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Duran Duran + David Lynch, Online On March 23!!

 

Merrick here...

I saw Duran Duran perform a while back.  At that time, most would've considered them to be well past their heyday - but that didn't stop them from advancing one of the best live musical performances I've ever seen.  

As such, the project below is of particular interest to me -  and that they're combining talent with David Lynch makes the notions even more intriguing.  

The following snippets of a press release will explain more...

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS LAUNCHES SECOND YEAR OF “UNSTAGED” MUSIC SERIES

WITH ICONIC PAIRING: DURAN DURAN AND FILMMAKER DAVID LYNCH

First Installment of Unstaged 2011 Features Duran Duran Performance Coinciding with

the Release of the Band’s 13th Studio Album and their First Official Tour Since 2008

March 23rd Live-Stream Performance Will Be Available as a Live VEVO event on YouTube

 

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 – Grammy® award-winning rock icons Duran Duran will kick-off the second year of “Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express” on March 23rd at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. The event (featuring all four original members: Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor) comes one day after their critically acclaimed 13th studio album, entitled ALL YOU NEED IS NOW (S-Curve Records), hits stores.Duran Duran’s performance will mark the first time an artist within the “Unstaged” music series plays from Los Angeles.  Upon release, tickets for Duran Duran’s performance at the Mayan Theatre sold out in under five minutes.

The 2011 “Unstaged” kick-off performance will be live-streamed at 10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT at www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO.  American Express, in partnership with VEVO, the leading online premium music video and entertainment service, and YouTube will provide Duran Duran fans worldwide with access to their “Unstaged” performance, which coincides with the start of the band’s first official tour since 2008. Award-winning filmmaker David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive), known for his unique cinematic style that masterfully blends imagery and sound design, has been enlisted to capture the performance, providing fans with a visually stunning home viewing experience.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to experiment with the band, Duran Duran, at the Mayan Theater on March 23rd,” said filmmaker David Lynch. “The idea is to try and create on the fly, layers of images permeating DuranDuran on the stage. A world of experimentation and hopefully some happy accidents.”

Speaking from a rehearsal studio in London where they are preparing for the ‘Unstaged’ show, lead singer Simon Le Bon said: “We are all beyond delighted that David Lynch has agreed to direct this show for us.  It’s a dream come true quite frankly.  We are all such fans of his work and think he has a creative vision like no other.  In talking to him about what he is planning, we all believe this live-streamed performance is going to look nothing like anyone has ever seen before.  We can’t wait.” 

Duran Duran’s “Unstaged” performance represents the fourth installment within American Express’ innovative music platform “Unstaged,” which launched in the summer of last year and has featured music sensations Arcade Fire, John Legend & The Roots, and Sugarland. Collectively, these artists from the 2010 “Unstaged” music series recently combined for eight Grammy® nominations and four Grammy® wins at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Additionally, two of the three artists’ albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart following their “Unstaged” performances. American Express, in conjunction with VEVO and YouTube, tracked more than 30 million total streams for all three artists’ performances combined.

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  • Choose Your Cam: The audience can control their viewing experience throughout the show by switching between the director’s main stream and alternate “Lynchian” artistic lenses on the night.
  • “The Now Pulse” Crowd Visualizer: Further uniting the audiences at the show and at home, this new interactive project will create a real-time visualization of crowd excitement based on social chatter online. When the social buzz reaches a climax, a special Duran Duran memento will be unlocked for fans everywhere.
  • “All Of Us Now” Photo Project: Audiences worldwide will collaborate with David Lynch in an on-stage and online art installation, by submitting photos. In true Lynch style, the photos will be showcased on surreal displays throughout the night. Visit www.YouTube.com/DuranDuranVEVO to find out more and submit videos.
  • On-line Pre Show: Building anticipation of the night, viewers who tune in early to the live-stream will catch an exclusive segment directed by David Lynch.
  • Tweet The Band: Fans can Tweet questions to #amexduranduran for a chance to have them answered by the band in a series of Pre-Show vignettes.

 

 

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  • March 15, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Duran Duran are quite good live....

    by thot

    ...and their new album "All You Need is Now" is stellar. Looking forward to this!

