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Duran Duran's Roger Taylor Backs Zayn Malik's Walkout

The drummer left the Rio hitmakers at their peak in 1985 when he suffered severe exhaustion after five years on the road, and he now admits the glare of the spotlight was also a reason...

Simon Le Bon Thinks One Direction Are 'Cash Cows'

Simon Le Bon has ''great sympathy'' for One Direction.The Duran Duran star says the British boy band, which features members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, must be under ''huge pressure'' to...

Duran Duran Struggled To Get Lindsay Lohan Into The Recording Studio

Lohan has provided vocals for Danceophobia, a song on the band's new album, Paper Gods, but frontman Simon Le Bon has revealed they struggled to pin her down for a studio session....

Lindsay Lohan Left Duran Duran 'Hot And Bothered'

Lindsay Lohan left Duran Duran ''hot and bothered'' following their recording session.The 'Mean Girls' actress recorded a track with the band for their upcoming 14th studio album 'Paper Gods' and lead singer Simon Le Bon...

Rita Ora Didn't Shower Before O2 Silver Clef Awards

Rita Ora didn't have time to shower before arriving at the O2 Silver Clef Awards.The 24-year-old star jetted into London from Los Angeles for the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel and interrupted the pre-ceremony...

Arctic Monkeys Win 02 Silver Clef Award

Arctic Monkeys have won the Best Live Act award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. The 'Snap Out of It' rockers won a public vote to be awarded the title - sponsored by Live Nation...

Duran Duran Confirm All-stars For New Album

The new album, scheduled for release in September (15) will feature Monae and Rodgers on the first single, Pressure Off, and actress Lohan, who provides a spoken-word vocal on Danceophobia. Other special...

Duran Duran's Irish Festival Gig Scrapped

The Killarney Festival of Music & Food at Killarney Racecourse was set to feature more than 70 acts. A spokeswoman for the event says, "We are devastated. We did everything in our...

Missy Elliott To Headline Bestival

Missy Elliott will headline Bestival's Sunday night.The 'Work It' hitmaker has been announced as the third headliner for the annual festival, which runs from September 10 - 13, and is ''very excited'' to perform in...

Duran Duran Record With Lindsay Lohan

The Mean Girls star has released two albums of her own, 2004's Speak and A Little More Personal (Raw) in 2005, and now she looks set to bounce back into the charts after...

Duran Duran Take Inspiration From Themselves On Upcoming Album 'Paper Gods'

It's the longest gap between albums they've ever had but Duran Duran are making a spectacular return with their fourteenth album 'Paper Gods' later this year. Featuring a range of huge names, the album will...

Nile Rodgers Launching Music Festival

The Chic frontman is set to launch the FOLD! Festival, an abbreviation of Freak Out Let's Dance, in August (15) and the weekend will feature an array of music genres including rock, pop,...

Duran Duran To Receive Silver Clef Honour

The Rio hitmakers will be handed the award at the annual ceremony, which is held in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, in London on 3 July (15). In a statement,...

Ex-red Hot Chili Peppers Star Vows To Stop Releasing Music Commercially

Frusciante insists his Trickfinger album release in April (15) was a mistake and he intends to spend the rest of his career experimenting with music, instead of reaching for chart positions. He...

Kings Of Leon And Duran Duran Lead Gibraltar Music Festival 2015 Line-up

The first wave of artists have now been announced for the 2015 Gibraltar Music Festival, which is set to take place at the British Overseas Territory in September. Leading this year's particularly exciting line-up are...

Scientific Study Concludes Hip Hop Was More Impactful Than The Beatles

A study by the University of London and Imperial College has concluded that the emergence of hip hop has had the biggest impact on the charts of any genre since the 1950s. The study also...

Robert Downey Jr.'S Birthday Karaoke

Robert Downey Jr. sang for guests at his 50th birthday party.The 'Iron Man' star was treated to a performance from 'Hungry Like The Wolf' hitmakers Duran Duran before joining jazz rock band Steely Dan on...

Simon Le Bon Joins Motorbike Rally

The Rio singer is a keen biker and owns vehicles by iconic manufacturers including Ducati, Triumph, and Yamaha, and he will be joining other riders at the special event. He will line...

Duran Duran Headline David Lynch Tribute Gig

The Blue Velvet director greeted fans and launched the evening with a promotional video about Transcendental Meditation, featuring endorsements from Jerry Seinfeld and Paul MCCartney, among others. The highlights of the evening's...

Stars Line Up For Duran Duran's New Warner Bros. Album

The band has signed a new deal with Warner Bros. and their first album with the label - the group's 14th - will be a star-studded affair. The follow-up to 2010's All...

Charli Xcx And Ella Eyre Added To Bestival Line-up

Charli XCX and Ella Eyre have been added to the Bestival line-up. The 'Doing It' hitmaker and the 'Waiting All Night' singer are among a number of female artists who have been added to the...

Boy George Heartbroken Over Steve Strange's Death

Boy George has been left ''heartbroken'' by Steve Strange's death.The Culture Club frontman has paid tribute to his friend following his sudden death from a heart attack aged 55 yesterday (12.02.15).George - who, prior to...

Chic To Release New Album In June

Chic are to release a new album later this year.The Disco group - fronted by legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers - have signed with Warner Bros. and agreed to release their first record in more than...

Duran Duran And Bastille To Perform Series Of Pub Gigs

Duran Duran, Bastille and newly reunited band Ride will perform at charity concerts held inside U.K. pubs next year (15).The musicians will take part in the series of intimate Passport Back to the Bars gigs...

Nile Rodgers: New Duran Duran Tracks Are Sick

Nile Rodgers says the songs he's working on with Duran Duran are sounding ''sick''.The Chic guitarist-and-songwriter is in the studio with the band and producer Mark Ronson recording tracks for the group's next album.So far,...

David Lynch's Duran Duran Concert Movie Lands Cinema Release

The arty and bizarre Duran Duran concert movie David Lynch directed for a live streaming event in 2011 is to be released to cinemas for one night only.The film, shot at Los Angeles' Mayan Theatre...

Sam Smith In Talks For Bond Theme

Sam Smith is in talks to record the 'Bond 24' theme.The 'Lay Me Down' singer is reportedly in negotiations with James Bond bosses about making the iconic track as they are growing tired of waiting...

Duran Duran: 'We Are Not Suing Our Fans'

Veteran pop stars Duran Duran have spoken out to insist they are not suing their supporters after filing a headline-grabbing lawsuit against their own fan club on Monday (21Jul14).The band filed suit against officials at...

Ryan Seacrest To Host Fashion Rocks

Ryan Seacrest will host 'Fashion Rocks'.The charity event - which will be attended by an impressive array of celebrities - combines the world of fashion with musical performances and will broadcast on US TV network...

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