Simon, Nick, John, Andy and Roger get together in the South of France to work on material for a new album.
That 80's Show
May 22, 2002
John tapes a guest spot on the Fox Television show That 80s Show.
Welcome To The Monkey House
When they return from France, Simon and Nick team up with the Dandy Warhols to work on their new album Welcome to the Monkey House. Nick is at the helm producing the record and Simon provides guest vocals.
Dark Circles Released
July 15, 2002
The Devils, featuring Nick Rhodes and original Duran Duran lead singer Stephen Duffy, release Dark Circles in the UK to critical acclaim.
The Devils Live Performance
The Devils (Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy) perform songs from Dark Circles at London department store Harvey Nichols to a packed crowd that includes both Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor.
"Save A Prayer" Duet
Simon records a duet of “Save a Prayer” with SYN artist Silvio singing in Portuguese and Simon singing in English. The song appears on a Starbucks compilation available only in Japan.
Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit
The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, OH features Duran Duran in the “50 Years of Rock and Roll” exhibit with clothing worn by Nick, John and Roger.
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Celebrations Chocolates and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) come together to put out a series of Christmas Cards made available to the public. World famous photographer The Earl of Lichfield creates twelve stunning cards that are themed around the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” – but with a modern twist. Featured amongst them is Twelve Drummers Drumming with Roger Taylor.
Simon starts “Simon’s Reader” on duranduran.com, a quarterly feature in which Simon reviews books that are of interest to him. Spin, Blender and USA Today newspaper all tout the merits of his reviews.
Nick Rhodes Produces songs for up and coming artists
Nick Rhodes produces songs for two up and coming artists, She Said Yeah and Riviera F in-between his duties on the new Duran record.