  • March 15, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST

    The 80's... LIVE!!!

    by UltimaRex

  • March 15, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Duran Duran

    by secretcylon

    "All You Need is Now" is great. Love all of the creative promotions they're employing. Hope the album gets the attention it deserves.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    I liked Duran Duran back in the day....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...but watching those bloated former-versions-of-themselves on stage would be kind of depressing now. However, David Lynch directed music video(s) for some of Duran Duran's hits would be kind of cool....but a live show?

  • March 15, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Seven and the Ragged Tiger and Rio Are Both Awesome Albums

    by NeonFrisbee

    Ultimate 80s cheese! So much coke, hairgel, shoulderpads, and models!

  • March 15, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    The Reality

    by intonare

    The truth is they're a great live band. I've seen them several times and they always bring it. Set list choices are not always by the numbers either - a good sign.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    The Gum You Like Is Coming Back In Style

    by NeonFrisbee

    And so are your favorite 80s pop hits! Now directed by a bona-fide autuer! It's kind of amazing how long ironic 80s retro has been going on. I guess it started in the late 90s? And shows no signs of abating. Retro 70s has been in force a long time too. What's going to happen when culture runs out of retro? I mean, retro 90s is gonna be tough since so much of it was based on retro 70s. So, I guess, eventually it will be retro-retro? Like, "Oh, hey, I'm a 90s 70s, what are you? Oh, you're a 00s 80s? That's cool." And so forth and so on as all pop culture implodes in on itself and nothing means anything anymore.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Will there be chapter stops, Mr. Lynch?

    by gruntybear

    *just being a dick*

  • March 15, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I have synch based respect and loyalty to Duran Duran

    by Smack_Teddy

    So The Sound of Thunder to David Lynch sensibilities? Yes Please! Other than that, im a bit perplexed. Planet Earth was gonna sound track my short film 'Other Guy's like satire-update of Miami Vice.... Lynch is one of my hero's.... this is going to be interestintg

  • March 15, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    interesting, dammit!

    by Smack_Teddy

  • Still havnt see the actual movie yet, but if you like the Tron: Legacy soundtrack and the like... But what about Tangerine Dream and Lynch? Or Mogwai and Lynch?

  • March 15, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by secretcylon

    Duran aint that bloated. Just sayin. http://www.duranduran.com/

  • March 15, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    All You Need is Wow (bob wow)!

    by mintoncard

    Some of the older Duran videos look as if they were directed by Lynch, so I think this is quite fitting. At the very least I expect a small dancing man in a red coat on stage during The Reflex.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    How About Merzbow and Lynch?

    by NeonFrisbee

    Actually, Merzbow and Miike would be a better fit.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Saw them live in Irvine,Ca, they blew the roof off!

    by lcworld

    That concert was an astoundingly good!

  • March 15, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Patrick Nagel's cover for the Rio album is a defining image for the 80s.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Love this band. Tha re-fle-fle-fle-fle-flex!

  • March 15, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    Rio is a brilliant album

    by Damned if I can login

    Since it was made before they hit it big in America. It still holds up today. All their stuff beyond that record has the taint of teen-raging bubblegum to it. But hey, they followed the money and ya can't fault anyone for doin' that.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    But the Girls on Film video...

    by Damned if I can login

    Now that's a *good* video.... Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, knowwhatImean?

  • March 15, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Duran Duran in the 80s

    by Blanket-Man

    Was a band that everyone liked but no guy was allowed to ADMIT to liking. I remember that if you admitted to liking a wimp-ass band like Journey you were less likely to be laughed at than if you liked the artificial, electronic, made-for-MTV Duran Duran (I much prefer DD to Journey, BTW... Steve Perry Journey, at least). Hell, I even enjoyed the first Power Station CD. Now if you bring up the Durans' 1980s vids on YouTube, I see many comments of "now THIS is what music is supposed to sound like, not like that CRAP out today!" Meanwhile, 1960s and 70s music-philes were saying the exact same thing about Duran Duran in 1984...!

