Duran Duran announce they have reunited with Andy Taylor to record a new album

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 9:54AM

Duran Duran is back together!

If you were "hungry" for some new music from the '80s synth pop band, we have some good news for you ...

The group has announced they have reunited with cancer-stricken Andy Taylor - who left the band in 2006 - to record a new album.

The 62-year-old guitarist revealed in November when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that he had been battling terminal stage 4 prostate cancer for five years.

Speaking about the upcoming album, bassist John Taylor said: "When he dropped the bomb two days before the Hall of Fame, it was really shocking and terribly sad. We're working on an album right now that is going to be coming out at the end of the year and he’s playing guitar.

"There's a lot of cover songs on the album, songs meaningful to us when we were kids. So having him be a part of that project is great."

Lead singer Simon Le Bon is set to work on tracks with Andy at his studio in Ibiza.

John added: "LeBon is flying to Ibiza to work with Andy. I kind of wish I was there. I think it’ll be great. It’ll be really profound for them. They haven’t been in the studio together in maybe 10 to 20 years."

The rest of the band – which also features Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor – will record in LA and London.

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