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Her name is Marcie Hunt and she dances on the sand: The original ‘Rio’ speaks! By

In the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, fashion model Marcie Hunt was known in the industry as “the smile.” But it took until 2024 for her to find out, along with the rest...

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Duran Duran’s original ‘Rio’ girl, the Mona Lisa of the new wave age, finally found after 42 years By

  In the words of Simon Le Bon: Hey now, woo, look at that! Forty-two years after decade-defining Playboy illustrator Patrick Nagel was commissioned by Duran Duran to create one...

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The Totally ’80s podcast: Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’! By

Join me and John Hughes of Rhino Records as we welcome Annie Zaleski, author of the new 33 1/3 book to talk about all things Rio! We go deep during...

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Duran Duran on ‘Rio,’ 35 Years Later: The ‘Exotic, Erotic’ Album That ‘Put Us on the Map – and Kept Us There’ By

Was there ever any album that embodied all things grand and glamorous about the escapist, excessive, exotic, erotic, aspirational ’80s more than Duran Duran’s Rio? The vivid cover art alone...

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Paper Goddess: MNDR Talks Filling in for Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes By

Electropop artist MNDR, aka Amanda Warner, is lounging backstage at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival, dressed in her casual-Friday post-show uniform of cargo pants and bomber jacket; her glittery smudges of...

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Hear the 1979 Demo Version of Duran Duran’s ‘Girls on Film,’ Featuring Andy Wickett By

Duran Duran are having a critical renaissance right now with the recent release of their acclaimed album Paper Gods, so there’s no better time to reexamine the Birmingham boys’ rich legacy. Now...

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The Pressure’s Off: Duran Duran Don’t Need the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame By

With Paper Gods, Duran Duran’s triumphant new album (their first for Warner Bros. and 14th overall), the iconic new wave/post-punk pioneers and gracefully aging former teen heartthrobs are at long...

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Faux Boys on Film: The Best Duran Duran Video Parodies Ever By

Duran Duran just released their 14th studio album, Paper Gods, a cause for celebration for Duranies all across Planet Earth. There’s just one problem: Duran Duran will always be known as...

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