The Details of Duran Duran
It's like 1984 all over again: Duran Duran is back on stage and back on magazine racks. Details magazine's November issue has a big feature on the boys (because they'll always be boys to their fans), and it's definitely worth checking out. There's even a video version of the story with some humorous zingers. (They are, after all, the 80s band with the best sense of humor.)
Some of the notable quotes:
Nick Rhodes on meeting their future producers Justin Timberlake and Timbaland: "As often happens when you meet someone you like at an awards show, you say, 'Oh, we must do something one day,' and then everyone nods and there are big smiles and hugs, and then you never see them again."
Simon LeBon on Andy Taylor's absence from the band: "It's really sad. Some guys in the band are a bit angry. I'm sad. I'm worried about him, more than anything."
Roger Taylor on his personal meltdown in the 80s: "People forget just how big the band was. We couldn't go anywhere without getting mobbed in the street. I had kids outside my house."
John Taylor on the band's comeback: "I'm still doing it -- I'm still being paid to be a f---ing musician. Not a lot of people can say that."
[Photo reprint courtesy of Details magazine]