Would Someone Please Explain? The Best of Duran Duran's Ask Katy

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70 million records, 100s of 1000's of fans and 1 person who's got the answers...

The Best of Duran Duran's Ask Katy

“I noticed on last night’s Set List there was a song called “Encore.” Is that a new song? I’ve never heard it before.”

“If Duran Duran's next video contained a highly choreographed dance number in the same vein as the Backstreet Boys, which one of our boys would have the most trouble?”

“Hey Simon, I was wondering how much money I would have to pay you to record my own personal copy of you singing In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly? Just wondering. OH and thanks for the memories and such”.

There is something timeless about writing a fan letter, as tried and true as any ritual of fandom. Maybe you’d get a form letter back thanking you for your interest or if you were lucky, a signed photo.

With the launch of their official website www.duranduran.com in 1997, Duran Duran – pioneers with infusing music, art, fashion and technology – took the concept one step further. They entrusted an employee to field questions sent via the internet and pass them along for a direct answer from a band member. Thus ASK KATY was born, and quickly became the most popular portion of the band’s website, which averages 15 million hits a month.

10 years later, the band brings you WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN? The Best of Duran Duran’s Ask Katy. Culled from thousands of questions, the book highlights the best, the craziest and the most creative questions the dedicated and devoted fans of Duran Duran have sent in over the years, with thoughtful – and often funny - answers from band members Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor.

WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN? The Best of Duran Duran's Ask Katy is a delightful bite of pop culture. In the spirit of BAR MITZVAH DISCO and MORTIFIED, REAL WORDS REAL PEOPLE REAL PATHETIC, this collection of fan letters to Duran Duran lets the reader in on the touching, mortifying and laugh-out-loud world of celebrity fan mail. And in the process gives you some insight in to the personalities of Roger, John, Nick and Simon. A Valentine from the band, this book will be available for purchase on www.duranduran.com in February 2007.