Justin Time: Duran Duran Nets Timberlake

'SexyBack' singer pitching in on band's 12th album
By Emily Roysdon,  Newser User
Posted Nov 3, 2007 9:20 PM CDT
Duran Duran member Simon Le Bon, arrives for the group's Broadway debut concert entitled "Red Carpet Massacre" at the Barrymore Theatre in New York on Friday Nov. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – An ’80s British rocker, his supermodel wife and a US musical superstar walk into a bar. This is no joke, the Times of London reports: It’s the launch of another Duran Duran comeback. Four-fifths of the rockers who made girls swoon nearly three decades ago get some help from Justin Timberlake on their 12th studio album, Red Carpet Massacre.

The "SexyBack" singer and R&B producer Timbaland bring an edgy influence to the pop melodies of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor. (Guitarist Andy Taylor sat this one out.) The album’s first single, Falling Down, comes out Monday; the album will be released November 19. The band has sold 85 million records since its 1981 debut.