  • Fantastic news.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    knobules

    by Damned if I can login

    You mean Michael Des Barres. He was awesome in the WKRP episode with the punk band Scum of the Earth.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    "It's the view to a Killllllllllllllllll!!!!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Best Bond song, worst Bond movie.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    David Lynch = SOLD!

    by fustfick

    Plain and simple.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Duran Duran ripped off Japan!

    by oisin5199

    Nick Rhodes totally stole his look from David Sylvian and Simon LeBon totally stole the vocal style. They also borrowed heavily from Japan's bass and guitar styles. They better do a full on tribute to Mick Karn, Japan's bassist, one of the most innovative musicians from the 80s, who died of cancer this past January. In other 80s news, Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark are back, for the first time since 1988 with the classic lineup, with one of their best albums in years. Saw them live last week in Chicago to a packed, sold-out venue. They still have just as much energy and vitality in their 50s as they did back in the 80s. Electricity still rocks over 30 years later.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Depeche Mode is better

    by Jake Pantlin

    Had to say it.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Depeche Mode is better

    by Jake Pantlin

    Had to say it.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    80's bands?

    by windomearle39

    You can't beat The Smiths - It must be funny being U2. Imagine. You're the world's biggest group. Your every move receives the full glare of popular scrutiny, your every utterance is scanned for meaning and import, you can sell-out concerts across the globe, get world leaders on the phone and have million queue to buy your records. And yet in your heart of hearts you know that you weren't a patch on The Smiths. And this doesn't only apply to U2. It goes for Guns 'N' Roses, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen and every other colossus of modern rock. Each in their own way have good things to offer but, let's be serious, they weren't The Smiths, were they?

  • March 15, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Smiths fans were the 80's versions of hipsters

    by Bobo_Vision

    Combined with the effeminate emo vibe. This may or may not be a compliment....depends who you are....

  • March 15, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    This sounds like it's been marinating in awesome sauce.

    by Royston Lodge

    Duran Duran is one of my guilty pleasures. I'm a huge fan. Arena was a great, and truly fucked-up, concert film. That flick gave me nightmares. I cannot wait to see what David Lynch does with Duran Duran's iconography. I just hope the new album doesn't suck...

  • March 15, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Is Lynch coming out with a new movie any time soon?

    by Frank Conniff

    I thought Inland Empire was pretty awesome. He seems to be focusing on music at the moment, which is cool, but I would definitely be up for another nightmarish expedition into the heart of darkness with David and pals.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    "Electric Barbarella" and "Ordinary World"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Giving some love to those songs, as well. It's a good time for 80s music fans. Along with all of the mentions above, both The Cure and Devo are still kicking it. SKINNY TIES, BITCHES!!!!

  • March 15, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    RUN, don't trot, and get the new album

    by Antimaster

    This is not an opinion, it is a fact. This is the best album since RIO, hands down. There are so many fantasmagoric tracks on it, I can't decide which is best. In fact, the title track might be the weakest of the bunch, and it's good too! Girl Panic is the best, followed by Blame The Machines, Being Followed, and I cannot wait to hear The Man Who Stole A Leopard live. PICK IT UP NOW!!!

  • March 15, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Oisin

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    John Taylor has often acknowledged Japan as a big influence on their sound - though I don't hear it in the bass, Mick Karn's sound is too distinctive and idiosyncratic. But he did write a thoughtful piece for Karn on the Duran Duran web site when he passed away. Apparently there was talk of having Karn appear on the latest album though it never materialized - Karn was too sick. As an aside, Karn did get back together with Peter Murphy to record some new Dali's Car stuff - the original plan was doing an entire album, but they only managed a few songs (Karn again being too sick) which will be released as an EP later this year. Should be interesting. Anyway, this Duran Duran thing sounds interesting, they're a great live band.

  • March 15, 2011, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Ain't It Cut and Paste News

    by ATARI

  • March 15, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    s'tel kcor!

    by jameskpolk

    She's my cousin... But doesn't she look exactly like Laura palmer?

  • March 15, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    A New Lynch Movie

    by Samuel Fulmer

    If he does get around to making another one, I hope it doesn't involve the same plot device he's used in 3 of his last 4 movies. Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, and Inland Empire are good, but I'd like to see him getting away from the main character goes crazy and becomes someone else bit. Maybe he could do something like Blue Velvet or Wild at Heart, a film that has that Lynch film quality about it, but also has a semi understandable plot.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    No Andy Taylor = No DuranDuran

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    *shakes fist*

  • March 15, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    No Andy Taylor = Flames on Optimus = Nipples on Batsuit?

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm just askin'...

  • March 15, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    antimaster: It was only C$8.99 on iTunes, so I took your advice.

    by Royston Lodge

    You pushy bastard...

