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Interviewing Duran Duran: Band, playing Musikfest tonight, made new album with 'Pressure Off'

Interviewing Duran Duran: Band, playing Musikfest tonight, made new album with 'Pressure Off'

Duran Duran singer and frontman Simon LeBon says that when the definitive 1980s British New Wave band began to record its latest album, “Paper Gods,” it had one goal: “All we could think of was that we wanted it to be more funky,” he says. Over nearly two years, through myriad producers and a search for a label to put out the disc, the band has done just that. “Paper Gods,” set for release Sept.11, captures the defining sound that in the 1980s resulted in Duran Duran’s sale of 10 million albums in the United States alone, and have a dozen Top 20 songs, including the chart-toppers “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “The Reflex” and...

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