Duran Duran are slated to have a reunion with former bandmate Andy Taylor to record their first new album in 30 years as band member John has revealed. Lead singer Simon Le Bon, 64, is set to work on tracks with former member Andy, 62, at the guitarist’s studio in Ibiza, after he shared his terminal prostate cancer diagnosis last year.
Bandmate Simon broke the news of Andy’s health battle in November 2022 as he read out a letter from the guitarist and said Andy will not be ‘around for very long’. He went on to clarify that the musician is being treated for stage four metastatic prostate cancer after being diagnosed with the disease four years ago.
The band broke the news at their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. New reports have emerged regarding the band having a new album.
Reports on the new album
But now, according to The Mirror, the band has a new album in store. Speaking at this week’s Unforgettable Evening in LA, which raised £1.6million for the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, John Taylor, 62, said:
”Le Bon is flying to Ibiza to work with Andy. I kind of wish I was there. I think it’ll be great.”
‘It’ll be really profound for them. They haven’t been in the studio together in maybe 10 to 20 years.’
John did not confirm whether or not the comeback will be part of a documentary but said:
”Somebody will have an iPhone on it.’
The band – which also features Nick Rhodes, 60, and Roger Taylor, 62, and kicks off a UK tour in May – will record in LA and London. The band announced their 2023 headline UK and Ireland arena tour in November 2022.