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The band record Reportage. Astronaut Tour continues. Andy leaves the band. The new album is rejected.

Date Event
Jan Duran Duran begin recording their songs for the new album Reportage with Michael Patterson in Northern California
Jan VH1 show So Notorious uses the Duran Duran song "Notorious" as its theme music
? "Nice Remixes", including mixes by Eric Prydz, JD aka Dready, Johnson Somerset, Mike Greig and Pablo La Rosa, are added to iTunes.
? The compilation and book Süddeutsche Zeitung Diskothek 1981 released in Germany, featuring Duran Duran.
? The promotional only compilation album John Taylor: 18 Songs from Duran Duran's Groovemaster released.
? EMI releases Duran Duran’s video catalogue for electronic download. Videos include "What Happens Tomorrow"' "Girls on Film", "Rio" and "Save a Prayer".
? The deluxe version of Live from London (10 tracks + 2 bonus) is added to iTunes.
The ASTRONAUT Tour continues
Jan 14 Duran Duran: Morongo Key Club, Cabazon CA, USA.
Feb 2 the 25th Anniversary of the release of Duran Duran’s "Planet Earth" single. Roger comments on Duranduran.com, “My strongest memory of the release of "Planet Earth" is one of us gathering around the radio in Chipping Norton studios (where we were recording tracks for the forthcoming first album) and hearing one of our songs being played on the radio for the first time, being absolutely ecstatic and feeling that we had really ‘arrived,’ when in fact it was just the start of a very long journey.”.
Feb 14 Dream Boyz compilation album released by the Fan Club.
Feb 15 Duran Duran: Olympic Winter Games, Medals Plaza Piazza Castello, Torino (Turin), Italy
bootlegged on Torino 2006. (Full YouTube), (Full Youtube).
Feb 15? An interview at the Winter Olympics. (YouTube).
? Andy opens recording studio Andy Taylor Studios Ibiza
Mar 4 Nina Blackwood's Absolutely 80s: 06-10 broadcast in the USA, featuring "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Mar 11 Nina Blackwood's Absolutely 80s: 06-11 broadcast in the USA, featuring "Do You Believe in Shame?".
May 2 The Ultimate Review DVD released by Classic Rock.
May 8 John and Nick release Only After Dark, a compilation of their favorite music from the late 1970s/early 1980s Rum Runner era, on EMI.
? The Peavey Liberator J-84 bass guitar co-designed by John Taylor released.
Mar 14 The Notte Prima Degli Esami movie soundtrack album released in Italy
? In another first, John and Nick step in to the history books to launch the UK Guardian newspaper’s Film & Music Podcast series, with a 2-part interview discussing their Only After Dark compilation. This mini-podcast-within-a-podcast makes UK media history, becoming the first time music from the major record labels and music publishers has been officially approved for use in a podcast.
Apr-May The band continue to work on songs for their Reportage album, in London. Song titles for the album included: 48 Hours Later, Angel Fire, Cathedral, Criminals In The Capitol, Faster, Finally, Judy Where Are You?, Lions And Wolves, Midnight City, Naomi Tonight, Transcendental Mental, Traumatized, Under Snow, Under The Wire, You Ain't Foolin' No One. Also rumoured was 'U.S. Hit', a demo from their Astronaut sessions. (Clip Traumatized), (Clip US Hit).
Apr John makes a comment about Reportage: "We have been working on around fifteen songs over the last couple of months... We're mixing today, a song Under The Wire for the new album. It's a noisy one, quite aggressive in places, and Mike Patterson our Engineer/Co-Producer is working several knobs at once so that Simon sounds just the right mixture of nasty and cool. It's new territory for us, this song. It's about alienation…or is it? I have to be careful making assumptions about Simon's lyrics. The chorus line, 'We go under the wire, we go in under fire' ...but this war zone is domestic, a council estate."
Apr The band submit the Reportage album to Epic/Sony Records. They say it is mostly complete, and just needs a few finishing touches. Execs listened to the album and thought there were no 'commercial' stand out tracks. John said: "We delivered an album to Sony that was a natural-sounding, almost rock album, and they were like 'We need something a bit more pop, do you fancy doing one more track with a producer'?". The only producer everyone in the band (according to John) liked was Timbaland. It took "six months" to arrange studio time with him. See September.
