LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran performs at American Express present BST Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

It’s been quite a year for Simon Le Bon and Duran Duran.  they celebrated their 40th anniversary and released “Future Past,” their latest album, and Magic 98.3 gave away tickets when their tour brought them to Madison Square Garden over the summer. Simon just celebrated his 64th birthday last week, and he couldn’t be a more enjoyable guest when he spoke with Joel and Maryann in the Spring. (Interview below)

He and the band also celebrated the annual Duran Duran Appreciation Day. Why is that? In 2003, the now-defunct YM Magazine declared August 10th Duran Duran Appreciation day, but many say it was initiated by a Michigan disc jockey named M. Kennedy who started it to be celebrated on his birthday. Other sources say it takes place on August 10 because it was on that date in 1985 when Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon nearly lost his life in a boating accident.

Duran Duran was founded in 1978, rose to fame in the early ’80s and this week will join Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Carly Simon as inductees at the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this Saturday, November 5th at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Joel and Maryann spent some time speaking with Duran Duran’s legendary lead singer Simon Le Bon. Listen to the interview here…

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Halloween Candy You Should Like Based on Your Astrological Sign

Every year our kids dress up and knock on strangers’ doors and ask for candy. Free candy! They just walk up and people they’ve never met before give them sweet treats, it’s arguably the best idea ever. We could complain that they don’t always get the candy we want, and sometimes it’s not even candy! Apples, pretzels, potato chips, and sometimes some loose change they have sitting around the house, what’s wrong with these people?

If you could choose your favorite what would it be? According to a study by Coventry Direct, New Jersey’s overall favorite is Raisinettes. I always hoped for a Zagnut, but that’s another story. I say Zagnut is my favorite, but according to the New York Post, being a Scorpio the stars say it’s not.

The Zodiac is divided into twelve signs…

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18), PISCES (February 19 to March 20), ARIES (March 21 to April 19), TAURUS (April 20 to May 20), GEMINI (May 21 to June 20), CANCER (June 21 to July 22), LEO (July 23 to August 22), VIRGO (August 23 to September 22), LIBRA (September 23 to October 22), SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21), SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21), and CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19).

Here’s what they say your favorite candy SHOULD be based on your Zodiac sign…

  • AQUARIUS - M&Ms

    kyle bush with m&ms logo

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JUNE 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Twix Toyota, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 250 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

    “Aquarius is commonly associated with innovation and cosmic exploration. Fittingly, M&Ms were developed as a war ration, their candy case preventing the chocolate from melting in the pockets of soldiers”

  • PISCES - NESTLE CRUNCH

    nestle crunch

    Described as the “music to your mouth,” Pisceans are soothed by its sound.

     

  • ARIES - SNICKERS

    snickers bars

    Snickers chocolate bars packaging are seen in a shop in Sulkowice, Poland on August 12, 2021. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

    Snickers bars are made by Mars Inc. and the Mars family named it after their pet horse.

  • TAURUS - BUTTERFINGER

    Butterfinger bars

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Nestle Butterfinger candy bars are displayed on a shelf at a convenience store on February 18, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Nestle USA announced plans to remove all artificial flavors and FDA-certified colors from its entire line of chocolate candy products, including the popular Butterfinger and Baby Ruth candy bars, by the end of 2015. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Bart and Homer Simpson said, “No one better lay a finger on my Butterfinger.” Tauruses are possessive so it all makes sense.

  • GEMINI - TWIX

    twix bars

    KIEV, UKRAINE – 2019/09/02: Twix bars on a store shelf. (Photo by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Gemini is represented by twins, and Twix comes in twos.

  • CANCER - 100 GRAND BAR

    100 Grand candy bar

    “The 100 Grand Bar has been the subject of many a radio prank, with announcers offering callers $100,000 and delivering a single bar instead, and has even been plot points in episodes of “The Office” and “Seinfeld.”

  • LEO - CANDY APPLE

    candy apples

    UNITED STATES – 2020/01/26: Candy apple treats. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Crunchy and delicious, Leos love their shiny appearance that garners attention which they love.

  • VIRGO - KIT KAT

    kit kat bars

    Kit-Kat candy at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. Hershey Co. says it has entered into definitive agreements to buy Dots Pretzels and Pretzels Inc.for about $1.2b in total. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Kit Kat was named after a London club with strong literary and political ties, the candy debuted “during Virgo season in 1935.”

  • LIBRA -REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP

    reese's peanut butter cups

    This is the most popular candy in most circles, and it allegedly came about by accident when two people, one eating chocolate and one eating peanut butter, bumped into one another causing their snacks to collide.

  • SCORPIO - CANDY CORN

    candy corn

    UNITED STATES – Circa 1990s: Halloween Candy Corn. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

    I’m a Scorpio and I’m not sure I agree with this. If I haven’t mentioned it, my fave is Zagnut. However, astrologically speaking, I love candy corn.

  • SAGITTARIUS - MR. GOODBAR

    Mr. Goodbar

    “Sagittarius is the eternal optimist of the zodiac…you can’t keep these people down or out…Mr. Goodbar was… [used]…as a way to keep the company afloat and employees at work during the Great Depression.”

  • CAPRICORN - TOOTHBRUSH

    toothbrush under a faucet with toothpaste

    SCHWELM, GERMANY – JANUARY 10: Water pours onto a toothbrush with toothpaste on January 10, 2007 in Schwelm, Germany. (Photo Illustration by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

    I’m not sure I get this, but apparently Capricorns hand out toothbrushes at Halloween because they “rule over the teeth.”