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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The return of Duran Duran

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So, are they still 'Hungry Like A Wolf'? This is certainly one revival that caught many people by surprise, Walski included.

Though he's not never been a big Duran Duran fan, it's nice to know that rock above 50 is still possible.

In this article, the LA Times previews the performance of these senior rockers at the 2011 Coachella Music & Arts Festival (this weekend in Indio, California).

Walski has so far heard one track from their recent album, "All You Need Is Now" - all he can say is that unlike other bands of their age group, Duran Duran aren't milking the nostalgia of their 80s popularity.

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Coachella preview: The revival of Duran Duran

Duran Duran
Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured.

It's a fact that's come as something of a pleasant surprise to the members of the band's current lineup, vocalist Simon Le Bon, bass player John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes and drummer Roger Taylor, four of the group's five founders. The group performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Sunday.

"It's something nobody really anticipated, but then we didn't really anticipate anything," Le Bon concedes. "We didn't think two weeks ahead, let alone 30 years ahead."