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Sharon Osbourne is 'devastated' by Peaches Geldof's death

April 7th, 2014 6:20pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne is "devastated" following Peaches Geldof's "unexplained and sudden" death.
The 25-year-old model and columnist - who has two sons, Astala, 23-months, and Phaedra, 11-months, with husband Tom Cohen - passed away at her home in Kent, England on Monday afternoon (04.07.14).
'X Factor' judge Sharon, whose husband, Ozzy Osbourne, and their children Jack and Kelly Osbourne have all battled addictions in the past, wrote on Twitter: "Devastated about @peaches_g. Sending condolences & respect to the Geldof family. It's unimaginable what they must be going through right now"
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The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

March 25th, 2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...
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Simon Le Bon: 'Robin Thicke made a mistake with Blurred Lines'

November 25th, 2013 3:10am EST
Robin Thicke
Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon is convinced fellow singer Robin Thicke made a big mistake by releasing raunchy hit Blurred Lines, because he has been mistakenly labelled a "misogynist".

Le Bon is adamant Thicke should have known better than to record a song with such controversial lyrics and pair it with such a saucy video.

He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "The problem with Robin Thicke's video is it disempowered all the women in it. I think Robin made a bit of a mistake, because he's not a bad guy, he's not a misogynist, but he's getting off on the chicks in the video and all...
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Steven Tyler and Nick Rhodes add tributes to Lou Reed

October 28th, 2013 4:10am EDT
Steven Tyler
Rocker Steven Tyler and Duran Duran co-founder Nick Rhodes are among the stars who have added their touching tributes to late music icon Lou Reed following his tragic death on Sunday (27Oct13).

The former Velvet Underground frontman passed away at the age of 71, five months after undergoing a liver transplant, and The Who, The Pixies and Weezer were among the first acts to express their sadness at the news online.

Messages of condolence have continued to flood in from celebrities far and wide, and now Aerosmith singer Tyler has taken to his Twitter.com blog in memory of his late pal, writ...
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Moby and Juliette Lewis to cover Duran Duran songs on new album

October 17th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Duran Duran
Moby and actress/rocker Juliette Lewis have signed up to record Duran Duran covers for a new charity tribute album.

Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran will also feature contributions from Little Dragon, Warpaint and Liars.

Natural Born Killers star Lewis and Moby's tracks have yet to be announced, but Warpaint have offered up The Chauffeur, Little Dragon has recorded Save A Prayer and Liars have tackled Ordinary World.

Canadian singer Grimes is also set to record her version of a Duran Duran song for the compilation, which will be released next year (Feb14) to benefit Amnest...
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Nick Rhodes Pens Personal Apology To Duran Duran Fans

August 30th, 2012 2:24pm EDT
Nick Rhodes
Sick Duran Duran star Nick Rhodes has issued a personal apology to fans for the cancellation of the remaining dates of their world tour, insisting there's nothing he loathes more than scrapping shows.

The Rio hit-makers have been forced to axe the final run of concerts on their lengthy global trek after keyboardist Rhodes fell ill with a mystery virus which has left him "entirely exhausted".

He has now reached out to devotees to thank them for their continued support and express his regret at the turn of events, admitting the tour now "feels incomplete" as they had all been looking forw...
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Duran Duran Cancel All Remaining Tour Dates

August 29th, 2012 8:21am EDT
Duran Duran
Duran Duran have axed the remaining dates of their world tour after keyboardist Nick Rhodes failed to recover from an illness.

The band cancelled four U.S. shows over the last week after Rhodes fell sick, but they were hoping he would be better in time for the upcoming Canadian leg of the tour.

However, doctors have now confirmed Rhodes is not yet well enough to get back to work and the group has been forced to scrap a show in Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, and two dates in Ontario on Friday and Saturday.

