Duran Duran To Record Soccer Song

Tags: Duran Duran - John Taylor - Kaiser Chiefs - Manchester United - Mark Ronson - New Order - Nick Hodgson - NICK RHODES - Roger Taylor - Simon Le Bon - Sir Alex Ferguson

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Duran Duran are set to record an unofficial World Cup song for the England soccer team.

The group - made up of Simon Le Bon, NICK RHODES, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - have approached the team's captain, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, to team up with them on a new version of their hit 'Rio'.

A source said: "Simon and Rio are old mates. Rio got Simon and the band along to a behind-closed-doors session at the Man United training ground to see the lads go through their paces and even introduced them to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"No one's released a serious World Cup song this year and Duran Duran, with millions of fans, would be guaranteed a hit if they stepped up to the plate."

Super-producer Mark Ronson is also said to be keen to work on the track, to give it a more up-to-date feel.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Mark Ronson has been in touch and would be up for remastering it, as has Nick Hodgson from the Kaiser Chiefs. Rio fancies himself as a singer. It'd be fantastic if they can find the time to get into the studio."

The English FA have decided not to have an official song this year - the first time since 1966 - but fans are demanding a track.

Other stars to have recorded tracks for the England squad include New Order, Baddiel and Skinner and the Lightning Seeds and Embrace.


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