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Second year of developing the All You Need Is Now album. Some dates with Mark Ronson, and only a few others. A scheduled tour start in South Africa is cancelled.

Date Event
Jan Duran Duran revealed they would be contributing to a newly recorded cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" to a tribute/charity record to David Bowie with Carla Bruni, Devendra Banhart, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and several others, due to be released in September on Manimal Records.
Jan 15 Roger plays a DJ set at Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, London, to aid a fund-raising by The Wings of Hope, an organisation that provides free education to children in Africa and India. (DD.com).
Jan 17 Nick and Kylie Minogue are seen together at a private screening of the Italian film I Am Love by Luca Guadagnino at Soho Hotel in London.
Jan 20 Duran Duran get back to their London studio to work on the tracks they recorded last year. According to Nick, the backing tracks on fourteen songs are mostly complete. (DD.com),
Jan 21 Nick and Yasmin attend the private screening of Lee Daniels’ film Precious at One Aldwich hotel in Covent Garden, London. (Image).
Feb 5 Trailer for upcoming Duran Duran documentary, Drama Americana, a film by Gavin Elder, is posted on DD Youtube. An instrumental version of Virus plays in the background. (YouTube).
Feb The mixed compilation Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike: Smash The House! released, featuring Andy Taylor.
Feb 5? Mark Ronson begins a new recording session with the band. Confirmed as the first week in February. (DD.com).
Feb 16 Duran Duran:: Mobile World Congress Awards Party, Palau Nacional, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duran Duran perform during an international conference organized by GSM Association, which represents the interests of mobile operators and related companies. The event is hosted by British actor and writer Stephen Fry.
bootlegged on MWC Barcelona
. (News DD.com), (Source). (Setlist).
Feb 17 Swahili Blonde will feature one song with JT. (DD.Com).
Feb 17 During a Mobile World Congress’s keynote session on the future of media, Nick says Duran Duran are trying to team up with mobile telcos to get their music to a new generation of fans. (News DD.com), (YouTube).
? Nick declares the band will release new album “later this year” on Show Daily, a news publication distributed throughout the event.(Duranasty.com) (Source).
Feb 18 Rolling Stone magazine issues an interview by Jenny Eliscu with Mark Ronson talking about how his work with Duran Duran has influenced his own album's direction.
Feb 25 Duran Duran: CLSA Conference, Main Hall, Studio Coast, Tokyo, Japan. (Setlist)
Feb 25 The film Skin Trade featuring Duran Duran's "Skin Trade" as the title track premieres at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA.
John and Nick get back in Sphere Studios with independent recording and mixing engineer Joshua Blair.
Mar DMC 326 Commercial Collection released, featuring "Girls on Film".
Mar Australian band Danimals release the single "Fox", co-written by John Taylor.
Mar 10? Roger Taylor and his DJ partner Jake at Red Passion in Italy. (YouTube Clip).
Mar Screenplay's VJ-Pro Series: Club Vision March 2010 released, featuring "The Wild Boys".
Mar 20 Stewart Copeland, John Densmore, John Taylor and others: Family Music Festival & Expo, Smashbox Studios, Culver City, California, USA
New Roads School, an independent educational community, celebrates fifteen years of history with a set of live performances by some renowned artists. All proceeds go to the school’s aid program. (12.00-4.00pm): released on New Roads School CD/DVD
Mar 20 John does photos with New Roads School after the show. (YouTube).
Mar 20 Clip of rehearsals for the MGM Grand show in Las Vegas. SAP. (YouTube).
Mar 20 Duran Duran: Arbonne National Training Conference, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV, USA. ((Setlist))
bootlegged on MGM Las Vegas
Mar 22 The soundtrack from Noah Baumbach’s comedy Greenberg is released worldwide and also features "The Chauffeur". (Source), (Source)
Mar 23 Exciting new photos from Duran Duran’s recent trips to Japan and Las Vegas, with a few snaps of Nick in Studio with Mark R and a “surprise” shot of JT with pal Curt Smith of Tears for Fears. (DD.com). Wayback Galley Link: https://web.archive.org/web/20100314221700/http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/?page_id=15238
Mar 29 Arcadia: So Red the Rose (2 CD Set and DVD) released by Parlophone.
Mar 29 Duran Duran is reissued in limited edition, digital audio downloads and vinyl in Europe
Mar 29 As The Lights Go Down album released as a download by EMI.
Mar 29 BBC In Concert: Hammersmith Odeon, 17th December 1981 album released as a download by EMI.
