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Duran Duran hooked on U.S. presidential primary: 'It's last-chance café for Rubio?'



Howard Cohen of the Miami Herald has this good get:

Marco Rubio isn't the only one hungry for results from Tuesday's Florida primary.

Our election season has Hungry Like the Wolf pop/rocker John Taylor of Duran Duran hooked.

From England.

"It's last-chance café for Rubio to get any kind of result, isn't it?" Taylor said in an interview with the Miami Herald to promote his group's concert April 1 at Bayfront Park.

"What a circus," he said of the presidential race that has been marked by fights at rallies, discussions of, well, manhood, and other peculiarities that have Taylor compulsively tuned in at home in Los Angeles and, for the last couple weeks, in England.

"It was like getting off drugs. I'm addicted to the news cycle. I'm having to record the debates because they air here at 2 a.m. so I'm recording them and waking up to them here," said Taylor, who likes Hillary Clinton.

"It got gnarly and took a violent turn on Friday," he continued in reference to a Trump rally marred by violence Friday in Chicago. Trump blamed Bernie Sanders' camp for the flap. Sanders, in turn, blasted Trump as a "pathological liar."

Taylor, 55, touring behind Duran Duran's new album, Paper Gods, isn't surprised. "That was bound to happen with all that rhetoric sooner or later. You've had the most intellectual president. (President) Obama was a reaction to George W. (Bush). The reaction goes from extreme to extreme so it's fascinating."

[Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 2:22pm]


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