2010

  • The World Darts Championship

    Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams from England wins the world darts championship 2010. His walk on/off music is “Hungry Like The Wolf.”

  • The Manimal Records’ David Bowie Tribute Album

    Duran Duran announces they will cover “Boys Keep Swinging” for the Manimal Records’ David Bowie Tribute Album, due out in September 2010. 100% of the net profits will benefit the War Child charity.

  • I Love London Event for the Wings of Hope Children’s Charity

    January 15, 2010

    Roger and partner Jake Fonique DJ the I Love London event to aid the Wings of Hope children’s charity, at The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London.

  • Duran Duran Reviews Tracks with Mark Ronson

    January 20, 2010

    The band meets in the studio to review the tracks written for the new release; they re-group with Mark Ronson the first week of February for more work.

  • “Boys Keep Swinging”

    January 21, 2010

    The band finishes all studio recording on “Boys Keep Swinging” in London on January 21st . The track is mixed by Serban Ghenea.

  • Simon Records Vocals on “Being Followed”

    February 1, 2010
  • Simon records vocals on “Before the Rain"

    February 2, 2010
  • GSMA Mobile Conference

    February 16, 2010

    Duran Duran headline the GSMA Mobile Conference in Barcelona. Nick Rhodes is one of the keynote speakers at the conference the next day.

  • Nick Records Oscar Picks with Katy

  • Red Passion Magazine

    Roger is featured on the cover of Italy’s Red Passion magazine, talking about both his work in Duran Duran and as a DJ. He and Jake Fonique DJ at the Red Passion Club in Campobasso, Italy on March 6th.

  • The New Roads School Benefit

    John is the musical director for the New Roads School benefit featuring Stewart Copeland, John Desmore, Raul Pacheco and more. The school later releases a CD of music from the event to raise more money.

  • “Fox” by The Danimals

    The single “Fox” co-written by John Taylor, is released by The Danimals, the Toohey’s Extra Dry winning band chosen by Mark Ronson.

  • “The Chauffeur” in the Greenberg movie

    March 26, 2010

    Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur” is featured on the Greenberg movie (starring Ben Stiller) soundtrack, released on March 26th.

  • Roger and Jake Fonique DJ the 4th Annual FATE Awards in Belfast, Ireland

  • Tribute to Malcolm McLaren

    John writes a tribute to Malcolm McLaren on Duranduran.com that is later picked up by Billboard magazine.

  • Roger and Jake DJ at the Club Subtone in Cheltenham, UK

    April 3, 2010
  • So Red the Rose Two CD Re-issue

    April 12, 2010

    Arcadia’s So Red the Rose two CD re-issue, complete with all the videos filmed for the project, is released by EMI on April 12th/13th.

  • John Blogs on DD.com

    In mid-April, John takes over the blog section of DD.com and posts a different photo of himself every day for thirty days.

  • Simon Records Vocals on “Other Peoples Lives”

    April 20, 2010
  • “The Chauffeur" at Ronnie Scott's

    April 21, 2010

    Nick and Simon join Mark Ronson at Ronnie Scott’s in London for a performance of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur” at the Gucci Icon after party.

  • Band Members Complete the Lyrics for “Runway Runaway” and Simon Records Vocal Guide

    April 27, 2010
  • Nick Participates in the SAVE SIX Campaign to Save BBC Radio 6 Music

  • JT’s Vault, Chronicling the Band’s Early Days, is Launched on Duranduran.com

  • Simon Provides Vocals on the Title Track to Mark Ronson’s New Album, Record Collection

  • Re-issue the Albums Duran Duran and Seven and the Ragged Tiger

    EMI re-issue the albums Duran Duran and Seven and the Ragged Tiger. The two-disc set includes remixes, live tracks and videos. It is released on March 29th in the UK and Europe and on May 18th in the US. EMI also issues the set in limited edition vinyl.

  • Roger and Jake DJ at the Sui Club, Ancona, Italy

    May 8, 2010
  • Museo de la Moda

    Nick loans several vintage outfits to the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile for their 1980s Fashion exhibit that opens in May.

  • 55th Annual Ivor Novello Awards

    May 20, 2010

    Simon presents the Best Album Award at the 55th Annual Ivor Novello Awards, honouring the best of English Songwriting on May 20th.

