It has been noted that the former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor revealed in a recent interview that he considered parting ways with the band for good when Duran Duran’s 2007 album ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ was scheduled to be produced by Timbaland.
The guitarist stated that he didn’t agree with getting a help from outside the band:
“I couldn’t do the Timbaland album, because it just didn’t move me. I was saying to the others, ‘Why do we need this?’ There’s so much talent in that band, I never felt the need to bring other people in to write with Duran. It bugged me.”
Andy further outlined his feeling of blocking and mentioned that it wasn’t the first time it happened with Duran:
“It wasn’t about getting my own way. The general feeling was, ‘You should come with us over here’ and I just couldn’t. I don’t know what it is with me that means I just can’t do that. It felt like someone shutting an elevator door on me that I couldn’t get past. There has to be a balance, and I couldn’t feel it. I had the same feeling as I had when I left during [1986 album] ‘Notorious‘: ‘I’m going to miss all this… again.’”
Duran Duran recently announced that their new single ‘Danse Macabre’ will come out on August 30.