I’m hoping that this post comes out coherently and clear. I apologize, in advance, if it doesn’t as I’m typing this with a significant fever. For the record, I never get fevers and I hate being sick. Despite my illness, let’s check into Duranland this past week. What happened? What did you miss if you weren’t paying attention or if you were sick like me!?
Unstaged On Demand!
According to the press release on duranduran.com, Duran Duran’s Unstaged will be available On Demand in the United States and Canada on October 14th! Thus, you can watch it from your own living room then! I would also recommend checking out the band’s YouTube page for extras!
Duran Duran was one of many artists featured in a little news article on famous bands/artists coming from the city of Birmingham, which you can read here.
There are two online auctions to meet Duran and to get 2 VIP tickets for their show in Austin as part of the Grand Prix Formula1 Fan Fest. This auction is in support of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. The other auction is for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Geneu Beauty U
Nick has a new project! He is the creative director for Geneu, which is a beauty company that focuses on anti-aging products, in particular. Read about it here!
Duran Duran & Nile Rodgers
Billboard.com featured an article about the collaboration of Duran and Nile for the upcoming Duran Duran album. I highly recommend reading this article. I loved reading about Nile’s excitement about working with Duran but I learned some things, too, including that John views this album as one with “various formulas” while Nick sees it on the dance floor. According to the article, they are also in discussions with various labels. Interesting.
Simon on ESPN Radio
Did you get a chance to listen to this interview? I love how Simon puts these interviewers in their place right away! Obviously, though, he did this interview to advertise Unstaged coming to On Demand. Nonetheless, he certainly gave them a run for their money, which I have to admit entertained me greatly!
John posted a couple of pictures this week from a little record store shopping at Antone’s Records in Austin, Texas. Dom also mentioned being in Austin. Apparently, they were playing a private gig there and, luckily, there are some videos of the performance floating around the internet.
What else did I miss?! Please let me know what I missed so that I can add it here! Until then, let’s welcome in October and, hopefully, a month closer to hearing #DD14!