earth London .
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^ Duran Duran performs at Al Gore's "Live Earth" event from Wembley Stadium on July 7.
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.

.On 25 September, the Timberlake collaboration "Falling Down" was released as a download single on iTunes, and the band announced that they would play nine shows at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway to launch the album Red Carpet Massacre.^ You can also download/stream the album from iTunes .

^ Its parent album RED CARPET MASSACRE is consistently bold and adventurous.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album RED CARPET MASSACRE (2007) By duran duran .
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The album launch was later extended to incorporate a show in London on 3 December 2007 and one in Dublin on 5 December 2007.
.In May 2008, they toured the US leg of their 2008 world tour and were supported by fellow British quintet Your Vegas.In June 2008, they played the Louvre in Paris in a fundraising effort that contributed to the restoration of a magnificent Louis XV drawing room.^ In May 2008, they toured the US leg of their 2008 world tour and were supported by fellow British quintet Your Vegas .
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^ In June 2008, they played the Louvre in Paris in a fundraising effort that contributed to the restoration of a magnificent Louis XV drawing room.
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^ Duran Duran supports Blondie on their US tour.
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.Guests dined, privately viewed some of the museum’s artworks, then attended a performance by the band in the I.M. Pei-designed Pyramid du Louvre.^ Guests dined, privately viewed some of the museum’s works, and saw a performance from Duran Duran in the I.M. Pei-designed Pyramid Du Louvre.
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII ; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII; their performance of "Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.

.The group’s performance marked a first for both the band members and the 18th century museum (which had never before allowed a rock concert to occur anywhere within the grounds or buildings).^ The band ends the Australasia leg of the tour in Costa Rica, a place the band had never played before.
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^ The band performs for the first time in Poland, in front of 120,000 People.
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^ Also in 1983, keyboardist Nick Rhodes produced the Number 1 hit "Too Shy" for the English band Kajagoogoo, and Andy Taylor became the first member of Duran Duran to get married.

.On 2 July in Paris, Mark Ronson performed a unique live set with Duran Duran for an exclusive, invite-only performance.^ On 2 July in Paris, Mark Ronson performed a unique live set with Duran Duran for an exclusive, invite-only performance.
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^ Set your filter to show only listings from high-performance sellers, a particular region, on certain media, etc...
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^ Duran Duran performs an acoustic set on MTV's Unplugged series.
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.Together, they showcased specially re-worked versions of some of Duran Duran's classic hits re-created by Ronson, along with tracks from the band's new album, Red Carpet Massacre.^ Its parent album RED CARPET MASSACRE is consistently bold and adventurous.

^ Lyrics of the songs from the album RED CARPET MASSACRE (2007) By duran duran .
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^ Together, they showcased specially re-worked versions of some of Duran Duran's classic hits re-created by Ronson, along with tracks from the band's new album, Red Carpet Massacre .
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.Simon Le Bon also performed songs from Ronson's latest album, Version, as one of Ronson's featured guest vocalists.^ Simon Le Bon also performed songs from Ronson's latest album, Version , as one of Ronson's featured guest vocalists.
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^ Undeterred the following year the band contributed 'Out of My Mind' to the film version of 'The Saint' and released 'Medazzaland,' The album featured 'Electric Barbarella,' the first song ever to be sold in a download format across the Web.

^ Guitarist Andy Taylor came south from Newcastle to audition after responding to a magazine advertisement, and vocalist Simon Le Bon was recommended to the band by an ex-girlfriend who worked at the Rum Runner nightclub, where the band rehearsed.
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.Unlike the band's previous album Astronaut, Red Carpet Massacre sold poorly and received mixed responses from the music press.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album RED CARPET MASSACRE (2007) By duran duran .
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^ Unlike the band's previous album Astronaut , Red Carpet Massacre sold poorly and received mixed responses from the music press.
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^ Duran Duran Red Carpet Massacre 2007 .
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.In 2008, Rio was included in the Classic Albums series.^ Classic chart-toppers such as 'Hungry Like the Wolf', 'Rio' and 'Save A Prayer' soon turned Duran's second album 'Rio' multi-platinum worldwide.

