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Interview with Duran Duran 3:37 pm // Sunday, April 6, 2008

Posted by Jill in australia, duran duran, interview, tour.
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Duran Duran’s official blog features a recent interview with John Taylor and Nick Rhodes. Rhodes mentions that he was delighted but surprised to see the Smashing Pumpkins in the audience “the other night” presumably at either one of the V Fest appearances or Duran Duran’s side shows.

Can we hope for a new cover?! I’d love to see what the Pumpkins would do to “Hungry Like the Wolf.” They already played “Night Boat” with Simon Le Bon, so it’s really not *that* much of a stretch… right?

From the interview:

When you play at these festivals, do you meet surprise Duran fans in other bands?

JT: I always say we’re a band’s band. There was always a lot of character in the band. I don’t want to say unlike Coldplay, but say, unlike Coldplay, there are a lot of flavours in this band. Nick has a very distinctive style that has influenced a lot of people. There’s a lot of character in the playing. Most bands have somebody in the band who likes Duran Duran.

NR: We’ve appealed through a broad spectrum of music. Jonathan of Korn is a big fan. I was quite surprised by that. Delighted but surprised. The (Smashing) Pumpkins all came to see us the other night. When we started in the ’80s we were trying to carve out our own identity. That was one of the things that was most important to us.

Comments

1. stace - 8:02 pm // Monday, April 7, 2008

i LOVE that picture of DD. sigh. used to have that one on the wall.

2. shannon - 9:33 pm // Monday, April 7, 2008

duran duran is a guilty pleasure of mine (in 1987 i was in love with john taylor…). I was thrilled to hear nightboat (in fact, I think I need to go listen to that cover right now!), and happy to know that these guys are mutual fans :)

3. 34 - 9:11 am // Tuesday, April 8, 2008

D00d, thanks to this post, I now have tickets to Duran Duran at Zepp Tokyo next Monday! W00t!!!1


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