The musicians have apologized to their fans and revealed they are "devastated" ...
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CD Review: Duran Duran - 'Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011'

August 29th, 2012 2:48am EDT
DD
Recorded at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, Duran Duran’s Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011 finds the band heavily tipping their cap to the classics, while still focusing on the here and now, specifically their most recent long player, All You Need Is Now. Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011 spends a good amount of time running through the annals of the bands body of work, as this crafted setlist fires off one radio staple after another (“Planet Earth,” “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Reflex”), interspersed with more recent cuts (“All You Need Is Know,” “Blame the Machines,” “Girl Panic!”), thou...
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Trident & Genero.tv Announce The Winners Of The Aoki, Duran Duran Music Video Contest

August 9th, 2012 4:02pm EDT
Trident
Trident's See What Unfolds campaign recently launched a music video competition on Genero.TV to enlist its users to create their own music video for the Aoki/Duran Duran new track "Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix."

The results are finally in!

A big congratulations goes out to Jury Winner San Charoenchai, who takes home the $10,000 prize. The Fan Selection Winner is Muriel Riquelme, winner of the $5,000 prize.

Check out the winning videos below:

(Jury Selection Winner) Hungry Like the Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran- The New York Werewolf Mix...
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Pick The Best Music Video For 'Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki Vs Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix'

July 24th, 2012 7:00am EDT
DJ Steve Aoki
Trident (you know, the gum guys!) made history last month with the first of its "See What Unfolds Live" events this summer.

DJ Steve Aoki hosted an unforgettable performance for 3,000 fans that included an appearance by legendary British new wave band Duran Duran. Aoki produced and remixed the band's classic hit, "Hungry Like The Wolf," aptly named, "Hungry Like The Wolf: Steve Aoki vs. Duran Duran - The New York Werewolf Mix" that brought the house down.

Back in the 80s, Duran Duran's reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous...
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Girls On Film: Sexy Supermodels Fill In For Duran Duran In The Band's New Video, 'Girl Panic!'

November 3rd, 2011 6:27pm EDT
Duran Duran Models
Five sexy supermodels have taken on the role of playing Duran Duran in the band's upcoming video, "Girl Panic!"

In addition to filming the video for the band's new song, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Helena Christensen and D2 lead singer Simon LeBon's model wife Yasmin have done a new photoshoot in conjunction with the video shoot for the UK's Harper's Bazaar magazine.

"Harpers had approached us about collaborating with the magazine on something really special," the band's keyboardist, Nick Rhodes, says. "I'd had had this crazy idea for a video for the song 'Girl Panic!' ...
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GQ's Men Of The Year Include U2, Keith Richards & Bradley Cooper

September 7th, 2011 8:42am EDT
U2
Rock stars ruled GQ's Men of the Year Awards on Tuesday as U2 and Keith Richards picked up top honors at the glitzy ceremony in London.

Less than two months after wrapping their record-breaking 360 Tour, the Irish rockers were named Band of the Year at the annual bash, which recognizes the most influential men in the public eye.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp handed Rolling Stones legend Richards the Writer of the Year prize for his autobiography, "Life."

Other big winners included The Hangover star Bradley Cooper (International Man of the Year), actor-turned-blues singer Hugh Laurie (Musician o...
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DJ Harris To Replace Duran Duran At V Festival

July 7th, 2011 10:36am EDT
Calvin Harris
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has stepped in to replace Duran Duran at Britain's V Festival next month after the band scrapped its summer tour schedule.

Frontman Simon Le Bon has been ordered to rest his damaged vocal cords and undergo therapy in a bid to recover his voice.

They announced the tour axe on Tuesday, with Le Bon saying, "This couldn't have come at a worse time - but I am trying to be philosophical about my recovery as there's nothing else I can do."

Organizers of V Festival, held at twin sites in Staffordshire and Chelmsford in England, have wasted no time in organizing a rep...
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Duran Duran Cancel Summer Tour Due To Simon Le Bon's Voice Problems

July 5th, 2011 2:23pm EDT
Duran Duran
Duran Duran have cancelled their entire summer tour to allow frontman Simon Le Bon to rest his damaged vocal cords.

The Rio hitmakers were set to kick off their tour in Dublin, Ireland next week but on Tuesday the group scrapped all their shows after physicians advised the singer to undergo physical therapy.

He tells the Associated Press, "I am doing everything I can to work through this and get back on track as soon as possible."

It is not known if Duran Duran will reschedule their performances for a later date. The band cancelled a string of dates on their U.K. tour in May after Le...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Katy Perry's Cupcake Trampoline Sells For Thousands At Auction

April 21st, 2011 8:30pm EDT
Katy Perry
Katy Perry's cupcake trampoline has helped swell the funds of the Japanese relief effort after it sold for thousands at an online auction.

