Andy Taylor Exits Duran Duran -- Again
October 26, 2006 at 5:09 PM (PT)
Guitarist ANDY TAYLOR has left EPIC recording act DURAN DURAN five years after the band reformed with its original members. A statement from the remaining members -- SIMON LEBON, NICK RHODES, JOHN TAYLOR and ROGER TAYLOR -- reads, "The past five years have been an incredible journey for us all -- and having the original five back together was something that we had wanted to see happen for some time. As of last weekend, however, the four of us have dissolved our partnership and will be continuing as DURAN DURAN without ANDY, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together."
Guitarist DOM BROWN, who has filled in for ANDY on other occasions, will finish off the band's current tour, after which the four remaining members will return to the studio to work on a new album with producer/recording artist TIMBALAND.
ANDY was the first to exit the band in 1985 after such hits as "Hungry Like The Wolf," "The Reflex" and "A View To A Kill." Before the reunion in 2001, the only original members left were SIMON and NICK.