Seriously? OMG! WTF? » Duran Duran
header image
Duran Duran reunites with Andy Taylor for their upcoming album!
March 21st, 2023 under Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

Duran Duran started out as a five-member band, but Andy Taylor has been on and off with them for most of their 40 years. After several stints with the band, he opted to leave them and never returned in 2006.

Then last year, they were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. Andy Taylor was looking forward to reuniting with Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor. However, he wasn’t able to attend because he revealed that he has been battling stage IV prostate cancer.

Recently, Le Bon hung out with Andy and finally gave him his statuette from the HoF.

I guess the two had a really good conversation because there are reports that the guitarist is working with D2 on their new album, and the band confirmed it.

“Duran Duran are thrilled to confirm a special new music project is in the works, set for release later this year on BMG,” Duran Duran wrote in a statement. “The new recordings will feature extended Duran Duran family and friends, old and new, including our former band mate Andy Taylor who will join us on guitar on a few tracks.”

As a Duranie, I can’t wait to hear their tracks together because I have missed them as a quintet. Hopefully, he will be healthy enough to join them on the road because they said they will be touring later this year.


Duran Duran’s John Taylor still makes me hungry like the wolf!
February 23rd, 2023 under Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

John Taylor has been rockin’ with Duran Duran for over 40 years, and the 62-year-old is still as sexy as ever! I want to have a union with his snake and find out if he is still a wild boy! I need to have a new moon on Monday full of careless memories with him.

Do you also want him to make your planet earth shake as you come undone and pray to a new religion? Save a prayer for the morning after!

OK, I will stop now! But not before I share his song I Do What I Do with you. Seriously, isn’t the tune from the 9½ Weeks one of the most erotic songs you’ve ever heard?


Simon Le Bon gives Andy Taylor his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame award
February 16th, 2023 under Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

Duran Duran/Instagram

Back in November, Andy Taylor planned on reuniting with Duran Duran when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, he was not able to go due to a setback with his stage 4 prostate cancer.

In honor of his 62nd birthday, Simon Le Bon stopped by to see his mate and give him a little present. That gift was the award for the induction ceremony he wasn’t able to attend. The guitarist’s smile says it all. He loves it.

When it comes to his cancer, he gave People an update. He has been able to keep it at bay thanks to the drug abiraterone acetate. Even though it is a death sentence, he says, “[I’m] trying to stay alive and live a life, which I am absolutely not giving up on.”

He isn’t giving up. In the Spring, he is releasing his solo album Man’s a Wolf to Man. And he says it won’t be his last! So who knows, maybe he will reunite with D2 one more time for fun!


Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor reveals he’s battling stage IV prostate cancer
November 6th, 2022 under Duran Duran. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday, Duran Duran was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but one of Fab Five was missing. Andy Taylor, who left the band, was planning on joining his bandmates, but he was not able to do so.

Just over 4-years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family-man but with profound humility to the band, the greatest fans a group could have and this exceptional accolade.

I have the Rodgers and Edwards of doctors and medical treatment that until very recently allowed me to just rock on. Although my current condition is not immediately life threatening there is no cure. Recently I was doing okay after some very sophisticated life extending treatment, that was until a week or so ago when I suffered a setback, and despite the exceptional efforts of my team, I had to be honest in that both physically and mentally, I would be pushing my boundaries.

However, none of this needs to or should detract from what this band (with or without me) has achieved and sustained for 44 years. We’ve had a privileged life, we were a bit naughty but really nice, a bit shirty but very well dressed, a bit full of ourselves, because we had a lot to give, but as I’ve said many times, when you feel that collective, instinctive, kindred spirit of creativity mixed with ambition, armed with an über cool bunch of fans, well what could possibly go wrong?

I’m truly sorry and massively disappointed I couldn’t make it. Let there be no doubt I was stoked about the whole thing, even bought a new guitar with the essential whammy!

I’m so very proud of these four brothers; I’m amazed at their durability, and I’m overjoyed at accepting this award. I often doubted the day would come. I’m sure as hell glad I’m around to see the day.

This news is shocking because Taylor has been keeping this secret and has been touring and making music since his diagnosis. There is no way we would’ve known had he not been able to attend the induction ceremony.

I hope the guitarist knows he is loved and we are there for him.

My friend is battling stage IV breast cancer, and she is living life to the fullest thanks to medicines.

So today, I am praying for both of them. I grew up as a Duranie, so all the band members have a special place in my heart.


The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is coming to HBO on November 19th
October 19th, 2022 under Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Eminem, HBO Max, Lionel Richie. [ Comments: none ]

I normally hate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The people I think who deserve to be there aren’t even nominated. However, this year, this Duranie is finally seeing Duran Duran get inducted along with Dolly Parton, Pat Benetar, Carly Simon, Eminem, and Lionel Richie.

As much as I love the Eurythmics, I don’t think they are as deserving as The New York Dolls, who were nominated but not inducted. Although, the latter’s acceptance speech would be sad because they are down to one member. Buster Poindexter might be Hot, Hot, Hot, but he would be lonely up there by himself.

Anyways, it’s not about my feelings or this year’s controversies like Dolly Parton and Dionne Warwick criticizing the name of the Hall of Fame and asking not to be inducted, it about the inductees’ night.

That night is going to be November 19th on HBO. So mark your calendars because it is going to be a night to remember.


« Previous entries 

website stats Google Analytics Alternative
Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter