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The Duran Duran Timeline
<< 1997 1998 1999 >>


Date Event
Jan ? Freebass breaks up.
 ? "Love Is Like Oxygen" by Freebass is included on the compilation album Voices of Drum & Bass: Vol. 2.
Jan ? Roger continues recording material in London with Jake Udo.
 ? Capitol Records release the promo compilation album The Essential DPRO, featuring two Duran Duran 12" recordings.
mid-Jan Rumors begin to leak that Duran may be leaving Capitol Records.
Jan ? John's B5 records website offers (as a reward for contributions to B5 staffer Judy's fund drive for the California AIDS Ride) copies of the B5's Roxy Music tribute album Dream Home Heartaches....Remaking/Remodeling Roxy Music and limited edition signed copies of Feelings Are Good and Other Lies in the original cardboard gatefold cover.
Jan Simon spends some time in Japan working at SYN Productions with Nick Wood.
Jan 22 John Taylor: Sundance Film Festival, [venue?], Park City, UT, USA.
Jan 26 Billboard magazine announces that Duran is leaving Capitol Records, but the report remains unconfirmed by either party.
Feb 2 World's Greatest Live Album released featuring "Notorious" live, from the Duran Goes Dutch EP.
Feb 4 John does a live online chat on B5 website.
Feb Nick writes liner notes to the album Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran.
Feb Planned European release of "Electric Barbarella" and "Medazzaland" delayed.
 ? The cosmetics company Hard Candy plans to release a nail polish called Electric Barbarella; eventually dropped after legal battles over the name.
Mar 15 Simon, Nick and Warren reconvene to start working on new material.
Mar 21 Decade album goes platinum.
Apr ? B5 website redesigned and renamed Trust The Process after one of the songs on John's album Feelings Are Good And Other Lies
Apr Duran announces that they are parting company with Capitol Records/EMI after seventeen years; Medazzaland is the only album to which the band retains ownership.
Apr 7 Capitol Records/EMI releases the remix album Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran in North America with a bonus video , this disc is only available for six months.
 ? Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran released in the UK.
May ? SYN Productions issues the compilation SYN Songs Sampler in Japan; includes Simon's songs "Grey Lady Of The Sea" and "Already Gone" (demo).
May 2 John Taylor: DuranCon, The Sponto Gallery, Venice Beach, CA, USA
A four-song acoustic set with Gerry Laffy
May ? John and Hein explore the idea of a Clash tribute album.
May ? Nick and Warren create their own record label, LoFi Records.
May ? John Taylor: Musician's Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
followed by Q&A session
May 14 John appears on Loveline radio show on KROQ.
May 17 John appears on Richard Blade lunchtime show on KROQ.
May 21 Decade goes platinum.
The BABY STEPS Tour
The John Taylor Terroristen West Coast club tour
May 21 John Taylor Terroristen: Cane's, San Diego, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire.
May 22 John Taylor Terroristen: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire).
May 23 John Taylor Terroristen and others: Musicfest '98, [venue?], [city?], CA, USA.
cancelled
May 23 The Smashing Pumpkins: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK (with guest Simon Le Bon)
Simon joins The Smashing Pumpkins onstage for a cover of "Night Boat" (part of the MTV Five Night Stand).
bootlegged on Transmission and Duran Duran: Compilation 2
.
May 25 John Taylor Terroristen: The Coach House, Santa Barbara, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire).
followed by meet'n'greet with fans
May 28 John Taylor Terroristen: Club Caprice, Redondo Beach, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire).
May 30 John Taylor Terroristen: The Roxy, Hollywood, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire)
released on Terroristen - Live at the Roxy
May 30 Terroristen records 'live to tape' from late night till dawn in the studio after the Roxy show.
 ? Simon writes and records the songs "Dreamboy" and "Cupid's a Hitman" at Syn Pro studios for the Mario Van Peebles film Love Kills; Nick Wood scores the film
 ? Simon performs "Dreamboy" at the Cannes Film Festival.
bootlegged on Beautiful Colors
 ? John writes the song "The Only One" (also referred to as "To Be A Son" and "Back to Hollywood") for his mother during her battle with leukemia.
Jun Duran continue working on new album (tentatively called Hallucinating Elvis) in the Privacy Studio; Simon continues to struggle with writer's block
Jun 8 The Vault: 98-24 broadcast in the USA featuring a live version of "Planet Earth", recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1982.
Jun 27 Duran Duran and others: The Princess Diana Tribute Concert, Althorp Park, Northampton, UK
Duran doesn't go on until 12:20 am; this show features the first UK performance of "Electric Barbarella"; proceeds go to the Princess Diana Memorial Fund; bootlegged on Diana Tribute Concert & TV Shows and Queen of Hearts
Jun 30 Medazzaland released in Japan on Imprint Records.