^ Duran Duran appears on US television shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show Summer Concert Series, The View, and The Craig Kilbourne Show to promote the album.
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2009–present: 13th album in progress

.In the beginning of February 2009, Duran Duran started working on their 13th album.^ To kick off their tour in support of the album, the band gets back to basics and begins the Caravan Duran Tour, playing small clubs in the United States and abroad.
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^ Simon, Nick and Warren return to Privacy Studies in London to begin work on a new album.
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^ The band has released a new album Astronaut , and has announced a global tour beginning in February 2005.

.Band members have said that the next album will be a return to their roots.^ Finally, in January of 1997, after struggling to record the next album Medazzaland , he announced at a Duran Duran fan convention that he was leaving the band "for good".

^ DuranDuran.com: Studio news from Roger Taylor Taylor said the new record will be a homage to the band's roots – more direct and returning to their "new wave" origins.
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^ Finally, after struggling for months to record the next album Medazzaland , in January of 1997 Taylor announced at a Duran Duran fan convention that he was leaving the band "for good".
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Guitarist Dom Brown has been said to have a bigger role in the creation of the album. .In March 2009, Roger Taylor said on the band's website that they had "20 really great ideas" for songs and would be working with producer Mark Ronson.^ "We had to let go of most of our old ideas of what it means to be a band making this," notes bassist John Taylor, a point which is expanded by Nick Rhodes: "Most of our producers this time had never worked with a band before, and we'd never worked without a guitarist."

^ In 2000, they experimented with augmented reality technology, which allowed three-dimensional computer-generated images to appear onstage with the band.

^ Nick Rhodes produces songs for two up and coming artists, She Said Yeah and Riviera F in-between his duties on the new Duran record.
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[49] Ronson invited Kaiser Chiefs drummer, Nick Hodgson, to join and co-write some music. .Later on the same month, Simon Le Bon announced through their official blog that the band is "now free from Sony Music", perhaps indicating that Duran Duran are without a record label once more.^ Auditions for new band members followed, with guitarist Andy Taylor answering an ad in Melody Maker and singer Simon Le Bon joining after being introduced by an ex-girlfriend, who bartended at the club.

^ In the documentary film Extraordinary World , filmed a decade later, Le Bon described the effect on their sound as "barely controlled hysteria, scratching beneath the surface".

^ (Fourteen years later, the same song was sampled by Sean "Puffy" Combs on the posthumous Notorious B.I.G. release, 'Born Again').The band were back on a roll.

[50] .In April 2009, Mark Ronson commented that the new music will have the "energy" and "vibe" of the band's early work and that "as a Duran fan I'd be excited to hear it".[51] John Taylor said in an April blog on the band's website that "Mark seems intent on delivering the DD album the fans have wanted for years.^ In the beginning of February 2009, Duran Duran started working on their 13th album.
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^ John Taylor said in an April blog on the band's website that "Mark seems intent on delivering the DD album the fans have wanted for years.
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^ Being a Duran Duran fan is about more than the band or their music.
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.One that has the drive and freshness of the first few albums, that is quintessentially hip, without sacrificing any of the hard-earned personality and character of the musicians, something which sadly was lost when Timbaland and Timberlake were in the house.^ One that has the drive and freshness of the first few albums, that is quintessentially hip, without sacrificing any of the hard-earned personality and character of the musicians, something which sadly was lost when Timbaland and Timberlake were in the house.
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^ Marking one of Timberlake's first solo productions, this 'tempo-ballad' as Justin describes it is "very Duran Duran.

^ Meanwhile, today sees the release of Duran Duran's new studio album, Red Carpet Massacre , on which the band worked with both Timbaland and Justin Timberlake.
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.So Mark has me playing, and Roger playing, and Nick playing, hotter and harder than we have in years".[52] In a phone interview in April 2009, Roger Taylor said he was hopeful new material would be played at select summer shows and that a new single or EP would be released in Summer 2009 and a full album in Q1 2010 (this never happened in the end though).^ So Mark has me playing, and Roger playing, and Nick playing, hotter and harder than we have in years."
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^ In a phone interview in April 2009, Roger Taylor said he was hopeful new material would be played at select summer shows and that a new single or EP would be released in Summer 2009 and a full album in Q1 2010.
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^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII ; their performance of "The Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.
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[53] .The band headlined the Lovebox Festival in London in the middle of July.^ The band headlined the Lovebox Festival in London in the middle of July.
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^ Headlining the Festival Imperial, the band play to a rapturous audience.
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^ Their performance is also beamed in to London's Hyde Park, while the whole concert is aired over the internet by AOL and over Satellite radio by XM. The band then jets to their performance at the Roskilde Festival.
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.They are also playing select shows throughout the US. In January 2010, Nick Rhodes revealed on his blog that "the band (have) returned to their London studio to review the tracks we recorded last year for the new album.^ When you click to preview a track or album they are played in this player.
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^ They are also playing select shows throughout the US. .
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^ What none of the band realized prior to taking off in this new direction, however, was that one of their biggest fans, Justin Timberlake, was also keen to get involved in the project, so when they arrived in the US he made room in the middle of his album release campaign to spend time in the studio with them.

