Duran Duran Biography

Duran Duran are an English rock band 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. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and according to the Sunday Mercury, they have sold more than 100 million records.

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, the band later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image. The band has won a number of awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards--receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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. Duran Duran 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. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

The group was formed by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, with the later addition of Roger Taylor, and after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor and Simon Le Bon.

The group has never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include American guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and American 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. Andy Taylor left the band once again in mid-2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member.

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Duran Duran suing fan club for £23,500

The pop group claim Worldwide Fan Clubs have failed to make several payments

  • Jul 23, 2014

Duran Duran confirm they are working with John Frusciante

Band say they are "thrilled with the results" of collaboration with former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist

  • Apr 25, 2014

Warpaint, Moby, Juliette Lewis for Duran Duran covers album

'Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran' is due for release in 2014

  • Oct 16, 2013

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini to play huge London Olympics show

Stereophonics will also play at Hyde Park show on July 27

  • May 1, 2012

Duran Duran pull out of V Festival

Simon Le Bon's ongoing vocal problems cause tour postponement

  • Jul 5, 2011

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Duran Duran Music Videos

Girl Panic Play Video

Girl Panic

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Planet Earth

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Ordinary World

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21.07.2012 (2) Lucca Summer festival

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Duran Duran Reviews

Album Review: Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now (Tape Modern)

Album Review: Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now (Tape Modern)

Successfully hailing their new romantic glory days of 1983

  • Mar 23, 2011

Duran Duran: 'Red Carpet Massacre'

'Time for another re-think'

  • Nov 16, 2007

Duran Duran : Astronaut

Does the world really need another Duran Duran album? Well…

  • Dec 4, 2004

Duran Duran : London Kentish Town Forum

Bet your mum had a bitch of a hangover, eh?

  • Oct 31, 2003

Duran Duran : Los Angeles Roxy

Who'd'a thought it? '80s glamourpusses make triumphant return

  • Aug 6, 2003

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