No Doubt, Korn, Kelly Ripa Featured in Duran Duran Doc

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Writer: Kristi Wooten
News, Published online on 19 Feb 2008

Ask Andrew Golub (his friends call him Durandy) anything about Duran Duran's history, and chances are that the 36-year-old Seattle native has a piece of memorabilia to match up with the question. Golub's collection, amassed since 1984, consists of thousands of Duran Duran albums, books, tour programs, magazines and more. Golub's, in fact, is the largest collection of Duran Duran posters in the world, many of which the band members themselves claim to have never before seen. Although Golub's extensive online fanography contains countless images of his prized possessions, he says it represents less than 20% of the overall item count.

So, what does one do with that much Duran Duran stuff?

In this fan's case, hire it out. When television channel Biography produced a feature about Duran Duran, it contacted Golub for images to use in the broadcast. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showcased a portion of Golub's memorabilia, alongside clothing and instruments on loan from the band's bassist John Taylor and keyboardist Nick Rhodes, in an installation that remained on display for more than five years. More recently, Golub has curated two gallery-style Duran Duran retrospective exhibitions in Seattle, including last month's "Some New Romantics," which featured rare late-'70s and early-'80s photographs by the band's first photographer, Paul Edmond.

Believe it or not, Golub isn't alone in his fandemonium. Duran Duran has always been notorious (no pun intended) for its passionate followers, and a new documentary entitled Something You Should Know explores the lives of some the band's biggest fans around the world. This includes Golub as well as a long list of celebrities from Kelly Ripa to Moby.

Tentatively scheduled for a July 2008 release, Something You Should Know is culled from more than 250 hours of footage of Duran Duran performances and interviews with 800 fans and musical artists as diverse as No Doubt, Korn, Michelle Branch, Barenaked Ladies, Scissor Sisters and more. The documentary's official website,, promises more updates and details soon.

Courtesy Paste Magazine