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Stephen Bisset chats with legendary Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor about their remarkable, yet controversial career and their upcoming tour in Sydney…

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hen it comes to pop icons, few are more iconic than UK powerhouse Duran Duran. Leading what was to become known as the ‘second British invasion’ with acts like Depeche Mode and Echo & The Bunnymen, Duran Duran set the world on fire with such classic tracks as ‘Girls on Film’, ‘Planet Earth’, ‘Rio’, ‘The Reflex’ and ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ – all together selling more than 100 million albums across the globe. Now, 31 years after releasing their self-titled album, Duran Duran are returning to Australia on the back of their highly acclaimed, Mark Ronsonproduced album ‘All You Need Is Now’ – and the guys couldn’t be happier. “We’re all really looking forward to getting back down to see our fans because we all love Australia and we’ve been coming there for years, so there’s a lot of history between us,” drummer, Roger Taylor said. Roger added that Aussie punters should prepare for a bit of a musical extravaganza that will be a highly polished affair once it reaches our shores. “We started the tour about one year ago at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and then took it all around the UK before taking it to the United States twice, so by the time we get to Australia everything will be kicking along nicely. “It’s going to be a two-hour show and we’ll be playing some tracks from the new album as well as a few classics, so there’ll be something in there for everyone.” While Duran Duran’s star may have faded in the ‘90s and early 2000s, it seems that ‘All You Need Is Now’ could well propel them back to the top of the tree, thanks in part to producer-of-the-

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moment, Mark Ronson. Ronson, who also provided his fair share of sonic architecture to the careers of Amy Winehouse, Adele and The Kaiser Chiefs, discovered a mutual musical sensibility with the band after they shared a bill in Paris. “There is no question that Mark understands groove and pop,” Roger said. “In a way, I guess he treated the album like a bit of an experiment – he had us use old analogue gear, so Nick (Rhodes) had to get all of his old keyboards out of storage. “We had been chasing a few different ways of making music in the past – for our last album, for example, we had Justin Timberlake and Timbaland producing and Nile Rogers before that, but I think with Mark we found something very special.” It seems Roger may be right with pundits hailing the new record as the band’s best since their blockbuster 1982 album ‘Rio’. Roger said while he always had an inkling that the band was going to be something special, he had no idea they would become such a musical juggernaut. “There was one moment, though, when I realised things were getting much bigger than we thought,” he said. “We had just been on a TV show in the UK called ‘Top of the Pops’ where we performed ‘Planet Earth’ and Nick and I were walking down the high street in Birmingham and it was like the Pied Piper – first it was two girls following us, then before long it was 20, then 30 – that’s when I knew we were on to something.” Duran Duran was so popular with men and women through the 1980s that

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their music wasn’t the only thing that was catching eyes. All five members of the band were extremely photogenic and were labelled the “prettiest boys in rock” by American People magazine. Teen and music magazines in the UK latched on to their good looks quickly and the US soon followed. There was rarely a week that went by in the ‘80s that the popular magazines such as Smash Hits didn’t feature the famous fivesome. There is no doubt that Duran Duran had the sound and the look but it was also their pioneering use of the music video that helped propel them to superstardom. Iconic clips like ‘Rio’, ‘The Wild Boys’, ‘Planet Earth’ (all directed by Aussie Russell Mulcahy) portrayed the lads as well-to-do toffs sailing around the Azures with models draped lazily off their arms. However, as Roger explained, the reality was far different from the fiction. “Russell is an absolute genius,” he said. “We basically had a $12,000 budget to make a video which, in those days, meant hiring a studio and jumping around in front of a green screen. Russell had this idea to spend that money on going to Sri Lanka and driving

around in a beaten-up bus. We got quite a few clips out of that trip and, while it certainly wasn’t glamorous, the end result was.” The highly visual band, who had their racy 1983 clip for ‘Girls On Film’ banned by the BBC and censored by MTV, were up to their old tricks again recently when they were censored by MTV for the clip to their single ‘Girl Panic’. The clip features supermodels Naomi Campbell, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, Cindy Crawford and Yasmin Le Bon at their lascivious best. “The ban didn’t really surprise me. I mean, after all the clip is pretty bloody raunchy,” Roger said. “I think it’s pretty bloody fantastic to still get that kind of reaction from MTV when we’re a bunch of 50-yearold guys. We’re not too worried about it, though. It’s all about YouTube these days anyway.”

Duran Duran will play live at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Tuesday, March 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets start at $99.90 for adults. For more information and to purchase tickets call Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www. ticketmaster.com.au.