  • March 15, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    neonfrisbee yes!

    by Smack_Teddy

    Saw Sonic Youth with Merzbow at Roskilde - they were great.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    The REFLEX

    by aphextwin

    fle-fle-fle-flex!

  • March 15, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I'll have to check out the album...

    by bubcus

    ... sounds good.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:54 p.m. CST

    bubcus

    by secretcylon

    Album is really good.

  • March 15, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    And that's just the first 9 songs!

    by Antimaster

    There are 5 more to come on the extended release next week. Haven't heard any of them yet, but frankly, I'd be amazed if they weren't mirror images of the first nine.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:02 p.m. CST

    So how is this crap Cool News?

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • March 15, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    antimaster

    by secretcylon

    Mediterranea is a great song.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    First off...

    by Wolfman Nards

    I am really surprised at the love DD is getting on this talkback. I saw the headline and figured it was going to be a bash fest. Secondly - Yes, this is an awesome collaboration. Duran Duran's new album is the best thing they've put out in year's and has proved they still have life in them. They just needed to get back to basics.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Seven and the Ragged Tiger was the first album I owned.

    by Mitch

    Been a die hard DD head ever since. Lynch is extremely hit or miss for me (Inland Empire was a joke, right?) so this is definitely intriguing...

  • March 15, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Nope. You can be laughed at if you like Journey OR Duran Duran.

    by Subtitles_Off

    "Rock icons," my ass. The only thing worse than living through the actual 80s is all this ridiculous 80s nostalgia.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off, what about Asia?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Don't laugh or you'll be accused of being insensitive to victims of the tsunami!

  • March 15, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    this is duran duran live in 2005

    by emeraldboy

    wild boyz in wembly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z1ld7MXntc

  • March 15, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I too assumed this would be a bash fest on DD.

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    shocked to see so many people not afraid to profess their love for Duran Duran. As someone who is thrilled to hear about any Lynch project, I must say DD seems like a strange pairing for him. Would love to see Lynch work with someone like Tool. BTW, the plot for Mulholland Dr. is completely understandable. Inland Empire...still trying to figure that one out. Anything Lynch does is cause for celebration in my book.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    So, I just listened to the new album.

    by Royston Lodge

    There are a LOT of little embellishments that sound a LOT like the stuff from their very first album. How very retro.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    The download I got included 9 songs (and a PDF booklet).

    by Royston Lodge

    FYI

  • March 15, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, you did write "9 songs".

    by Royston Lodge

    I got confused and thought you wrote that there were only 5 songs. I'm dumb.

  • March 15, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Hell, ARENA is so weird it might as well be Lynch.

    by Royston Lodge

    Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFjnD6oLz4Y

  • March 15, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    I like Lynch’s trend towards less comprehensible plots.

    by Frank Conniff

    I don’t think the plot really matters so much as the atmosphere in his more recent movies. It isn’t necessary to know exactly what is going on at all times to be affected by the events that are depicted. It’s kind of like early REM lyrics; you can interpret them in the way that means the most to you personally. I wouldn’t mind seeing him go even more abstract with his future film projects, actually.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    My wife and I went to see DD on our Honeymoon...

    by pizzatheface

    ...I should make a "date" to watch this one with her. I'm happy also about the Duranlove in this talkback. I'm 100% male and I own every album. (And yes, they rock it live.) The new album is perfect. Mark Ronson was the perfect fit to produce. If you heard his last release, it sounds like a love letter to the 80s. (In fact, he used some of Nick Rhodes' old synthesizers.) Download it, for sure. I'm glad to hear about the extended release. I'll re-buy the album if I need to. Depeche Mode is right up there with them IMO. Sounds of the Universe was the best album they've released in a decade.

  • I still get the creeps thinking about the man behind the restaurant. I’m not sure I could handle Lynch’s idea of a horror film if that wasn’t it. The Cowboy is pretty freaky too. And Billy Ray Cyrus, of course.

  • loving Depeche Mode doesn't help your case either. Throw in New Order and that seals it!