.We are due to commence work with Mark Ronson again during the first week of February.^ They initially rented a house in St. Tropez where sound engineer Mark Tinley built a recording studio for them to work on their first serious writing session.
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^ In March 2009, Roger Taylor said on the band's website that they had "20 really great ideas" for songs and would be working with producer Mark Ronson .
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^ In April 2009, Mark Ronson commented that the new music will have the "energy" and "vibe" of the band's early work and that "as a Duran fan I'd be excited to hear it".
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.The backing tracks are mostly complete on fourteen different songs, I still have a little recording to do, but we plan to concentrate on Simon’s vocals through this next period".[54] In January 2010, it was also revealed that the band would be contributing a newly recorded cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" to a tribute/charity record to David Bowie with Carla Bruni, Devendra Banhart, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and several others, due to be released in the Summer 2010 on Manimal Vinyl Records.^ The album was reportedly begun as a lighthearted tribute to the band's influences, in the vein of Bowie's Pin Ups – some of the tracks were recorded in borrowed studios (including Prince 's Paisley Park ) and make shift studios in hotel rooms (with the aid of programmer Mark Tinley ) while the band was on tour, with the intent to have an album ready to release soon after the tour was finished, with another studio album to follow quickly afterwards.
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^ Undeterred the following year the band contributed 'Out of My Mind' to the film version of 'The Saint' and released 'Medazzaland,' The album featured 'Electric Barbarella,' the first song ever to be sold in a download format across the Web.

^ The critically acclaimed CD features tracks by Brian Eno, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Grace Jones and more.
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Influences

.Although they began their career as "a group of art school, experimental, post punk rockers",[12] the band's quick rise to stardom, polished good looks, and embrace of the teen press, almost guaranteed disfavour from music critics.^ Although they began their career as "a group of art school, experimental, post punk rockers" in the tradition of Roxy Music , the band's quick rise to stardom, polished good looks, and embrace of the teen press almost guaranteed disfavor from music critics.
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^ Although they began their career as an interesting New Wave art-school band in the tradition of Roxy Music, the band's quick rise to stardom, their polished good looks, and their embrace of the teen press seemed to have doused their chances of favor from music critics.

^ With their good looks and pop hooks, the group ruled the music world for the first half of the decade.
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.During the 1980s, Duran Duran were considered the quintessential manufactured, throw-away pop group.^ During the 1980s, Duran Duran were considered the quintessential manufactured, throw-away pop group – not too different from other boy bands created by behind-the-scenes managers (Menudo, New Kids On The Block, NSYNC).

^ Duran Duran is a pop music group, notable for a long series of catchy, synthesizer-driven hit singles and vivid music videos.

^ Universal Theme Park in Japan uses the Duran Duran song "Last Day on Earth" from the Pop Trash album to welcome visitors during the Grand Opening.
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However, according to the Sunday Herald, "To describe them, as some have, as the first boy band, misrepresents their appeal. Their weapons were never just their looks, but self-penned songs."[44] As Moby said of the band in his website diary in 2003: "... they were cursed by what we can call the 'Bee Gees' curse, which is: 'write amazing songs, sell tons of records, and consequently incur the wrath or disinterest of the rock obsessed critical establishment'."[55]
.Several of the band's contemporaries including The Bangles, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Paul Young and even The Monkees, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop.^ Over the years, the band's contemporaries (The Bangles, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Paul Young, Smashing Pumpkins) have lauded their efforts towards pure, uplifting pop which rebelled against the cynicism of punk and the doom and gloom of Margaret Thatcher-era Britain.

