Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading
band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.
They have sold more than 100 million records.
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
New wave, pop rock, synthpop, dance-rock, alternative rock
Nick Rhodes – keyboards, vocal effects
John Taylor – bass guitar, backing vocals
Roger Taylor – drums
(1979–1986, 1994, 2001–present)
Stephen Duffy – lead vocals, drums (1978–1979); bass guitars (1978)
Simon Colley – bass guitar (1978–1980)
Andy Wickett – lead vocals (1979–1980)
Alan Curtis – guitars (1979–1980)
Jeff Thomas – lead vocals (1980)
Andy Taylor – guitars, backing vocals (1980–1986, 2001–2006)
Warren Cuccurullo – guitars, backing vocals (1989–2001)
Sterling Campbell – drums (1989–1991)
Duran Duran Quotes
I met Nick at an institute for waywardly homoerotic teenagers...
I’d take all the virgins into the back room and deflower them, ha ha. Fuck you, I’m done.
I’ll give you three excuses to trash a hotel room. One is that construction work is going on and then they didn’t tell you. Two is that the curtains do not shut completely. And three - because you’re a star baby!
I’m such a momma’s boy. I used to think it was rebellious to throw a towel on the floor.
I’m sure I’m a schizophrenic. The problem is I can’t tell the difference between which one’s which, which one is the real me.
Basically I think it all adds to the rumours that we’re all going slowly insane. That’s why we smile all the time.
I have very stange dreams, especially when I'm traveling. I had one recently that someone was sending me messages by spider. A spider would crawl up my right arm, go across my shoulders and down my left arm and then I'd understand the message. The messages came from my right hand - they were really stupid. I don't think it'll catch on.
This is the most fun I've had with my pants on. Now if I'd said this is the most fun I've had while wearing women's underwear, we'd be having an entirely different conversation...
Duran Duran Awards
Grammy Awards for Best Music Video, Short Form ("Girls On Film/Hungry Like The Wolf") and Best Music Video, Long Form (Duran Duran).
Brit Award for Best British Music Video ("The Wild Boys").