  • March 15, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    I just got the phone with Robert Palmer......

    by DangerDave

    he says that Duran Duran is ok.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    frank, I agree

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Also, in FWWM where Bob enters Laura's bedroom though the window is my scariest Lynch scene.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Cheap Shot At Andy Taylor

    by OldDickLemon

    The phrase "featuring all four original members" is inaccurate and a total cheap shot at Andy Taylor who was/is far and away the most important member of Duran Duran. There's no way it's a coincidence that they were great until he left, sucked for 15 years, had a great album and tour when he returned and then went to shit again when he left. He was like a word-class filter or something that kept the vanity at bay just enough for some great tunes to sneak through, but without him, yikes, horrifying. Bedazzleland? Please! Power Station > Arcadia Andy Taylor > Warren Cuccoporno and Dom Brown Without Andy, it's not Duran Duran.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I'd have walked too.....

    by OldDickLemon

    If the rest of my group was so desperate to recapture their former youthful fame that they dare call in Timberland and Justin Timberlake to "help" on our new album.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    The new album doesn't have enough funky bass.

    by Royston Lodge

    I've always maintained that John Taylor's bass playing is what separated Duran Duran from all the other crap synth-pop of the 80s. I'm disappointed that his bass lines aren't front-and-centre on the new album.

  • March 15, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Duran Duran's keyboards weren't the core of the "sound".

    by Royston Lodge

    Nick Rhodes is no keyboard virtuoso, you know whut I mean?

  • March 15, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    ....and how much were you paid for this ad?

    by Jaster

  • March 15, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Sorry Choppah...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    I am a bigger Lynch fan than you.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Be easy, Sailor!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • March 15, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Sure, Andy was important...

    by Wolfman Nards

    But Astronaut (the album he returned on) is about as good as a bag of dicks. I'd love to hear Duran Duran with a bit of a hard rock edge to them again, but the album they just put out will do. And yes, John Taylor's bass lines are the shit and he's totally what helped seperate them in the 80's. He doesn't stand out like he did on those early records, but he has his moments on the new one for sure.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks are the best things Lynch has done

    by lv_426

    Hopefully he will remember that the screenplay is not the enemy the next time he makes a film. Also, with Inland Empire, he really seemed to get jazzed up about digital film making. Now that there are so many better options for shooting digitally compared to the Sony PD-150 DV camera he used for Inland Empire, I'd love to see him tackle another film filled with darkness, creepy midgets, and Angelo Badalamenti's awesome scoring powers. Oh, and bring back Kyle MacLhachlan too.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    lv_426

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Wish Lynch would go back to film. I'm surprised he went to digital, shooting a movie on film is so much more of an "art form".

  • March 15, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Making Fun of Duran Duran

    by scallywagthedog

    I'm a big fan of DD but I also made four "Making Fun of Duran Duran" videos on YouTube that you and your children and pets should watch.

  • March 15, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    New album is good

    by proevad

    Very Rio-ish with sum debut stuff hanging around. Dancy record, if that's a word. Bass should be higher in the mix. Taylor was really, really under-rated player. Lebon still can't sing very well, but who cares. They were an actual band in the age of crap artists who had their songs written for them.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Hope Lynch serves them better than Gilliam did Arcade Fire.

    by mjgtexas

    Because that concert sucked.

  • March 15, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    sailor_ripley: Lynch on film

    by lv_426

    The digital cinematography tech available is nowadays is good enough that it can look close enough to film, and can be an advantage to someone like David Lynch. He isn't exactly next in line to make a big budget studio film. I prefer how film looks too, but Lynch at least has viable options now that can shoot in HD or better resolution.

  • March 15, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I want my garmonbozia

    by Mr Lucas

    Duran Duran - shit then and shittier now. Lynch is totally wasting his genius on these hasbeens. I can't imagine he likes their music. Can we have the deleted scenes from FWWM please? http://tinyurl.com/65dsq2s

  • March 15, 2011, 6:35 p.m. CST

    "All four original members..."

    by Triple_J_72

    Uh, there were five. Andy Taylor's not coming?

  • March 15, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    otakuoverlord: That's nothing mew.

    by Royston Lodge

    John Landis directed Thriller. Francis Ford Coppola directed Captain Eo. Martin Scorsese directed Bad. (There HAVE to be some non-Michael Jackson examples out there....)

  • March 15, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart!!!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Oh yeah and Echo and the Bunnymen, Billy Idol are better.

