RONSON's A WILD BOY ; Mark Joins Duran Duran for Scots Gig
July 03, 2009
By BEV LYONS; Rick Fulton
BRIT winner Mark Ronson will join Duran Duran on stage at their massive Edinburgh Castle gig later this month.
The Eighties legends, whose hits include Wild Boys and Ordinary World, are playing the stunning venue on Thursday, July 16.
And the collaboration is a strong indicator the band will be playing some tracks from their new album, which Mark is currently producing.
The Edinburgh concert is one of only two UK dates the band are playing this year. The other is the Lovebox festival in London.
An insider said: "Scots fans are really going to be in for a treat.
"I think there's a strong possibility there will be new stuff from the album."
It's not the first time Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album, has worked with Duran Duran.
Last year they were brought together for a special gig in Paris. There, as well as playing on tracks like Planet Earth and The Chauffeur, they also did a Bond medley which bled into Duran Duran's View To A Kill 007 theme tune.
Mark, who won the best male Brit award last year and has also worked with Lily Allen, Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams and the Kaiser Chiefs, admits Duran Duran were his favourite band as a kid.
He said: "I had posters, stickers and tried to copy their haircuts. I went with my mum to the hairdressers when I was 11 with a picture of JohnTaylor.
"I thought they were going to give me this feather cut with blonde highlights. But the haircut they gave me was closer to what they'd have given a 10-year-old.
"I walked out the hairdressers in tears saying 'it's way more Nick Rhodes than John Taylor'."
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