Tag Archive | Duran Duran

Happy Birthday, Simon Le Bon!

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Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran was born on this day, October 27th, in 1958! Happy Birthday, Simon!

Yes, It Exists: Bryan Ferry In a Commercial for H&M

H&M – Holiday 11 – Bryan Ferry and Tara Ferry from Chamdin & Stöhr on Vimeo.

Former Roxy Music front man Bryan Ferry and his handsome son Tara, star in this commercial for H&M clothing stores. Now I’ve seen everything.

Bryan Ferry

Pandemonium Online Full Archives Now Available!


Back From The Dead and Bigger Than Ever

People do not return from the dead; but sometimes websites do. The long dead and buried Seattle-based rock and pop culture website, Pandemonium Online, aka Pando Mag Dot Com is now back online as a museum of 90s rock that you can waste literally days perusing. This is very exciting news for me an all of the other great writers who contributed passionately and faithfully to Pandemonium for years, only to have their brilliant work expunged from the web once the site went down in the late 90s.

Also still somewhat not intact is The Worley Gig Archives page, where you’ll find carefully preserved, direct links to the first 39 editions of the rad monthly column that spawned this awesome website, as well as links to a selection of the mind-blowing interviews I conducted for Pandemonium over a span of countless years, including:

Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran
The Unband’s Matt Pierce
Christina Martinez of Boss Hog
Bill Rieflin
Anne Dudley and Paul Morley of the Art of Noise
Paul Barker of Ministry
Ben Lee
Sponge’s Vinnie Dombrowski

PJ Olsson
Janus Stark

You Am I’s Tim Rogers
Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac

Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy
Jon Crosby of VAST
God Lives Underwater
And my Vintage Jello Biafra Interview from 1997! Woo!

There are numerous other interviews by me on the site, but those links don’t seem to have made it onto the TWG Archives page, so you’ll have to do some real sleuthing to find them (but trust me, it will be worth it)! A good place to start would be to go hope I eventually get all of this work online again and just scroll through looking for my by-line. Enjoy and happy hunting! Pandomag lives!

Happy Birthday, Nick Rhodes!

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Nick Rhodes (Born Nicholas James Bates), keyboard player for Duran Duran, was born on  this day, June 8th in 1962! I confess that I had posters of Nick’s gorgeous face on my bedroom wall way into my college years. One of the biggest thrills of my career so far was the really fun interview I did with Nick way back in 2000, which you can read at This Link.

Look What I Just Found! Classic Interviews!

Duran Duran Notorious CD Cover
More Interviews for You!

While performing a cursory trawl through my archives an hour or so ago, I suddenly realized that I had neglected to archive my interviews with Nick Rhodes (2000) and  Dweezil Zappa (2000), which can be accessed by clicking on those hyper links! These interviews are definitely among my best work, and I am happy to share them with you now!