  • The Band performs in Russia at the Neon Moscow Charity Event

    May 24, 2010
  • May 28, 2010

    On May 28th and 31st the band members work on the track “Safe (in the heat of the moment)” in the studio.

  • “Girl Panic!”

    June 1, 2010

    The band works on the song “Brain Wrecker,” which later became “Pale Blue Planet” and then finally “Girl Panic!”

  • Simon Records the Lead Vocal on “Blame The Machines”

    June 2, 2010
  • Mark Ronson’s East Village Radio Show

    June 3, 2010

    Nick guests alongside rapper Wylie, on Mark Ronson’s East Village Radio show which was being broadcast from London.

  • Raisa June Gorbachev Foundation

    June 5, 2010

    Simon performs 3 songs at the Raisa June Gorbachev Foundation charity event at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Duran Duran Records Guitars in the Studio with Dom Brown

    June 15, 2010
  • Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair Party

    June 16, 2010

    Roger and Jake DJ the exclusive invite-only party for the Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair Party, near Florence, Italy.

  • Nick Attends The Founders Forum

    Nick attends The Founders Forum, a conference where leading thinkers from technology and internet-based companies get together to share new ideas.

  • Nick’s 50th Birthday Film

    June 18, 2021

    The band members have a surprise screening of Nick’s 50th birthday film at BAFTA in London of a film they have produced for John’s 50th birthday. The movie features many friends, family and colleagues from over the years telling stories about John and wishing him well.

  • “Tigress Ritual”

    John plays bass on the track “Tigress Ritual” off the upcoming album Man Meat by Swahili Blonde, the new band led by ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante.

  • “The Man Who Stole a Leopard"

    Nick and John write the lyric for “The Man Who Stole a Leopard,” with John recording a rough guide and Nick writing and recording a guide for the newscast that comes at the end of the song.

  • Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film” is Mashed with Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” for the DJ Hero Videogame

  • The Band Records Backing Vocals on “Safe (in the heat of the moment)”

    June 29, 2010
  • A New Lyric for “Brain Wrecker” Takes Shape and Song Becomes “Pale Blue Planet”

    June 30, 2010
  • “Being Followed” and “The Man Who Stole a Leopard”

    July 1, 2010

    Dom Brown records guitar parts for “Being Followed”, while Simon records vocals on “The Man Who Stole a Leopard” and Nick records more synths on “Safe (in the heat of the moment).”

  • Duran Duran Behind The Music

    July 6, 2010

    VH1 films interviews with the band members at Sphere Studios for an update on the Duran Duran Behind The Music. In between the interviews, Nick records more keyboards on “All You Need is Now” and several other tracks.

  • “Too Bad You’re So Beautiful"

    July 13, 2010

    John and Nick write a lyric called “King of Nowhere,” which later becomes “Too Bad You’re So Beautiful,” while Simon and Dom record more vocals and guitars at Eastcote studios.

  • British Artist Clunie Reid

    July 14, 2010

    John and Nick meet celebrated British artist Clunie Reid about the album artwork. Nick also records more synths on “Leave a Light On” at Sphere.

  • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

    July 15, 2010

    Rob Sheffield’s Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut is released to great acclaim. Simon reads portions of the book, about Rob’s formative years and how Duran Duran’s music played a part in it, on Simon’s Reader. Rob would interview Simon and Nick for Rolling Stone in December.

     

  • The Band Begin Rehearsals for the Lovebox Show

  • Duran Duran Returns to Lovebox

    July 17, 2010

    Duran Duran returns to Lovebox, joining Mark Ronson onstage for performances of “Record Collection” and “Planet Earth”

  • Metropolis Studios

    July 19, 2010

    At Metropolis Studios, Simon records final vocals on “Other People’s Lives” and updates “Safe (in the heat of the moment)” and “Pale Blue Planet.”

  • Simon Tries Out New Vocals for “King of Nowhere”

    July 20, 2010
  • Scissor Sister’s Ana Matronic to be Featured on “Safe”

    It is revealed on Duranduran.com that the Scissor Sister’s Ana Matronic will be a guest vocalist on the song “Safe” from the band’s upcoming album.

  • Dazed and Confused Magazine

    Nick and MNDR sit for a joint interview, talking about music and synthesizers, for Dazed and Confused magazine.

