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- Posted on Jul 7th 2007 12:28PM by Melissa Olund
When did Duran Duran become earth crusaders? As the band plowed through their Live Earth set at London's Wembley Stadium it was immediately apparent that they've been super-secret environmental activists all through their nearly 30-year career.
Commencing their performance with 'Planet Earth,' their first-ever single and a NASA favorite, the band sang the global warming-appropriate lyric, "Look now, look all around, there's no sign of life." Simon Le Bon and Co. then segued into 'Ordinary World,' with its chorus of "But I wont cry for yesterday, there's an ordinary world," a clear plea for preserving the environment. Even 'Notorious' rears its extreme green head, opening with "I can't read about it, burns the skin from your eye," a searing nod to the disappearing ozone layer.
And as we waited for the promised Justin Timberlake collaboration, which sadly, did not come to pass, Duran Duran closed their environmentally friendly set with 'Girls on Film' -- an obvious nod to preserving our cellulose-rich forests ... or something.