Bosses at record company EMI raided their storage vaults and asked all artists to donate items for the 10-day eBay.com sale, which ended on Thursday.

French electronic duo Daft Punk offered up their black Ferrari used in the film Electroma, and the sports car went under the hammer for $40,960, while Perry's colorful cupcake trampoline prop - currently in use as a setpiece on her California Dreams tour - fetched $4,966.

But the winning bidder for the p...
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Coachella 2011 - Absolutely Magical! (Video)

April 20th, 2011 6:00am EDT
Coachella 2011
Yes I'm still recovering, yes no amount of gatorade or water can keep you hydrated and yes I probably walked 50 miles over the three day weekend .... but ...... Coachella was absolutely magical! Duran Duran, Arcade Fire, Empire of the Sun, Robyn, Kanye West and Mumford & Sons were some personal highlights for sure, but everyone ROCKED! I've made some fun videos of the weekend so enjoy! And next year I suggest you join me! (Did I mention I caught an incognito Katy Perry??)
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Duran Duran & David Lynch Team Up For Concert Spectacular

March 15th, 2011 9:46pm EDT
Duran Duran
Duran Duran have recruited maverick moviemaker David Lynch to direct their upcoming "Unstaged" concert in Los Angeles for a live stream to fans across the world.

The "Rio" hitmakers will take to the stage at the Mayan Theatre on March 23 - the day after the release of their much-anticipated new album "All You Need is Now" - and Blue Velvet director Lynch will capture the event on cameras and beam the footage around the world via YouTube.com.

Keyboard player Nick Rhodes tells Billboard.com, "What appeals to us very much about working with David is that we like the way he thinks about thing...
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Duran Duran Lands Style Honor

February 25th, 2011 2:05pm EST
Duran Duran
Duran Duran have been honored for their stylish image during Milan Fashion Week ahead of a special concert in the city.

The Rio hit-makers travelled to Italy to play a show, but got a surprise from local dignitaries when it emerged Milan Mayor Letizia Moratti planned to present them with an award for style.

Singer Simon Le Bon collected the honor during a ceremony at the local town hall prior to the group's planned gig for Vogue magazine on Friday.

Taking to his Twitter.com blog, Le Bon writes, "Town Hall, Milano DD (Duran Duran) presented by Mayor Leitizia (sic) Moratti with an award...
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Kanye West Headlining Coachella 2011

January 20th, 2011 9:35am EST
Kanye-West-u07.jpg
Listen up music lovers! The Coachella 2011 line-up has officially been revealed and Starpulse is giving you a first look! Headlining this year's 3-day festival will be none other than Mr. Kanye West himself, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and The Strokes. Other bands set to perform in the modern-day-woodstock include Mumford & Sons, Neon Trees, Jimmy Eat World, Cee Lo Green and many, many more. The festival will take place in sunny Indio, CA on April 15th-17th and will host some of the hottest industry parties of the year. We can't wait to see which celebrities attend and what juicy gossip come...
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Don't Cry For 'Glee'... When It's This Good!

December 1st, 2010 3:14pm EST
Glee
For sectionals this year, Will is determined to prove how self-aware ‘Glee’ can be. Critics concerned about how overexposed Lea Michele is and how underutilized Heather Morris is, Will has got your back. Folks, who would be happy listening to Lea Michele sing the phone book every week, Santana’s going to taunt you with “Yentl” references and torture Rachel with revelations on the true status of Finn’s virginity. (For those who missed it, Santana took it in the middle of a wonderfully entertaining tribute to Madonna.)

The news doesn’t exactly help boost morale for the glee club, although it...
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Should These Bands Or Artists Be Considered For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame?

September 1st, 2010 2:31pm EDT
Journey
Not all musicians can be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, it brings to mind some music acts worthy of consideration in the future. Let us know which yet to be named bands or artist do you think should be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Performers:

Journey

Classic Rock band Journey is currently experiencing a new wave of popularity thanks to televised musical programs American Idol and Glee.

