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Duran Duran Complete New LP Feat. Janelle Monáe & Kiesza, Prod. By Nile Rodgers & Mark Ronson

Never bet against Duran Duran finding a way to remain commercially relevant. History's greatest new-wave boy band just inked a deal with new label Warner Bros., and they've finished work on a new album. They're in a great position to score their umpteenth comeback, thanks in part to a couple of of-the-moment producers who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015

Jim James, Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Sky Ferreira, Twin Peaks To Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

On April 1st, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will host a celebratory concert to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. The lineup will include: Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015

Lindsay Lohan Says She’s Recording With Duran Duran

Lindsay Lohan was apparently in the studio with Duran Duran recently, judging by an Instagram photo she posted today with her sister Ali and two of the band members. In the caption, she said that she was "recording with some of the greats." Duran Duran, meanwhile, tweeted the same photo out this morning… More »

By: James Rettig / December 8, 2014

Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)

Charli XCX's contribution to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack has also surfaced. "Kingdom" is a collaboration with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. Here's what she had to say about it in an interview with Pitchfork from earlier this week: "It was definitely exciting to be working… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014

Morrissey’s 1984 Single Reviews From Unearthed Smash Hits Are Perfect

Back in October 1984, Morrissey did a feature with British music magazine Smash Hits where he reviewed some popular singles at the time. It was unearthed today (30 years to the day after the issue's publication date) by Brian McCloskey, a collector of the magazines who has been uploading his archives digitally on his blog… More »

By: James Rettig / October 25, 2014

SOKO – “Girls On Film” (Duran Duran Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Our latest preview from the Manimal-curated double-LP Duran Duran tribute Making Patterns Rhyme comes courtesy of SOKO. The French pop singer offered up a slow-jam version of "Girls On Film" that foregrounds the creeping, salacious vibes that skirted the edges of the original. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 6, 2014

Duran Duran Are Suing Their Fan Club

Apparently there are companies dedicated to managing and monetizing fan clubs for celebrities, and one of them called Worldwide Fan Clubs once counted Duran Duran among its clients. Not anymore; The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the new wave legends are suing the Glenview, Illinois-based company for $40,000 and claiming that Worldwide Fan Clu… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 23, 2014

Austra – “American Science” (Duran Duran Cover)

The Duran Duran tribute compilation Making Patterns Rhyme comes out next week, and we've already posted a bunch of songs from it: Moby doing "Rio," Warpaint doing "The Chauffeur," Carina Round doing "Come Undone." Now, Toronto synthpoppers Austra's ghostly, miasmic take on "American Science," from Duran Duran's 1986 album Notorious, ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 11, 2014

Carina Round – “Come Undone” (Duran Duran Cover)

Manimal Record's charity album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran comes out next week and we've already heard Moby's version of "Rio" and Warpaint's cover of "The Chauffeur." Next up is British singer-songwriter Carina Round's take on "Come Undone," off of their 1993 second self-titled album. "The original is very upbeat,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 8, 2014

Warpaint – “The Chauffeur” (Duran Duran Cover)

Manimal Vinyl's Duran Duran tribute album Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran has already given us Moby's full-scale renovation of "Rio." Now here's Warpaint's take on "The Chauffeur," which maintains the eerie aura of the original while recasting it in Warpaint's trademark ghostly psychedelic space. Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 16, 2014

Moby – “Rio” (Duran Duran Cover)

Among the contributors to Manimal Vinyl's upcoming Duran Duran tribute comp Making Patterns Rhyme are Warpaint, Little Dragon, Austra, Juliette Lewis, Crocodiles, and Moby. America's favorite bald vegan's version of "Rio" turns the bright, summery synthpop song into a foreboding trance-inflected dance cut with seductive female vocals. Hear what he's done with it below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 27, 2014

Yoplait Offers Totally Unnecessary Apology For Using “Hungry Like The Wolf” In A Yogurt Commercial

Here's an odd case that mixes music licensing with murder and intrigue, much like sprinkling granola into a plastic cup full of fermented dairy product. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 13, 2014

Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes' label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute... Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early next year via Manimal Vinyl, the label that previously gave us tributes to Madonna and the Cure. You can check out the current list of participants below (via duranduran.com) and more… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2012

It's been an absolutely devastating couple of days around here, so we hope this mix can be a thing you can put on and feel a sense of normalcy, or comfort. Who wouldn't be comforted by those lips, no? Ten tracks, lots of time signatures/vibes. Go in:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 31, 2012

Marissa Nadler Covers Daniel Johnston & Duran Duran

This Halloween, Marissa Nadler is gonna be Daniel Johnston. And Duran Duran! The Boston-based experimental folk singer dropped covers of songs by both artists today. The Johnston cover, "Devil Town," is a Halloween treat. Per Nadler: "This is for Halloween. One of my favorite Daniel Johnston songs." The Duran Duran track is "Ordinary World" --… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 31, 2012

Duran Duran -“Girl Panic!” Video (Feat. A Bunch Of Old Supermodels)

It's been 30 years since Duran Duran's first release and subsequent world-beating ways, crafting a sleek, designer-pop that sounded expensive and fashionable, indulgent and sexy and just a bit reckless, a long line of gourmet cocaine trailing down a slick Parisian catwalk. Of course, that makes them a little long in the tooth and i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 8, 2011

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it's not channeling "Float On." That's fitting given how Ben Gibbard's got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011

SXSW Wednesday: Featuring The Antlers, OFF!, Darwin Deez, Duran Duran

We've offered our suggestions as to what bands to see this week, now we shift into the bands we are actually seeing. SXSW has begun in earnest, and is earnestly crowded. We'll try to cut through the static a bit this week by recapping notable sets and posting up photos from our fleet of photographers. More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2011

Progress Report: Duran Duran

NAME: Duran Duran PROGRESS REPORT: Pop icons chat up the release of new Mark Ronson-produced record, All You Need Is Now. Even if you were born in the 80's (rather than having lived through it while wearing neon tank tops and jelly bracelets, like some of us geezers did) chances are that you still know… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / January 14, 2011

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Breaks His Legendary Silence On The 2008 Presidential Election

From will.i.am to Dave Stewart to Boy George, Barack Obama has inspired some pretty horrible songs. Often from British people. Case in point: John Taylor getting funky on bass while doing cliched spoken word about hope and change. Cringe for yourself. More »

By: brandon / October 17, 2008
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