Duran Duran Will Reunite With Andy Taylor for Rock Hall Induction


Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon mentioned his band was “definitely” preparing to reunite with previous guitarist Andy Taylor for their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction general performance.

“I’ve previously experienced a definite indeed from Andy. He’s definitely up for it,” Le Bon uncovered to Rolling Stone, incorporating that Warren Cuccurullo, who was an formal member of the team from 1989 to 2001, would also possible be associated. “They are each very excited and quite, extremely grateful and honored in the same way that Nick, Roger, John and I are as nicely. We’re conversing about how we’re likely to existing ourselves on the night.”

Taylor joined the group in 1980 just after responding to an advertisement in Melody Maker journal. He was integral to the band’s achievement throughout the ‘80s, playing on the group’s initially 5 studio albums — Duran Duran (1981), Rio (1982), Seven and the Ragged Tiger (1983), Arena (1984) and Notorious (1986) — leaving the band right before the latter’s release.

In 2000, Taylor reunited with Duran Duran. They’d inevitably launch a new album, 2004’s Astronaut, just before he departed as soon as a lot more in 2006.

“We’ve normally maintained a first rate romance with these fellas,” Le Bon discussed, noting he’s remained in get in touch with with Taylor and Cuccurullo over the years. “We did not have so-referred to as ‘acrimonious splits.’ It was gentlemanly and it was comprehended. And rather significantly mutual.”

Whilst the singer said he was “over the moon” about Duran Duran’s induction, he admitted they ended up astonished by the honor. “I imply, we’re Duran Duran. We’re always the bridesmaid, never the bride. And we appeared over the listing of names and imagined we did not actually have a hope in hell.”

Le Bon also stated it’ll be complicated figuring out which songs to conduct all through the ceremony.

“It will be a challenge,” the frontman observed. “We’ve bought a 40-calendar year job and we’ve obtained a new album out. It is not like we manufactured all of our records up right until 20 a long time ago. And so it is heading to be tricky. If we have got Warren and Andy both participating in with us, we’ll want to do tracks that they were being included with. That is not complicated, is it?

We’ve bought Andy on the initially a few albums, so you have tunes like ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ and ‘Rio’ and ‘Planet Earth.’ And Warren was on a pretty important album of ours, amid other individuals. He was a quite important aspect of The Wedding day Album, which had ‘Ordinary World’ and ‘Come Undone’ on it. We’re not battling for great tunes, which is for positive.”

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