Christian Josi: Being JT: Duran Duran's John Taylor Lays It All Out in New Memoir
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Here's a confession for you -- I am not sure many of my friends even know this -- but I will state here finally, proudly, and for the record (the things I do for you, HuffPost):
I am a total Durannie.
(Durannie: defined by the trusty Urban Dictionary as "a person obsessed with Duran Duran.")
Old-school, hardcore. Always have been, always will be. I've been obsessed with Duran Duran since before it was remotely OK for a male to say so. As such, I've paid very close attention to this band for over 30 years now and have always been quite certain that there is very little I do not know about them -- personally, professionally, whatever.
Turns out that's not so true.
Comes Duran Duran co-founder and bassist John Taylor with his much-anticipated memoir, In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. It hits the shelves this week, and it is a fine piece of work.
The writing is surprisingly good for the generally painful 'rock-memoir' genre (
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