Video: How Duran Duran Made "Hungry Like the Wolf"

October 31, 2008 3:46 PM ET

Next Tuesday, Duran Duran's 1982 LP Rio gets the "Classic Albums" treatment as the Eagle Rock DVD tracing the album's creation and impact hits stores. Rock Daily's got two exclusive clips: First, Nick Rhodes tells the story behind "Hungry Like the Wolf" and deconstructs the song down to its synths, guitars and drum sounds to demonstrate how it all came together in the studio. Then, watch a a new live performance of the song.

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