Warner Bros. Signs Duran Duran To Worldwide Deal
March 27, 2015 at 12:20 PM (PT)
DURAN DURAN has signed a global recording contract with WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
The band -- singer SIMON LE BON, keyboardist NICK RHODES, bassist JOHN TAYLOR and drummer ROGER TAYLOR -- have just completed work in LONDON on a new studio album, their 14th. Produced by NILE RODGERS, MARK RONSON and MR. HUDSON, it is slated for release in SEPTEMBER.
DURAN DURAN first teamed up with RODGERS as a producer on the band's hit single, "The Wild Boys." The CHIC co-founder also produced their multi-Platinum album, "Notorious." RONSON produced DURAN DURAN's last studio album, 2010's "All You Need Is Now."
The first single from the new album, "Pressure Off," features critically acclaimed singer/ songwriter JANELLE MONAE. The new album also includes guest appearances by former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE and JUNO AWARD winner KIESZA.
"I am thrilled to welcome DURAN DURAN into the WARNER BROS.. family," said label Pres. DAN McCARROLL. "This is an iconic, enduring band that continues to make brilliant, timeless pop music. The songs they have created 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 DURAN DURAN as they begin this exciting new chapter."
"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 U.S. team but also everyone else within the WMG family around the world," said bassist JOHN TAYLOR. "We are also excited that this deal means we will be reunited with our catalog after years apart -- and in that sense it really feels a little like coming home."