Duran Duran's comeback gigs on Broadway have been interrupted by the latest strike to hit the United States. The 80's pop group were midway through a concert series at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater, when stagehands decided to down tools and set up picket lines outside over 20 New York theatres.
Duran Duran's concerts were aimed at previewing their new studio album Red Carpet Massacre
for fans. Their latest comeback album is due for release next week, and features the lead single Falling Down
, co-written by former NSync'er Justin Timberlake and produced by Timbaland...
Duran Duran's new album features four of the original members - Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor... but not guitarist Andy Taylor, who quit (for a second time) after differences in opinion over the band's musical direction.
The remaining quartet ended up dumping the almost-completed album Reportage
, and returning to the studio with the likes of Timbaland and JT to record Red Carpet Massacre.
The lead single Falling Down
still has a very familiar Duran Duran sound, but some of the other tracks like Nite Runner
and Skin Divers
have more in common with Justin Timberlake & Timbaland's hit SexyBack
or The Reflex
. It will be interesting to see what the music buying public make of the all-new 2007 model Duran Duran...