PRNewsFoto/Mazda North American OperationsDuran Duran will be the headliners of a special event this Wednesday in Monterey, California, that will feature the unveiling of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Starting at 6 p.m. PT, the event will be streamed live on Mazda’s YouTube channel, allowing the whole world to get a first look at the car, as well as check out highlights of a performance by the band.

“Duran Duran and the MX-5 Miata both made their world debuts in the 1980s and captured the hearts and imagination of an entire generation,” says Mazda executive Russell Wager. “In 25 years, both the car and the band have evolved while staying true to their roots. It is this combination of authenticity and endurance that makes the pairing of the MX-5 and Duran Duran so appropriate for this reveal.”

Simultaneous unveiling events also will be held in Tokyo and Barcelona, Spain.

Meanwhile, a series of videos featuring new interviews with Duran Duran have been posted at to promote the upcoming 2014 Fashion Rocks concert, in partnership with Mazda. In one of the clips, the band members — Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor — share some details about the group’s upcoming album, which is due out in the spring of 2015. Among the tidbits revealed: ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante contributed his talents to the record, and The Kaiser ChiefsNick Hodgson co-wrote one of the new tunes.

“This new record is like Duran in extremis,” says John Taylor. “It’s like everything you ever wanted from a Duran record.” The group has been collaborating with a number of producers on the project, including Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr. Hudson.

Additional videos focus on the band’s path to stardom and their evolving fashions.

Duran Duran is one of many acts that will be performing at this year’s Fashion Rocks concert. CBS will air the event live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, at 9 p.m. ET on September 9. The lineup also includes KISS, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Pitbull, Usher, Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry.

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