Simon Le Bon interviewed: ‘I’m not sure I want to talk about a normal life, because we are Duran Duran’
The 1980s band who made glamour the new punk certainly embraced the trappings of fame, but as frontman Simon Le Bon makes clear, they are in it for the music. Here, he holds forth on self-belief, band loyalty, their new album Future Past and why Elton John’s voice is to die for
Earlier this year, in the summer, Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran found himself at an exclusive restaurant in Formentera, a beautiful island close to Ibiza, when a young man approached him, a harmonica strapped to him, a guitar in one hand, a pleading look in his eyes. Would Le Bon like to sing the classic Duran Duran hit Hungry like the Wolf with him to patrons on the terrace outside?
“I’m on holiday,” Le...
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