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

Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now (Tape Modern)

After an aeon in the wilderness, punctuated by acts of sheer imbecility such as covering Public Enemy ’s ‘911 Is A Joke’ , somehow, miraculously, new romantic godfathers the Duranies are back with their strongest album since 1983’s...

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Duran Duran: 'Red Carpet Massacre'

Duran Duran: 'Red Carpet Massacre'

When Duran Duran made their appearance at the Diana Memorial Concert, it seemed that the game was very much up. Stuck in a time when suits dribbled out stock options and bands relaxed in their padded suits on private yachts (ie the ’80s) they...

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Duran Duran : Astronaut

Duran Duran : Astronaut

The trouble with Duran Duran is that they’ve never, not even for one second, been cool. They have unimpeachably cool heroes – the band came together, 26 years ago, through a shared love of Roxy Music, New York Dolls, Chic and the Sex Pistols...

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Duran Duran : London Kentish Town Forum

Duran Duran : London Kentish Town Forum

The bloke working for the band tells me this: the gig sold out in four minutes flat and he's been offered so many sexual favours for tickets that his sole regret is, this being a short-notice show, he really wouldn't have the time, let alone the...

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Duran Duran : Los Angeles Roxy

Duran Duran : Los Angeles Roxy

While Beck , Gwen Stefani and Nicolas Cage sail down the paparazzi-flanked red carpet that leads to LA's most-hyped gig of the year, those not so lucky to be on the guestlist are out on the Sunset Strip, surreptitiously procuring black-market...

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Duran Duran: London Wembley Arena

Duran Duran: London Wembley Arena

You'd think that at some point in the last twenty years, Simon Le Bon would've learnt to sing. Instead he ploughs his own flat furrow that is complemented by the crowd's raucous terrace chanting. More embarrassing, perhaps, is the 42-year-old...

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Nashville Antioch TN AmSouth Ampitheater

Nashville Antioch TN AmSouth Ampitheater

Duran Duran , quintessential pin-up lads from the '80s, are in town and a healthy, if not overwhelmingly large, crowd hopes to trip the Wayback Machine. Alas, Simon Le Bon and company (only keyboardist Nick Rhodes remains from the glory...

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Strange Behaviour

Strange Behaviour

The new romantics made 'remix' a dirty word. Driven to cobbling together 12" releases to pay for more yachts, they employed the scoundrel's tactic of the 'extended version' for vinyl ballast. These usually involved the musical director from Miami...

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Cardiff International Arena

Cardiff International Arena

Excuse me, but what the arse is going on here? Just why are a flock of early-'80s bands filling arenas at the end of 1998? Is this millennial weirdness? A sad indictment of moribund '90s pop? Or a jokey rock'n'roll pantomime filling the void...

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