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Duran Duran Sue Own Fan Club
Rollin Stone ^ | 7/23/14 | Kory Grow

Posted on 07/26/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD

Duran Duran are suing their own fan club for breach of contract, claiming that it did not pay the band its promised revenue. In 2010, the group signed a contract with Worldwide Fan Clubs, Inc., based in a town about 30 minutes outside of Chicago, that guaranteed the band 75 percent of all profits, according to Chicago Sun-Times, while the company kept the rest.

Although part of the suit alleges that the company failed to keep precise fan-club records, collect membership fees and keep accurate accounting, Simon Le Bon & Co. claim that the company owes them approximately $40,000 in damages. The company was also supposed to serve as a warehouse that would sell band merchandise.

The Associated Press reports that Worldwide Fan Clubs had no comment on the matter.

Currently, Duran Duran – whose membership remains the same as their 1981 debut minus guitarist Andy Taylor – are working on a new album with a little help from former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. "We are all such big fans of John's work and are honored to have him adding his magic to the record," the group reported in a blog post. "There are no current plans for John to tour with us, but his guitars sound incredible on the tracks." It is unclear how much of the album the guitarist will play on.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 1980smusic; duranduran; england; fanclub; lawsuit; licensing
Love Love Love "View To A Kill" Bond theme song from these guys...
1 posted on 07/26/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: qam1; Perdogg; RockinRight; Grizzled Bear

Of Interest - 1980s music icons


2 posted on 07/26/2014 4:36:08 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Couldn’t stand them! I put them in the same class as Boy George, if you know what I mean! But I’m a Rockabilly punk, Country pedal steel player, who likes to play Gatton tunes,,, so they had no appeal to me.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 4:40:20 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Hahahaha! I can certainly understand your dislike....


4 posted on 07/26/2014 4:42:13 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Doo-Ran Doo-Ran says...”Don’t laugh damnit!!!, this is important”.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 4:44:00 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I guess you’re not hungry like a wolf...


6 posted on 07/26/2014 4:44:18 PM PDT by brivette
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Currently, Duran Duran – whose membership remains the same as their 1981 debut minus guitarist Andy Taylor – are working on a new album with a little help from former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante.

Yikes. Doesn't seem like a very good fit.

7 posted on 07/26/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Wild Boy never listen


8 posted on 07/26/2014 4:45:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The big news is that Duran Duran still has any fan club. I’m guessing this is made of people over the age of 40. Money is money. I could see big money makers like Gaga or Adelle or Elton spending four million dollars in pursuit of this 40.thousand, just to make a point :Don’t Mess With Me!, Capice?. Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself, never mind sentiment.


9 posted on 07/26/2014 4:45:40 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They are to the 80s what Led Zeppelin was to the 70s. Duran Duran really set the tone of the decade.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 4:52:39 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: lee martell

>>The big news is that Duran Duran still has any fan club.<<

Hey, 25 songs all built around a single 4-part vocal chord — that certainly rates a fan club. One worth suing, even.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 4:53:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (AGW "Scientific method:" Draw your lines first, then plot your points)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
The Duran Duran Fan club.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Just for the retro in everybody:


13 posted on 07/26/2014 5:06:06 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The next DNC convention will be spoken in Spanish; Press 1 for English)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They must be hard up for cash if they are going after $40,000 in this manner. Back in their prime, that’s probably what they spent on catering for their post-concert spread in the dressing room when they were on tour.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 5:07:19 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: VRW Conspirator
Who can forget the early 80s...

Remember Kajagoogoo? ("Too Shy" was their one big song)


15 posted on 07/26/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

They still have a career?


16 posted on 07/26/2014 5:17:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SamAdams76

Good God, kill me now. I grew up in the 80s and I HATED it! I like to call it “The MTV music holocaust” because it WAS. It’s when the music industry realized they could sell records simply on video alone. So the quality of music got thrown into the back seat while imagine and posing got pushed out to the front, and it still goes on today but even worse with Disney leading the charge with the karaoke crap. All these freakin’ twerps given “music careers” while 9000 “producers” work in the background like puppeteers. Britney Spears is a good example, her album “Circus” I think set a record for 30 “producers” which means “she had absolutely nothing to do with making this record”. I haven’t listened to mainstream for years, all the independents out there just blow the mainstream right out of the water. One good band I found a few months ago called “Grizzly bear” is just absolutely amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52Upr_5fusc

Kurt Vile (yes that is his birth name) is another one......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1VmLdZvUlo


17 posted on 07/26/2014 5:27:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SamAdams76

Why did they all have hedgehogs on their heads?


18 posted on 07/26/2014 5:29:56 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

How many fans could they actually have?


19 posted on 07/26/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: lee martell

‘Hard to believe there’s Anyone Out There who still follows them; and that they were apparently So Misled by that Club till now. Sadly, The Reflex today is to take matters to court...


20 posted on 07/26/2014 5:34:06 PM PDT by mikrofon (Rio Shame)
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To: SamAdams76

You know, now that I think about it they look exactly like Obamas vision for the new US Marines.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 5:38:52 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SamAdams76
Who can forget the early 80s...

Who wants to remember the early 80s (music wise at least)?

