Duran Duran

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Duran Duran

The group was formed in 1978 in Birmingham (UK). The composition of the team, who took the name of one of the characters of the cult sci-fi movie 60 & # 147; Barbarella & # 148 ;, includes vocalist Simon Le Bon (10/27/1958), keyboardist Nick Rhodes (06/08/1962), guitarist Andy Taylor (16.02. 1961), bassist John Taylor (06.20.1960) and drummer Roger Taylor (04.26.1960). The first group of managers became Michael and Paul Berrow, nightclub owners Rum Runner in Birmingham, which soon became the seat of the musicians. In the late 1980s, Duran Duran went on tour with Hazel O’Connor, and then signed a contract with EMI Records. In 1981, the band released their debut single & # 147; Planet Earth & # 148 ;, which hit the UK top twenty. The subsequent & # 147; Careless Memories & # 148; barely hit the Top 40. However, this failure was compensated with a vengeance after the & # 147; Girls On Film & # 148 ;, which entered the top five of the UK, largely due to risky video clip with nude models. This was followed by two albums output & # 147; Duran Duran & # 148; and & # 147; Rio & # 148; and such hits as & # 147; Hungry Like The Wolf & # 148; and & # 147; Save A Prayer & # 148 ;. By 1983, the group manages to break three times in the top ten best American. The famous and vibrant & # 147; Is There Something I Should Know? & # 148; It took first place in the British charts, providing the group an even greater number of fans. After such hits as & # 147; Union Of The Snake & # 148 ;, & # 147; New Moon On Monday & # 148 ;, & # 147; The Reflex & # 148 ;, & # 147; The Wild Boys & # 148; and & # 147; A View To A Kill & # 148 ;, the group becomes the main teen idol of the country.

At the height of their success the group has decided to suspend its activities and its members to pursue other projects, including the Power Station and Arcadia. Soon after Le Bon caused many to shudder heart after nearly died during the incident, which occurred on a yacht in 1986. In the same year after leaving the group, Roger and Andy Taylors other members of Duran Duran recorded the album & # 147; Notorious & # 148; with producer Nile Rodgers. Although the title track from the album became a big hit, the group lost some of their fans, and the next single & # 147; Skin Trade & # 148; and & # 147; Meet El Presidente & # 148; failed to break into the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. In June 1989, guitarist Warren Kukkurullo (08.12.1956), which first appeared on the album & # 147; Notorious & # 148 ;, and Sterling Campbell become permanent members of the group. Two years later, Campbell left the group and began to play with Cyndi Lauper and David Bowie. Interest in the band woke up again only in 1993 with the release of the single & # 147; Ordinary World & # 148 ;, which became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. After it & # 147; Come Undone & # 148; He reached the seventh place in the United States. Both songs are included in the drive & # 147; Wedding Album & # 148 ;, released in the same year.

In 1995, the band released a cover album & # 147; Thank You & # 148 ;. Two years later John Taylor left the band. The contract with EMI ended musicians after giving record companies to release the album & # 147; Medazzaland & # 148; In Great Britain. In 2000 he left the band released a new album & # 147; Pop Trash & # 148; via Hollywood and February 1, 2001 started their world tour in support of disk performance in Moscow. Early next year, the band reunited in its original composition and began recording the new album.

Work on the new album lasted long enough & # 150; most of 2001 and 2002, the group spent on cooperation with various producers, which was funded from his own pocket musicians. Finding that the record companies are in no hurry to bet on the team reunited, Duran Duran have announced a world tour, to prove their attractiveness to students. Review of the press and the audience was phenomenal & # 150; tickets for their performances sold out in minutes.

In 2003, the Group noted the 25th anniversary of a series of commemorative concerts. Channel MTV and Q magazine awarded Duran Duran for a lifetime achievement award. In the end, when the group has composed more than 30 new songs, Epic Records signed them to release four albums. The first of them, & # 147; Astronaut & # 148 ;, released in 2004. Behind the plate followed by an international tour, which culminated hedlpaynerskoe performance at the Live 8 concert in Rome.

In early 2006, Duran Duran performed at two highly prestigious awards & # 150; at the awarding of the Nobel Prize and the opening of the Olympic Games in Turin. After that, the band set to work on a new album with producer Michael Patterson. The work lasted for several months & # 150; at some point, the band announced that it has already prepared 15 songs, but some further explanation followed. In October, Simon Le Bon said in an interview that the band met with Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland and discussed the possibility of joint activities. According to him, they even managed to record three tracks with Timbaland, one of which was a duet with Timberlake. Also in October, Andy Taylor once again left Duran Duran & # 150; the official website of the group was taken to advertise the fact that more musicians can not work together. After the departure of Taylor musicians began to rewrite the previously recorded material for a new to on the new record did not have any of its parts. In May 2007, John Taylor declared in a radio interview that the new single, to go on sale in July and the entire album will be released somewhere in September.

In June 2007, the group announced that the new album will be named & # 147; Red Carpet Massacre & # 148; and it will be released in November. The album includes three things and recorded together with Timbaland, and just two duet with Timberlake. It was also found that the group was negotiating to record a duet with Britney Spears, but to agree on a convenient time for all the work failed. However, Duran Duran announced that they do not lose hope to work with the singer in the future. In the summer they also performed at the concert in memory of Princess Diana, and the concert series Live Earth, where presented to the public some of the new songs. In September, Duran Duran was given within two weeks, nine shows on Broadway, performing new songs as well as a fairly diverse selection of old.

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