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Duran Duran: Wild Boys
by Steve Malins
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An exhaustive, revelatory account of the band's tumultuous career
From their conceptual birth in Hollywood (Birmingham, England, that is) through to their current contemporary relevance, influencing such acts as the Dandy Warhols and Scissor Sisters, this is the epic Duran Duran story. It includes via encounters with Andy Warhol, Liz Hurley, Michael Jackson, Bono and many more. It covers the groundbreaking songs and music videos, the hype and awards, the ascent to playboy rockers, and the rehab, nervous breakdowns, and near-death experiences. It also discusses how the band's core friendships, memorable pop hooks, and continued ambition that has kept them thriving. The author conducted more than 50 exclusive interviews in his search for the secret to the band's longevity.
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This is the Duran Duran story, from their conceptual birth in Hollywood (Birmingham, England not LA) through to their current contemporary relevance, influencing such acts as the Dandy Warhols and Scissor Sisters, via encounters with Andy Warhol, cobras, pink flamingos, Liz Hurley, Cannes, cherry lipstick, Aston Martins, Sri Lanka, Studio 54, synthesizers, Chic, supermodels, Michael Jackson, Bono and a giant eyeball. From the songs and the videos, the hype and the awards, to the near-death experiences and the breakdowns, it's all here in resplendent rock 'n' roll glory.
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