March 15, 2011
Duran Duran Goes Dark
1980s (to present) rock band Duran Duran has commandeered Blue Velvet director David Lynch to direct their American Express-sponsored “Unstaged” concert series. If you don’t know anything about David Lunch, you wouldn’t think this pairing is very strange. But, it is. The Mulholland Drive and The Elephant Man director is known for writing and directing strange, dark, and twisted films. Seems pretty opposite from Duran Duran, “Hungry Like the Wolf,” right?
But, Duran Duran’s keyboardist Nick Rhodes insists that “the stranger it is, the more beautiful it will be. What appeals to us very much about working with David is that we like the way he thinks about things and how he’s always gone out on a limb to make things different than anybody else.” So, they’ve asked Lunch to direct an episode of a live concert series that will stream over the web.
Lynch’s episode of “Unstaged” will be streamed at 10:00PM EST on March 23rd at youtube.com/duranduranvevo. They’ll keep streaming the concert for roughly a month after it is performed at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. Coincidentally, Duran Duran’s newest album, All You Need Is Now, is set to be released on March 22. Convenient, no? The album features new songs like “All You Need Is Now,” “Being Followed,” and “Girl Panic!”
Are you excited for this concert series?
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am