2014

  • Happy New Year video

    Wishing their fans a Happy New Year, Duran Duran post a festive (and funny) video on their YouTube page.

  • 2 Million Likes on Facebook

    January 1, 2014

    On January 1, Duran Duran reach 2 Million LIKES on Facebook.

  • John's Brazil release

    January 8, 2014

    John’s IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE is released in Brazil on January 8, on Benvira.

  • Duran Duran song wakes up Rosetta spacecraft

    January 20, 2014

    On Monday January 20, Duran Duran’s “Anyone Out There” is used to help wake up the European Space Agency’s Rosetta, which traveled for 10 years in deep space. In November 2014, Rosetta will make the first ever landing on a comet in history.

  • John on Katy's Kafe

    For the first “Katy’s Kafe” of 2014, John discusses his ‘perfect album’ and chooses ZIGGY STARDUST by David Bowie. He and Katy record a video portion of their discussion for YouTube.

  • John's Loondon Bass Guitar Show speaking engagement announced

    It is announced that John will participate in the London Bass Guitar Show with a speaking engagement and Q&A on March 2 at the London Olympia.

  • Duran Duran songs used in Argentinian bank's commercial

    Duran Duran’s “Come Undone” and “All She Wants Is” are used in commercials for the Argentinian bank, Banco Hipotecario.

  • John and Roger record London youth choirs

    February 10, 2014

    On February 10 John and Roger record the London Youth and Voce Chamber Choirs and London Youth Chamber Choir for tracks on their forthcoming album.

  • Band hosts fundraiser auction winners

    February 11, 2014

    On February 11 the band host an in-studio visit with winners from a British the National Literacy Trust fundraising auction.

  • John appears on Intervene magazine cover

    John Taylor appears on the inaugural cover of Intervene magazine. It is also announced that he is a Patron of Mount Carmel, the south London alcohol treatment center.

  • Simon and Dom perform at Nick Milligan benefit

    February 27, 2014

    On February 27 Simon and Dom Brown performed acoustic versions of “Ordinary World” and “Rio” at the “Night for Nick” benefit in London honouring the late Nick Milligan and his 8 year old daughter Emily, who died the previous summer in a tragic boating accident. Nick was a good friend of Simon and Yasmin Le Bon. Monies raised from the event benefited the Cornish Air Ambulance You can read more about this worthwhile cause here.

  • John speaks at Bass Guitar Show

    March 2, 2014

    On March 2, John appears at the Bass Guitar Show at the Olympia London. He is interviewed by author Joel McIver before signing copies of “In The Pleasure Groove” for hundreds of attendees.

  • John's vocals used in music video

    March 5, 2014

    Koishii & Hush release a video for “C’est Tout Est Noir” featuring John Taylor’s vocal on March 5.

  • Roger DJs in Zurich

    March 6, 2014

    Roger DJs in Zurich, Switzerland on March 6 for the launch party of the Swiss version of L’Officiel Magazine.

  • John attends Rainbow Trust fundraiser

    March 10, 2014

    On March 10, John attends a black tie “Corks & Couture” fundraising event for the Rainbow Trust in London.

  • Simon and Yasmin attend "Winter" screening

    March 11, 2014

    On March 11, Simon and Yasmin attend a UK screening of the film “Winter” at the Electric Cinema in London.

  • Duran Duran fan releases book of Duran Duran posters

    Duran Duran fan extraordinaire, Durandy (Andrew Golub), releases the book BEAUTIFUL COLORS: THE POSTERS OF DURAN DURAN. The hardcover book examines Duran Duran’s career through posters, from 1978 up to the present day, and includes rare and vintage promotional artwork from the largest Duran Duran poster archive in the world. Nick Rhodes, who became aware of Durandy’s collection years ago, writes the introduction to the book.

  • Duran Duran fan releases oral history of 1980s songs

    April 15, 2014

    Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by longtime Duran Duran fan Lori Majewski and co-author Jonathan Bernstein is released on April 15. The band’s “Girls on Film” is one of the songs featured and Nick Rhodes writes the book’s foreword.

  • "The Reflex" 30th anniversary

    April 16, 2014

    On April 16, the 30th anniversary of the release of the single “The Reflex,” the band and Nile Rodgers reflect on the song’s genesis in this video tribute.

  • Band confirms work with John Frusciante

    April 23, 2014

    On April 23 the band confirm that they have been working with ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante on a few tracks for their forthcoming album.

  • "Girls on Film" on GLEE

    May 13, 2014

    On the May 13 episode of GLEE, “The Untitled Rachel Berry Project,” the character of “Sam” (Chord Overstreet) performs “Girls on Film.”