^ MTV needed showcase videos with charismatic performers, and the band's video work was influential – even revolutionary – to the medium in several ways.

.Le Bon described the group as "the band to dance to when the bomb drops".[56] Successors like Barenaked Ladies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Korn, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani, Pink and Britney Spears have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years.^ Successors like Barenaked Ladies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Korn, the Deftones, Garbage, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, Gavin Rossdale and Bush, Wyclef Jean, Marilyn Manson, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, The Orb, and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years in music.

^ Le Bon himself described the group as "the band to dance to when the bomb drops".

^ His departure reduced the band to two original members (Rhodes and Le Bon) plus Cuccurullo.

.Singer Justin Timberlake has openly admitted to being one of their biggest fans.^ Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray has called himself one of their biggest fans; he "wanted to be John Taylor".

The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and Brandon Flowers of The Killers, who said, "Nick Rhodes is an absolute hero of mine — their records still sound fresh, which is no mean feat as far as synths are concerned".[57]
.Nick Rhodes has directly lent his production techniques to Kajagoogoo album White Feathers and its Number One single "Too Shy", and to The Dandy Warhols album Welcome to the Monkey House.^ Nick Rhodes has directly lent his production techniques to Kajagoogoo ( White Feathers ) and The Dandy Warhols ( Welcome to the Monkey House ).

^ Nick Rhodes produces the hit "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo.
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^ When they return from France, Simon and Nick team up with the Dandy Warhols to work on their new album Welcome to the Monkey House.
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.The band's music has been used by several hip hop artists, most notably Notorious B.I.G., who sampled Duran Duran's 1986 single "Notorious". Numerous bands have covered their music on record and in concert.^ The band's music has also been used by several hip hop artists, most notably Notorious BIG, who naturally sampled the 1986 song "Notorious".

^ Duran Duran delivers further singles "Skin Trade" and "Meet El Presidente" from Notorious and set out on the Strange Behaviour World Tour.
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^ Nick Rhodes produces songs for two up and coming artists, She Said Yeah and Riviera F in-between his duties on the new Duran record.
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[58]
.Jennifer Aniston has called herself a "Duran Duran freak" during interviews and even waited for the band after their concert with a rose when she was a teenager.^ After a break from Duran Duran, Le Bon, Rhodes, and Roger Taylor formed the band Arcadia, whose November 1985 album So Red The Rose went platinum.

^ The band also played a full concert at a private Tailgate Party at Super Bowl XXXVIII; their performance of "Wild Boys" was broadcast to millions during the pregame show.

Renee Zellweger has been spotted at several of their concerts and coyly admitted during an interview in 2005 while promoting her movie Cinderella Man to liking them as a kid. .Christina Applegate was seen attending their 2003 concert at The Roxy in Los Angeles and said she has been a fan of theirs since she was 11-years-old and is such a devoted fan she even invited John Taylor to play her ex-boyfriend on an upcoming episode of her hit series Samantha Who?.^ Guitarist Andy Taylor, on the other hand, led the band to believe he would return to work on a new Duran Duran album even as he was signing a recording contract for a solo career in Los Angeles.

^ Both the band and the record label seemed to be caught by surprise, and bassist John Taylor, who was considering leaving the band, agreed to stay.

^ Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray has called himself one of their biggest fans; he "wanted to be John Taylor".

.Drew Barrymore calls them her favorite band and even admitted to having a crush on the entire band, especially Simon Le Bon and John Taylor.^ Auditions for new band members followed, with guitarist Andy Taylor answering an ad in Melody Maker and singer Simon Le Bon joining after being introduced by an ex-girlfriend, who bartended at the club.

^ Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray has called himself one of their biggest fans; he "wanted to be John Taylor".

^ His departure reduced the band to two original members (Rhodes and Le Bon) plus Cuccurullo.

.Rose McGowan told Teen People magazine in 2006 that she was obsessed with Duran Duran when she was only 10 and talked about having lunch and dinner with Nick Rhodes, but has confessed John Taylor was the man of her dreams.^ Between 1986 and 2004 the band performed mostly as Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and ex-Missing Persons Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.
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^ "We had to let go of most of our old ideas of what it means to be a band making this," notes bassist John Taylor, a point which is expanded by Nick Rhodes: "Most of our producers this time had never worked with a band before, and we'd never worked without a guitarist."

