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Monday
Jul202015

Mariah Carey Reveals Massive Shoe Collection

Denise Truscello/WireImageIf you’ve seen Mariah Carey’s 2002 MTV Cribs episode, you know her extravagant taste knows no bounds. It was still a sight to behold, though, when the singer posted an Instagram photo of her massive shoe closet.

“Always my favorite room in the house… #shoes #shoes #moreshoes,” she writes.

The photograph, which doesn’t even show the entire room, features 24 shelves filled with boots and strappy sandals in an array of neutral shades. Kind of makes you wonder if she’s ever worn a pair of shoes twice.

In other Mariah news, Katy Perry attended Mariah’s Las Vegas residency show on Sunday and the two got to meet backstage.

First, Katy Instagrammed a photo of herself posing in front of a giant Mariah poster and wrote, “Lambily 4lyfe.” Mariah calls her fans “lambs” and her fan family is her “lambily.” Katy then posted another pic of the two pop divas backstage.

Mariah’s #1 to Infinity residency ends its run July 26.

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Always my favorite room in the house... #shoes #shoes #moreshoes

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 19, 2015 at 11:20am PDT

 

Monday
Jul202015

All That Remains Premieres "For You" Video

Credit: Justin BoruckiAll That Remains has released the video for their current single, "For You." The clip starts off showing a young girl watching her parents fight, and then things get supernatural. The video's now playing on YouTube.

"For You" is a single from All That Remains' latest album, The Order of Things. The track, which follows lead single "This Probably Won't End Well," currently sits in the top 25 at Active Rock Radio.

All That Remains will be playing a variety of festivals this fall in support of The Order of Things, including Aftershock and Slipknot's Knotfest.

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Monday
Jul202015

OMI's "Cheerleader" Tops "Billboard" Hot 100 for 2nd Week; The Weeknd Hits Number Two

Columbia RecordsOMI’s “Cheerleader” tops the Billboard Hot 100 for the second straight week. Last week, the pop/reggae tune ended the 12-week reign of Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again.”

This week, “Cheerleader” manages to fend off the fast-rising hit “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd, which jumps to number two on the list. The song is The Weeknd’s highest-ranking Hot 100 hit so far. “Earned It,” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, only reached number three in May.

The Weeknd’s other current single, “The Hills,” also cracksthe top 10 this week, making him the third artist this year to have two songs in the top 10 simultaneously. Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor achieved the feat before him.

“See You Again” rounds out the top three.

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Monday
Jul202015

Kanye West's New Video to Get US Premiere at Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

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Later this week, fans will be treated to a visual collaboration between Kanye West and 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen.

According to The New York Times, West's McQueen-helmed video for "All Day/I Feel Like That" will be given its United States premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday, July 25. The visual will run over the course of four days inside the museum.

Overseas fans likely have already seen the upcoming project as it was shown in March at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris during fashion week. The video features a single nine-minute take shot at the Chatham Dockyard in southeast England and follows Kanye running through an empty warehouse.

West is currently working on his forthcoming album, SWISH, due out later this year.

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Monday
Jul202015

T.I. Readies New Album, "The Dime Trap"

Atlantic Records/Warwick SaintT.I. has spilled new details about his upcoming album, which has been renamed The Dime Trap.

While promoting his Marvel Comics movie Ant-Man, Tip revealed what fans can expect. "My 10th album, The Dime Trap, I’m working on it. I just released the first teaser from it yesterday and it’s going to be an extension or a continuation of the vibe from Trap Muzik,” he told MovieWeb.

The rapper also revealed he's looking to return to his hip-hop roots and not repeat the sound of previous top hits.  “I feel like, when you’ve done hits like ‘Whatever You Like’ and ‘Dead and Gone,’ when you do those mainstream kind of ‘Blurred Lines’-ish kind of records, you don’t go and try to top ‘Blurred Lines,” he explained. “You just come to a whole new element, bring it back down and build the process back over again. I’m breaking it all down, back to the element of where my music first began to interest people, and build it all over again.”

Although he didn't disclose a release date, Tip's next album will serve as the follow-up to 2014's Paperwork, which spawned the hits "No Mediocre" with Iggy Azalea and "About the Money."

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Monday
Jul202015

Tyrese Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 with "Black Rose"

Voltron RecordzTyrese has scored his first number-one album on the Billboard 200 with his latest album, Black Rose.

