2013

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  • On January 8, Koishii & Hush release ““C’est Tout Est Noir feat. John Taylor” John comments: “I was asked by the trance duo Koishii & Hush to apply a little vocalizing to a dark and tender groove they had been working on. Vocals are not my main gig but I approached it as a follow up to ‘I Do What I Do’, the love song I had contributed to the Nine 1/2 Weeks soundtrack back in the day.” The track and remixes are made available on iTunes, Beatport and other digital retailers.

  • Nick Rhodes photographs Charli XCX for hipster art, fashion and culture magazine Untitled. The images appear in the April 18 issue, with behind-the-scenes footage released on YouTube in July.

  • Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo announce the release of their long-awaited TV Mania project, Bored with Prozac and the Internet? on January 14. The release comes out digitally and on special edition vinyl (produced by The Vinyl Factory) on March 11, 2013. They additionally launch their own Twitter page at @TVManiaMusic as well as a website at http://tvmaniamusic.com/.

  • On January 15 Roger DJ’s a special invitation-only show for Géau Vitamin Water on the beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

  • On February 2 Koishii & Hush announce that due to demand, they will be releasing a limited edition CD Maxi single with several mixes of “C’est Tout Est Noir,” as well as a CD-only exclusive remix that was not available digitally; only 500 copies will be put in to production, including 20 signed by John.

  • On February 13, EMI Records announces a special blue vinyl release of Duran Duran’s “Is There Something I should Know?” [B-side “Faith in This Colour”] for the 30th anniversary of the single’s release and Record Store Day Europe, on April 20, 2013.

  • Duran Duran’s John Taylor receives the Experience, Strength and Hope Award on February 15, presented by Robert Downey Jr. at Skirball Hall in Los Angeles. John is honored by Writers In Treatment for his commitment to his sobriety and in celebration of his book, “IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE.” Others joining the gala include Buzz Aldrin, Steve Jones, Ione Skye, Michael Des Barres, Ed Begley Jr. and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

  • On February 17 the pre-sale for TV Mania’s “Bored with Prozac and the Internet?” begins on The Vinyl Factory website, where fans can purchase a TV Mania Box Set limited to 100 copies, signed by both Nick and Warren, or the gatefold vinyl edition.

  • On February 26 Nick Rhodes announces an exhibit of a collection of original photographic works that will show in London from March 7 through April 5, 2013, to celebrate the release of the TV MANIA album, “Bored With Prozac And The Internet?”. BEI INCUBI – translated as “Beautiful Nightmares” – premieres on March 7 at a private, star-studded event at The Vinyl Factory Chelsea, in London.

  • On February 27, John Taylor becomes a citizen of the United States, making him the only Duran Duran band member with dual citizenship..

  • Readers of Music Radar online vote John Taylor the BEST BASS PLAYER in the world, with him receiving over 30% of the vote. John tops the 60-person list that includes Paul McCartney, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who’s John Entwistle and RUSH’s Geddy Lee

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