Apr After a 2½ year restoration, Eilean (yacht featured in Duran Duran's "Rio" music video) took part in the Antigua Classic Week.
Apr 21 Simon and Nick perform "The Chauffeur" with Mark Ronson and his band Chauffeur at the Gucci Icon Temporary store opening afterparty at Ronnie Scott's in London, England.
Apr 22? Clips of the performance at Ronnie Scot's Club. Nick talks about the special show. They are still working on the new album. They are working on lyrics and main vocals. Work to be completed June/July. (YouTube).
May 8 Roger and Jake Fonique DJ at the Sui Club, Ancona, Italy. (event available to the public)
May 11 The album Chicanery released, a colloration by Warren Cuccurullo and Neil Carlill.
May 17 Duran Duran: Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, Hampton Court Palace, London, UK.
May 18 Duran Duran: SAP Sapphire Now Conference, Frankfurt, Germany.
bootlegged on SAP Sapphire Now: Frankfurt. (Setlist). (N.Runner),(OW), (GOF 1), (GOF 2), (CU), (AVTAK), (Reflex), (SAP), (Union), (WB), (Rio).
May 18 Duran Duran album is re-issued in various formats including Duran Duran (1981 album): Special Editions (2 CD and DVD) in the USA.
May 18 Seven and the Ragged Tiger is re-issued in various formats including Seven and the Ragged Tiger: Special Editions (2 CD and DVD) in the USA .
May 20 Simon Le Bon presents 'Winner of Best Album' at the 15th Ivor Novello Awards, held at Grovesnor House in London, UK
May 25 Duran Duran: NEON Charity Gala, Moscow, Russia.
May 28 BBC 2 in the UK aires Top of the Pops 2: Duran Duran, showing archive band footage from the long-running Top of the Pops; bootlegged on Top of the Pops 2
Jun The band are in the studio recording final vocals.
Jun 4 Nick Rhodes is special guest on Mark Ronson’s East Village Radio Show, broadcast at 8pm (EST).
Jun 4 Nick talks about a recent volcanic eruption in iceland; which means there is very little air traffic where he lives, directly on the flight path, in London. He says air travel has been cancelled. (YouTube).
Jun 5 Roger does an interview from the studio. They are 'comping the vocals' and are on the final stretch of recording. He says it has taken so long to get the album together; fans call it "Duran Time". (YouTube).
Jun 5 Simon Le Bon: The Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala, Stud House, Hampton Court, London, UK.
event hosted by President Mikhail Gorbachev, Evgeny Lebedev and Geordie Greig.
Jun 8 Nick confirms the progress of the album in a video. They have completed 9 out of the 12 songs. (YouTube).
Jun 16 Roger and Jake Fonique DJ at the Pitti Uomo Fashion Fair Party, near Florence, Italy. (invitation only event)
Jun ? Private dance teacher 'Princess' Dejaynes teaches original choreography to Duran Duran's "Falling Down" and "Come Undone". (YouTube), (YouTube).
June 28 Nick Rhodes attends the widely-protested BP sponsored art exhibition at the Tate in London.
Jun 30 "Save A Prayer" features on EastEnders (30 June 2010) broadcast in the UK.
Jul Manimal Records release Swahili Blonde's debut album Man Meat featuring John Taylor on "Tigress Ritual"
Jul 2-4 Simon attends the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He chats with F1 driver Jenson Button at a dinner, and gives an interview with Justin Bell as a passenger in a Koenigsegg super car. Simon muses he has "The Beauty of a Donkey". (Justin Bell Interview).
Jul 4 DJ Hero Dance Party Mix Pack is available as a download, featuring Duran Duran's "Girls on Film" mixed with Lady Gaga's "Poker Face".
Jul 5 Andy Taylor's "When The Rain Comes Down" is included on the compilation album Pop & Rock Klub80: Volume 3.
Jul 15 The book Talking to Girls about Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut published, written by fan Rob Sheffield about how the band aided him while growing up.
Jul 15? Nick talks about the upcoming LoveBox festival with Mark Ronson. They are due to rehearse two songs on Friday. (YouTube).
Jul 17 Mark Ronson: Lovebox Festival, Victoria Park, London, UK (with guests Duran Duran)
Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Nick Hodgson (from the Kaiser Chiefs) joined Mark on stage to perform "Record Collection" from the album Record Collection. This was followed by John Taylor and Roger Taylor also appearing to perform "Planet Earth". (Setlist).
Jul 18/19? Scissor Sisters member Ana Matronic records her solo for "Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)".
