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Band, fans celebrate Duran Duran Appreciation Day with Bowie, Rodgers, Ronson

Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran attend the Unstaged premiere Nov. 4 in New York City.
Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran attend the Unstaged premiere Nov. 4 in New York City.Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Duran Duran marked Duran Duran Appreciation Day on Aug. 10 with a live video of a David Bowie cover, as well as news posted on DuranDuran.com that the band is currently in the studio with super producers Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson.

Duran Duran had confirmed earlier that the band was back writing and recording with Ronson and that it planned to convene with Rodgers in mid-August.

News that Ronson and Rodgers were working together with the band is sure to be a welcome development to fans of the Birmingham, England, band.

"It was so awesome to be in a real studio recording with a real band!" Rodgers said, according to Duran Duran's Facebook page.

"The excitement in the room is palpable," Duran Duran said of the recording sessions. "We are preparing to unleash our new life form in spring next year."

Ronson, a self-professed Duranie, produced the band's most recent studio album, "All You Need Is Now," as well as working with a diverse roster of artists including Amy Winehouse.

Rodgers, of Chic fame, has produced several Duran Duran hits and returned to prominence most recently through his work with Daft Punk.

A gift fans won't have to wait until spring for is a performance posted on YouTube of the band's live cover version of David Bowie's "Starman." The band's one and only performance of the song, posted to mark Duran Duran Appreciation Day, was accompanied by graphics of the band shared on social media throughout the days leading up to DD Appreciation Day.

Also on tap for the band is a performance at "Fashion Rocks" at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which will air live on CBS on Sept. 9.