^ "With these guys on board it was as if Duran Duran had been taken and surrounded in chrome," adds bassist John Taylor.

Hilary Swank told a reporter after the 2005 Academy Awards that John Taylor was among her first crushes.

Videos

.The MTV cable channel and the band were launched at about the same time, and each had a hand in propelling the other to greater heights.^ The MTV cable channel and the band were launched at about the same time, and each had a hand in propelling the other to greater heights.

[59] .MTV needed showcase videos with charismatic performers.^ MTV needed showcase videos with charismatic performers, and the band's video work was influential – even revolutionary – to the medium in several ways.

.Les Garland, senior executive vice president at MTV, said "I remember our director of talent and artist relations came running in and said, “You have got to see this video that’s come in.” Duran Duran were getting zero radio airplay at the time, and MTV wanted to try to break new music.^ They were part of the New Wave music explosion in the early 1980s, as well as a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the United States.

^ Adam Ant and Spandau Ballet were key rival artists at this time, often jockeying for position versus Duran Duran on the UK charts.

^ Duran Duran's first one is a nearly perfect new wave album, IMO. And doesn't the uncensored Girls on Film video feature boobies?!
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“Hungry .Like the Wolf” was the greatest video I’d ever seen".[11] The band's video work was influential in several ways.^ The band expected the "Girls On Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay-TV channels like the Playboy Channel.

^ MTV needed showcase videos with charismatic performers, and the band's video work was influential – even revolutionary – to the medium in several ways.

^ Duran Duran appeared on several century-end video countdowns: The MTV "100 Greatest Videos Ever Made" featured "Hungry Like The Wolf" at #11 and "Girls On Film" at #68, and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" listed "Hungry" at #31 and "Rio" at #60.

.First, Duran Duran filmed in exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Antigua, creating memorable images that were radically different from the then-common low budget "band-playing-on-a-stage" videos.^ First, Duran Duran filmed in exotic locales like Sri Lanka and Antigua, creating memorable images that were radically different from the then-common low-budget "band-playing-on-a-stage" videos.

^ The video for Hungry Like the Wolf, which was filmed in Sri Lanka by director Russell Mulcahy went on permanent rotation on MTV. Later that year 'Is There Something I Should Know' went straight to #1 in the UK and hit #4 in the US. The band's third album, 1984's 'Seven And The Ragged Tiger' earned Duran Duran their first Stateside #1, with 'The Reflex'.

^ The video for this single, featuring a sexy robot purchased and played with by band members, had to be censored before airing on MTV, but there was little of the controversy that had surrounded "Girls On Film".

.Second, rather than simply playing their instruments, the band participated in mini-storylines (often taking inspiration from contemporary movies: "Hungry Like The Wolf" riffs on Raiders of the Lost Ark, "The Wild Boys" on The Road Warrior, etc.^ Second, rather than simply playing their instruments, the band participated in mini-storylines (often taking inspiration from contemporary movies – "Hungry Like The Wolf" riffs on Raiders of the Lost Ark , "Wild Boys" on The Road Warrior , etc.

^ Hungry Like The Wolf 40002 condition:vg+ +7' 1c 006 64 794 Germany 1982 Title: Hungry Like The Wolf Special Order .
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^ Hungry Like The Wolf Label: Immortal Clips, Published: 2009 Immortal Clips, 13.11.2009 Special Order .
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). .Videos were obviously headed in this direction already, but Duran Duran led the trend with a style, featuring quick editing, arresting graphic design, and surreal-to-nonsensical image inserts, that drew attention from commentators and spawned a wealth of imitators.^ The quick editing style, graphic design (e.g.

^ Videos were obviously headed in this direction in any case, but Duran Duran did it with a style that drew attention from commentators, and spawned a wealth of imitators.

^ Additional articles about Duran Duran News stories about Duran Duran External links for Duran Duran Videos for Duran Duran Wikis about Duran Duran Discussion Groups about Duran Duran Blogs about Duran Duran Images of Duran Duran .

.Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot with a professional movie camera on 35 mm film, rather than on videotape with cheaper video cameras, making them look superior to many of the quickly and inexpensively shot videos which had been MTV staples until then.^ Thus the group's work compared very favorably to many of the quickly- and inexpensively-shot videos which had been MTV staples up until then.

^ Finally, Duran Duran was among the first bands to have their videos shot with a professional movie camera on 35mm film, rather than on videotape with cheaper video cameras.

^ The video for Hungry Like the Wolf, which was filmed in Sri Lanka by director Russell Mulcahy went on permanent rotation on MTV. Later that year 'Is There Something I Should Know' went straight to #1 in the UK and hit #4 in the US. The band's third album, 1984's 'Seven And The Ragged Tiger' earned Duran Duran their first Stateside #1, with 'The Reflex'.

.MTV provided Duran Duran with access to American radio markets that were unfriendly to British music, New Wave music, or "anything with synthesisers". Because MTV was not available everywhere in the United States at first, it was easy to see a pattern: where MTV went, listener demand for Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Def Leppard and other European bands with interesting videos went through the roof.^ Because MTV was not available everywhere in the United States at first, it was easy to see a pattern: where MTV went, listener demand for Duran Duran, Tears For Fears, Def Leppard and other European bands with interesting videos went through the roof.

^ In return, MTV gave Duran Duran critical access to American radio markets that were unfriendly to British music, New Wave music, or "anything with synthesizers".

^ At the dawn of the 1980s, Duran Duran was part of Britain's "futurist" or "new romantic" scene, which merged glam-rock attitude with disco beats and synthesizers to form an intensely fashion-conscious variant on new wave.
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[60]
.The band's sun-drenched videos for "Rio", "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Save A Prayer", and the surreal "Is There Something I Should Know?"^ Hungry Like The Wolf 40002 condition:vg+ +7' 1c 006 64 794 Germany 1982 Title: Hungry Like The Wolf Special Order .
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^ Hungry Like The Wolf Japanese Withdrawn 7" Reissue Skyscraper P/s (ems17266) Japanese, Ems17266 .
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^ Hungry Like A Wolf Picture Sleeve.
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were filmed by future movie director .Russell Mulcahy, who made eleven videos for the band.^ Russell Mulcahy, who made a total of eleven videos for the band.

^ Other video collections, concert films, and documentaries are still available only on videotape, and the band has not yet released a comprehensive collection which includes every music video the band has made.

^ The band was followed closely by a film crew led by director Russell Mulcahy.

.Duran Duran have always sought out innovative directors and techniques, even in their later years when MTV gave them little airplay.^ Duran Duran has always sought out innovative directors and techniques, even in their latter years when MTV gave them very little airplay.

^ In return, MTV gave Duran Duran critical access to American radio markets that were unfriendly to British music, New Wave music, or "anything with synthesizers".

^ Later that year Duran Duran 'Mark II' teamed up with producer Nile Rodgers to record the funk-based album 'Notorious.'

.In addition to Mulcahy, they have had videos filmed by influential photographers Dean Chamberlain and Ellen von Unwerth, Chinese director Chen Kaige, documentary filmmaker Julien Temple, and the Polish Brothers, among others.^ In addition to Mulcahy, they have had videos filmed by influential photographers Dean Chamberlain and Ellen von Unwerth, Chinese director Chen Kaige, Julien Temple, and the Polish Brothers, among others.

^ Duran Duran has also said that a huge amount of unreleased concert and documentary footage has been filmed over the years, and they hope it can be edited and released in some form over the next few years.

^ Other video collections, concert films, and documentaries are still available only on videotape, and the band has not yet released a comprehensive collection which includes every music video the band has made.

According to Nick Rhodes, "Video is to us like stereo was to Pink Floyd".[61]
.In 1984, the band introduced video technology into their live stadium shows by being among the first acts to provide video screens above the stage.^ In 1984, Duran Duran brought video technology pioneered at the US Festival into their live stadium shows: they were the first major act to provide video screens above the stage to bring the action closer to the audience in the rear.

^ The band expected the "Girls On Film" video to be played in the newer nightclubs that had video screens, or on pay-TV channels like the Playboy Channel.

^ The band then embarked on a massive around-the-world tour that continued through the first four months of 1984, including their first major stadium dates in America.