Jul 20 Nick confirms Simon is 'in the other room, singing right now' on a track called King of Nowhere (perhaps Too Bad You're So Beautiful.) Talks about Lovebox 2010. (YouTube).
Jul 23 Mark Ronson debuts 30 seconds of Duran Duran's "Blame the Machines" on his East Village Radio show.
Jul 26 Nick Rhodes revealed on duranduran.com that Scissor Sisters member Ana Matronic came by the studio last week to work with the band on "Safe (In the Heat of the Moment)", a song to be released on Duran Duran's 13th studio album.
Jul 30 duranduran.com informed that this week Simon Le Bon flew to Lè Cap Ferret (France) and recorded a vocal for the song "C’est Lui (It's Him)" on an Isabelle Adjani duets project, produced by Pascal Obispo.
Aug DMC 331 Commercial Collection released, featuring Britney Spears Vs Duran Duran (Britney's Girls on Film).
Aug 1-7 Simon Le Bon participates in the Cowes English Regatta and wins various Class Zero races during the week in a yacht called TP52 RIO, named after the song.
Aug 10 Duran Duran Appreciation Day noted on DD.com (source).
Aug 10 A snippet of Duran Duran's unreleased song "Runway Runaway", from the band's 13th studio album was broadcast over the Internet on duranduran.com.
Aug 10? Roger comes in to do an overdub for the album, and does a quick interview. Says it's the last two weeks of making the album. They have recorded 12 songs. Joke about a wind chime. (YouTube).
Aug 12 Roger and Jake Fonique DJ at the Country Club in Portorondo, Sardinia, Italy.
Aug 21 Roger and Jake DJ at the Sunset Ritual in Ibiza.
Aug 25 Nick Rhodes announces through a YouTube video that Duran Duran's 13th studio album was almost finished. On his list of remaining work was recording keyboards for "Leave A Light On". Post-it notes are everywhere. (YouTube).
Aug 29? Work on the new album completed?
? NYC noisenik MNDR and Duran Duran synth legend Nick Rhodes got together at Sphere Studios in South London to chat about their love of analogue synths, MNDR's cameo on "Bang Bang Bang", and Nick's pioneering 80s pop melodies. (YouTube).
Sep 2 Nick does an interview talking about the new David Bowie tribute album, and Boys Keep Swinging. (YouTube).
Sep 3 So80s (SoEighties) 3 released in Europe, featuring Duran Duran and John Taylor.
Sep 5-11 Simon Le Bon participates in the Rolex Maxi World series in Sardinia, Italy, sailing on a super yacht called Hamilton II.
Sep 9 BBC Radio 1 airs a documentary (7pm-9pm) about radio personality Annie Nightingale, with contributions from artists she has met including Nick Rhodes.
Sep 6 Duran's cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" released as a download.
Sep 6 The book Oldman's Brave New World of Wine published, featuring contributions from Nick Rhodes.
Sep 13 The David Bowie tribute album We Were So Turned On, featuring Duran Duran's "Boys Keep Swinging" released.
? "Boys Keep Swinging" is included on the promotional only Manimal Sampler.
Sep 13 John Taylor is guest host on This Is The Day during Richard Blade's show on First Wave at 9pm GMT/UK or 3pm EST (broadcast on Internet/Satellite radio on Sirius/XM Channel 22 and XM Channel 44).
Sep 17-22 Simon attends London Fashion Week, where Yasmin is modelling. He is interviewed by 55TV. He says new album out March 21st, dates in June and Coachella festival dates next year. (YouTube).
Sep 27 Big Thing is re-issued in Europe (USA 12 October) on various formats including Big Thing: Special Editions (2 CD/DVD)
Sep 27 Notorious is re-issued in Europe (USA 12 October) on various formats including Notorious: Special Editions (2 CD/DVD)
Sep 27 Mark Ronson's album Record Collection released in the UK (28 September in USA), featuring Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes.
Sep 27 Duranduran announce that Duran Duran's 13th studio album is called All You Need Is Now (subject to change).
Sep 27 The Dub Mix EP released by EMI as an iTunes download.
Sep 27 Duran Remix EP released by EMI as an iTunes download.
Sep 27 Live at the Beacon Theatre released by EMI as an iTunes download.
Sep 28 Duran Duran joined Mark Ronson, MNDR & Spank Rock at an in-store signing at Swordfish Records in Temple Street, Birmingham for the release of Mark’s new album Record Collection. Over 400 atttended and people were turned away from the event. The limited edition 12" single "The Sound of Plastic" featuring Nick Rhodes is also available.