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nother one of England’s classic rock bands is making the trip to the heart of the west tonight, March 23. 10cc are considered the missing link between everyone’s favourite band The Beatles and modern day alternative chart-toppers, The Gorillaz. 10cc ruled the pop charts in the 1970s and instead of being the centre of attention like other stars of their time, they preferred to focus on the art of turning highly sophisticated rock masterworks into simple-sounding pop hits – and did so very very well. For most of the band’s lifespan, 10cc featured two strong songwriting teams, one ‘commercial’ and one ‘artistic’, both camps combined to inject sharp wit into lyrically and musically varied songs. From their breakthrough number two hit ‘Donna’ in 1972, to their iconic 1975 worldwide smash ‘I’m Not In Love’, to their final number one ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ in 1978, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners. In truth, they could have topped the charts in any era. 10cc would have been as at home in the

dynamic early days of pop in the 1950s, as they would have been in the digital download culture of today. Founding member and vocalist, Graham Gould, always made the point that it was all about the songs. Not the image or who the singer was or who played which instrument. This philosophy is what stood 10cc apart from all the ‘fame hungry’ acts around at that time. The band was also unique in the fact that each of the four members could sing, play an instrument and produce. One could argue that it could be somewhat damaging to a group having each member good at just about anything, but in fact it allowed more creative sessions to take place and meant their albums were diverse with each track having an individual sound. The band have achieved immense worldwide success over the years including selling more than 30 million albums, their hit ‘I’m Not In Love’ has been played more than five million times on US radio and their song ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ was featured in the 2011 Oscar nominated film ‘The Social Network’. 10cc over the years has gone on a number of ‘breaks’, as well as a number of line-up changes but one thing that hasn’t changed is their focus on playing good music and nothing else. 10cc play their greatest hits live at Rooty Hill RSL tonight, Friday, March 23 at 8pm. Tickets are $61. To book or for more information call 9625 5500 or visit www.rootyhillrsl.com.au.

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Funked Up Friday Venue: Peachtree Free entry, From 9pm 4731 3444

Bang Shang a Lang Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

Keep The Faith – Bon Jovi Show Venue: Pioneer Tavern Free entry, 9pm 4736 4466

DJ ‘Micky Trick Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, Midnight 4728 5200

Wish I’d Said That Venue: Q Theatre $48, 8pm 4723 7600 Stone Cold Sober Venue: Penrith Hotel Free entry, 10pm 4721 2060 Seattle Sound Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 9.30pm 9623 1211 ‘60s Chartoppers Venue: St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777

One of Sydney’s hottest live bands, Seattle Sound, are back to in town tonight. The boys will perform a free gig of the biggest hits from bands at the height of the ‘90s grunge era, plus all the songs we love from today. Back in the early days, their playlists were flooded with the popular hits of Seattle-based bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Over time they’ve had to update and develop with people’s changing tastes in music.

Backlash Venue: Penrith Gaels Free entry, 8pm 4722 8180 Lisa Crouch & Dig This Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8pm 9625 5500 Hi-Lights Entertainment Venue: Blacktown Workers Free entry, 6pm

Venue: Blacktown Workers $7.50 members, $10.50 visitors, 8pm 9830 0673 Memphis Outlaws Venue: St Marys Band Club Free entry, 8.30pm 9623 1211

Saturday, March 24

Celebration Mix Venue: St Marys Leagues Free entry, 9pm 9677 7777

Sounds like Saturday Venue: Peachtree Free entry, From 9pm 4731 3444

Steppin Out Venue: Penrith Gales Free entry, 9am 4722 8180

Showbiz DJ & Karaoke Venue: Kemps Creek Free entry, From 8pm 9826 1375

Mick Hallam Hot Five Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200

Wish I’d Said That Venue: Q Theatre $48, 2pm & 8pm 4723 7600

Shy Guys Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 9pm 4728 5200

Dean’s Karaoke/DJ Venue: Penrith Hotel Free entry, 9pm 4721 2060

DJ ‘Brother J’ Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, Midnight 4728 5200

Chris Drummond Duo Venue: Blacktown Workers Free entry, 9pm 9830 0673

Saturday Night Divas Venue: Rooty Hill RSL Free entry, 8.30pm 9625 5500

Hi-Lights Entertainment Venue: Blacktown Workers Free entry, 6pm 9830 0673 Music of Diva’s & Maestro

Sunday, March 25 Steve Passfield & The Handpicked Band Venue: Penrith RSL Free entry, 2pm 4728 5200

Penrith Musical Comedy Company Presents

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LOOKING FOR A GIG OUT OF TOWN? Adam Ant Venue: Enmore Theatre $86.10, 8pm 132 849

8pm - Friday March 23 - Enmore Theatre $86.10 - Bookings: 132 849

Saturday, March 24

Xavier Rudd Venue: The Hi-Fi, Moore Park $55, 8pm 1300 438 849 Snakadaktal, Elizabeth Rose Venue: Oxford Art Factory Free entry, 8pm 9332 3711 Mi-Sex Venue: Annandale Hotel $30, 8pm 9550 1078 Abigail Washburn, Kai Welch Venue: Notes Live, Enmore $39.80, 8pm 1300 762 545 My Friend The Chocolate Cake Venue: The Basement $40, 8pm 1300 438 849

Well-known English musician Adam Ant returns to our shores for a series of shows kicking off with a gig at the Enmore Theatre tonight. Adam was once part of the popular new wave/ punk group Adam and the Ants, who scored major success in the late ‘70s to early ‘80s with 10 UK Top 10 hits. Adam may be creeping up to his 60th birthday, but there’s no stopping the once voted ‘Sexiest Man in America’. Don’t miss him!