May ? Nick and John interviewed by UK light-hearted presenter Jonathan Ross, airs on BBC Radio 2. They talk about Only After Dark. An obscure dance where people lie on their backs. John has never tried break-dancing. MTV is all about game-shows today. (Source).
? Simon sends vocals to Nick Wood at SYN Productions in Japan, from Sphere Studios's Duran Duran room in the UK. Nick produces solo song "Nobody Knows" in two weeks.
? SYN Productions release Simon Le Bon's solo song "Nobody Knows" only downloadable on itunes. According to Simon, the song is about depression.
? SYN Productions release the Making of Nobody Knows. (YouTube).
Jun 12 "Union of the Snake" (Monkey Mix) is included on The Original 80s Remix Album, released in the UK.
Jun 27 Sleepthief release the album The Dawnseeker, featuring a cover version of "The Chauffeur".
Aug 4 Duran Duran: Annual Red Cross Gala, Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Although not known at the time, this will be Andy Taylor's final show before his second departure from the band.
bootlegged on Goodbye Andy
. (Highlights). (CU), (TTS), (OW),
Aug 7 Duran announces plans to create a virtual universe in Second Life, as well as perform a concert in-world. This news creates 1.8 million media and online mentions for the band, setting a record in terms of coverage.
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day. A note on DD.com. (Read).
Sep 2? Justin Timberlake hears Timbaland is making the next Duran Duran album/song. He says "Not without me you're not." He phones the band two days before the recording session in New York to ask if he can join the group. The band said they had known Justin since receiving an award from him in 2003, and had kept in touch since.
Sep 4-9? Timbaland and Justin Timberlake join the band at Manhattan Center Studios in New York, for a week of writing and recording sessions, but Andy didn't show up. Timberlake plays the remaining members some beats he has been working on.
Sep 13 Duran Duran: CSLA Investor's Forum, Hong Kong. Andy Taylor does not perform with the band and he is replaced on stage by Dom Brown.
Sep 22 Duran Duran reports that "Andy Taylor will not be performing with Duran Duran at their show tomorrow at the Sluzewiec Racetrack in Warsaw, Poland. Unfortunately he has a virus and his doctor has told him that he would be ill-advised to travel. Dominic Brown will be filling in for Andy at this performance."
Sep 23 Duran Duran: Służewiec Racetrack, Warsaw, Poland. (with Sistas and Myslovitz)
The band with Dom Brown performs for the first time in Poland, in front of 120,000 People. The show is televised nationally. Bootlegged on Służewiec: September 23, 2006.
(Full Youtube), (Russia Intro/HLTW), (HLTW), (Union), (ITSISK), (CU), (WHT), (SOT/HBTR), (SOT/HBTR), (Reflex), (OW), (SAP clip), (SAP), (AVTAK clip), (Nice), (Not./Higher), (Not. clip), (Sunrise), (Sunrise), (SLB Mic Stand), (WB), (GOF ending), (Rio clip), (Finale).
Sep ? A TV special with Duran Duran airs, recorded before, during and after their show in Poland. Roger says its was unusual to have balancers outside of his hotel. (YouTube).
Oct The 304 page book Duran Duran 1981-2006: Glam Pop Party published by Editori Riuniti / Momenti Rock, Italy.
Oct 15 Duran Duran officially announces that Andy Taylor will not be performing with the band on the upcoming Eastern European shows and will be replaced by Dominic Brown.
Oct 15 Duran Duran: Expo Arena, Bratislava, Slovakia.
bootlegged on Bratislava: 15 October 2006. (YouTube)
Oct 16 "Notorious" is included in Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Elections broadcast in the USA.
