Rhino Podcast Dances on the Sand with 'Rio' Book Author Annie Zaleski

Duran Duran in 1983
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If you loved our recent chat with Annie Zaleski, author of the new 33 1/3 book on Duran Duran's Rio, then you'll love the newest episode of the Rhino Podcast!

Rich Mahan and John Hughes welcome the bestselling author to chat about Rio - which, as it turns out, celebrates its 39th anniversary this week as well - and how her passion and research might be helping turn heads on the Fab Five from '80s icons to something a little more - a band that's influenced decades of rock acts in genres you might not expect!

From favorite tracks off the album to the iconic cover art - not to mention the killer remixes that helped break the band in America - no stone is unturned in this discussion. (And it's truly a banner week for Duran, who today confirmed they'll appear on the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 23, recruiting Blur guitarist Graham Coxon to play a new track from their forthcoming 15th studio album.)

If you're hungry, listen at this link or wherever you get your podcasts!

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This week on Totally 80's: The Podcast, accomplished songwriter Sam Hollander (writer/producer for Fitz & The Tantrums, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco) returns to the show to talk about being hardcore Durannies with host Lyndsey Parker and John Hughes.
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"Heartlight" turned on record sales in late 1982.
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A boon to the Bay Area from 1986 to 2016.

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