22 posted on 07/26/2014 5:46:32 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SamAdams76
The crazy hair is memorable.
23 posted on 07/26/2014 5:55:58 PM PDT by Viennacon (Barry Obama? No... Barack Hussein Soebarkah.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Frusciante is an amazing guitarist, can’t wait to hear what he does on their album.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 5:57:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
If you like Grizzly Bear, you'll also like War On Drugs, which is another favorite band of mine. Lot of good music still out there but you aren't going to find it on regular radio or MTV (if that even still exists as a music channel).
25 posted on 07/26/2014 6:08:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Are you a fan of The Cramps?


26 posted on 07/26/2014 6:08:41 PM PDT by mothball
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Compared to today, the ‘80s is nirvana.


27 posted on 07/26/2014 6:08:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mothball

You’ve got Good Taste!


28 posted on 07/26/2014 6:12:48 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

The Cure are still playing sold out concerts all over the world : Sydney Opera House ; Royal Albert Hall : Pantages in LA ; Beacon Theater NY ; etc...Bigger than ever .


29 posted on 07/26/2014 6:19:46 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
The Cure now ...
30 posted on 07/26/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

What a bunch of jerks


31 posted on 07/26/2014 6:21:05 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: mothball

“Are you a fan of The Cramps?”

They’re fun. But for some time, I pretty much listened to guitar players, like Danny Gatton, The Hellecasters, etc.. I learned so much by studying and learning Gatton tunes! But I’ve also played with Melodic Metal master Neil Zaza.
Pedal steel on this one;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puov93SDltM
Lap Steel on this one;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puov93SDltM


32 posted on 07/26/2014 6:23:47 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SamAdams76

Wow that sounds cool, I love it! I’ll definitely check them out some more, thanks! Isn’t amazing how all these bands are in the background while absolute sh*t is pushed to the forefront? I hear people all the time say “There will never be another Beatles or Led Zeppelin” and I tell them, those kind of bands are out there today but you’ll never hear of them because they are not promoted. The music industry has been hijacked by the left so only those bands or singers that promo leftist agendas get priority like Lady GaGa promoting homosexuality or rap groups promoting low IQ African Americans. Every band that is given massive promo today you will find a left wing agenda and THAT is why mainstream music sucks all ass today.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

This story is a good example of “scraping the bottom of the barrel”.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 7:01:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: SamAdams76

Oh gosh, “War on Drugs” I think we heard the lead guy interviewed on U Penn station WXPN.

He was the biggest ego maniac hubby and I have ever heard speak. If the interviewer would say something like: your music is very good, he would say: yes, yes it is. And that’s because I’m great!

Ok, I’m sort of exaggerating and making that up, but that was the general tone.

This part is 100% accurate: at the end when the host said “thanks for coming on today” the guy said “you’re welcome.”


35 posted on 07/26/2014 7:05:59 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

That’s a pretty strong statement. I can think of a lot of bands that were a more popular than Duran Duran in the 80’s and were far more musically influential.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 7:40:33 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

bttt


37 posted on 07/26/2014 8:37:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; ...

Xer Ping

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Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.  

38 posted on 07/26/2014 9:28:30 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I was a teenager in the 80s. Loved the music of that time. I was never huge into Duran Duran at that time, but I did like a few of their songs. This is one that I was reminded of recently, twice as a matter of fact, by Duran Duran that I really enjoy...once by a FRiend and then it came up in related videos for me the other day on You Tube. Somehow it went mainly unnoticed by me at the time. It has a beautiful, sensual feel to me. I enjoy the main chorus, the lyrics, and the guitar.

Duran Duran - Ordinary World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDLiVwpv89s

Came in from a rainy Thursday
On the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly

I turned on the lights, the TV
And the radio
Still I can’t escape the ghost of you

What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some are saying
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence
Once prompted you to say
“Pride will tear us both apart”
Well now pride’s gone out the window
Cross the rooftops
Run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me?
Crazy, some’d say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away

But I won’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Here today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here besides the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

And I don’t cry for yesterday
There’s an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Every one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world
Every one
Is my world


39 posted on 07/26/2014 9:56:58 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Save a Prayer is another good one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmQfoAvCzSE


40 posted on 07/26/2014 10:04:56 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: SamAdams76

2 Shy shy, hush hush, eye to eye?

That song?

Any idea what that means, BTW??


41 posted on 07/26/2014 10:05:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: beaversmom
Save a Prayer is another good one:

I always loved that song!

Jesus Christ: You can’t impeach Him and He ain’t going to resign.




42 posted on 07/26/2014 11:53:09 PM PDT by rdb3 (Get out the putter, this one's on the green.)
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To: beaversmom

Sting told John Taylor once that he wished he’d written “Ordinary World”.... beautiful song indeed...


43 posted on 07/27/2014 3:41:58 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

OMG - I love the pantyhose!


44 posted on 07/27/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

There sure was a care-free, frivolous side to the ‘80s, kinda like when Ike was president. Hmmm...


45 posted on 07/27/2014 4:06:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No, no, no! Nirvana was in the ‘90s. ;)


46 posted on 07/28/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I follow them on Facebook. They are not suing the fans, they are suing the company that used to manage the fan club.

I’m 46, and some of my kids like Duran Duran, along with many other 80s bands.


47 posted on 07/28/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT by Marie Antoinette (:)
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To: Marie Antoinette

Thanks for clarifying.

(That was actually the title of the Rolling Stone article.)


48 posted on 07/29/2014 3:29:17 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: nickcarraway

HA!

[did they get sirens for a welcome and bloodstains for their pain? were their telephones not ringin’ while they were dancin’ in the rain?]


49 posted on 08/01/2014 12:12:46 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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