Nick Rhodes
Keyboardist
Nick Rhodes
Nick Rhodes is an English musician, is best known as the keyboardist of the pop rock band Duran Duran. Rhodes is the youngest band member. He has also released albums with Arcadia in 1985 (a Duran Duran side-project), as well as The Devils in 2002 with Stephen Duffy.
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Duran Duran’s New Album Produced By Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson & Mr Hudson, Will Feature Kiesza
Idolator - almost 2 years
Duran Duran's 'The Wedding Album' Turns 20 Nick Rhodes talks to us about the band's classic 1993 album. MORE >> Duran Duran have some pretty great stuff lined up for their upcoming 14th studio album, which is due out in September. Not only did the legendary New Romantic band work with producers Nile Rodgers (the knob-twiddler behind such past DD classics as “Wild Boys” and “Notorious”), Mark Ronson (who co-produced the band’s 2010 album All You Need Is Now) and Mr Hudson, songs on the LP will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and “Hideaway” singer Kiesza. (Hmmmm…still no word on what this somewhat recent meeting of Duran Duran and Lindsay Lohan was all about.) Adding a bit ...
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Steven Tyler and Nick Rhodes add tributes to Lou Reed - Starpulse.com
Google News - over 3 years
RollingStone.com Steven Tyler and Nick Rhodes add tributes to Lou Reed Starpulse.com Rocker Steven Tyler and Duran Duran co-founder Nick Rhodes are among the stars who have added their touching tributes to late music icon Lou Reed following his tragic death on Sunday (27Oct13). The former Velvet Underground frontman passed away at ... Lou Reed: Rock 'N' Roll Poet of the StreetsABC News Lou Reed, rock legend, dead at 71Daily Mail Mardell: The soundtrack to much of my lifeBBC News Telegraph.co.uk -Philly.com -New York Daily News all 1,127 news articles »
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Duran Duran Founder's Lost Side Project Revealed
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes might not be up on your favorite new DJ or band, but he's OK with that. "Now I think I'm fairly discerning with what I listen to," Rhodes told HuffPost in a recent interview. "Because I don't need to particularly listen to something that is brand new unless it's really great. I'm all for any piece of modern music. Someone tells me, 'You've got to listen to this.' I'll always listen." Rhodes, 55, says certain new acts have made an impression on him (he likes the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go" and says MGMT's "Kids" has "a completely different feel to it"), but wonders if the relative ease with which one can produce a song nowadays has brought with it a lack of focus on craft. "Are people going to be listening to it like they listen to the Beatles now, or whoever else who has endured?" Rhodes asked. "I'm not sure of that. I think the quality of songwriting is what we miss through the convenience of technology." If that sounds like cynici ...
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Christian Josi: Being JT: Duran Duran's John Taylor Lays It All Out in New Memoir
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Here's a confession for you -- I am not sure many of my friends even know this -- but I will state here finally, proudly, and for the record (the things I do for you, HuffPost): I am a total Durannie. (Durannie: defined by the trusty Urban Dictionary as "a person obsessed with Duran Duran.") Yup. Old-school, hardcore. Always have been, always will be. I've been obsessed with Duran Duran since before it was remotely OK for a male to say so. As such, I've paid very close attention to this band for over 30 years now and have always been quite certain that there is very little I do not know about them -- personally, professionally, whatever. Turns out that's not so true. Comes Duran Duran co-founder and bassist John Taylor with his much-anticipated memoir, In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. It hits the shelves this week, and it is a fine piece of work. The writing is surprisingly good for the generally painful 'rock-memoir' genre ( ...
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Re: Artist on Artist: Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran talks to Mia Park
Chicago Reader - over 4 years
I disagree wholeheartedly, JD. I agree with the comment about how ridiculous it is to call Mia an "artist"... Posted by SW
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Duran Duran cancel final two tour dates
Banmoco - over 4 years
Duran Duran have had to cancel the final two dates of the world tour they are currently on due to band member Nick Rhodes having fallen ill. After previously having called off the last four dates of the US leg of their tour, two Canadian dates that were scheduled for the weekend also won’t go ahead.  The Midlands-based band said that doctors have insisted that keyboard player Rhode needs to rest until Saturday at least. The 80s icons commented that they are devastated over the way their mostly incident-free tour has had to end. Doctors had already told Rhodes that the illness might have come by way of viral infection. On the band’s website, a statement read that Rhodes had managed to hold out all week, which is why there were hopes that the final few shows could be performed. Unfortunately though, it was continued, medical advice that was received on Wednesday requires him to carry on resting. While the band had hopes of rescheduling the cancelled dates, this won’t be possible du ...