According to the publication, the singer's independent offering sold 86,000 unit equivalents during the week ending July 16. The set, which will be Tyrese's final album, was released via his own imprint, Voltron Recordz.

Tyrese expressed his gratitude in a lengthy post on Instagram. "YOU the fans and supporters We did it!! We made a statement..... R&B is still very much ALIVE," he writes in the caption. "R&B consumers are still very much here you were just waiting on #BlackRose Embrace and enjoy this #BlackRose album it's my baby its my heart... It's my BEST!!"

Ty adds, "Thank You father God. I have NO pride or ego when it comes to going ALL OUT to produce result.  I am pride-less. And Gods favor has been priceless."

Black Rose marks the singer's sixth album, three of which have cracked the top 10. His latest single, "Shame," currently sits at #13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.

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Monday
Jul202015

Evanescence Schedules First US Shows in Three Years

The Bicycle Music CompanyEvanescence is returning to the U.S. for a trio of shows this November. The newly added dates will take place November 13 in Nashville, November 15 in Dallas and November 17 in Los Angeles. Visit Evanescence.com for all ticket info.

The three U.S. shows will be Evanescence's first performances back from hiatus. The band has been on break since they finished their 2012 tour in support of their 2011 self-titled album. While Evanescence has been on hiatus, frontwoman Amy Lee released Aftermath, the soundtrack for the indie film, War Story.

After the U.S. shows, Evanescence will perform at Ozzfest Japan, taking place November 21-22 in Makuhari Messe, outside of Tokyo. Ozzy & Friends, Korn, Of Mice & Men and Jane's Addiction also will play Ozzfest Japan.

Here are Evanescence's U.S. tour dates:

11/13 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
11/15 -- Dallas, TX, South Side Ballroom
11/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern

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Monday
Jul202015

CHVRCHES Plot Fall North American Tour

Credit: Eliot HazelCHVRCHES will embark on a North American headlining tour this fall in support of their sophomore album, Every Open Eye. The trek begins  September 29 in New York City and will conclude November 5 in Dallas. Visit Chvrch.es for all the ticket info.

If you pre-order Every Open Eye from CHVRCHES' Web store, you'll be able to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public on July 24. Every Open Eye, CHVRCHES' sophomore album, will be released September 25. You can listen to the record's lead single, "Leave a Trace," now on YouTube.

Before their fall North American jaunt, CHVRCHES will play one-off show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York July 23.

Here are CHVRCHES' fall North American headlining tour dates:

9/29 -- New York, NY, Central Park SummerStage
10/1 -- Philadelphia, PA, Electric Factory
10/4 -- Toronto, Ontario, Danforth Music Hall
10/7 -- Columbus, OH, LC Pavilion
10/8 -- Detroit, MI, Masonic Temple
10/10 -- St. Paul, MN, Myth Live
10/13 -- Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
10/14 -- Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
10/17 -- Los Angeles, CA, Shrine Auditorium
10/21 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
10/22 -- Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
10/23 -- Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theater
10/26 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
10/27 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
10/28 -- Charlotte, NC, The Fillmore
10/30 -- Orlando, FL, House of Blues
10/31 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Jannus Landing
11/5 -- Dallas, TX, The Bomb Factory

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Monday
Jul202015

Paul McCartney's Ex-Wife Claims She Gives Their Daughter Music Lessons Because Paul Can't Read Music

Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills shares some interesting information about the former couple's 11-year-old daughter, Beatrice, in a new article published in the U.K.'s The Guardian.  While Beatrice's dad is arguably the most famous musician in the world, Mills claims that she taught their daughter how to play saxophone, since Sir Paul doesn't know how to read music.

"Beatrice says she's 99% me.  I don't know if that's a good thing," Mills writes.  "I think she's got the best of both of us, we're both very musical."  She adds that because of McCartney's inability to read music, "I do all the music teaching, and I'm good with languages."

Mills, who was married to the ex-Beatles star from 2002 to 2008, claims Beatrice also is "a brilliant poet," noting that she "obviously gets that from him."

Heather also reveals that their daughter "hates fame and the whole limelight thing," and is interested in becoming a marine biologist rather than a pop star.

As for her feelings about McCartney, Mills makes it pretty clear that she's not on the best of terms with him, while maintaining that her daughter is growing into a happy person in spite of her contentious relationship with her ex.

