Duran Duran suing its "fan club"


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#2

In other news, Duran Duran still has a fan club. Are they sure the club management is not paying the dues? Maybe there are just no members left.


#3

Seeing as all possible members are in their 40’s now, that is a distinct possibility. :wink:


#4

To put this in perspective, it’s $40k and it’s unclear how many years that $40 would have been accumulated over.


#5

That’s the damages they’re seeking, no mention of how much revenue was expected. Also, the contract was entered into in 2010. 2010!

I’m sticking to my original comment.


#6

LOL, I thought they were suing their “fan”, as in the last one left.


#7

It’s a fair cop.

They are suing him for clubbing them. With a club.


#8

Let’s hope these #brands
who like to sue their fans
sue each other.


#9

What’s Barbarella’s cut?


#10

You would be surprised. They have had an amazing ability to hang on. I know a lot of Duran Duran fans in their 20s. Some of whom I did not make.


#11

I was a huge fan (wave of nausea) 30 years ago. I would have joined a fan club back then if I’d had the money. Today? I listen to one of their songs a few times a year, and that totally sates my need for Duran Duran. A few of their songs hold up, the rest is nostalgia for pre-teen-hood.

I wonder who their fan club members are, and if they are OG fans, or younger.


#12

$40,000 seems like a relatively small amount of money given the potential for fan back-lash. However, I see that they’re also working on a new album:

Perhaps this “lawsuit” is meant get Duran Duran’s name back in the media? (If so, it’s worked rather well, hasn’t it?)


#13

Oh, sweet nostalgia. I was just quipping a while ago that it felt a bit creepy that I had gone from being too young to being too old for dating Nick Rhodes…

(I was a huge fan 20 years ago but still wouldn’t have paid to be on a fan club)


#14

Perhaps Duran Duran is starving for money like a canine species?


#15

Be proud! Duran Duran led me to Japan, which led into a bunch of awesome music that has fundamentally shaped my tastes to this day.


#16

They sure are a bunch of crazy undomesticated guys.


#17

Marry me robulus.


#18

I’ll admit it, I had the hair. (Yes, even the headband.) I think we saw them at the Peppermint Lounge. But I heard one of their songs the other day and was repelled.


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#20

I think your response to that was automatic.