The inexplicable decision to record Thank You in the wake of a commercial resurgence continues to perplex me whenever I revisit it. What should have Thank You sounded like?
Fandom. Sometimes it’s a blessing, other times, it’s probably a curse. This past weekend, I went to a concert with friends. As with the previous concert I attended, this was more of a “concert in the park” than an actual ticketed gig. There were lawn chairs, blankets, and well…many bottles of wine. This concert, featuring… Continue reading Fandom Will Make You Do Crazy Things
Three hours of waiting for Duran Duran to perform on Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards felt like an eternity but the adrenaline rush of hearing “Hungry Like the Wolf” certainly made it worthwhile. Most successful bands have a few “required hits” that they play every show but something about this one never gets boring to me.… Continue reading Billboard Hot 100: March 26, 1983
And just like that, it’s May. Time is flying by! I wonder if we’ll hear a new single this month….. May 2 Andy Taylor joined band (1980) “Meet El Presidente” peaked at #70 on US charts (1987) “Someone Else Not Me” released in US and Germany (2000) Played at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles… Continue reading This Week in DD History: May 2-8, 2021
March seems to be the month for the band to enter, and then leave record deals…as you’ll see noted for later this week. Hopefully we will be getting more album news soon! -R March 21 “Hungry Like the Wolf” peaked at #1 in Canada (1983) Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City (1984)… Continue reading This Week in DD History: March 21-27, 2021
We’re already about to begin the third week of February! Time is flying by, yet we’re still feeling like it’s Groundhog Day every single day of the week (at least *I* am). Hope everyone is safe and well out there! February 21 Planet Earth peaked at #12 on the UK charts (1981) Duran Duran performs… Continue reading This week in DD History – February 21-27, 2021
Today, we enter into a fun time of year, both in memory and in history for Duran Duran. Let’s dive in! November 29 Played Edinburgh Odeon (1980) No Ordinary EP was re-released as a part of Record Store Day (2013) November 30 Played 4th and B Theatre in San Diego (2003) Played Brighton Centre (2011)… Continue reading The Week in DD History: Nov 29 – Dec 5, 2020