Duran Duran bassist John Taylor’s new autobiography In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran is now available in the U.S. The 304-page book details Taylor’s life from his shy childhood to pop stardom with all the trials and tribulations in between.
Born Nigel John Taylor, the bassist formed Duran Duran with friend Nick Rhodes in Birmingham during the summer of 1978. With hits like “Rio”, “Hungry Like the Wolf”, and “Save a Prayer”, the band became a worldwide phenomenon, selling over 100 million records. The extravagant lifestyle wore on Taylor and led to drug abuse that almost ruined his life.
“Here is my journey and where it took me,” Taylor states, “into fantastic success, more than a little decadence, darkness, and finally, I like to think, a little enlightenment.”
In The Pleasure Groove is available in hardback, paperback, eBook and audio formats.