Jul 5-7 Simon films his cameo part in the ITV movie Hunting Venus.
Jul The Sun tabloid prints a story in its Bizarre column under the headline "Simon le Gone fans are paid £30 to cheer on Duran Duran about Duran paying people to pose as fans during the filming of Hunting Venus so that the media will think they're still popular.
 ? Duran files a libel suit against The Sun.
Jul 9 Simon has a near-spill on his motorcycle near Privacy when a car pulls out in front of his bike.
Jul ? Simon throws a party with Nick Wood and Mario Van Peebles for Love Kills at the Cannes Film Festival
Jul John appears on the Sundance Channel's Docs that Rock series with Allison Anders.
Jul 21 Mastertone release the cover album Durantastic.
Jul 22 Duran parts from Left Bank management after six years; Katy Krassner leaves Left Bank to serve as Duran's fan liaison.
Jul 28 First draft of the movie Sugar Town written by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss.
end Jul John Taylor Terroristen's 5.30.98 live EP and video released through TTP.
Jul 29 John Taylor Terroristen: The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA, USA.
Jul 30 John Taylor Terroristen: CrossRoads, Yucaipa, CA, USA.
Jul 31 John Taylor Terroristen: The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA (with XLMIKI and Three Alarm Fire).
Aug 14 John Taylor Terroristen: Hollywood Athletic Club, Hollywood, CA, USA (with Three Alarm Fire).
Aug 15 John Taylor Terroristen: The Cajun House, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
Aug ? John Taylor Terroristen: Slim's, San Francisco, CA, USA (with The Magnetics.
Aug ? John Taylor Terroristen: [venue?], Portland, OR, USA.
Aug ? John Taylor Terroristen: [venue?], Seattle, WA, USA.
Aug 26 80's Alive Special - Blue released is Japan, featuring "Is There Something I Should Know?".
Sep 1 "Girls on Film" appears on Retro 80's: Volume 1.
Sep 6 Sugar Town begins three weeks of filming in Los Angeles, Venice Beach, Frazier Park, Topanga Canyon, and the Hollywood Hills.
Sep Simon records some vocal tracks for the Hallucinating Elvis (Pop Trash) album.
Sep Girls On Film - The Remixes maxi-single with six remixes of the song (including the original night version) released.
 ? "Girls on Film: 1998 Promo Singles" distributed to the media.
 ? The promotional only "Wild Boys 98" released in Belgium.
 ? The promotional only "The Reflex 98" released in Belgium.
 ? The promotional only "Wild Boys Remix" released in Spain.
 ? Three Duran Duran songs are included on the German promo compilation Alben KW: 47 - 48.
Sep 20 John Taylor Terroristen: Do Re Music Benefit Concert, Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA, USA
John invites fans up on stage to dance with him.
Sep 22 Warren releases the Missing Persons album Late Nights/Early Days through Sumthing Distribution; the album consists of a 1981 live show (Santa Monica, CA) and a previously unreleased track from 1980, "Action, Reaction".
Sep 29 The compilation album Newer Wave 2.0 released, featuring a cover version of "Planet Earth" by Hate Dept.
 ? "Girls on Film" (Tin Tin Out Mix) is included on the promotional only Pick 'n' Mix: 10.
 ? Warren releases his solo album Roadrage through Medazzaland Discs and Audiophile Imports
Oct 1 Duran Duran: Battersea Power Station, London, UK
Special guests at the launch of Sky Digital TV
Oct John's mother passes away.
Oct "Girls on Film" (Tin Tin Out Mix) is included on the Nu Dance Traxx: Volume 24 album.
Oct 20 "The Crystal Ship" is included on Lost Voices: The Songs of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Jim Morrison, a tribute album on the Chronicles label.
 ? The DJ only 12" single "DMC Popmixes 191/3 3.0" released, featuring Duran Duran.
Oct 20 John appears on Q101 radio.
Oct 20 John does an in-store appearance at Tower Records, Chicago.
Oct 20 John Taylor Terroristen: The House of Blues, Chicago, IL, USA (with Sixpence None The Richer).
Oct 21 John Taylor Terroristen: Mekka, Columbus, OH, USA (with Sixpence and Mike Peters (formerly of The Alarm).
Oct 22 John Taylor Terroristen: Alvin's, Detroit, MI, USA (with Fathers of the ID and Sixpence).
Oct 23 John does an in-store appearance at Tower Records, Boston.
Oct 24 John Taylor Terroristen: Mama Kin, Boston, MA, USA (with Sixpence).
Oct 26 John Taylor Terroristen: Tuxedo Junction, Danbury, CT, USA (with Sixpence).
bootlegged on John Taylor Terroristen: Danbury 26 Oct 98
Oct 27 Simon appears on JAMTV/Rolling Stone Online & SonicNet Online.
