Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock, Clinical
Dance-Pop, Synth Pop, New Wave, New Romantic, Punk/New Wave, Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Brash, Indulgent, Dramatic, Swaggering, Sophisticated, Clinical, Energetic, Slick, Elegant, Hypnotic, Rousing, Boisterous, Sexy, Melancholy, Soothing, Theatrical, Tense/Anxious, Confident, Passionate, Bright, Lively
Duran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band grew from alternative sensations in 1982 to mainstream pop stars by 1984. By the end of the decade, membership changes and lost popularity pushed the band to near obscurity before a resurgence in the early 1990s as a soft rock act. The group were a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US. They have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million records.
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Duran Duran are an English rock band from Birmingham, England. They were one of the most successful of the 1980s bands and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. Since the 1980s they have placed 14 in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have sold more than 100 million records. While the group were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet, when they first emerged, they later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname "the prettiest boys in rock". The band`s controversial videos-which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality- became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel, MTV. The band were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.
The band was created by Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Stephen Duffy, with the later addition of Roger Taylor and, after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor, and Simon Le Bon (none of the Taylors are related.) The group has never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001, and drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band`s fans and music media. Andy Taylor left the band in summer 2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member. A full time replacement guitarist for Andy Taylor so far has not been appointed.
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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New wave, synthpop, dance-rock
Capitol, EMI, Parlophone, Virgin, Epic, Hollywood, Tapemodern, Warner Bros.
Arcadia, The Power Station, TV Mania, Neurotic Outsiders, The Devils, Chicanery, Robert Palmer, Missing Persons
Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor
Past Group Members
Stephen Duffy, Simon Colley, Andy Wickett, Alan Curtis, Jeff Thomas, Andy Taylor, Warren Cuccurullo, Sterling Campbell
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