Duran Duran Teams With Nile Rodgers and John Frusciante for New Album

artist: Duran Duran date: 08/11/2014 category: upcoming releases

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Duran Duran Teams With Nile Rodgers and John Frusciante for New Album
'80s icons Duran Duran have recruited former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers to participate to their upcoming 14th studio album.

In the yesterday's post (August 10th), the band shared the picture, (via Consequence of Sound) featuring all four core members alongside Rodgers and producer Mark Ronson. In accompanying text, both Rodgers and Ronson are credited as "producers," indicating that the follow-up to 2010's "All You Need Is Now" could be entirely co-produced by the pair.

Duran Duran and Rodgers have quite the gold-plated history together. Rodgers produced the 1984 single "The Reflex," served as a co-producer on 1986's chart-busting "Notorious" LP, and produced several tracks on 2004's "Astronaut." Meanwhile, Rodgers and Ronson have performed together on a few occasions, and Rodgers once referred to Ronson as his "little baby brother."

In addition to the work of Rodgers, Frusciante and Ronson, the album reportedly features contributions from the Voce Chamber Choir and London Youth Chamber Choir. In recent interviews, bassist John Taylor has said, "We didn't go in trying to capture a particular style, it's a more organic process. But it does have all the ingredients of a classic Duran album - danceability and great lyrics and hocks, as well as atmospheric parts."

The untitled album is tentatively due out in spring 2015.
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