VIDEO: Duran Duran’s John Taylor Talks About ‘The Doors’ Influence On The Band
- Duran Duran is coming back to Las Vegas, Saturday, August 26, 2023! They’ll be at T-Mobile Arena with Nile Rodgers & CHIC, and Bastille joining them as special guests.
Mike and Carla had a great time talking to the very charming John Taylor about all things Duran Duran – the early days of the band, the present Duran Duran – and the iconic artist who influenced Simon Le Bon’s lyrics in one of their biggest hits – Hungry Like The Wolf. You might be very surprised!
Listening to Taylor, you feel his love for the band, and his work. With good reason – they’re Duran Duran.
Since forming in 1980, Duran Duran have been icons of pop music. More than 100 million record sales worldwide, six Platinum-selling records, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2022, an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Not bad!
Duran Duran released their latest album, FUTURE PAST, in late 2021. It features several exciting collaborators including Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder, Mark Ronson, Graham Coxon, Tove Lo, Mike Garson, Ivorian Doll and CHAI. This is their fifteenth studio album.
In a Rolling Stone article surrounding the Future Past album, Rob Sheffield wrote: “Duran Duran have never gotten stuck in the past. Even after four decades, they’re still innovating, still experimenting.” The four key members—Le Bon, synth wizard Nick Rhodes, bass rogue John Taylor, drum master Roger Taylor—explore a host of dance-pop grooves like “Anniversary.” If you heard Future Past in a blindfold test, you might guess it was some hot young hipster band out to conquer the planet.” I think most would agree that Duran Duran already conquered the planet.
John Taylor says this Duran Duran tour, and show is going to be a true retrospective of the band’s work. and if you’re a Duran Duran fan, there is nothing you want more than just that!