Sep 28 Simon, John and Mark Ronson interviewed at the Swordfish Records signing. John says the new album is expected at the beginning of 2011, with 2011 tour dates announced in a couple of months. (YouTube).
Sep 28 Mark Ronson & The Business Intl: HMV Institute, Birmingham, UK (with Duran Duran)
Simon and Nick join Mark's band for Record Collection, before playing Planet Earth and Girls on Film. Setlist, (Record Collection), (PE), (GOF).
Sep 29 Mark Ronson & The Business Intl: Hackney Empire, London, UK (with Duran Duran). (Record Collection).
Sep 29 Duran Duran Discography book published.
Oct 1 Simon on South African radio. He is looking forward to the first shows in South Africa since 1993. Talk of Mark Ronson. Simon says he went to a party where 'Goldfish' were DJing. The band try to be contemporary, but without trying too hard, as sometimes trying makes things go wrong. (YouTube).
Oct The DJ only Mastermix: Issue 292 - October 2010 album released, featuring a 25th Anniversary remix of "A View To A Kill".
Oct 3 Duran Duran: VIP Room Theatre, FENDI O' private club, Paris, France.
FENDI O’, the ephemeral private club of Roman fashion house FENDI, celebrates Paris fashion week with a private event launching their new women’s fragrance Fan di FENDI; bootlegged on Fan di FENDI
Oct 4-14? Simon takes a trip to India, perhaps in conjunction with the many African and Indian kids charities the band support. He captures clips of his travels on his digital camera.
Oct 8 In an interview with a Cape Town radio station today, Roger Taylor said that All You Need Is Now will be coming out in January, followed by a World tour.
Oct 15 Simon Le Bon is interviewed on both radio and TV, broadcast in South Africa discussing the band's upcoming dates in the country. (3:00pm S.A time on Oceansvibe Radio and Hectic Nine 9 TV later in the day).
Oct 19 Raw clips from Simon's trip to India are uploaded to Duran Duran's YouTube channel, but in random order. (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16).
Oct 19? Simon grows The Beard. Either before, during or after the trip to India, SLB decides to grow a beard, which will be half grown by November, and fully grown by December. He will keep it for a number of years. (at least its not the moustache, 'yet!')
Oct 25 Nick presented Mark Ronson with the Innovation in Sound Award at the Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Afterwards the duo DJed the evening’s After Party.
Oct 28 Duran Duran's facebook and myspace profiles updated to reflect their new record label Tape Modern.
Oct 30 Roger Taylor and Jake Fonique DJ at Subtone in Cheltenham, UK .
Oct Nick Rhodes announced on BBC Radio 2 that Duran Duran hope to digitally release their new album All You Need Is Now in December, with physical copies to be made available in the new year.
Nov Long standing website The Lizard King and associated forum closes down, after serving 3.4 Million people since May 21 1997. News hits the community the month before. (News on Proboards, Oct 8th), (Final Wayback snapshot: Sept 26th 2010).
Nov 5 Mark Ronson premiered part of "Being Followed" on his East Village Radio show.
Nov 10 Duran Duran work with Roger Dekker in London on a photo session for All You Need Is Now, modelling shirts designed by Katharine Hamnett.
Nov 11 Duran Duran announced "All You Need Is Now" will be released as a download single via iTunes store on 14 December.
Nov 17 John and Simon are interviewed on The One Show (17 November 2010), 7pm on BBC1 in the UK. Simon has a very dry croaky voice. Clips of Mark Ronson rehearsals. Simon says "50 is the new 20". Old clip landing at Manchester Airport, 82?. 1980s fan photos. (YouTube), (YouTube).
Nov 20 VH-1's Behind The Music: Remastered Duran Duran aires at 9pm with brand new interviews, footage, and video clips. (YouTube).
late Nov The band are in rehearsals in London, preparing for their South African shows.
Nov 22 Duranduran.con announce Nick Egan will be making the music video for the "All You Need Is Now" single.
late Nov? Nick Egan making the music video for the "All You Need Is Now" single.
Nov 25 Nick and Simon perform "Record Collection" with Mark Ronson & The Business Intl' at an American Express sponsored event at London's Abbey Road Studios.
Nov 27 Simon Le Bon is guest on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends at 6:15pm - 7:15pm (UK), presented by Clive Anderson.
Nov 27 Duran Duran featured on Weekend Today (27 November 2010) in the USA.
bootlegged on All You Need Is Now: The First Promo
late Nov? The band cancel their dates in South Africa.
Dec 6 New Romantic Legends released, featuring "Planet Earth" and "Hungry Like The Wolf".
