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A few years later when Nick married Julie Anne on 18 August 1984, he chose Elayne to perform the duties of his 'best man', claiming her to be his best friend outside the band. Elayne later had a daughter with Duran Duran producer Alex Sadkin, and Nick returned her earlier favour by becomming the child's godfather.
This past Saturday, one of the overwhelming bright spots on the Life Is Beautiful lineup was Duran Duran.
It was the first really completely electronic thing that we’d done, and it’s turned into this sort of strange cult [hit]. The reason for that one, I think, would be because it was all about the Rum Runner [a now-defunct club in Duran Duran’s hometown Birmingham], which is where we started off when we were writing, rehearsing.
I don’t like all strange cults, but in this case, I do like this one. Never even made it onto the album, because we came from a generation where obscure B-sides were sort of important on 7″ vinyl, so we were determined to have them, and for the first five years or so — well, probably longer actually, the first 10 years — we really kept up that.
Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes believes the internet is making it harder and harder to find the real music stars of the future.
” because I’d remembered all these astonishing outfits from the ’70s—all that Kansai [Yamamoto] stuff that he had. We don’t really have a lot of money.” So we went to Saint Martins and gave them a project to design clothes for a new band. They came up with some pretty extraordinary things, actually.It was the promise of seeing an iconic synth-pop group, and it was the promise of a Saturday night spent in Vegas hearing still-indelible classics like “The Reflex” and “Rio” and “Hungry Like The Wolf” live.Upon the recent release of Duran Duran’s 14th album, , Stereogum published a list of their 10 best songs.“The internet is an astonishing way to connect with an audience, but there are so many people trying to do it that it’s very, very hard to rise to the top.” Rhodes also revealed the band, who formed in 1978, have been working with some of music’s biggest names on their 14th album.Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Mr Hudson and ex-Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist John Frusciante joined them in the studio and “have all been terrific”, he said.