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Duran Duran Cancels Show Over Illness
Popeater - over 4 years
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The illness of keyboardist Nick Rhodes forced the last-minute cancellation of rock group Duran Duran's Saturday night concert at Atlantic City's Revel. The chart-topping 1980s English band has been on the road for nearly two straight years in support of their new album "All You Need Is Now," and the pace has taken its toll on Rhodes. The casino, Atlantic City's newest, said Rhodes has been sick for a few says and saw a doctor Saturday who advised him not to perform Saturday night. In a news release, Rhodes said doctors told him he could be suffering from exhaustion. The casino said the band is considering playing the show in the next few days, so fans should hold onto their tickets and wait for an official announcement of a re-scheduled date. "I have struggled through the last few nights, hoping that I could simply work through this," Rhodes said. "But today I felt so unwell, I had to see a doctor. "We absolutely hate to disappoint o ...
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Artist on Artist: Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran talks to Mia Park
Chicago Reader - over 4 years
Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran talks to Mia Park of Chic-a-Go-Go Update: Duran Duran's show Wed 8/29 at Ravinia is canceled; Nick Rhodes is ill. Duran Duran was rooted in the British New Romantic movement, which was defined as much by foppish wardrobes as by music.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Imprisoned over HIV: One man's story
CNN - over 4 years
The nightmare Nick Rhoades has been living the past four years began after a one-time sexual encounter with another Iowa man, Adam Plendl.
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Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes
Wall Street Journal - about 5 years
The Duran Duran musician on black eyeliner, where he spent his 21st birthday and what he's doing for his 50th.
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Nick Rhodes on Duran Duran's staying power
San Francisco Chronicle - over 5 years
Duran Duran had a bit of a scare this year. Singer <a class="fplink fp-253790" href="/simon+le+bon">Simon Le Bon</a> lost his voice just before the band began its European tour in support of the <a class="fplink fp-186860" href="/mark+ronson">Mark Ronson</a>-produced album "All You Need Is Now" - and nobody was sure when it would return. But after taking the...
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Senator selection process to remain an appointed process - The Dixie Sun
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;The utopian way we&#39;d like to do this is to have the students&#39; voice in the selection process,&quot; said Nick Rhodes, student body vice president and a senior communication major from Bluffdale. &quot;We did policy revision this last Tuesday,
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New Book Chronicles Stories Behind Iconic 1980s Single Artwork - ArjanWrites.com
Google News - over 5 years
The book also contains a foreword by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and an afterword by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. Chojnacki is a long-time reader of ArjanWrites.com and wanted to share one of the book&#39;s pages exclusively with you
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DSC fun run promotes fitness - St. George Daily Spectrum
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;I like how it shows that President Nadauld is willing to be out with the people - with the students,&quot; Nick Rhodes, the vice president of academics said. Jesse Ence, a running back on the football team who is majoring in business administration,
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Times Calendar - The Daily Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The four original members of Duran Duran — John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon — take the stage in Baton Rouge with a brand new production specifically designed for their North American tour. Tickets are priced from $49 to $125,
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Duran Duran volta ao Brasil - Diário de Cuiabá
Google News - over 5 years
Assim o tecladista Nick Rhodes definiu o atual momento do Duran Duran, banda que ajudou a fundar há 30 anos e que desembarca no Brasil em novembro, como uma das principais atrações do festival SWU. &quot;All you need is now&quot; é o 13º e mais recente trabalho
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Exclusive Interview: Motion City Soundtrack climb into the Wayback Machine on ... - Altpress.com
Google News - over 5 years
Or maybe one new synthesizer and a short waistcoat like Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran? I suspect you&#39;re too busy learning all the parts to Even If It Kills Me to care. Do you expect there&#39;s going to be some songs that will be an absolute trainwreck?
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Group studies missed school time for New Hanover County students - StarNewsOnline.com
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;I see a gender issue here,&quot; said committee member and former school board member Nick Rhodes. &quot;A high percentage of this lateness in elementary and middle is coming from females.&quot; Part of that might be young ladies primping too long before school in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Rhodes
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 50
    In March 2013, TV Mania made up of Nick Rhodes and ex-Duran Duran guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, released Bored with Prozac and the Internet?
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the 1990s, Rhodes worked on this side project with Cuccurullo. To support the launch of the project, Rhodes had an exhibition of his photography, BEI INCUBI (Beautiful Nightmares), at The Vinyl Factory in Chelsea, London on 7 March.
    In March 2013, he released the TV Mania side project with ex-Duran Duran guitarist Warren Cuccurullo.
    More Details Hide Details Bates was the only child of well-off parents, the owners of a Birmingham toy shop. Bates attended Woodrush High School in Hollywood, Birmingham. He and John Taylor (also from Hollywood) formed a band called 'RAF'.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    In November 2011, Rhodes received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts degree from the University of Bedfordshire, for his services to the music industry.
