Please, please tell me now … that it’s really happening!

Could it be true?

Will 2011 really be the year of the Duran Duran Renaissance?

Could very well be.

“All You Need Is Now” — the first single and title track from their new 13th salvo is being rush-released on iTunes this week, with a full digital album to follow on Dec. 21 (an expanded physical edition hits stores in February). And it’s produced by one of pop’s heaviest hitters: Mark Ronson himself, who sees the set as “the imaginary follow-up to ‘Rio’ that never was.”

Foppish frontman Simon Le Bon and keyboardist Nick Rhodes will pay back Ronson for all his keen-eared help by dropping by his “Authentic Sh*t” program on East Village Radio this Friday, from 8 to 10 p.m., where they’ll be premiering the album. Which also features a duet with Kelis, “The Man Who Stole A Leopard.”

For a comeback this meaty, you can bet longtime fans are, ahem, “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

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