Duran Duran jokes they can no longer fit into suits from iconic Rio music video

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Duran Duran talked about their outfits whereas they had been backstage earlier than headlining the Isle of Wight Pageant on Sunday

Duran Duran jokes they’ll now not match into fits from iconic Rio music video

It is among the most well-known pop movies of all time with the band cavorting on a yacht across the Caribbean.

However the members of Duran Duran say they’d wrestle to suit into the fits worn on the Rio video now… after bulking up within the health club.

Talking backstage earlier than headlining the Isle of Wight Pageant on Sunday, bassist John Taylor, 61, stated of the 1982 video: “Our our bodies had by no means seen a health club at that time.”

Drummer Roger Taylor, 61, stated he nonetheless has the silk Antony Value swimsuit jacket at house, which was specifically made for the video, though he has misplaced the trousers. The band had been all of their early 20s when the video was shot in Antigua.

He stated: “My shoulders had been so small once I was that age… you are inclined to fill out a bit. I even have the Wild Boys jacket however I’m a little bit of a chucker-outer.

“I wish to hold extra of a minimal home. Typically I’ve regretted it”.

They joked about not becoming into their Rio fits

The band, fronted by Simon Le Bon, 62, and with Nick Rhodes, 59, on keyboards, earned rave evaluations for Sunday’s present in Newport.

They’re releasing a brand new album Future Previous subsequent month.

New single Anniversary marks 40 years since Duran Duran’s self-titled debut album was launched. The unique line-up remains to be intact minus Andy Taylor, who left the band in 2006.

John stated attempting to document the album within the tense time earlier than lockdown left the band on edge.

“We had been at one another’s throats, we had been all stressed of our minds and ultimately had no selection however to shut up the studio and go house,” he revealed. “We weren’t actually speaking however simply sitting round in our areas.”

However as lockdown eased any variations had been settled.

Duran Duran headlined on the Isle Of Wight Pageant


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“Once we acquired again to the studio, there was this super sense of ‘now we have to do that and get this completed’,” John stated. “We had been fortunate to be alive…we had been so pleased to see one another.”

John stated being again on the highway once more was liberating after the pandemic. He added: “Everybody has actually missed that reside expertise the place we are able to f****** stand collectively.”

Left to Proper – Roger Taylor, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor



Roger added: “We performed in Scarborough the opposite night time and it was unbelievable. I can’t bear in mind getting a response like that for our total profession. It was virtually hysterical. Persons are able to lap up reside music once more.”

Subsequent yr’s Isle of Wight pageant will return to its regular slot in June, from 16th to 19th, Tickets can be found now.

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