"I don't want to go into my second marriage too much because if you haven't got something nice to say about someone you shouldn't say anything at all, and it had a lot to do with the person I married," she writes.  "Considering what went on, the one thing I'm most proud of is I never lowered myself to the level that some parents do where they speak badly about the other parent and it's made my child a very healthy, very happy, very open person, which she would have been whatever happened in her life because that's who she is genetically."

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Monday
Jul202015

Naughty Boy Responds to Zayn Malik's "Fat Joke" Twitter Diss

Jeff Daly/NBCAfter Zayn Malik chewed him out on Twitter last week, DJ Naughty Boy is finally speaking out. He tells U.K.’s The Sun that when he first saw the tweets -- in which Zayn called him a “fat joke” -- he initially thought Zayn’s account had been hacked.

“It sounded like one of the things the little girls who send me hate would say,” he says. “That’s not how I know Zayn to speak, even face to face. I definitely thought at first that he had been hacked.”

The former One Direction member accused Naughty Boy -- birth name Shahid Khan -- of leaking a clip of his new music video with British hip-hop group Krept and Konan. But the producer claims it was only seven seconds on Snapchat, and he doesn’t consider that a leak.

“For me, it’s not a big deal because it’s not a leak,” he says. “And we were under the impression that if something is put on Snapchat then it’s immediately gone after you’ve seen it. I don’t have Snapchat so I don’t understand how it works.”

He also thinks Zayn will move past his anger. “I understand why he could be overreacting on things and just jumping to conclusions,” Naughty Boy says. “He is still a young guy who has gone through a lot and I am always going to be there for this guy. I’m pretty sure that inside he feels the same. Creative people often act on impulse and we don’t always think things through.”

After Naughty Boy’s interview was published, Zayn posted a cryptic tweet: “Play your games. It’s hilarious!!”

For his part, Naughty Boy tells The Sun, “My Twitter war days are over and I’m definitely not going to start again with Zayn.”

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Monday
Jul202015

Nick Jonas & Pitbull Perform at First-Ever PlentiTogether Concert

Ilya Savenok/Getty Images for PlentiNick Jonas and Pitbull joined forces Sunday night for the first-ever PlentiTogether Live show in New York City.

The two acts performed at the Hammerstein Ballroom in a special concert for members of the Plenti rewards program. Nick took the stage first, performing a string of crowd-pumping songs, including hits “Chains” and “Jealous.”

His brothers -- and former band mates -- Kevin and Joe were in the audience to support him. Kevin brought his wife, Danielle, and Joe brought model girlfriend and Taylor Swift bestie Gigi Hadid.

Pitbull closed out the show with a sizzling performance that had the whole crowd dancing. The Miami rapper treated fans to hits like “Give Me Everything” and “I Like It,” his song with Enrique Iglesias.

In-between, country star and American Idol judge Keith Urban rocked the crowd with an energetic set, quickly winning over any non-country people in the audience. He took selfies with audience members, and even gave away one of his guitars to a fan.

Before the concert kicked off, Nick, Pitbull, and Keith met up backstage and posed for a group photo. Back when the show was first announced, Nick said in a statement, "I'm psyched to perform alongside Keith Urban and Pitbull. This is going to be an incredible night of music!"

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Monday
Jul202015

Sam Smith's Return to US Stage Suffers Some Setbacks

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCSam Smith’s first U.S. performance since vocal cord surgery was electric. So electric, in fact, the whole crowd had to be evacuated. Sam took the stage at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky Friday, but was forced to stop midway through his set because of a sudden electrical storm.

Sam took to Instagram to explain what happened: “The drama is real right now!! Literally In the middle of Lay Me Down there was an electrical storm and I had to be taken off stage and the whole festival had to evacuate. This KILLS me, because you guys were SO loud and incredible!!!!!!!! You were so loud the heavens opened haha. Gutted. But I do feel like Dorothy,” he added, referring to The Wizard of Oz.

As if bad weather wasn’t enough, Sam suffered another setback this weekend. “And to make matters worse. I fell off a f***ing Segway thing today and I think I've sprained my hand. Got this s*** on ICE right now. Kills,” he writes on Instagram.

Sam had better luck in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday night, though. Alongside an Instagram photo of the massive crowd, Sam writes, “I can't explain to you how amazing it is to come to Charlotte and have 1 person know who I am.... Let alone THIS... Thank you so much, all of you. I'll never forget that.”

Tonight, he plays a show in Miami, Florida.