Oct 27 John Taylor Terroristen: Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, USA (with Sixpence).
Oct 28 John Taylor Terroristen: Life, New York. NY, USA.
Oct 30 John Taylor Terroristen: Birch Hill Nightclub, Old Bridge, NJ, USA.
Oct 31 John Taylor Terroristen: Jaxx, Springfield, VA, USA (with Some Odd Reason and Sixpence).
Nov 3 John Taylor Terroristen: Moto Lounge, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
Nov 4 John Taylor Terroristen: Button, Hallandale, FL, USA.
Nov 6 John Taylor Terroristen: The House of Blues, Orlando, FL, USA.
bootlegged on John Taylor Terroristen: Live in Orlando 11-6-98
Nov 6 Duran Duran performs "Save A Prayer" on TFI Friday on Channel 4 in the UK; bootlegged on Advertizing Music
Nov 7 John Taylor Terroristen: The Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA, USA (with Sixpence).
Nov 8 Simon and Warren perform acoustic versions of "Save A Prayer and "Ordinary World" on BBC Radio 1 in the UK; bootlegged on Advertizing Music.
Nov 9 Greatest album and video released worldwide; the CD contains the 7" singles edits of all the songs.
Nov ? Greatest limited edition 2-CD set includes a video CD (VCD) with the Duran video collection released.
Nov Greatest: Box Set released.
Nov Greatest: Interview released.
Nov "Girls on Film" appears on Strip Jointz Rocks: Rock'n'Roll for Sexy Dancers from Robbins Entertainmen.
 ? "A View To A Kill" is included on the promotional only compilation album The Best of Grandes Exitos, released in Colombia.
Nov 12 John parts company with Hein Hoven and B5 Records.
Nov 19 John films small part in the movie Drowning On Dry Land.
Nov 25 Electric Barbarella: Reference CD mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Lee Mansfield.
 ? Nick attends Vivienne Westwood's Tribute event.
Dec 1 Nick does a live chat on the Top of the Pops website.
Dec All present and former Duran members except for Roger tape interviews for the Duran Duran Behind The Music special to be aired on VH-1.
The LATEST AND GREATEST Tour
With bassist Wes Wehmiller and drummer Joe Travers.
Dec 7 Duran Duran: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England (with Rialto)
Set list includes "Anyone Out There"; Simon has to be reminded to leave the stage before the encore; bootlegged on Live In Birmingham UK.
Dec 8 Duran Duran: Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff, Wales (with Rialto).
bootlegged on Cardiff 1998
Dec 10 John Taylor Terroristen: Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA, USA.
bootlegged on John Taylor Terroristen: San Diego 12-10-98 (debuts "Spirit of the Times", "Air Miles" and "To Do You")
Dec 10 Duran Duran: Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England.
bootlegged on Bournemouth 1998
Dec 11 John appears as guest DJ in the radio booth at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood, CA.
Dec 11 Duran Duran: Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England.
Dec 12 John Taylor Terroristen: The Roxy, Hollywood, CA, USA.
Dec 13 Duran Duran: Waterfront Hall, Belfast, North Ireland.
Dec 14 Duran Duran: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dec 15 Thank You album released in Japan on Imprint Records.
Dec 15 Duran Duran: Telewest Arena, Newcastle, England.
Dec 16 Duran Duran: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, England.
Dec 18 Duran Duran: Apollo, Manchester, England.
set list includes "Virginia Plain" as an intro to "Rio": bootlegged on Manchester: December 18, 1998
Dec 19 Duran Duran: Apollo, Manchester, England.
Dec 21 Duran Duran: Wembley Arena, London, England (with Rialto)
filmed for Japanese TV; ticker tape falls from the ceiling of the arena during the end of "Rio". Band joined on-stage by Andy Hamilton during "Rio" and Tessa Niles for "Come Undone"
bootlegged on Greatest: Live At Wembley 1998 and Live At Wembley Arena (DVD)
Dec 31 Duran Duran: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
New Year's Eve special broadcast live on TV; the band performs "Rio" and "Electric Barbarella"; bootlegged on Advertizing Music and Live At The Castle: Edinburgh 31.12.1998.
 ? The bootleg CD Seven and the Ragged Tiger Demos is circulated; John Taylor later confirms that the tracks are a clever hoax.
<< 1997 1998 1999 >>

Timeline duran duran wikipedia discography archive collection MESSAGE BOARD PRO

1950s · 1960s · 1970s · 1978 · 1979
1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 1986 · 1987 · 1988 · 1989
1990 · 1991 · 1992 · 1993 · 1994 · 1995 · 1996 · 1997 · 1998 · 1999
2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009
2010 · 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014 · 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018 · 2019

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