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Duran Duran


Los Angeles

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

There is power in a union

After 34 years, 13 albums, numerous line-up changes and a history of game-changing live shows and videos, Duran Duran might have seemed indestructible.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Defining discs

Duran Duran (1981): featuring the singles Planet Earth and Girls on Film, the latter of which came with a highly explicit video that overshadowed its message about the exploitation of models. The band's debut album propelled them to success and recognition in their native Britain. To go truly huge globally, however, they would have to wait for the release of ...

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Legend of the '80s still pulls fans

Legendary 1980s pop icon Duran Duran will appear in Hong Kong in March next year as part of the All You Need Is Now world tour.

It will be the band's first concert in Hong Kong since the 2008 Red Carpet Massacre tour.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

ALBUM (1983)

Seven and the Ragged Tiger Duran Duran EMI/Capitol

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Duran Duran first entering the charts and lodging themselves in the popular consciousness as the biggest British pop phenomenon since the Beatles.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

What everyone was talking about ...

Burnout drama

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Night Train Keane (CD)

Keane's new EP, Night Train, is a few tracks short of a full train line. Like an unexplained MTR delay, it will leave you dissatisfied and disappointed.

11 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

A train ride worth avoiding

Keane's new EP, Night Train, is a few tracks short of a full train line, and like British Rail it will leave you dissatisfied and disappointed.

The opening track, Back in Time, is a throwback to the 1980s, featuring a Duran Duran style digital synth ballad that could easily be mistaken for one of the vintage pop group's less popular songs.

6 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Biggest spectacle: Chanel's 240-tonne iceberg made from 'snice' (snow ice; below) that was transported to Paris from Sweden on 15 trucks. It took 35 sculptors to put it together.

Best tribute: The moving presentation by the Alexander McQueen team to show his final collection.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Lips inc

If you and your friends can't help but showboat at karaoke, then Microsoft's first entry into the music-game genre may get your party started with a bang.

Lips, created by Japanese game developer iNiS, is calling all shower singers, rush-hour traffic vocalists, wannabe rappers and pop princesses to groove to music backed by original videos, lyrics and scoring.

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Live Earth - The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis (CD)

On July 7 last year, 150 musical acts played for a total of 22 hours in 11 locations to raise the world's awareness of climate change. This CD and two-DVD collection features the best performances from the London, New Jersey and Makahuri Messe gigs.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

'Culture-coded' marketing plan key to success say talent managers

The talent managers believe that if western artists want to be successful on the mainland, it will take more than just watching what they say in public. A strategically planned business model and marketing campaign aimed at respecting the local culture is just as important.

11 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Duran Duran to reflex for the real fans

In case you haven't heard, Duran Duran are coming back and this time it's a gig you can buy tickets for. The 1980s glamour boys last appeared in town in 2006 at the CLSA investor conference. Presumably, more real fans will be Hungry Like the Wolf to see this show. They'll be playing on April 25 at West Kowloon's new Pop TV Arena.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Music to save the planet

Rock around the world with this two-DVD and CD set of recordings from Live Earth: The Concerts For a Climate in Crisis.

On July 7 last year, 150 musical acts played a total of 22 hours in 11 locations to raise awareness of climate change. This set is a collection of the best performances in London, New Jersey and Makahuri Messe, near Tokyo.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

The Bravery

The Bravery

The Sun and the Moon


15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am