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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its 2022 class of inductees, which spans several genres but all influence rock and roll. This year’s inductees add two more bassists to the list: Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Judas Priest’s Ian Hill.

Duran Duran Announces New Album,”Future Past”
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Duran Duran Announces New Album,”Future Past”

Duran Duran has announced “Future Past”, which will be the rock band’s first studio album in six years. The new record, which will be released in October, has been in the works for several years.

Duran Duran Works with More Collaborators Than Ever on “Paper Gods”
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Duran Duran Works with More Collaborators Than Ever on “Paper Gods”

Duran Duran, famed for its 80s pop stardom, 90s resurgence, and love of art rock and Chic, has released its 14th studio album, Paper Gods. Bassist John Taylor told San Francisco’s Radio Alice that the album’s title refers to the “temporary obsessions” most people are guilty of indulging. He also said that work on the record began two years ago,...

Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line
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Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

During the ’80s, my music snobbery was going full tilt. As a result, I overlooked just about everything Duran Duran recorded. So I never really knew much about bassist John Taylor. When we shared the isolated bass line for Duran Duran’s “Rio” last year, plenty of people shared similar stories – and were surprised by his lines. Others said they...

John Taylor Releases Autobiography
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John Taylor Releases Autobiography

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...

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Autobiography Set For October Release
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Duran Duran’s John Taylor Autobiography Set For October Release

Duran Duran co-founder and bassist John Taylor’s autobiography entitled In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran will be hitting North American shelves October 16th via Penguin Publishing’s Dutton imprint. The memoir covers Taylor’s whole life and will include over a hundred photos spanning from his childhood through the present. “This book recounts the million tiny seductions that are...

Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line
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Duran Duran’s “Rio”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

John Taylor really brought it in the Duran Duran tune “Rio”. His active bass line locks in with the drums and drives the song forward. Luckily, we have a video of Taylor’s isolated bass line to scope out his groove and tone.