Pop Quiz: Duran Duran

Aidin Vaziri | Duran Duran had a bit of a scare this year. Singer Simon Le Bon lost his voice just before the band began its European tour in support of the Mark Ronson-produced album “All You Need Is Now” – and nobody was sure when it would return. But after taking the summer off to recover, the band is back on the road pumping everyone up with new songs and old hits such as “Girls on Film” and “Rio.” We spoke with keyboard player Nick Rhodes, 49.

Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran
Q: “Hungry Like the Wolf” came out almost 30 years ago. Do you have any idea what it’s about yet?
A: Yeah, very much so. It was about the pursuit of beautiful women.
Q: Isn’t that what all of Simon’s songs are about?
A: If you look at the content of songs people write, it’s usually about the things they know best.
Q: The other band members have quit at various points, but you and Simon have stuck with it. How have you kept each other sane?
A: We believe in the sounds we make together. There’s something about our unit that no other band on this planet can do.
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