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Kina Grannis, Ollie Brown Venue: Sydney Opera House $42.90, 8pm 9250 7777 Eddi Reader Quartet, Brendan Gallagher Venue: Camelot, Marrickville $44, 7.30pm www.camelotlounge.com.au Preview Night Venue: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville $25, 8pm

10CC Venue: The Factory Theatre, Enmore 8pm 9550 3666 Bang Shang a Lang Venue: Unity Hall Hotel, Balmain Free entry, 9pm 9810 1331

Sunday, March 25 Kina Grannis, Ollie Brown Venue: Sydney Opera House $42.90, 8pm 9250 7777 Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen Venue: Notes Live, Enmore $51, 8pm 1300 762 545

Children Collide Venue: Metro Theatre $28.60, 8pm 132 849

Cash Only Venue: Marrickville Bowling Club Free entry, 4.30pm 9557 1185

Butterfly Boucher Venue: The Vanguard, Newtown $15, 8pm 1300 438 849

Kim Sanders & John Reeves Venue: Empire Hotel, Annandale $20, 7pm 9557 1701

James Walsh, Sarah McLeod Venue: The Standard, Darlinghurst $30, 8pm 1300 438 849

A Marrickville Messiah Venue: Marrickville Town Hall $20-$45, 3pm

Wooden Ships Venue: Oxford Art Factory $42, 8pm 1300 438 849

Martini Club Venue: Goldfish, Kings Cross Free entry, 6pm 8354 6630

Kittens Venue: Spectrum, Darlinghurst $10, 8pm 9360 1375

The Subterraneans Venue: Town Hall Hotel, Newtown Free entry, 7pm 9557 1206

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Fine food, great coffee and friendly service. Jimmy’s is open from 11am till late, 7 days a week. Make up a luncheon party and dine al fresco or enjoy the attractive décor inside. Dinner is a culinary delight. Book your special night out - any day of the week. Family occasions and group celebrations will be all the better at Jimmy’s Cafe & Grill. Jimmy’s serves breakfast till 5pm daily.

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oll up, roll up, Webers Circus is in town! With a touch of South America, the famous Webers Circus has been touring Australia for the last six years. Owners, Natalie and Ruby Weber, both come from a long line of circus performers from Australia and Germany. Webers Circus features the amazing Wheel Of Death performed by Hewin, who comes from the South American hot spot of Columbia. The Russian Swing will also be on show, featuring 10 performers. There are clowns,

performing miniature ponies, hula hoops, daring young men and women in the air and of course there’s the hilarious K-nines. It’s truly fun for all ages. The ticket office is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and one hour before each night performance. You can also book your tickets online at www.weberscircus. com or over the phone on 0448 CIRCUS. Webers Circus is showing at the Mulgoa Road and Batt Street site in Penrith from April 6 to April 22.

FYI has five family (two adults, two kids) passes to Webers Circus in Penrith to give away. For your chance to win one, SMS the code word ‘WWCIRCUS’ to 19 19 18 and include your name and best contact telephone number. Entries close Wednesday, March 28. Authorised under NSW Permit Number LTP-APP-0000001330. Terms and conditions at www. westernweekender.com.au.

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What’s on at Muru Mittigar during the April School Holidays Tuesday 10th April Active Lifestyles

Boomerang Throwing and Traditional Indigenous Games Session 1: 10am-11:30am Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm

Thursday 12th April Arts & Craft Painting and other Craft activities Session 1: 10am-11:30am Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm

Monday 16th April Arts & Craft

Painting and other Craft activities Session 1: 10am-11:30am Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm

Friday 20th April Active Lifestyles

Boomerang Throwing and Traditional Indigenous Games Session 1: 10am-11:30am Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm

Bookings preferred. All enquires are welcome. Please contact us for pricing Parents, come relax in the grounds and try our coffee shop menu of bush tucker foods Weekend Art & Craft Stalls Coming Soon We acknowledge the Darug people, the Traditional Aboriginal Custodians of our area. TIGS—Traditional Indigenous Games is a program developed by Dept. of Communities NSW as a modern version of games traditionally played throughout Australian Aboriginal Communities

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The Penrith CBD came alive last weekend for the Penrith Festival of Fun

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he early morning rain did little to dampen the spirits of those searching for fun at the Penrith Festival last Saturday. Much to the disappointment of many locals, the annual festival was cancelled last year, but Penrith City Centre Manager, Gai Hawthorne, promised it would be back in 2012 – bigger and better than ever – and it was! The Festival of Fun included a grand parade, entertainment on the main stage and children’s stage, plus extra activities throughout the CBD. The Western Weekender was also there handing out papers and soaking up the fun. This year’s festival took place along High, Woodriff, Station and Riley Streets. Whilst the weather kept numbers down, a good crowd was still in attendance.

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Eat In or take away

562 High Street, Penrith

Refurbished fully licenced restaurant Open 7 days of the week Lunch 11am to 3 pm Dinner 5 pm to late

Try our new 35 varieties of pizzas.

Seating for 250+ people Lunch Specials available from Monday to Friday

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