The first taste of Duran Duran’s long-in-the-works 13th studio album hit the Internet this evening after Mark Ronson — who’s producing the disc — played 30 seconds of “Blame the Machine” on his East Village Radio show. You can hear the sample in the clip embedded above; as hinted at by the band’s members and Ronson, it’s got a decidedly old-school DD vibe.
Duran Duran began work on its follow-up to 2007’s Red Carpet Massacre in February 2009, with guitarist Dom Brown filling in for the (once again) departed Andy Taylor. In a video message to fans last month, Nick Rhodes said the sessions nearly are over, and “we will have a record done this year and out in the first quarter of next year.”
The members of Duran Duran did take a break from those sessions last weekend to join Ronson onstage during his set at London’s Lovebox festival to perform the band’s 1981 debut single “Planet Earth” together; watch some fan-shot video below.
DOWNLOAD: Duran Duran, “Blame the Machine” (clip)
See Duran Duran and Mark Ronson perform “Planet Earth” after the jump…
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