Wednesday Dec 4
Colorado Springs Independent
Cate Le Bon on pet sounds and penicillin
When Cate Timothy adopted the stage name Cate Le Bon, she had no particular fascination with Simon Le Bon.
Duran Duran Carnaby Street exhibition
Iconic British rock band, Duran Duran, and photographer Denis O'Regan are opening a pop up exhibition this week, to display a fantastic selection of photographs from a new limited edition coffee table photographic book, entitled 'Careless Memories', documenting the band's record-breaking 1984 Sing Blue Silver Tour.
Duran Duran takes part in Record Store Day
Shoppers were lining up on Black Friday, though it wasn't at the malls and big-box stores that opened a day early this year on Thanksgiving; it was at record stores across the United States for Record Store Day on Nov. 29. The "Wedding Album"-era live recording features acoustic versions of "Come Undone," "Notorious" and "Hungry Like the Wolf."
'If it's fun then I'm up for it, that's where I am these days'
James Grant was right. All you need is love ... and money. In 1986, Grant's Glasgow soul-pop poets Love And Money issued a debut album entitled All You Need Is ... whose title served as a social critique, manifesto, and set-up for a joke with his band as the punchline.
Simon Le Bon: Blurred Lines was a mistake
Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon is convinced Robin Thicke made a ''mistake'' with 'Blurred Lines'.
No Rock&Roll Fun
Simon LeBon is a super puffer
Simon LeBon's calling out of Robin Thicke for misogynystic bullshit is welcome : "The problem with Robin Thicke's video is it disempowered all the women in it,"[...] "I think Robin made a bit of a mistake, because he's not a bad guy, he's not a misogynist, but he's getting off on the chicks in the video and all that stuff.
Duran Duran took its name from Dr. Durand Durand, a mad scientist in the movie Barbarella.
The band gave this awful 1968 movie more exposure than it deserved, but they may have made up for it in 1986.
San Bernardino County Sun
a Under the Covers, Vol. 3a unearths musical treats from the 1980s
Link: Hear Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles sing lead on “Our Lips Are Sealed” by “rival” L.A. band the Go-Gos.
How Bruce Springsteen Influenced The Killers
The Killers' music has received a polarizing response for several reasons. The band's oft-mentioned comparisons to past greats are one reason.