.They have recorded concerts using IMAX and 360 degree panoramic "immersive video" cameras, with 10.2 channel audio.^ They have also recorded concerts using IMAX and 360 degree panoramic "immersive video" cameras, with 10.2 channel audio.

.In 2000, they experimented with augmented reality technology, which allowed three-dimensional computer-generated images to appear on stage with the band.^ In 2000, they experimented with augmented reality technology, which allowed three-dimensional computer-generated images to appear onstage with the band.

[62] .They appeared on several century-end video countdowns: The MTV "100 Greatest Videos Ever Made" featured "Hungry Like The Wolf" at #11 and "Girls On Film" at #68, and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" listed "Hungry" at #31 and "Rio" at #60. MTV named "Hungry" the fifteenth of their most-played videos of all time.^ MTV also named "Hungry" the fifteenth of their most-played videos of all time.

^ Duran Duran appeared on several century-end video countdowns: The MTV "100 Greatest Videos Ever Made" featured "Hungry Like The Wolf" at #11 and "Girls On Film" at #68, and the "VH1: 100 Greatest Videos" listed "Hungry" at #31 and "Rio" at #60.

^ In 2003, Rio was listed at number 65 in the NME 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time.

.The band has released several video compilations, starting with the self-titled "video album" Duran Duran, for which they won a Grammy award, up to the 2004 two-disc DVD release Greatest, which included alternative versions of several popular videos as Easter eggs.^ The band's first album, Duran Duran , was released in 1981.

^ The band has released several video compilations, starting with the self-titled "video album" Duran Duran , for which they won a Grammy award, up to the 2004 two-disc DVD release Greatest , which included alternate versions of several popular videos as easter eggs.

^ Undeterred the following year the band contributed 'Out of My Mind' to the film version of 'The Saint' and released 'Medazzaland,' The album featured 'Electric Barbarella,' the first song ever to be sold in a download format across the Web.

In addition to Greatest, the documentary Sing Blue Silver, and the concert film Arena (both from 1984) were released on DVD in 2004. Live From London, a concert video from one of their sold-out 2004 reunion shows at Wembley Arena, was released in the fall of 2005.
.Other video collections, concert films, and documentaries remain available only on videotape, and Duran Duran have not yet released a collection which includes all their videos.^ Other video collections, concert films, and documentaries are still available only on videotape, and the band has not yet released a comprehensive collection which includes every music video the band has made.

^ Because MTV was not available everywhere in the United States at first, it was easy to see a pattern: where MTV went, listener demand for Duran Duran, Tears For Fears, Def Leppard and other European bands with interesting videos went through the roof.

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.The band has said that a huge amount of unreleased concert and documentary footage has been filmed over the years, which they hope can be edited and released in some form in the near future.^ Duran Duran has also said that a huge amount of unreleased concert and documentary footage has been filmed over the years, and they hope it can be edited and released in some form over the next few years.

^ Essex has nevertheless continued to act and sing and enjoys a large fan base in the UK. Duran Duran has also said that a huge amount of unreleased concert and documentary footage has been filmed over the years, and they hope it can be edited and released in some form over the next few years.

^ Undeterred the following year the band contributed 'Out of My Mind' to the film version of 'The Saint' and released 'Medazzaland,' The album featured 'Electric Barbarella,' the first song ever to be sold in a download format across the Web.

The video for "Falling Down" was released in October 2007.

Record Label timeline

1980-1999: EMI Capitol/Parlophone
1998-2001: Hollywood Records
2001-2004: Unsigned
2004-2009: Epic Records
2009–Present: Unsigned

Timeline of bandmembers' participation in Duran Duran

Discography

Awards and Nominations

Notes

  • Carver, John. (1983). Duran Duran. .Anabas Publishing Ltd., UK. ISBN 1850990018.
  • David, Maria.^ Duran Duran , Colour Library Books Ltd, UK (ISBN 0862832519, ISBN 0517460122) De Graaf, Kaspar and Garret, Malcolm.

    ^ Duran Duran , Colour Library Books Ltd, UK (ISBN 0862832519, ISBN 0517460122).

    ^ Duran Duran – An Independent Story in Words and Pictures , Anabas Publishing Ltd., UK (ISBN 1580990018) David, Maria.

