Duran Duran Working on Concert Film As Ex-Bandmate Undergoes Treatment for Cancer

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: John Taylor and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran perform onstage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California
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Duran Duran has had a lot to celebrate lately. Last year they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now they are currently in the midst of a North American tour. Duran Duran has announced that a concert film is in the works in collaboration with Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. The film, titled Duran Duran: A Hollywood High celebrates the band’s 40 years of rocking out and includes concert footage shot at The Aster in Los Angeles along with behind-the-scenes content and new interviews.

During the show, the band’s original record label, Capitol Records Tower, can be seen in the background, making it all more special as they perform some of their greatest hits including “Hungry Like The Wolf” and “A View to a Kill.” Keyboardist Nick Rhodes said, “This was our first U.S. show in several years, so we wanted to do something really special and intimate. After considering many options, a rooftop performance quickly became the frontrunner. It was post-pandemic, we had never done anything like that before, and we had just released our new album — ‘Future Past.’ Somehow it seemed like a magical doorway to the next part of our journey.”

Magical indeed, fans can expect to be able to watch the film sometime in 2024. In other exciting news, former Duran Duran bandmate Andy Taylor has revealed that he is undergoing a new cancer treatment that should have him back to his own self. The other members of the band revealed Taylor’s diagnosis of incurable stage four metastatic prostate cancer at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction last November.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran attend the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

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After the 62-year-old confirmed the sad news, he said he was offered a life-saving treatment called nuclear therapy, which is a new therapy in the UK. Taylor said about the treatment that could give him at least five more years to live, “And essentially it’s a nuclear medicine. It’s put into your body and it detects the cancer on the outside of the cells and it only hits cancer cells in your bones, which is mainly where it is with me, and zaps them. But if there’s a healthy cell next to it, it doesn’t touch it. So it’s not curative, but it can knock out and then it’s got to start again and from what was kind of – I’ll not even say the term they used to have on the thing – but I can get back full fitness. I’ll be fine for five years.”

LONDON - APRIL 13: Andy Taylor of Duran Duran performs on stage during the first London date of their UK tour at Wembley Arena on April 13, 2004 in London. The original band members played their first shows in 18 years last year in celebration of the band's 25th anniversary

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While Taylor is no longer a part of Duran Duran, he said that he and the bandmates are still on great terms and are working on some things “under the radar.” He said that they began jamming together again after some of the band members brought his award to him. He added, “This third wave of success that the band’s having – I’m really proud to be a part of it. It’s quite nice being a part-time member.” Taylor’s solo album called Man’s a Wolf to Man is also set to be released this September.

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