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Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran
Back in the 1990s, Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and at the time Durannie Warren Cuccurullo recorded an album together as a soundtrack to a bizarre TV cyber soap opera about a family who give away their freedom to scientists in exchange for reality TV show fame. The duo called themselves TV Mania and the album was called “Bored With Prozac and the Internet?” The album was scrapped at the time and has recently been unearthed and will see the light of day on March 11, 2013. The lead single “Beautiful Clothes” has been remixed by According2G favorite MNDR and you can hear the mix on Spin.com. You can also sample the whole album on TV Mania’s official site as well as order limited edition packages. It’s almost eerie how contemporary this album considering the record was conceived nearly 20 years ago. They don’t call Nick Rhodes a genius for nothing!
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Top: Duran Duran’s “The Wedding Album” Bottom: “Pablo Honey” by Radiohead
I don’t know how this is possible, but it is. February 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of 2 great albums: Duran Duran’s self titled album (later renamed “The Wedding Album” and Radiohead’s debut record “Pablo Honey.”
Duran Duran’s record featured world-wide smashes “Ordinary World” and “Come Undone” and Radiohead’s debut featured “Creep,” a song the band have seemingly disowned as they’ve moved away from their indie rock roots and have become one of the most exciting and experimental rock bands since The Beatles.
Happy anniversary to both albums. Thanks for 20 years of greatness… so far!
Share your (careless) memories of both albums in the comments section!
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Trees in Central Park
If you click on these links below, you don’t have to read the internet today.
NYC – Wanna celebrate my birthday with me AND see Queen on the big screen? Kill 2 birds with one stone! (CLICK HERE)
Duran Duran has a new greatest hits set with a frickin’ random selection of hits and non-singles. I hope they start playing these songs live. (via Slicing Up Eyeballs)
I was Jeff Koons‘ studio serf. I wasn’t. The person who the article is about was. (via NY Times)
Director Tony Scott has jumped off a bridge. (via CNN)
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Damien Hirst finds love (with someone 25 years younger than him). (Via Daily Mail)
Shia LeBeouf is going to go LeBuff in his next film. (Via Gawker).
John Taylor from Duran Duran is releasing a book + UK Book Tour info. (Via Duran Duran)
Madonna riots about Pussy Riot. (via Gigwise).
Nicki Minaj is a fucking cunt! (via NME).
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Simon LeBon of Duran Duran
Celebrate Duran Duran appreciation day with a free remix of their amazing song “The Man Who Stole A Leopard.” The Gosteffects remix is available for free download for a limited time at RCRDLBL.
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Simon LeBon and Geoffrey Dicker
There are some things you never get over and this is one of those things for me. I’ve been a fan of Duran Duran for all of my adult life (dating back to my childhood) and their music has been a constant source of inspiration for me for 30 years. Did I just say that out loud?! To think that I met Jane Fonda, whose film “Barbarella” inspired the name of this band a few weeks ago, and now this, sort of makes my head explode with delight! I’ve seen and met Duran Duran a bunch of times over the years, but all in the “pre-camera” days. June 20, 2012 brought my “Dur-man-ie” fandom into the new millennium as I was able to get photos with the Fab Four! Duran Duran is notorious (pun intended) for getting mobbed by hordes of ‘Duranies’ and one thing that I think is so cool of them (in the experiences I’ve had over the years) is that they try and be as accommodating as possible to their fans in the form of signing autographs, chatting with die-hards, giving hugs and taking photos.
Nick Rhodes and Geoffrey Dicker
I meet a lot of celebrities, rock stars and artists and few are as iconic to me as Duran Duran. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor for an experience I will cherish forever!
John Taylor and Geoffrey Dicker
It was John Taylor’s birthday and I wished him a happy birthday prior to this photo being taken. He thanked me and was very nice as were the other guys. Considering the mob-scene, I think I made out alright.
Roger Taylor and Geoffrey Dicker
For once in my life, I am speechless, so I will leave it at “WOW!” and “Thank you Duran Duran for making my life so much better!” Words cannot even express how much I love you. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!