|Published||1 September 2005|
|Label||Carlton Publishing Group|
Notorious: The Unauthorised Biography is the first in-depth biography of Duran Duran. Written by Steve Mallin, the book was first published as a hardback with 320-pages on 1 September 2005 by Andre Deutsch/Carlton Publishing Group. A 304-page softback edition was available on 1 May 2007.
About the book Edit
The book details the musical history of Duran Duran, from their conception in Birmingham, UK to their current contemporary relevance influencing such acts as The Dandy Warhols and the Scissor Sisters. It provides small glimpses into the bands personal lives, with the author Steve Mallin conducting over 50 interviews with former girlfriends, former band members, former managers and many others, also researching previously unseen interview transcripts.
It details encounters with Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson, Bono and the tropical island of Sri Lanka, with additional information about Duran Duran's side projects of Arcadia, The Power Station, Neurotic Outsiders, The Devils and solo projects.
Most of the comments from Duran Duran incorporated in the book are taken from various interviews and magazine articles published over the years with added material from interviews with Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo.
The author spoke at great lengths with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, who joined the band in the late 1980s and departing in early 2000. Cuccurullo details how he felt when he received a letter from Duran Duran that informed him he was no longer a member and he also gives his opinion of "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise", the first single from the reunion Astronaut album.
Book codes Edit
- ISBN-13:978 0233001753
- ISBN-13:978 0233001371