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Which member of Duran Duran got the most girls on film? Hint, not John Taylor!
August 3rd, 2021 under Andy Cohen, Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

Duran Duran was on Watch What Happens Live yesterday, and Andy Cohen was wondering if there is something he should know about their good ole days when they were wild boys with a view to a kill. They gave some details, but they did not share too much information with him.

What did they share? Things like Simon Le Bon revealing that he has peed in pants when he’s been on stage. And it sounds like that has happened more than once.

John Taylor is the only one who is a member of the mile-high club, and he also destroyed at least one hotel room.

Only one bandmate has gotten into a fight with a member from another band, and it is the quiet Roger Taylor.

And I saved the best for last. When it comes to whose union of the snake saw the most new moons on Monday, it is Nick Rhodes. Hey, he was my favorite until I met them for the first time. Then I was and am all about John. Too bad he has a Juicy marriage going on.

Now we know why their videos were banished until the sun went down on MTV. They were hungry like the wolf living the no-no-notorious Rock star lives!


Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes got Kajagoogoo their big break
June 8th, 2021 under Duran Duran, Limahl. [ Comments: none ]

I don’t know about you, but I love to hear stories about how people got their big breaks. I especially enjoy hearing when another famous person believes in the future celebrity so much that they help them get their start.

Today, Limahl wished Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes a happy 59th birthday. In his post, he shared how the keyboardist changed his life.

“A BIG Happy birthday to NICK (Rhodes) today – I can’t believe it’s almost 40 years since I served you that drink at THE EMBASSY CLUB on London’s Old Bond Street where I worked as a waiter,” The singer wrote, “I enthused to you about my band KAJAGOOGOO. Amazingly you asked me to send you our demos and the rest as they say…you went on to co-produce (with Colin Thurston) our worldwide hit ‘TOO SHY’ 🥂🥂🥂”

To all you future musicians, who are working a day job wishing for your big break, you never where and when you will find it.

It is also nice to know that someone in a band, who just got their big break, was willing to help a stranger have the same opportunity. That is why Nick Rhodes was my favorite member of the band. I knew he had a huge heart to go with his huge you know what!!!


Duran Duran’s John Taylor beat the Coronavirus
April 5th, 2020 under Coronavirus, Duran Duran. [ Comments: 1 ]

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Duran Duran’s John Taylor revealed today that he tested positive for Coronavirus three weeks ago.

DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE after giving some thought to this, I have decided to share with you that I tested positive with the Corona Virus almost three weeks ago.
Perhaps I am a particularly robust 59 year old – I like to think I am – or was blessed with getting only a mild case of Covid 19 – but after a week or so of what I would describe as a ‘Turbo-charged Flu’, I came out of it feeling okay- although I must admit I didn’t mind the quarantine as it gave me the chance to really recover.
I am speaking out in answer to the enormous amount of fear being generated by the pandemic, some of it entirely justified, and my heart goes out to everyone who has had to deal with real loss and pain. But I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing.
Sending LOVE to all my Homies and Fans, in Italy 🇮🇹 particularly, the UK 🇬🇧 and the US 🇺🇸 and everywhere in the world I have been lucky enough to visit on my travels with DURAN DURAN.
Cannot wait to be back onstage again, sharing new music, love and joy. Stay safe, stay connected and get creative! Love John 🖤

Thankfully, he is through the worst of it.

Now, that is out of the woods, can we talk about how amazing he looks for a 59-year-old man? He looks even better now than he did when D2 started out in the early ’80s.


There is something that Showtime wants to know about Duran Duran
December 10th, 2019 under Duran Duran, Showtime. [ Comments: 3 ]

There is a New Wave coming to Showtime on December 27th, and you are not going to want to miss it. The network is going to air documentaries about two of England’s biggest New Wave bands from the ’80s, New Order and Duran Duran.

The night starts off at 8p, where we will learn how New Order is reinventing themselves after almost 40 years together. Since I saw them in concert and they sucked, I really don’t care about them. That and if it was about how they went from Joy Division to New Order after singer Ian Curtis committed suicide, then I would be more interested. To me, that is more interesting.

Who is always interesting is Duran Duran. Their doc will focus on their rise to fame in the ’80s and how they defined MTV with racy music videos. It also includes interviews with Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, who are not related. Also not related is original band member Andy Taylor and he will also not be seen in the hour-long special. What we will see is never-before-seen videos of their lives behind the scenes throughout their career that is still going strong after almost 40 years.

Since we will all still be exhausted from Christmas, what better way to relax then watch these docs.

Oh, and I have seen D2 in several concerts, and only one of their shows sucked. Which was the first time I saw them, and yet I went back for more. The other concerts were a blast, even though I once embarrassed myself in front of Le Bon before they went on. Long story.


Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet have had a rivalry since the ’80s!
May 23rd, 2019 under Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, This Morning. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, they were several no-no-notorious rivalries in the music world. There was Bon Jovi and Mötley Crüe, and Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Now we know there was another one from the era.

Hey Martin Kemp, is there something I should know? He says that Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet have had one going for on over 30 years. Back then on planet Earth, they were two of the hottest New Wave bands to come out of Britain during the second British invasion. Were they fighting over music videos or chart placements of their songs? No, that is so not being like a rock star. Instead, the bassist said on This Morning today that if those wild boys were at a party together they would see who could drink the most? Which I say Simon Le Bon would win the gold hands down or bottoms up. Another time, they wanted to see who could stay up the latest. Their final battle, back then, happened on Pop Quiz and D2 were the true winners.

That was then, there’s a new moon on Monday because now the two bands, who were part of the New Romantic scene, are both working on musicals with their songs. Who will win West End? Only time will tell. Sorry Kemp, but I will always be a Duranie, so my reflex-flex-flex-flex is to root for them.

Kemp also talked about if Spandau Ballet will ever get back together. He says he is up for it, but only if all five of them say yes at the same time. Hopefully, that will happen! However, getting five people to do that is not easy. See the Spice Girls.

Now, let’s just talk about Kemp. Didn’t he age really well? I think he is sexier now than he was then. Plus, his positive energy is contagious. Maybe I can be persuaded to change my allegiance.


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