Dec 7 Duran Duran: ICC, Durban, South Africa.
show cancelled
Dec 8 Duran Duran: The Big Top, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
show cancelled
Dec 8 "All You Need Is Now" is released as a download single via the iTunes store.
Dec The 4-track "All You Need Is Now (Promo)" released.
Dec 9 Duran Duran: The Big Top, Carnival City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
show cancelled
Dec 10 Simon and Nick discuss all things Duran Duran, All You Need Is Now and premiere "The Man Who Stole A Leopard" on Mark Ronson's Authentic Sh*t (10 December 2010) programme on East Village Radio at 8pm.
bootlegged on All You Need Is Now: The First Promo
Dec 10 Katy Krassner and Simon Le Bon take questions on Duran Duran on Twitter at 8pm.
Dec 11 Duran Duran: The Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town, South Africa.
show cancelled
Dec 12 Duran Duran: The Grand Arena, Grand West, Cape Town, South Africa.
show cancelled
Dec 14 Duran Duran on GetGlue.com is announced on duranduran.com.
Dec 15 John and Roger interviewed on Sky News (15 December 2010) from 8:30am (UK), featuring a World exclusive preview of the "All You Need Is Now" video. They then do Sky Radio straight after.
Dec 15 The Art of the Song auction is held in London, featuring "Girls on Film" lyrics donated by Simon Le Bon".
Dec 16 Simon and John interviewed by ITV News reader Nina Hossain on ITV News (16 December 2010). Clip of her singing Blame the Machines. (YouTube).
Dec 16 Jayne Middlemiss interviews Simon and John on Live from Studio Five (16 December 2010).
Dec 17 Duran Duran on Loose Women (17 December 2010) broadcast in the UK at 12:28pm ITV1, featuring two performances, Save A Prayer and "All You Need Is Now".
bootlegged on All You Need Is O2 Arena and All You Need Is Now: The First Promo. (Intro), (SLB/RT), (NR/JT), (SAP), (AYNIN), (AYNIN).
Dec 19 Simon and John on BBC2's Something For The Weekend (19 December 2010), broadcast in the UK. Simon says the band are proud to sound British, and not American. Some rehearsal clips with Mark Ronson. (Youtube Clip).
Dec 19 Simon and John on a UK show, making Christmas style bread and butter pudding. Simon mentions wedding anniversary. (YouTube).
Dec 20 Duran Duran / Carla Bruni split 7″ "Boys Keep Swinging" b/w "Absolute Beginners" single released, taken from the We Were So Turned On album. Limited-edition of 2000 pressings: 300 on pink vinyl, 300 on clear vinyl and 1400 on black vinyl.
Dec 20 The All You Need Is Now: EPK directed by Gavin Elder released. Clips of recording the album. (AYNIN EPK).
Dec 20 Simon and Nick interviewed on Connect the World (20 December 2010). Simon with a croaky voice. (YouTube).
Dec 21 Duran Duran's 13th studio album All You Need Is Now released on iTunes.
Dec 21 "All You Need Is Now" music video directed by Nick Egan premieres in U.S. (AYNIN Video).
Dec 21 Simon and Nick interview, airs on the day of the album release on E! News. (YouTube).
Ultimix: 168 released, featuring "All You Need Is Now".
Dec 21 Genero TV Contest opens, a competition to make music videos for the entire All You Need Is Now album.
Dec 21 John and Roger appear on BBC Breakfast (21 December 2010) in the UK from 8:30am. Roger explains AYNIN. John: i-tunes gave the band an opportunity to release digital music 'early'. Closure of record shops. (YouTube).
Dec 21 Family Guy: It's a Trap! broadcast in the USA, featuring "Some Like It Hot".
Dec 23 From Mediterranea With Love released as a European only download EP.
Dec 24 The British National Lottery Show entitled 25 Christmas Millionaires features Duran Duran performing "All You Need Is Now" on Christmas Eve.
bootlegged on All You Need Is O2 Arena (AYNIN), (AYNIN), (PE), (PE).
Dec 27 Simons 25th Wedding Anniversary.
Dec 28 From Mediterranea With Love is available as a free download in parts of Europe for one day only, as part of the iTunes '12 days of Christmas' promotion.
Dec 29 Simon and Nick appear on The Today Show (29 December 2010), broadcast from New York. A crowd of fans are at the windows. One of the hosts is convinced the title of HLTW is 'Wolves'. Simon mentions his wedding anniversary. (YouTube).
<< 2009 2010 2011 >>

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