Puff Daddy samples “Notorious” for a Notorious B.I.G. song.
VH1 Hard Rock Live
The band performs on VH1’s Hard Rock Live, showcasing songs from their forthcoming album and classics from their repertoire.
Pop Trash Released
With 60 million records sold, Duran Duran releases their new album, Pop Trash on June 13th, 2000. “Someone Else Not Me” is the first single, released on May 2nd.
The band’s official site, duranduran.com, is re-vamped and re-launched.
Duran Duran records VH1 Storytellers in London on June 25th. The show first aired in Europe on August 25th and in the US on September 23rd.
"Someone Else Not Me" video premiere
June 13, 2000
The video for “Someone Else Not Me” premiers on Shockwave.com on June 13th. The video is made using Flash Technology and is the first video that was broadcast on MTV and VH1 using this type of digital animation.
Talk Show Appearances
Duran Duran appears on US television shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show Summer Concert Series, The View, and The Craig Kilbourne Show to promote the album.
Pop Trash tour begins
July 21, 2000
The band begins Pop Trash Tour 2000 of the United States in Florida on July 21st. The 33-date tour attracts rave reviews. During the US tour, the band plays a week’s residency at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, smashing all attendance records. On Wednesday, August 30th, the show is broadcast live on HOB.com.
The Wild Boys on BBC1
BBC1 television (UK) film interviews past and present members of Duran Duran for a documentary on the band celebrating 20 years of their career. The BBC1 show entitled The Wild Boys first airs in the UK on August 28th.
Sold Out UK Christmas Tour
Duran Duran do a Christmas tour of the United Kingdom, selling out all shows. The UK Pop Trash tour features the world’s first use of “augmented reality” technology in a live concert. Duran Duran works with a computer graphics producer to create advanced 2D and 3D visual effects, which allows animated characters to appear live on stage with the band.