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Duran Duran turned down music with Michael Jackson



The members of Duran Duran say the as soon as turned down a music with late pop star Michael Jackson.

Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor appeared on Monday’s episode of Watch What Occurs Stay, the place Rhodes recalled how the band as soon as turned down a collaboration with Jackson, who died at age 50 in 2009.

Rhodes mentioned the band had simply returned from a tour in 1983 when Jackson known as him at dwelling.

“I get dwelling and the telephone rings, and my mum says, ‘Oh, there’s someone on the telephone for you. He says his title’s Michael Jackson,'” Rhodes mentioned.

“I assumed it was one in all our crew winding me up, as a result of they mentioned, ‘Oh, Michael desires to do a music with you,'” he added. “Anyway, I begin speaking to the individual on the telephone and saying, ‘So, Michael. The way you doing?’ ‘Oh hello, I am advantageous.'”

Rhodes mentioned he finally realized it actually was Jackson on the telephone. He approached his bandmates the following day however nobody was occupied with singing.

“He was eager to make a file, and I am going to everybody the following day … and say, ‘Hey, Michael Jackson known as final night time. Do you fancy perhaps doing a music?’ All of them went, ‘Nah,'” Rhodes mentioned.

On WWHL, the members of Duran Duran additionally shared the perfect recommendation they acquired from a fellow musician.


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“Stick collectively,” Rhodes mentioned. “Nicely, it was from Mick Jagger, so I had no alternative.”

Rhodes mentioned Jagger gave them the recommendation after Duran Duran had “already lasted longer than the Intercourse Pistols and virtually so long as the Beatles.”

Duran Duran was shaped in 1978. The band will launch its fifteenth studio album, Future Previous, in October.


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