  • Band resumes work with Hudson

    May 12, 2014

    The week of May 12, the band resume work in the studio with Mr Hudson.

  • John attends band forum

    May 18, 2014

    On Sunday, May 18 Death or Glory Records in Redditch (UK) host their second band forum, which is organized for local musicians to meet and discuss the local scene. John Taylor stops by as both an interested local resident and special guest. Sharing stories from the early days of the band, as well as keeping the audience up to date with how recording is going for their new record, John takes the time to talk to the artists in attendance and shares his wealth of knowledge in the form of advice and funny anecdotes.

  • Nile Rodgers honored at International Music Summit

    May 21, 2014

    On May 21 Nile Rodgers is honoured with the International Music Summit Legends Award at Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel. Simon flies in from London to help honour – and surprise – Nile, as well as discuss his incredible work with Duran Duran over the years. Simon is joined by DJ Pete Tong and industry legend Seymour Stein.

  • Moby cover of "Rio" debuts

    May 27, 2014

    On May 27 Manimal Vinyl debuts Moby’s cover of Duran Duran’s “Rio” from the forthcoming tribute album, MAKING PATTERNS RHYME, on StereogumRollingStone.com and Consequence of Sound.

  • The Wedding Album recognized by Metro Weekly

    Duran Duran’s The Wedding Album is ranked #20 on Metro Weekly’s “50 Best Albums of the 90s.”

  • Simon and Nick attend Royal Academy of Arts party

    June 4, 2014

    On June 4, both Simon and Nick attend The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Party in London.

  • Simon attends America's Cup reception

    Simon attends an America’s Cup reception in the UK where he works alongside the Duchess of Cambridge for the UK’s America’s Cup bid at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

  • John interviewed about helping others with addiction recovery

    June 14, 2014

    On June 14 John is interviewed by BBC Wiltshire about helping people with addiction recovery. The same day he also speaks at DHI’s Reach Out event.

  • Dom, Simon, Nick, and Roger attend John Hitchcox's wedding

    June 14, 2014

    Dom, Simon, Nick and Roger attend the wedding of their friend, John Hitchcox, on June 14. Dom writes a blog about what it was like performing in a super-group of sorts at the wedding.

  • Warpoint "The Chauffeur" cover debuted on Pitchfork

    Pitchfork debuts Warpaint’s cover of Duran Duran’s “The Chauffeur” from the forthcoming tribute album on Manimal, “Making Patterns Rhyme.”

  • "The Reflex" 30th anniversary

    June 23, 2014

    On June 23, Billboard magazine honors the thirtieth anniversary of “The Reflex” reaching Number One on the Hot 100 with an online article touting the song’s staying power.

  • John compiles Redditch musician mixtape

    In response to ITN News stating that Redditch was the least musical town in the UK, John Taylor puts together a mix-tape of Redditch-only based artists and posts it on duranduran.com.

  • "Girls on Film" cover by JS16 & Erkka debuts

    July 1, 2014

    Finnish superstar producers JS16 & Erkka release a well-received cover of Duran Duran’s “Girls on Film”. The song debuts on Music Week’s Cool Cuts Chart the week of July 1.

  • White Nights festival perfomance

    July 12, 2014

    Duran Duran perform at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 12.

  • Mark Ronson joins studio session

    July 18, 2014

    On the weekend of July 18 Mark Ronson re-joins the band in their London studio. John posts a photo of Mark “on six string duty.” Singer Hollie Cook pays a studio visit.

  • Work with Mr Hudson continues

    July 21, 2014

    Duran Duran work with Mr Hudson the week of July 21 as they publish photos on their website of some of the time they’ve spent in the studio together.

  • Fashion Rocks performance announced

    Duran Duran is announced as one of the performers on FASHION ROCKS airing live nationally on CBS from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on September 9, 2014.

  • Band releases cover of "Starman"

    For Duran Duran Appreciation Day 2014, the band post a cover of David Bowie’s “Starman,” which was recorded in Greece during the ALL YOU NEED IS NOW tour.

  • Work continues on 14th album

    August 10, 2014

    On August 10 Duran Duran meet in a London studio with Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson to continue working on their 14th studio album. It is the first time they’ve worked with Nile as Producer in a number of years.

  • Band performs at Miata reveal

    September 3, 2014

    On September 3 Duran Duran is the surprise musical guest at the 2016 MX-5 Miata reveal thrown by Mazda. The event is attended by car aficionados, media and a few VIP fan community winners! The unveiling of the car and the band’s performance takes place at an airport hangar in Monterey, CA.

