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.
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.
Duran Duran Joining Sonar 2015 Headliners Skrillex, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip & More by Judy Cantor-Navas Duran Duran will headline Sonar 2015, joining an extensive lineup at the Barcelona electronic music festival that includes Skrillex, FKA Twigs, Flying Lotus, Arka and Jesse Kanda, Jamie XX, Hot Chip, Die Antwoord and Roisin Murphy. Organizers of the festival, which takes place from June 18-20, announced 38 new acts on Wednesday (Jan. 28).