Duran Duran Roars By way of Rock Corridor Efficiency, Regardless of Setbacks


Duran Duran‘s victory lap earlier than making their acceptance speeches on the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame induction ceremony skilled a few bumps within the highway.

The band’s present lineup – singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor – have been set to be joined by two former Duran Duran members throughout the efficiency: Andy Taylor, the group’s guitarist and backing vocalist from 1980–86 and 2001–06, and multi-instrumentalist Warren Cuccurullo, who was with the band from 1989-2001.

Neither made the present, as Le Bon later revealed a most cancers battle for Andy Taylor. Additionally they endured some early sound issues.

The set began with “Women on Movie,” earlier than briefly breaking down. “This proves that we’re not lip syncing,” Le Bon joked, then began over. The crowded erupted with approval as Duran Duran returned at full energy. “Hungry Just like the Wolf” become an enormous singalong, adopted with an emotional studying of “Abnormal World.” The band then made particular person acceptance speeches.

Duran Duran’s hoped-for reunion was extremely anticipated, as Le Bon heaped earlier reward on their former bandmates. “They’re each extraordinarily excited and really, very grateful and honored in the identical approach that Nick, Roger, John and I are as properly,” Le Bon instructed Rolling Stone. “We’ve all the time maintained a good relationship with these guys. We didn’t have so-called ‘acrimonious splits.’ It was gentlemanly and it was understood – and just about mutual.”

Robert Downey Jr. inducted Duran Duran, adopted by a video that featured former collaborator Nile Rodgers, amongst others. The band spent most of 2022 touring in help of 2021’s Future Previous. The Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame efficiency was Duran Duran’s final introduced of the 12 months, capping off a 35-date North American tour.

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