It has been two weeks since I posted a summary of what has been happening in Duranland. I didn’t do it last week as I was busy with some out-of-state guests. (waves at Rhonda) Anyway, I thought I would take time this weekend to catch us all up by compiling any and all Duran Duran news in one spot!
Dom Brown Anniversary
Did you know that Dom Brown has been with the band for 10 years?! 10! Duranduran.com celebrated this fabulous anniversary by posting a note from Dom himself. As a big fan of the guy, Rhonda, too, posted a little blog about this important occasion. I, for one, love the last line of his note–here is to 10 more!
November’s Collector’s Corner
This month focused on the album, Notorious. I never knew that there were subtle differences in how the album looked in various countries or what all of the remixes for this album are. Yet, you can find all of that information and more over on the duranduran.com’s post. Fascinating stuff! It definitely makes me want to be more of a collector!
A View to a Kill Extended Mix
Did you know that there was an extended mix of this song? Apparently, there is and it just recently surfaced! See the post on duranduran.com to read John’s quote about it and to click on the link to hear. After that, tell us what you think about it!
‘Tis the season for a little shopping! Duran Duran has a new calendar out this year with the focus being studio pictures. Buy it now here and read Rhonda’s thoughts about it here. Perhaps, you want to support a little blog you know (and hopefully love!) by shopping at our Cafe Press store.
If you are a paid member of DDM, I highly recommend logging in and checking out the interview with Patty Palazzo. You can learn a lot about her history on the Duran team as well as her own designs with Punk Masters! I look forward to seeing her new line, which is to be released in December! After you finishing this interview, check out Rhonda’s interview of her and Lori Majewski here!
Band Members: Out and About
Nick and his girlfriend, Nefer, attended the Guy Bourdin image maker exhibit at the Somerset House in London last week. Check out Duran’s Facebook page for a picture of them!
Have you heard the song, “Kingdom,” by Charli XCX featuring Simon Le Bon yet? If not, it has been released and getting lots of press. BostonHerald.com covered it here. The Examiner covered it, too! Empty Light House reviewed it as well! If that wasn’t enough, ABC Radio News wrote about it, too! Look for our thoughts about it soon!
Can you believe that Duran Duran and other pop stars met thirty years ago to record the song, Do They Know It’s Christmas? I try not to think about it too much as it makes me feel very old! Nonetheless, there has been lots of press about it. I recommend starting with Rhonda’s blog about it. Then, you definitely should read the behind-the-scenes article by Mad World author, Lori Majewski! After that, you can check out the article on Be80s here. Heck, even Huffington Post UK covered it here!
Duranduran.com updated the band’s gallery to feature the band’s performance for the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit.
Nick’s Beauty Side Project
Nick’s latest project, Geneu, an anti-aging product was featured in the latest issue of Wallpaper Magazine! Need a refresher about this project of Nick’s? Check out the press release on the band’s official site.
That’s all I could find on official sites. Did I miss something? I am confident that I have. If so, comment about it so that the information is included! Thanks!