Nirvana

Rock act Nirvana crashed into the 90's obliterating the Heavy Metal music scene with a new revolutionary industry termed movement known as "Grunge."...
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Scott Weiland Wheezes In Colorado Altitude

August 14th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland was left out of breath during the band's opening tour stop in Colorado on Tuesday after struggling to adapt to the higher altitude.

The reunited band kicked off their first big road trek in two years by hitting the stage in Morrison, a venue a mile above sea level.

The thin air caused Weiland to wheeze after rocking out to old hits like Plush, Between the Lines and Cinnamon. Taking a quick break, he told the crowd, "The altitude in this place is very interesting."

But Weiland refused to let the altitude problem slow him down and he later laun...
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Mel Gibson Says 'Mad Max' Bondage Look Inspired Billy Idol, Duran Duran

January 30th, 2010 10:57am EST
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson credits his Mad Max movies with spawning Billy Idol and Duran Duran's road warrior 1980s look.

He insists the low-budget George Miller films inspired pop videos and films.

The actor/director tells the Los Angeles Times, "Look at all the films that came from it, that took from it. Waterworld was Road Warrior on water and there have been a dozen others. And look at the music in the 1980s, Billy Idol and Duran Duran, they all took this look...The Mohawks, the black leather and studs, all the bondage stuff."

Gibson still smiles when he recalls how basic the set was: "I lived...
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Taylor Swift Featured In 'Band Hero'; New Songs Announced

October 2nd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift, Band Hero, Band Hero Song List
Video game players and music fans alike can now get closer to Band Hero's in-game playable character Taylor Swift than ever before, as they can perform as the music icon to her fan-favorite chart-topping hits "You Belong With Me," "Picture To Burn" and "Love Story" in the biggest music event to hit living rooms this holiday season - "Band Hero". Today, Activision puts fans front and center in the concert of a lifetime, as they debut Swift's never-before-seen in-game performances in "Band Hero", the perfect game for family and friends to jam out and sing along to their favorite tunes togethe...
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Unexpected, Untimely And Shocking Deaths In Music

July 1st, 2009 11:15am EDT
Shocking music deaths
Heart attacks. Plane crashes. Car crashes. Drug overdoses. Murder. Over the years, these have become some of the most common causes of the often shocking deaths in the music industry. On a lighter note, some might argue that even ham sandwiches have been involved.

Regardless of the cause, take a look back at these musical icons that have left us way, way, way too soon - yet have left us with legacies that will live on forever. The majority of these deaths, in addition to being sudden and shocking, were in some way either ironic or just completely messed up. Rock on...

Michael Jackso...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Disputing An Iconic Song List

January 30th, 2009 2:14pm EST
Beatles
It takes a cataclysmic event to derail Overrated/Underrated from its usual Friday spot. Currently the Oscars have been serving as that disruptive force, but this week interruption comes from the most unlikely source: a sports columnist from the Kansas City Star.

This is because Joe Posnanski has suggested on his blog that we stop voting artists into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame and shift our focus to Hall-Worthy songs. Songs he deems "Iconic". His criterion for including a song on the ballot is that it be "A song that represents a set of beliefs or a way of life. So, I see these s...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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Paris Hilton's Jewelry Thief Arrested

January 23rd, 2009 11:05am EST
Paris Hilton
A man suspected of involvement in a jewelry raid on Paris Hilton's home has been arrested and charged with two burglaries.

Troy Thomas, 45, is alleged to have masterminded more than 150 thefts in three years in the Los Angeles area, targeting celebrities including Hilton, Duran Duran guitarist James Taylor, and several movie studio bosses.

The Simple Life star's Sherwood Oaks home was hit last month and an intruder made off with an estimated $2 million worth of gems.

Rocker Taylor's L.A. property was raided in April 2007 and a safe was taken from the home.

Thomas denies ...
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The 2008 Music Quiz

January 1st, 2009 11:00am EST
Diddy
As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months.

In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been a great deal of celebrity tittle-tattle to report about.

From pop pregnancies, marriages and splits to high and low notes, it has been a rock 'n' roller coaster ride of fun, horror and giggles.

But will you be the party animal or the party pooper when it comes to the quiz to end all pop quizzes this year?

Put down your eggnog and switch off the TV, for it's time to ...
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