In a statement today, Duran Duran’s John Taylor announced that he tested positive for the Corona virus 3 weeks ago and is recovering
Curt Smith and his daughter Diva have given Tears For Fears fans a quarantine reprieve. They have teamed up to deliver an at home performance of the Tears For Fears classic Mad World.
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from Heaven 17 and Michael Stipe. Plus, an in-home performance from Gary Numan and a rare demo from Duran Duran
On this day in history (March 30, 1987), Erasure released their 2nd studio album The Circus featuring the singles Sometimes, It Doesn’t Have To Be and Victim Of Love. This was the bands breakthrough album in the UK even though success in the US came much later.
On the first day of the Corona Virus isolation, Heaven 17 got busy and the result was this new song and video titled Clouds Or Mountains that is inspired by the real life events happening right now.
Many of you know Velvet Rebel as the host of our This Week In Music show on our YouTube channel. What you might not know is that he is a hard core Duran Duran fan and a regular contributor to the Daily Duranie blog. To help entertain people during the COVID-19 quarantines, he has signed up to host a 3 hour live stream of nothing but Duran Duran songs.
On this day in history (March 24, 1986), Pet Shop Boys released their debut album Please featuring the singles West End Girls, Love Comes Quickly, Opportunities and Suburbia.
80’s icons Missing Persons have released a new album called Dreaming that contains mostly cover songs with a few new originals. The covers include versions of songs from Rolling Stones, The The, Joy Division, The Cars and The The.
Gary Numan has released an in-home performance of Everyday I Die. This is worth watching for many reasons. For starters, he was very reluctant to do this. He has stated that people have enough to worry about and that it would be presumptuous to think that listening to him would be helpful
The Week In Review – 2020 Week 12 featuring The Psychedelic Furs, The Pretenders and the Depeche Mode album poll
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from The Pretenders, The Psychedelic Furs and Morrissey. Plus, special COVID-19 messages and performances from Michael Stipe, Ben Gibbard and Bono.
On this day in history (March 22, 2013), Depeche Mode released their 13th studio album Delta Machine featuring the singles Heaven, Soothe My Soul and Should Be Higher. In our opinion, this album was vastly underrated. In additional to the singles, Welcome To My World and Soft Touch/Raw Nerve were standout tracks for us.
On this day in history (March 19, 1990), Depeche Mode released their 7th studio album Violator featuring the singles Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Policy Of Truth and World In My Eyes. While Depeche Mode was already becoming a household name prior to this, Violator catapulted the band into international stardom