    More Details Hide Details Rhodes appears in Burke's Peerage under his second cousin's entry for the family of Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle, being related to the Highfield family through his paternal grandmother, Irene Lavinia Bates (née Highfield).
  • 2004
    Age 41
    In 2004 he produced British-based pop group Riviera F for their debut EP International Lover, published on Pop Cult/Tape Modern (Rhodes & Stephen Duffy’s label).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 36
    In 1999, Rhodes reunited with Duran Duran's original vocalist, Stephen Duffy, to create new music based on some of the earliest Duran music the two had written together.
    More Details Hide Details The result was the album Dark Circles, released under the name The Devils. Also in 1999, Rhodes had a small guest appearance (in voice only) as a Canadian bomber pilot in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. In 2006 Rhodes and John Taylor collaborated on the compilation album Only After Dark. In 2011 Rhodes along with Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson remixed Depeche Mode's Personal Jesus for the British electronic band's remix compilation Remixes 2: 81-11. Also in 2011, Rhodes wrote the afterword to the award-winning '80s 7-inch vinyl cover art book Put the Needle on the Record.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1986
    Age 23
    The band never toured and was dissolved when Duran Duran regrouped in 1986.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    With his bandmates Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor, Rhodes formed the side project Arcadia while Duran Duran was on hiatus in 1985.
    More Details Hide Details The band had a moody, keyboard-heavy sound, far more atmospheric than Duran Duran (or the hard rock of the other Duran splinter group of 1985, Power Station). The band scored a major hit with "Election Day" and the band's only album, So Red the Rose, went platinum in the US but was less successful in their native UK.
  • 1983
    Age 20
    In early 1983, he discovered the band Kajagoogoo and co-produced their debut single Too Shy which became a UK no.1 (prior to any of Duran's singles reaching no.1).
    More Details Hide Details Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo wrote and produced three tracks for the Blondie reunion album in 1996; the tracks were not used, but one song called "Pop Trash Movie" was later recorded by Duran Duran for the 2000 album Pop Trash. In 2002, Rhodes co-produced and played additional synthesizers in nine tracks of the album Welcome to the Monkey House by The Dandy Warhols.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    Rhodes met Julie Anne Friedman (heiress to the Iowa, USA Younkers Department Store fortune) at a yacht party while on an American tour in 1982, and married her on 18 August 1984. They have one daughter together, Tatjana Lee Orchid (born 23 August 1986). After a brief separation and an attempt to reconcile, they filed for divorce in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Their legal dispute resulted in important precedent regarding international custody issues, followed widely in the courts of the U.S. and other countries, sometimes referred to as the "settled purpose" doctrine: In Re Bates, No. CA 122-89, High Court of Justice, Family Div'l Ct. Royal Courts of Justice, United Kingdom (1989). Rhodes became enamoured of the art world early in his career, making friends with Andy Warhol and The Factory crowd, and attending exhibitions worldwide. At the end of 1984, he released his own book of abstract art photographs called Interference. Many of the photos were displayed at an exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery in London.
  • 1979
    Age 16
    As the band coalesced into its final line-up in 1979-80, Duran Duran started playing at a local Birmingham club called "The Rum Runner".
    More Details Hide Details The club owners became the band's managers, and Rhodes began working at the club as a disc jockey. The band achieved rapid success, and Rhodes was a driving force throughout. An unschooled musician, he experimented with the sounds his analogue synthesisers were capable of, but shied away from the "novelty" sounds of some other early synth bands. The distinctive warble of "Save A Prayer", the keyboard stabs of "A View to a Kill", and the string sounds of "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World" are some of his most recognisable creations, as well as the futuristic oscillating synth that characterised Duran Duran's self-titled first album. He also popularised the Crumar Performer on the early records. Rhodes was also quick to recognise the potential of the music video, and pushed the band to put more effort into their early videos than seemed warranted at the time (before the advent of MTV). Barely twenty when the band hit major stardom, he cultivated an androgynous and sometimes flamboyant image, wore heavy makeup, and changed his hair colour at whim.
  • 1978
    Age 15
    Bates left school in 1978 at the age of sixteen, and founded Duran Duran with schoolfriends Stephen Duffy (vocals), John Taylor (who then played lead guitar), and Simon Colley (bass).
    More Details Hide Details At about the same time as the name Duran Duran was chosen for the band, Bates decided to change his name, which was given to him by John Taylor before the first interview they had together for their band. He cited a dislike for being called Master Bates and chose the name "Rhodes" after the brand of electronic keyboard.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1962.
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