All six members of Duran Duran will be on hand this November 5th when the band is inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater. This includes former guitarist Andy Taylor, who was with the band throughout its original classic run through 1985 and a brief reunion in the 2000’s. Also set to play with the band is Missing Persons co-founder Warren Cuccurullo, who was the Duran Duran’s guitarist and a key songwriter from 1986 through 2000.
Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon, who along with the band has been passed over for induction every year since 2006, admitted he had a change of heart over what the Rock Hall actually symbolizes: “John (Taylor) and I, we inducted Roxy Music into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. It was a great event. It was a wonderful event — and it was something that we thought, ‘Yeah, I totally get this.’ On top of that, I think it’s honestly, it’s the closest thing you’re ever going to get to a rock n’ roll knighthood.”
LeBon revealed the news of all the members agreeing to appear and said the band is still figuring out how to fit both guitar legends the into one performance: “Well, we’ve been in touch with them, I think we’re all going to get up onstage together and play some music. That’s what we’re aiming for. I’m not sure they’ll be onstage together at the same time as each other — but certainly, we’ll have some time with each of them up there.”
LeBon spoke to Rolling Stone and discussed the possible Rock Hall induction setlist: “We’ve got Andy on the first three albums, so you have songs like ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’ and ‘Rio,’ and ‘Planet Earth.’ (Warren) was a very important part of The Wedding Album, which had ‘Ordinary World’ and ‘Come Undone’ on it. We’re not struggling for good songs, that’s for sure.”