Oct 17 Duran Duran: Hela 1, Belgrad, Serbia. (with Laki Penguins)
bootlegged on Belgrade: 17 October 2006 and Duran Duran In Belgrade
Oct 19 Duran Duran: Palace Hall, Bucharest, Romania. (with Directia 5)
Palace Hall, Bucharest: 2006 Concert
Oct 20 Duran Duran: Winter Palace Of Sport, Sofia, Bulgaria.
bootlegged on 10-20-2006: Sofia
Oct 22 Duran Duran: Hellinikon Fencing Hall, Athens, Greece.
bootlegged on 10-22-2006: Athens, Greece, Hellinikon Fencing Hall. (ITSISK), (Serious 7"/Nice), (Serious 7"/Nice), (SLIH/MOW), (EB), (Not.), (PTFBJ Jam), (Chauffeur).
Oct 25 After a month of speculation, the band announces the departure of guitarist Andy Taylor and confirm that they will continue as a foursome as they finish up their new CD for Epic/Sony Records. Dom Brown is confirmed to play guitar on the forthcoming shows. Andy later wrote of tension and a lack of direction during the Reportage sessions, and that the music had been submitted prematurely to Sony as "the album needed more work" even though they had recorded "three album's worth of guitar tracks".
Oct 26 Duran Duran: Sears Center, Chicago IL, USA. (HLTW), (SLIH/MOW), (Serious/Nice), (EB), (End of Show).
Oct 29 Duran Duran: Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans LA, USA. (BTG), (House Of The Rising Sun), (Serious/Nice),
Nov 2 Duran Duran: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence RI, USA. (SLIH/MOW).
Nov 3 Duran Duran: House Of Blues, Atlantic City NJ, USA. (SAP).
? The band are filmed leaving their hotel (which?). John wears a coloured beanie on his head, its cold. Several attendants of the hotel freak out. (YouTube).
Nov 4 Duran Duran: Seneca Hotel & Casino, Niagara Falls NY, USA. (SLIH/MOW), (Serious/Nice), (GOF/Band), (Not.),
Nov 6 Duran Duran: Palace PAC, Albany NY, USA.
Nov 7 Duran Duran: Private Concert, New York NY, USA.
Nov 9 Duran Duran: Pepsi Pavillion, Greenville SC, USA.
bootlegged on Greenville: November 9, 2006. (WB).
Nov 9? John surprises a fan as the band sign autographs at the Greenville show. (Youtube).
Nov 11 Duran Duran: Bang Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami FL, USA.
bootlegged on Bang Music Festival 2006: Duran Duran. (OW).
Nov DMC 286 Commercial Collection released, featuring "Planet Earth" and "Girls on Film".
Nov To celebrate the end of the Astronaut World Tour, Duran Duran releases their first set of exclusive master ringtones, which include the Jason Nevins remix of "Sunrise".
Nov 14 Open Cam featuring music by Warren Cuccurullo released on DVD.
Nov 17 The cover album MoR DURAN released.
? Duran launches their official Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/duranduran.
? Duran adds mobile graphics to their Mobile Webshop.
? The longest running Duran Duran fanzine, The Dutch Go Duran ceases publication after 18 years.
Dec ? Nick Rhodes is a presenter at the first annual British Academy Video Games Awards In London. He is joined by his newly created Second Life Avatar.
Dec ? The band have now written several new songs with Timberland. They plan to incorporate the new songs in with the Reportage album. Source Billboard Magazine.
Dec ? Details about Reportage begin to leak. Nick said: "It was a very angry record for Duran Duran, quite political. Criminals In The Capital, is about our dueling leaders on both sides of the Atlantic... there was one song about a fighter pilot in the Iraq war (Angel Fire?). There's another song, one of my favourites on the record, actually, about the decay of the world and how we're all ignoring it — a song of desperation (Traumatised?). Then the reggae-tinged "48 Hours Later", and "Transcendental Mental", which Rhodes says takes aim at 'new-age frauds. "It's one of the funniest lyrics Simon has written in many years." "Judy, Where Are You" is about their friend in New Orleans who went missing after Hurricane Katrina. Nick also added it's a beautiful song and has got a Kinks influence.
Dec Duranduran.com print Duran Duran band member's Top 10 for 2006, including Roger Taylor's Top Ten Singles.
Dec 3 Duran Duran 10 Track Collectors Edition album issued free with copies of The Mail On Sunday newspapers in the UK.
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