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Duran Duran sign to Warner Bros

By | Published on Monday 30 March 2015

Duran Duran

Warner Bros US has only gone and signed Duran Duran to one of those record deals everyone still seems to love, with the mini-major set to release the band’s fourteenth studio album, which has just been completed with production input from Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson, and is now scheduled for a September release.

Confirming the deal, Warner Bros US President Dan McCarroll employed these words (at least one of which I think you could have predicted): “I am thrilled to welcome Duran Duran into the Warner Bros family. This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music”.

On the new record, he continued: “The combination of Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson is a dream team, and the songs they have created together for this new record are as fresh and compelling as anything in the band’s long career. All of us at WBR are looking forward to working with Simon, Nick, John, and Roger as they begin this exciting new chapter”.

And if you thought the band were left speechless by their latest record deal, you’d be wrong. Though they were struggling to work out how to be happier. Said bassist John Taylor: “We could not be happier to be making this deal with Warner Bros, and are looking forward to working on our forthcoming album release with not only their US team but also everyone else within the Warner family around the world”.