  • March 15, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    NICK RHODES IS THE REASON WHY I'M SEXUALLY CONFUSED

    by BringingSexyBack

    Everytime I got a boner watching him I look at Andy and I'm good again.

  • March 15, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    DuRaN DuRaN new cd info!!!!

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    Amazing band and amazing new album, Best Buy is the place to get it on the 22nd. North America ALL YOU NEED IS NOW will be available in CD and a Deluxe Edition CD/DVD package that includes a bonus song “Networker Nation” and a DVD featuring rare studio footage, exclusive commentary from the band about the 12 songs on the album, working with Ronson and more. The Deluxe also includes the video for AYNIN as well as a special foil packaging and a more extensive booklet. A vinyl release is expected in late April. (** indicates a new album track) 1. All You Need Is Now 2. Blame The Machines 3. Being Followed 4. Leave a Light on 5. Safe (in the heat of the moment) (feat. Ana Matronic) 6. Girl Panic ! 7. A Diamond In The Mind ** 8. The Man Who Stole a Leopard (feat. Kelis) 9. Other People’s Lives ** 10. Mediterranea ** 11. Too Bad You’re So Beautiful ** 12. Runway Runaway 13. Return To Now ** 14. Before the Rain Best Buy Special Edition: Includes exclusive bonus tracks for the US on the deluxe version – “Too Close To The Sun” and “Early Summer Nerves” Best Buy includes “Networker Nation” and the DVD. Transworld Special Edition: Includes exclusive bonus track for the US on the standard version – “All You Need Is Now (Tom Middleton Cosmos Remix)”

  • March 15, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    royston lodge

    by lv_426

    A Michael Jackson + David Lynch collaboration would have been balls out insane if it ever occurred. I can't even imagine what it would have been like.

  • March 15, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Great combo

    by Yeti

    Used to love them back in the day (although upon reflection, Rio seems more and more like a clossal fluke) But! Singles such as Come Undone, Electric Barbarella, and What Happens Tomorrow have kept me interested in the group through the 90's and into the Naughts.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    "...and I'm going to put Mr. LeBon's panties in my mouth."

    by DickBallsworth

    David Lynch is the fucking ace. This is good news indeed.

  • March 15, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    bringingsexyback

    by proevad

    he was a pretty dude. he just looks creepy now, trying to stay pretty. used to be married to a really hot girl. wonder if they stayed together. jeebus i sound gay now. not that there's...yada yada yada

  • March 15, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    For you horror fans

    by proevad

    my fave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAlvxeCL7_E&feature=related

  • March 15, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    thehumanbeingandfish

    by oisin5199

    that's good to know that John Taylor credited Karn and the boys from Japan. Since I was only a casual DD fan, even back in the 80s, I wasn't sure of the relationship. I had heard the rumors of a Dali's Car reunion, but I didn't think it ever happened. It's awesome to know there'll be an ep, just to know that more Mick Karn music is still out there waiting to be released, even after his death. I'm seeing Peter Murphy for the first time in years next months. It would be amazing if that Dali's Car ep is available at the show. In completely unrelated news, any fan of early OMD, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Gary Numan and late 70s/early 80s British electronic music must check out the Synth Britannia documentary that was on BBC Four - all parts are on youtube. It's amazing and I'm loving it right now.

  • March 15, 2011, 10:08 p.m. CST

    This should be interesting.

    by Teddy Artery

    Very interesting.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:25 p.m. CST

    PROEVAD

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'd give Nick a taste of my reflex, if you get what I mean.

  • March 15, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    OKAY, WHO ELSE HAS FANTASIZED ABOUT A THREESOME WITH NICK AND JOHN?

    by BringingSexyBack

  • March 16, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Sigur Ros and Lynch

    by Tristan

    Would be much better than this.

  • March 16, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    View To A Kill is still my favorite James Bond theme!

    by TheJudger

    AMC used to use the New Moon on Monday song for their Trapped in the 80's Mondays marathon music a few years back, it was a perfect fit.

  • March 16, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    choppah & tvsfrank:

    by Elgyn6655321

    Lynch has said that "Lost Highway" was his 'horror film'. I always loved that movie too, it's underrated.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the heads up on the BBC Doc, oisin5199

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    You just listed a significant number of bands in my regular listening rotation.

