Duran Duran Reunite With Andy Taylor

The band announced on Instagram they are recording new music with ailing guitarist

Duran Duran Summer Tour 2023 poster (Image: Duran Duran)

Duran Duran are currently working with their ailing former guitarist Andy Taylor on a new album, according to the band.

Speaking to The Mirror, bassist John Taylor revealed that the inspiration to work on a new album sprung from Andy announcing his ongoing battle with stage four metastatic prostate cancer. The band had shared the news of Taylor’s diagnosis during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last November, which Taylor was too sick to attend.

“We’re working on an album right now that is going to be coming out at the end of the year and [Andy Taylor] is playing guitar,” John told The Mirror. “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.”

Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon will travel to Andy Taylor’s studio in Ibiza to record with his former bandmate, John Taylor noted further in the story. The rest of the album will be recorded in Los Angeles and London.

Duran Duran IG post announcing their working again with Andy Taylor (Image: Instagram)

Meanwhile, the band members themselves confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Monday. 

“The new recordings will feature extended Duran Duran family and friends, including our former bandmate Andy Taylor who will join us on guitar on a few tracks,” the post announced. 

The last time Andy Taylor contributed to a Duran Duran album was in 2004 with Astronaut. Before that, you’d have to go back to 1983’s Seven and the Ragged Tiger to hear Andy’s axe gracing one of their records. 

Duran Duran will be touring with Nile Rodgers & Chic this summer and is not to be missed.


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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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