  • Fashion Rocks performance

    Duran Duran perform a medley of songs on Fashion Rocks, that includes “The Reflex,” “Girl Panic !” and “Hungry like the Wolf.” Both Nico & Vinz and Afrojack pay tribute to Duran Duran by performing a part of one of their songs (“A View to a Kill” and “Notorious” respectively) in their sets. Viewers who Shazam the show get the opportunity to download an exclusive live version of the band’s “Girl Panic !”

  • UNSTAGED plays for one night only

    September 10, 2014

    Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED plays for ONE NIGHT ONLY in US cinemas on September 10. Filmed in conjunction with the band’s 2011 album ALL YOU NEED IS NOW, the movie was part of the American Express Unstaged series that pairs musicians with filmmakers including Pharrell/Spike Lee, the Killers/Werner Herzog and Maroon 5/Gary Oldman.

  • UNSTAGED available on demand

    September 16, 2014

    On September 16, fans learn that Duran Duran’s UNSTAGED will run ON DEMAND from October 14 in the United States and Canada. Extra footage can be seen on the band’s YouTube channel.

  • Formula 1 performance announced

    ACL Live announce Duran Duran will headline a one-night-only concert as part of the Circuit of the Americas’ Fan Fest weekend, taking place during the 2014 US Grand Prix Formula 1 weekend in Austin, Texas. Duran Duran will play to an intimate audience of 2,400 in a special engagement Saturday, November 1 at the Moody Theatre.

  • Geneu launches London flagship store with input from Nick

    New DNA-based anti-aging brand Geneu launches a London flagship store, designed by Imagination-owned consultancy Virgile & Partners, working alongside Geneu creative director Nick Rhodes.

  • Nick featured on BBC

    October 1, 2014

    On October 1 Nick is a featured interview on the BBC series “Oh You Pretty Things: The Story of Music and Fashion.”

  • Nick interviewed on Robert Elms' show

    Nick and Mad World author Lori Majewski are interviewed on Robert Elms’ radio show on BBC London 94.9.

  • Astronaut tenth anniversary

    October 11, 2014

    On October 11 Roger looks back on the tenth anniversary of the release of ASTRONAUT.

  • Nick curates art gallery for London art fair

    October 15, 2014

    Nick curates a collection of artwork for Parisian Galerie 1900-2000, for the Frieze Masters art fair in London, which runs from October 15-19.

  • Simon on Hunger Games soundtrack

    Simon is part of the Lorde curated Hunger Games/Mockingjay Pt. 1 soundtrack, singing on the Charli XCX track “Kingdom,” produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. The song is a standout and gets raves from critics.

  • Moody Theater perfomance

    November 1, 2014

    Duran Duran perform their only full concert show of 2014 at the Moody Theater in Austin on November 1 as part of the Grand Prix/COTA weekends. The Austin-based band KNIFIGHT is the opening act.

  • DellWorld performance

    November 4, 2014

    The band is part of DellWorld, performing with Weezer at the Austin Convention Center on November 4.

  • John and Katy discuss "The Wild Boys" impact

    John speaks to Katy about the genesis and impact of “The Wild Boys” on the 30th anniversary of the song’s release.

  • John discusses music videos with Billboard

    John and director Russell Mulcahy chat with Billboard magazine about the various videos they made together in the ’80s. The band’s SEVEN & THE RAGGED TIGER is also named one of the Top Ten pop albums of the decade by the mag.

  • Dom blogs about tenth anniversary of playing with the band

    Dom pens a blog for duranduran.com on his tenth anniversary of playing with the band.

  • Duran Duran photo gallery in London

    December 8, 2014

    For the second year in a row, photographer Denis O’Regan has a gallery showing of the Duran Duran photos that make up the book Careless Memories at Chelsea Galleries, London. The exhibit runs from December 8-14.

  • Simon interviewed in Rolling Stone

    Simon is interviewed about the 30th Anniversary of the Band Aid track, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” in Rolling Stone magazine.

  • John helps launch Addiction Report

    December 9, 2014

    On December 9 John visits the House of Commons to help launch the Addiction Report by the Centre of Social Justice.

  • Dirty Vegas releases EDM cover of "Save a Prayer"

    December 23, 2014

    The band Dirty Vegas record an EDM cover of Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” as a free holiday download for their fans and post it on December 23.

  • Year-End Katy's Kafes

    The band do their Year-End Katy’s Kafes on the VIP Fan Community Website, and also record holiday messages that are posted on Duranduran.com on Christmas Day.

  • John's New Year's Eve mixtape

    John curates a New Year’s Eve “mix tape” with Duranduran.com and Manimal Vinyl.

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