A judge ruled English laws of contract barred them from seeking to reclaim rights over their own works.
Birmingham band Duran Duran will receive the first ever MTV Video Visionary Award today in recognition of their pioneering music videos.
Duran Duran's bass guitarist, John Taylor, was back home in the Midlands today.
He was opening the new £200,000 music suite at Trinity High School in Redditch.
John is a former pupil at the school's predecessor, Abbey High School. It used to stand on the site of Trinity High School before it closed in 2001.
John told ITV Central that since his father's death, nearly 3 years ago, he has only visited Birmingham once. This inspired him to write his autobiography, in which, Birmingham features a lot.
Duran Duran star, Simon Le Bon, is taking up the role of ambassador with the Air Ambulance Service.