    (1984). Duran Duran. .Colour Library Books Ltd, UK. ISBN 0862832519. ISBN 0517460122.
  • Denisoff, R Serge (1986).^ Duran Duran , Colour Library Books Ltd, UK (ISBN 0862832519, ISBN 0517460122).

    ^ Duran Duran , Wanderer Books, UK, 1984 (ISBN 0671530992).

    ^ Duran Duran , Colour Library Books Ltd, UK (ISBN 0862832519, ISBN 0517460122) De Graaf, Kaspar and Garret, Malcolm.

    Tarnished Gold: The Record Industry Revisited. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 0887386180.
  • Flans, Robyn. (1984). Inside Duran Duran. .Creskill, NJ: Starbooks/Signet Special.^ Inside Duran Duran , Starbooks/Signet Special, Creskill, NJ USA (ISBN 0451820967) Gaiman, Neil.

    ^ Inside Duran Duran , Starbooks/Signet Special, Creskill, NJ USA (ISBN 0451820967).

    .ISBN 0451820967.
  • Gaiman, Neil (1984).^ Inside Duran Duran , Starbooks/Signet Special, Creskill, NJ USA (ISBN 0451820967) Gaiman, Neil.

    .Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five.^ A remix of the new track "(Reach Up For The) Sunrise" was released on the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV show soundtrack in February, while the Queer Eye guys (the modern "Fab Five") hailed Duran Duran as "the first metrosexuals".

    ^ Duran Duran: The First Four Years of the Fab Five , Proteus Publishing (ISBN 0862762596) Green, Jo-Anne.

    ^ At the height of its fame, Duran Duran ("The Fab Five") was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

    Proteus Publishing. ISBN 0862762596.
  • Haring, Bruce {2000}. Beyond the Charts: MP3 and the Digital Music Revolution. JM Northern Media. ISBN 0967451701.
  • Malins, Steve (2006). Notorious: The Unauthorised Biography. .André Deutsch/Carlton Publishing, UK. ISBN 0233001379.
  • Martin, Susan (1984).^ Duran Duran , Wanderer Books, UK, 1984 (ISBN 0671530992).

    ^ Duran Duran , Wanderer Books, UK, 1984 (ISBN 0671530992) O'Connell, John.

    ^ Duran Duran – An Independent Story in Words and Pictures , Anabas Publishing Ltd., UK (ISBN 1580990018) David, Maria.

    Duran Duran. .Wanderer Books, UK. ISBN 0671530992.
  • Shuker, Roy (2001).^ Duran Duran: Their Story , Cherry Lane Books, UK (ISBN 0862761719) Edwards, Mark.

    ^ Duran Duran , Wanderer Books, UK, 1984 (ISBN 0671530992) O'Connell, John.

    ^ Duran Duran , Colour Library Books Ltd, UK (ISBN 0862832519, ISBN 0517460122) De Graaf, Kaspar and Garret, Malcolm.

    Understanding Popular Music. Routledge. ISBN 041523509X.
  • Sims, Josh (1999). Rock Fashion. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0711987491.

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Simple English

Duran Duran
File:Duran
Duran Duran live at the ACC, Toronto
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genres Pop rock, new romantic, new Wave, synthpop, alternative rock, electropop
Years active 1978-present
Labels EMI / Capitol Records
Hollywood Records
Epic Records
Associated acts Arcadia, Power Station, Neurotic Outsiders, The Devils, Nile Rodgers, Colin Thurston, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake
Website Official website
Members
Simon Le Bon
Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
Roger Taylor
Former members
Andy Taylor
Sterling Campbell
Warren Cuccurullo
Stephen Duffy
Andy Wickett
Simon Colley
Alan Curtis
Jeff Thomas

Duran Duran is a British pop group. They formed in Birmingham, England in 1978 and were very popular in the 1980s.

Discography

  • Duran Duran (1981)
  • Rio (1982)
  • Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983)
  • Notorious (1986)
  • Big Thing (1988)
  • Liberty (1990)
  • Duran Duran (The Wedding Album) (1993)
  • Thank You (1995)
  • Medazzaland (1997)
  • Pop Trash (2000)
  • Astronaut (2004)
  • Red Carpet Massacre (2007)


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