Duran Duran to reunite for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame




African News Agency



ANDY Taylor will perform with Duran Duran at their Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction. The Wild Boys hitmakers are set to be honoured alongside Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Judas Priest and Carly Simon at the induction ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on November 5. And frontman Simon Le Bon – who is joined by Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor in the current line-up of the new wave band – has revealed that Andy and former guitarist and bassist Warren Cuccurullo have been asked to reunite with them for their performance at the induction. Le Bon said: “I’ve already had a definite yes from Andy. “He’s definitely up for it. I’m pretty sure Warren will want to do it … We’ve always maintained a decent relationship with these guys. We didn’t have so-called ‘acrimonious splits’. It was gentlemanly and it was understood. And pretty much mutual.” Andy first quit the group in 1986, before he returned in 2000 and left for good six years later. Cuccurullo had a stint as guitarist and backing vocalist from 1989 to 2001 and was a touring guitarist from 1986 to 1989. He later had a stint as the group’s bassist from 1997 until 2001. Le Bon told Rolling Stone: “We’ve got Andy on the first three albums, so you have songs like Hungry Like the Wolf and Rio and Planet Earth. “(Cuccurullo) was a very important part of which had on it.