  • Simon Flies to France to Record a Duet for Isabelle Adjani’s Upcoming Album

  • The Boat Rio, with Crew-member Simon Le Bon, Wins Class Zero at Cowes Week

  • “Sound of Plastic”

    August 10, 2010

    Nick co-writes and co-produces an additional track for Mark’s Record Collection called “Sound of Plastic.” The track is recorded on August 1st, and features vocal performances by Rose Elinor Dougall, Spank Rock, Jamie Reynolds & Anthony Rossomando, [which were recorded on August 4th]. It is released as a special limited 12” vinyl edition.

  • Nick Records an Interview for Radio One’s Annie Nightingale Special

  • Roger and Jake DJ at the Country Club, Portorondo, Sardinia

    August 16, 2010
  • Nick does a Billboard Magazine Interview for a Piece on Mark Ronson

    August 19, 2010
  • Roger and Jake Fonique DJ in Ibiza at Blue Marlin with legendary DJ Louie Vega

    August 21, 2010
  • Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine Book is Released, with Passage Written by Nick Rhodes

    September 6, 2010
  • David Bowie Tribute Album, We Were So Turned On

    September 6, 2010

    The David Bowie Tribute Album, We Were So Turned On, is released on September 6th. A Double A-side pink vinyl 7″ featuring Duran Duran’s “Boys Keep Swinging” and Carla Bruni’s “Absolute Beginners” is released in December. It is a Limited Edition to 2000 pressings: 300 on pink vinyl and 300 on clear vinyl and 1400 on black vinyl.

  • The Band Listens to the Tracks

    September 15, 2010

    The band meets in London on September 15th to listen to all tracks they have recorded so far and make decisions about what is left to complete.

  • The Band Works on “Mediterranea” in the Studio

    September 20, 2010
  • The Band Updates Rough Mixes of all Tracks

    September 23, 2010
  • The Band Records Vocals on “Runway Runaway” and Edits the Track

    September 24, 2010
  • Notorious and Big Thing 2-CD/DVD & Vinyl Limited Special Edition Sets are Released

    September 25, 2010
  • HMV Institute in Birmingham and the Hackney Empire

    The band members join Mark Ronson & the Business International onstage at two of his UK dates at HMV Institute in Birmingham and the Hackney Empire in London. They perform two songs, “Girls on Film” – with Spank Rock performing a rap – and “Planet Earth,” with Simon and Nick also joining Mark’s performance of “Record Collection.”

  • Band Rehearses for Upcoming Show in Paris and Play “Boys Keep Swinging” for the First Time

    September 30, 2010
  • The Band Announces the Title of Their 13th Studio Album, All You Need is Now

  • All You Need Is Now Artwork

    British artist Clunie Reid creates the artwork for the All You Need Is Now album. Rory McCartney and Ashley Heath from Pop magazine do the graphic design.

  • Record Collection by Mark Ronson is Released

    Duran Duran joins Mark Ronson, MNDR and Spank Rock at an in-store at Swordfish Records in Birmingham for the release of Mark’s album, Record Collection. Over 400 people were turned away from the event.

  • Fan di Fendi

    October 3, 2010

    Fendi celebrates Paris fashion week with a private event launching their new women’s fragrance, Fan di Fendi, with a live performance by Duran Duran.

  • The Band Records EPK Interviews at the Studio

    October 22, 2010
  • Q Award for ‘Innovation in Sound"

    October 25, 2010

    Nick Rhodes presents Mark Ronson with a Q Award for ‘Innovation in Sound.’ Nick and Mark DJ the Q Awards after-show party.

  • Simon Records Rough Vocals for a New Lyric on “Girl Panic!”

  • Today Show Interview

    November 2, 2010

    Roger, Nick, and Simon film a Today Show interview for a national US broadcast at the Soho Hotel in London.

  • “Safe (in the heat of the moment)”

    November 3, 2010

    Simon re-records the original verse vocal on “Safe (in the heat of the moment)” and Nick adds more synths to “Other People’s Lives” and “Girl Panic !”

  • Photoshoot for All You Need is Now

    November 10, 2010

    The band does their first promo photoshoot for All You Need is Now with photographer Roger Deckker at the Lemonade Factory in London.

  • The Band Has a Live Studio Hook Up with Spike Stent to Tweak All Mixes

    November 11, 2010
  • “Personal Jesus”

    November 14, 2010

    Nick and Mark Ronson remix the Depeche Mode track “Personal Jesus” for an upcoming release.