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Monday
Jul202015

George Strait's Star-Studded The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Concert Coming to DVD, Digital Outlets

Eagle Rock EntertainmentIf you couldn't score a ticket to one of the shows on  George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Again farewell tour, no worries -- you'll get to see it after all.  

The country legend is releasing his 2014 concert film, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, on DVD and digital formats August 28. The concert marked the end of Strait's touring career and featured guest performers Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and many others.

The concert release also has bonus features including commentary from George on the show and interviews with his special guests.  Look for it at all the usual retail outlets.

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Monday
Jul202015

The Zombies' Surviving Original Members to Celebrate "Odessey and Oracle" Album on US Fall Tour

Image Courtesy of The ZombiesThe Zombies have announced plans for a very special U.S. tour this fall.  For the first time since breaking up in the late 1960s, the band will hit the road in the States with all the members its original lineup -- with the exception of guitarist Paul Atkinson, who died in 2004.

The trek will feature a full performance of The Zombies' influential and acclaimed 1968 album Odessey and Oracle, during which the group's founding rhythm section, bassist Chris White and drummer Hugh Grundy, will appear as special guests alongside the band's current lineup.  The tour currently features 18 concerts, and is scheduled to run from a September 30 performance in Dallas through an October 27 show in San Francisco.  More dates may be added to the itinerary.  Tickets for most of the announced shows will go on sale this week.

For more than a decade, founding Zombies singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent have led the current incarnation of the group, which continues to tour and record regularly.  In March 2008, Blunstone, Argent, White and Grundy all took part in a three-show series celebrating Odessey and Oracle's 40th anniversary at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire Theatre that was taped and filmed for a CD and DVD release.

The original Zombies lineup never supported Odessey and Oracle with a U.S. tour because the band broke up in December 1967, several months before the album was released.

Here are all the confirmed dates on The Zombies' upcoming Odessey and Oracle Tour:

9/30 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre
10/1 -- Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre
10/3 -- Provincetown, MA, Provincetown Town Hall
10/6 -- Boston, MA, The Wilbur Theatre
10/8 -- Washington, DC, Lincoln Theatre
10/9 -- New York, NY, New York Society for Ethical Culture - Concert Hall
10/10 -- Cranston, RI, Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts - Park Theatre
10/11 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
10/13 -- Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
10/14 -- Munhall, PA, Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
10/15 -- Kent, OH, The Kent Stage
10/16 -- Merrillville, IL, Star Plaza Theatre
10/17 -- South Milwaukee, WI, South Milwaukee PAC
10/19 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
10/21 -- Seattle, WA, Benaroya Hall - S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
10/22 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
10/24 -- Beverly Hills, CA, The Saban Theatre
10/27 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

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Monday
Jul202015

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Announce Divorce

CMABlake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's marriage is over.

In a joint statement confirmed to ABC Radio by Blake Shelton's rep, the couple says, "This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."

Miranda's rep confirms to ABC Radio the divorce is final. The couple was married May 14, 2011 in Texas. They have no children.

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Monday
Jul202015

Maddie & Tae Launching Start Here Tour October 10 in New York City

John Russell/CMAMaddie & Tae will head out on the Start Here tour October 10 at New York City's Highline Ballroom. The trek comes on the heels of their gig on Dierks Bentley's Sounds of Summer tour. The duo's headlining tour will serve as a showcase for their debut album, Start Here, due out August 28.

The duo's Tae Dye says, "We’ve spent a few years writing these songs, figuring out how to say what we thought was important about being our age, and figuring out how to create our kind of music, so before we get back onto someone else’s tour, we wanted to take some time and show people all of who we are!”

Start Here features Maddie & Tae's #1 debut hit, "Girl in a Country Song," as well as their latest single, "Fly."

Here are Maddie & Tae's Start Here tour dates:

10/7 -- New York, NY, Highline Ballroom
10/8 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
10/10 -- Portland, ME, The Asylum
10/15 -- Knoxville, TN, Cotton Eyed Joe
10/16 -- Charlotte, NC, Amos' Southend
10/17 -- Chattanooga, TN, Track 29
10/22 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
10/23 -- Nacogdoches, TX, Banita Creek Hall
10/24 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues
11/5 -- Springfield, IL, Boondocks
11/6 -- Detroit, MI, St. Andrew's Hall
11/7 -- Chicago, IL, Joe's on Weed Street

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Monday
Jul202015

Taylor Swift Sings with Andy Grammer & Country Star Sam Hunt at Chicago Shows

ABC/Lou Rocco Taylor Swift added some new members to her squad this weekend. On Saturday, at the first of two sold-out 1989 World Tour shows in Chicago, the singer bought out Andy Grammer and Empire star Serayah.

