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Subject: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: 80sTrivia on 07/04/02 at 01:29 p.m.

Duran Duran to sign $15million contract for Reunion Album
Duran must diet for 10m deal

by Richard Simpson
Eighties rock band Duran Duran have been forced to embark on a dieting and fitness programme to secure a 10 million recording contract.

After recording their first album with the original lineup for 15 years, the band have triggered a bidding war between labels keen to release it. Universal, EMI, Sony and BMG are among those offering a massive advance for rights to a three to five album deal.

The tracks recorded by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor are said to be some of their best. But there remains one stumbling block.

"There has been some concern that they won't match up to what pop band members look like today - but they're pretty fit now," said a friend of the band. "They are all now in great form, physically. The music is some of their best and they really look the part. It's incredible to think that they are in their forties."

The 10 million contract is one of the largest offered to a band who have reformed with an original line-up after such a sustained absence.

Le Bon, Rhodes and another artist - Warren Cuccurullo - have been performing under the band's name for the last few years, with little success. Cuccurullo has now left to rejoin to his old band.

Meanwhile, the band's other three original members - Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor - have returned. Le Bon, 43, said: "It's something we are very much looking forward to. There has always been an incredible chemistry and musical energy when we have got together."

Before the band went their separate ways in the Eighties, they were one of the most successful groups in British musical history. Their debut album Duran Duran in 1980 reached No 3 in the UK charts, selling 2.5 million copies. Their 1982 album Rio spawned three UK Top 10 hits - Hungry Like The Wolf, Save A Prayer, and Rio.

Other hits have included Bond track A View To A Kill, Notorious and Wild Boys. The group is rated 68th in the top 500 bands of all time by the Guinness Book of Records and have notched up 222 weeks in the singles charts since they began, 22 years ago.

Drummer Roger Taylor, 42, lives with his wife Giovanna and their children in Barnes. Lead singer Le Bon is married to model Yasmin, and lives with their three children. John Taylor, 40, once married to Amanda De Cadenet has made his acting debut and lives in LA. Rhodes, 40, is a staple on the party circuit and in gossip columns. Guitarist Andy Taylor, 41, left the band and launched an unsuccessful solo career in the US. this was taken from this is London magazine also as a side note 10 million pounds equals $15 million is American currency

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: Hairspray on 07/04/02 at 01:34 p.m.

Good. They need to be in top form to perform. Though they do look to be in better shape as of late compared to the last couple of years. :)

Record labels are only concerned with how much they can physically compare to the current "eye candy" out there today.

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: dagwood on 07/04/02 at 06:33 p.m.

I don't know....I think John Taylor looks much better now.  More meat on his bones, he looks more healthy.  He was a hottie back then, too.  I just don't think that he needs to lose weight.  Nothing wrong with getting into shape, though.

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: just me on 01/03/03 at 05:03 p.m.


Quoting:
Duran Duran to sign $15million contract for Reunion Album
Duran must diet for 10m deal

by Richard Simpson
Eighties rock band Duran Duran have been forced to embark on a dieting and fitness programme to secure a 10 million recording contract.

After recording their first album with the original lineup for 15 years, the band have triggered a bidding war between labels keen to release it. Universal, EMI, Sony and BMG are among those offering a massive advance for rights to a three to five album deal.

The tracks recorded by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor are said to be some of their best. But there remains one stumbling block.

"There has been some concern that they won't match up to what pop band members look like today - but they're pretty fit now," said a friend of the band. "They are all now in great form, physically. The music is some of their best and they really look the part. It's incredible to think that they are in their forties."

The 10 million contract is one of the largest offered to a band who have reformed with an original line-up after such a sustained absence.

Le Bon, Rhodes and another artist - Warren Cuccurullo - have been performing under the band's name for the last few years, with little success. Cuccurullo has now left to rejoin to his old band.

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What other band was Warren in? The only band I knew of was Missing Persons.

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: FOXVOX on 01/03/03 at 07:24 p.m.

Quoting:
Good. They need to be in top form to perform. Though they do look to be in better shape as of late conmpared to the last couple of years. :)

Record labels are only concerned with how much they can physically compare to the current "eye candy" out there today.
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Pardon, but it looks like more than just record labels are concerned. :P   :)  I'd go see them if they were fat & bald.  It's all about the music, isn't it?

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: Hairspray on 01/03/03 at 08:43 p.m.


Quoting:
Pardon, but it looks like more than just record labels are concerned. :P :) I'd go see them if they were fat & bald. It's all about the music, isn't it?
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Yeah, I posted that a little while ago and didn't even catch-on to the typo!  :o  I hate typos.

I'd see them in any shape and at any age as well.  ;)

Subject: Re: Duran 2 Forced to Diet Before Signing Contract

Written By: ragebass on 01/04/03 at 00:24 a.m.

Warren rejoined Missing Persons