  • Ted Jensen Masters All You Need is Now 

    The band announces on their site that Ted Jensen is mastering All You Need is Now at Sterling Sound in New York City.

  • Simon and John appear on BBC 1’s The One Show

  • Simon is Interviewed on Loose Ends on Radio 4

  • “All You Need is Now" is Released on iTunes

    Due to demand, Duran Duran releases their single “All You Need is Now” one week early, exclusively on iTunes. The song is a free download in almost all iTunes territories.

  • Duran Duran Announces that Kelis will Sing on the Track “The Man Who Stole a Leopard"

  • The Band Starts Rehearsals on November 21st-24th to go over New Songs

  • Nick and Simon Guest with Mark Ronson at His Show at Abbey Road

    November 25, 2010
  •  The Band Films “All You Need is Now” with Director Nick Egan in London

    November 26, 2010
  • Nick and Simon go into the Studio to Record a Bonus Track, “Early Summer Nerves”

    November 29, 2010
  • The Band has a L’Uomo Vogue Shoot at Syon House just outside London

    November 30, 2010
  • John and Nick do a Photo Shoot and Interview for Love Magazine

  • Nick does an Evening Standard Interview and Photo Shoot

  • Nina Hossain

    Newsreader Nina Hossain is revealed as the reporter at the end of the song “The Man Who Stole a Leopard” as well as the guest ‘Sat Nav’ vocalist on “Blame the Machines.” An avowed fan of the band for some time, she tells a journalist, “It was the best thing I’ve ever done apart from having my children!’

  • December 9th-14th Nick and Simon do Press in NY; John and Roger do Press in London

    December 9, 2010
  • Simon on East Village Radio

    December 10, 2010

    Nick and Simon appear on Mark Ronson’s East Village Radio show in a storefront in New York City. Kelis calls into the show, and they play several snippets of tracks from the band’s upcoming record.

  • Duran Duran Appears on ITV1’s Loose Women, Performing “All You Need is Now”

  • Roger and John Appears on Sky News and Shows Video Clip of “All You Need is Now”

    December 15, 2010
  • Band does Interviews at Metropolitan Hotel London, Including One with Nina Hossain

    December 16, 2010
  • Simon and John Sit for an Interview with BBC2’s Something for the Weekend

    December 19, 2010
  • All You Need is Now Album is Released

    December 21, 2010

    Duran Duran releases their 13th studio album, All You Need is Now, as an exclusive digital download with iTunes. The nine tracks are instantly well-received, and the album debuts at #1 on the Pop Download Charts in 15 different countries.

  • Roger and John Appear on BBC Breakfast to Celebrate the Album’s Release

    December 21, 2010
  • Video for “All You Need is Now” is Uploaded to iTunes

    The Nick Egan directed video for “All You Need is Now” is uploaded to iTunes, featured on the Yahoo Music page and on Youtube’s homepage, where they have a tribute to Duran Duran, showcasing all of the band’s videos.

  • Rave Reviews for All You Need is Now

    The review in Rolling Stone claims “…every bit the chic Riviera rock of Duran’s 1980s classics”, the New York Post chimes, “a return to the brash, shiny rhythms that sold 80 million albums.” and The Huffington Post labels All You Need is Now “…undeniably satisfying.”

  • The Band Partnerships with Genero TV

    Duran Duran announces a partnership with Genero TV where aspiring filmmakers can choose any of the nine tracks from All You Need is Now and create a video for it. The band will be among the judges and will award a $5,000 prize for each winning clip.

  • For Mediterranea with Love

    December 28, 2010

    For Mediterranea with Love is released on December 28th as part of the 12 Days of Christmas promotion on iTunes in Europe. The free EP features the track “Mediterranea,” which will be featured on the 2011 physical release of All You Need is Now, plus two live tracks. More than 5 million people download the EP.

  • Simon and Nick Appear on The Today Show

    Simon and Nick appear on the fourth hour of The Today Show in the US, talking with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about All You Need is Now.

  • The National Lottery Show

    December 24, 2010

    The band performs on The National Lottery Show on Christmas Eve outside the historic Natural History Museum in London. They perform “All You Need is Now” and “Planet Earth.”

  • The Band Announces They will Perform at the Pre-Superbowl Concert

    The band close out 2010 by announcing they will appear at a pre-Superbowl concert, the Pepsi NFL Fan Jam, on February 3rd in Texas with Kid Rock and Jason Derulo

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