Here are our pop culture picks for Oct. 18-24, including the best deals we could find for each.
"We can and will beat this thing," said the bass icon, after opening up about his recent battle with a "turbo-charged flu."
Duran were hungry like the wolf for victory, but Spandau had the power to know they were indestructible. This was nothing less than a historic battle for new wave supremacy.
From John Taylor's famous fedora to Simon Le Bon's tucked-in tie, we have your new wave fashion inspo here.
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll have always been a package deal with male music stars. They’re so intertwined that we almost expect — maybe even prefer — our pop and rock gods to be bad boys. Male stars are held to ridiculously lower standards than female stars, and it’s evident in the relatively muted effect #MeToo has […]
"I cannot apologize for something I did not do," Le Bon writes after accusation that he groped a woman in 1995 autograph signing
British powerhouse vocalist Anna Ross has served as a background singer with some of the best pop ‘n’ soul artists in the business, including Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Kylie Minogue, Lisa Stansfield, and, most notably, Duran Duran, with whom she has worked since 2005. Now Ross is finally releasing her debut solo album, First Day, with a little help from her fab friends: The LP’s lead single, the title track, written by Ross and none other than Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon. Duran Duran have notched up such an impressive catalogue of songs over the years, and continue to with each new album they do — including their current one, Paper Gods.
Was there ever any album that embodied all things grand and glamorous about the escapist, excessive, exotic, erotic, aspirational ’80s more than Duran Duran’s Rio?
A decision from the UK High Court of Justice today has ruled against Duran Duran over the band's attempt to reclaim, stateside, the publishing copyrights on over three dozen songs.
Duran Duran's John Taylor and Roger Taylor have shared a new track titled "No Rewind," which the duo created in collaboration with at-risk youth.
Electropop artist MNDR, aka Amanda Warner, is lounging backstage at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival, dressed in her casual-Friday post-show uniform of cargo pants and bomber jacket; her glittery smudges of neon teal eye shadow are the only glamorous evidence of the fact that, mere moments ago, she was on the main stage with Duran Duran, standing stoically behind the synth banks while channeling her inner “Planet Earth”-era Nick Rhodes in an impeccable white ruffled suit. Since Rhodes temporarily left Duran’s summer tour to attend to an “urgent family matter” in the U.K. ...
Lindsay Lohan wore a gigantic ring onstage at a Duran Duran concert with her Russian beau at Barclays Center, in Brooklyn. Yes, the ring was on "that" finger.
Duran Duran are having a critical renaissance right now with the recent release of their acclaimed album Paper Gods, so there’s no better time to reexamine the Birmingham boys’ rich legacy. Now Cleopatra Records is officially releasing a fascinating artifact from the band’s pre-Simon Le Bon days: a rare EP of 1979 demos, featuring core members John Taylor (on guitars), Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes along with early vocalist Andy Wickett, who served in the band for the year and a half before Le Bon joined in 1980. The recordings come from Wickett’s own archive of demos, and Yahoo Music is excited to officially premiere the Wickett-penned, prototype demo version of “Girls on Film” here.
Last year, former American Idol darling Allison Iraheta’s stellar rock band with her husband Matthew Hager, Halo Circus, contributed a fiery version of Duran Duran’s underrated 1989 Big Thing single “Do You Believe in Shame?” to Manimal Vinyl’s compilation Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute to Duran Duran. A Gothic, operatic, almost heavy-metal spin on Duran’s funk-pop ballad, Halo Circus’s cover was an instant standout on an indie all-star album that also included tracks by Moby, Warpaint, and Carina Round. And now, finally, the long-under-wraps video for Halo Circus’s “Do You Believe in Shame?”
Rewatch Duran Duran’s full Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-show concert on Yahoo Live HERE! With Paper Gods, Duran Duran’s triumphant new album (their first for Warner Bros. and 14th overall), the iconic new wave/post-punk pioneers and gracefully aging former teen heartthrobs are at long last getting the acclaim and respect they deserve. “I have a problem with the institutionalization of rock 'n’ roll,” Le Bon tells Yahoo Music. I just feel like saying, 'F— off!’ I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in itself is not a bad thing, but I don’t feel that I have to be placed alongside Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, U2, and all those other guys for me to have validity. You sell one single record, and it means 100 Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.” Duran Duran have sold more than one single record lately: Paper Gods recently debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 10, the band’s highest chart position in more than 20 years.
On the second day of any music festival, there is a definite risk of letdown, and Life Is Beautiful was no exception. Having Stevie Wonder headline on day one was a difficult act to follow, as there are only a handful of artists at his living legend status that can bring the same singular feeling of witnessing an event that he does. So day two of Life Is Beautiful had to be about the composite experience. The highlights came early on the Downtown Stage with U.K. power rock duo Royal Blood absolutely smoldering under the Vegas sun. After being endorsed by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, Royal Blood have been heralded as the next big thing in rock – and in this set more than any other we’ve witnessed this year, it’s easy to see why.