Taylor and Andy sang Andy’s hit “Honey, I’m Good,” while Serayah, who also appeared in Taylor’s “Bad Blood” video, joined Taylor during her performance of “Style.”

Off stage, Taylor made friends with Chance the Rapper, who posted a photo of the two on Instagram and wrote, “Dear Taylor, Chicago loves you and you're welcome back anytime. Congrats on 2 back to back sold out nights at Soldier's Field of 55,000 people, and thanks for treating my friends so well.”

Then Sunday night, Taylor surprised the crowd with appearances by models Lily Donaldson and Andreja Pejic. “Tonight @andrejapejic and @LilyMDonaldson SHUT DOWN the runway. Crowd went insane!!” Taylor tweeted.

Country star Sam Hunt also joined her on stage to sing his song, “Take Your Time.”

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Tonight @andygrammer came to Chicago to sing 'Honey I'm Good' and everrrybody knew the words and it was SO MUCH FUN.

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Monday
Jul202015

Kenny Chesney Breaks (Again) His Own Attendance Record at Minneapolis's Target Field

Sony Music Nashville/Blue ChairKenny Chesney broke his own attendance record with his show at Target Field in Minneapolis Saturday night. He first set the venue record in 2012 with 42,542 fans, then broke it in 2013 with 43,940 fans at his show. Saturday night, Kenny broke it yet again, playing to 44,152 fans. He played a second show there with Jason Aldean on Sunday night, too.

Kenny says of The Big Revival Tour, "Every week, it seems like the fans are louder, more alive, more inside the songs -- and as someone who wants to connect with every last fan, right up to the top back of the stadium, that’s the best feeling in the world!"

Go to KennyChesney.com to see where he's taking his show next.

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Monday
Jul202015

Sam Hunt Duets with Taylor Swift Onstage at Chicago's Soldier Field

UMG NashvilleSam Hunt is the latest artist to join Taylor Swift onstage for a duet during her ongoing 1989 World Tour. The two teamed up Sunday night at Chicago's Soldier Field to perform Sam's country and pop hit, "Take Your Time." Taylor posted a photo of the performance on Instagram, showing the two artists sitting next to each other on a park bench onstage. In the caption, Taylor calls Sam, "Such a star."

A huge thank you to @SamHuntMusic for surprising the crowd with 'Take Your Time'. Such a star. #1989tourchicago

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An audience member's video of the duet is now on YouTube.

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Monday
Jul202015

Watch Duran Duran in the Studio with Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson

Credit: Stephanie PistelWondering what a recording session with Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers and "Uptown Funk" super-producer Mark Ronson is like?  Billboard has a new behind-the-scenes video that shows how the collaborators came together to make Duran Duran’s latest single, "Pressure Off."

Duran Duran and Rodgers worked together back in the '80s, but it was Ronson who suggested that they reunite for this new track.

"It was the first time that Nile had been in a room with us playing live together for a long time," says Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes.  "It was inevitable when everybody plugged in that there was going to be a lot of electricity in the room."

The band's upcoming album, Paper Gods, also features an unlikely contribution from Lindsay Lohan.  According to the group, the actress provides a spoken-word interlude on the song "Danceophobia."  As Rhodes explains to Billboard, "We wanted something like [the voiceover by] Vincent Price on Michael Jackson's 'Thriller,' but with more of a sexy girl vibe."

The band -- which also includes frontman Simon Le Bon, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Taylor -- has never shied away from trying new things.  "They've always been so interested in pushing the envelope," Ronson says.  "We think of [their hits] as bubbly pop tunes, but they were the first to use drum and vocal samplers."

And Duran Duran is still going strong, after more than 30 years together.  "We were the last band people thought would carry on," says Le Bon.  "They thought we were a flash in the pan, contrived, probably put together by management."

Meanwhile, the singer says that he has "great sympathy" for British boy band One Direction.  "They are a cash cow for so many people...there's a huge pressure to never take a break."

Duran Duran will release Paper Gods on September 11.  They kick off a string of U.S. tour dates on August 5 with an appearance at the FOLD Festival in Riverhead, New York.

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