  • March 16, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    The Arcade Fire Concert Probably Sucked Because They Suck

    by NeonFrisbee

    I wouldn't blame Gilliam. They're just a very boring, bland, nothing of a band. Oh boy, more sadsack Canadians! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... With a name like Arcade Fire they should sound like a riotous, chaotic, noisy maelstrom of circuit bent craziness endlessly exploding into 8bit supernovas, not a bunch of boring, self-obsessed, whiny, mopey undergrads on anti-depressants.

  • March 16, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Arcade Fire = best band of the last decade

    by Elgyn6655321

  • March 16, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Arcade Fire are okay

    by Smack_Teddy

    "Leave Arcade Fire alooo-hone!"

  • March 16, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    does anyone else think the guy from Arcade Fire

    by oisin5199

    sounds an awful lot like Roger Waters?

  • March 16, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    and his wife sounds like Bjork

    by oisin5199

  • March 16, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    The guy from Arcade Fire sounds like Roger Waters?

    by Subtitles_Off

    He wishes he could be that identifiable. But, I'm not gonna laugh at Arcade Fire. I'm not done laughing at all the lame-ass wannabe rock s#!t from the 80s. Duran Duran. Journey. REO Speedwagon. Bon Jovi. Poison. Madonna. Motley Crue. Def Leppard. Good effin' jebus. It all sucked. You're all pussies.

  • March 16, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Radiohead was the best band

    by proevad

    the last 2 decades, but thanks for playing.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    definitely sounds like Bjork oisin

    by Frank Conniff

    I thought it was Bjork doing guest vocals when I first heard the song that she sings on Funeral.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I would say Radiohead were the best of the last 16 years

    by Frank Conniff

    not the last 20. But way, way better than Arcade Fire.

  • I think rock has finally run its course. There will probably be rock bands for a long time to come, but there isn’t anything new to be done in that genre, I think. As I see it, Radiohead’s KidA was the last new iteration of rock music. Stuff like Arcade Fire is cool; they write good songs, but they sound basically like a lot of other things that have come before.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Before I get my ass kicked on here

    by proevad

    Funeral is a brilliant album. Still on my mp3 player.

  • March 16, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    tv.s_frank is only saying

    by Subtitles_Off

    what people have been saying since The 70s. That's forty years of "rock is dead" bul'sh. Yawn. If Styx or Rush couldn't kill it, nothing can.

  • March 16, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    oisin5199

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Here's John Taylor's memoriam for Mick Karn: http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/?p=17671 I learned that the Dali's Car reunion will be released from the bio section of Mick Karn's website, http://mickkarn.net/Pages/Biography.htm - the EP will only contain 4 songs - but hey, 4 new Dali's Car songs is better than 3 new Dali's Car songs. Anyway, have fun at the Peter Murphy show. I saw him last week in San Francisco, he was awesome, he's such a charismatic guy. He actually played a few old Bauhaus songs, it was great.

  • March 17, 2011, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Why did John Taylor

    by proevad

    take a shit on David Sylvian in a memorial page to Mick? G'damn he must have really pissed him off.

  • March 17, 2011, 5 a.m. CST

    Arcade Fire ripped off their sound from the group "Archive "

    by Dennis_Moore

  • And that is because there is really nowhere else for it to go at this point. Punk was the last genuinely novel rock movement, and then in the 80’s and 90’s you had post punk, wherein artists blended old styles in new ways. I think Radiohead were the last band to have a truly unique sound, and they produced the last two seminal rock albums, OK Computer and Kid A. If rock isn’t dead, it has been in a coma for by far the longest time ever at this point. I don’t think high school kids even listen to much rock any more. It is mostly hip hop and dance pop kind of stuff like Ke$ha. There are still very good rock albums being released, but they aren’t anything new really, and haven’t been for a very long time, and interest in rock music seems to have largely fizzled among today’s youth. So, I’m thinking rock music is pretty much on the way out.

  • Rock hit it's epitome in '77 with Animals.

  • March 17, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I Don't Think There Are Any New Bands Worth Mentioning

    by NeonFrisbee

    The oughts have been a TERRIBLE time for music. Mainstream pop like Katy Perry is more interesting and fun than 99% of Pitchfork approved "indie" schlock. That said, I LOVE Crystal Castles and Health. They're the only bands of the last decade that hold any interest for me. Everything else good is either olde, or coming from artists that have been in the game for awhile.