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Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Duran Duran Official History 1990 - 1999

Duran Duran Official History 1990 - 1999


Ten years of Duran Duran are documented by both an album and video entitled Decade. The mega-mix "Burning the Ground" captures some of their finest recorded moments.

Warren Cuccurullo becomes a permanent member of Duran Duran, as they release their sixth studio album Liberty and the singles "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" and "Serious." To the disappointment of their fans, the band chooses not to tour.


Simon, Nick, Warren and John start preparation and writing for the next Duran Duran studio album.


Duran Duran holes up in Privacy Studios to record tracks for their self-titled seventh CD, also known as The Wedding Album. They collaborate with Brazilian musician Milton Nascimento on a song called "Breath after Breath."

The band performs at the KROQ (CA) Acoustic Christmas show.

Duran Duran makes a triumphant return to the charts with "Ordinary World," which instantly becomes a massive hit Worldwide.

The group films the video "Ordinary World" in California with Director Nick Egan.


Duran Duran's The Wedding Album is released and mirrors the success of the single "Ordinary World." The song "Ordinary World" receives much praise and wins an Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.

Duran Duran becomes one of the first bands to play in South Africa after the end of Apartheid.

"Come Undone" becomes the album's second hit as Duran Duran embarks on a lengthy world tour.

The band is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Simon and Nick appear on Larry King Live in Washington, DC.

Duran Duran performs live via satellite across the globe from the Tower Records store on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Duran Duran performs "Come Undone" at the MTV Movie Awards.

Beavis & Butthead play the video for "Come Undone" on their MTV show.


The band continues on the road with the Dilate Your Mind World Tour in support of The Wedding Album.

The band films a video in New York City for "Femme Fatale" with director Ellen Von Unwerth.

While in South America, Duran Duran shoots the video for "Breath After Breath" in Argentina.

Duran Duran performs an acoustic set on MTV's Unplugged series.

In their spare time, they commence work on their next album, recording in studios around the globe while on tour.

Duran Duran decides to pay tribute to their musical influences and release Thank You, an album of cover versions. The song and video for "Perfect Day" reunites the band with original drummer Roger Taylor.

Duran Duran performs the rap classic "White Lines" on the Late Show With David Letterman, accompanied by Grand Master Flash, Melle Mel and the Furious Five.

Everyone from Lou Reed to Led Zeppelin and Iggy Pop to Bob Dylan sing the praises of Duran Duran's versions of their songs.

Duran Duran headlines a series of radio festivals in the States and contributes a stellar track to the Led Zeppelin tribute album Enconium.


Hole performs "Hungry Like the Wolf" in their set for MTV Unplugged.

Bassist and founding member John Taylor decides to leave Duran Duran to pursue a solo career.

Simon performs in Italy for the Bosnian War Child charity, and appears on the album Pavarotti and Friends Together for the Children of Bosnia, duetting with Pavarotti on Duran's "Ordinary World," and Dolores O'Riordan on "Linger."

Simon, Nick and Warren return to Privacy Studies in London to begin work on a new album.


Duran Duran contributes a song to the soundtrack of the motion picture The Saint. Their stand out track, "Out of my Mind," together with a video shot in Czechoslovakia, garners worldwide attention and anticipation for the release of Medazzaland, the group's eleventh album.

As Duran Duran readies the CD, they shoot the video for the first single "Electric Barbarella" in UK with Ellen Von Unwerth.

After 17 years on the edge of music and technology, Duran Duran makes yet another break through by becoming the first band in the history of the Internet to digitally download a song for sale on the World Wide Web. "Electric Barbarella" is downloaded from Abbey Road Studios London, using Liquid Audio.

MoJo Records release The Duran Duran Tribute Album, with tracks by Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and Deftones. A concert is organized in Los Angeles by the acts involved to celebrate the band and their music.

Duranduran.com is launched.

Duran Duran kicks off a two month tour of North America by performing at the opening night of New York's Whitney Museum Exhibit featuring the work of Andy Warhol.


The band returns to the studio to begin writing the follow up to the critically acclaimed Medazzaland.

The band embarks on the Greatest and Latest Tour of the UK, their first live dates there in five years.

Duran Duran leaves EMI Records after 18 years. EMI records release both a re-mix CD called Essentials and Greatest, a second Greatest Hits collection.


Simon performs with the Smashing Pumpkins at the Sheperds Bush Empire in London. They perform the Duran classic "Nightboat."

VH1 features the band on its Behind the Music program as Duran Duran enters the year 2000 by signing a multi-album deal with Hollywood Records.

Two more Tribute Albums are released: Glue featuring Nathan Stack, Deep 13 and Earthling and Undone: The Songs of Duran Duran, a tribute by Australian artists, showcasing covers by The Living End, Kylie Minogue and Ben Lee. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo put a touring band together to play outdoor arenas during the summer. The shows receive rave reviews.

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For 2000 - 2008 history click je suis ici

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