Hitting theaters on November 3rd is A Hollywood High — Duran Duran's new 75-minute documentary concert film. According to Rolling Stone, the film features the group's “recent rooftop performance in the city at the Aster and gathered up decades-old archival footage to pair with exclusive interviews.”
Bassist John Taylor said in a statement, “Duran Duran have had an enduring relationship with the city of Los Angeles since the first time we came to America. We were determined to do something unique to celebrate our four decades together. A rooftop performance in LA with the Capitol Records building across the street and the Hollywood sign looming in the distance sounded perfect and turned out to be an extraordinary night for all of us.”
Keyboardist Nick Rhodes added, “We wanted to do something really special and intimate. After considering many options, a rooftop performance quickly became the frontrunner. It was post-pandemic, we had never done anything like that before, and we had just released a new album. Somehow it seemed like a magical doorway to the next part of our journey.”
John Taylor admitted to us that Duran Duran retains a one-of-a-kind chemistry: “The kind of fortune that Duran Duran was sort of happens once in a lifetime, really. It's just like kids that come together that happen to, like, be into the same thing — just happen to go to the right place, the right time, meet Mr. Big and da-da-da-da. Suddenly, it's a snowball effect.”
Duran Duran will next perform on October 30th and 31st in Las Vegas at the Encore Theater at the Wynn.