Sunday, October 29, 2006

Return To Mayberry?

Guitarist, Andy Taylor of Duran Duran has called it quits.

LONDON, England (AP) -- Duran Duran announced that guitarist Andy Taylor has quit the veteran rock group.

Duran Duran said Taylor quit last weekend but that the remaining four members -- singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor -- plan to continue recording and performing as a group.

"We have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together," the band said Thursday in a statement on their Web site.

Duran Duran apologized to fans for not making the announcement sooner, saying they realized that speculation had been running high about Taylor's future.

The band, led by Le Bon, were a big act in the 1980s but later faded from popularity before regrouping five years ago.

"Although obviously disappointed and saddened about this, we are excited about the next chapter of the Duran Duran story and look forward to seeing you all soon," the statement said.

....Meanwhile, Taylor has returned to his North Carolina roots of Mayberry, where he once served as Sheriff.



Michelle said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! :) I have been looking around yours here and you have some great posts. And very diverse!! I like that :) I will be sure to stop back here as well! :)

Peter said...

Well, who else has been sheriff of Mayberry Mike???

Serena said...

Andy will be much happier back in Mayberry with Aunt Bea. He just wasn't cut out for rock 'n roll. LOL.

Miss Cellania said...

I liked him better as sheriff anyway.

Karen said...

you mean there's another Andy Taylor? what a fraud; where's Barney Fife when ya need him!?! :+)

MIA said...

Thanks for the visit... I don't mind even if it was for the HNT's. Gotta have something to make Thursdays extra exciting. Will we see you? Please come back

Merle said...

Hi Mike~ It is always a shame when bands break up, but they lead a strange life and not everyone s suited to it. Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed, laughed, pondered etc. Are you trying to tell me my posts are too long? Actually I had a day off yesterday but getting set to go again. Take care, Mike,
Regards, Merle.

Anonymous said...

I knew when he made the toilet seats salute in No time for Sergeants, he wasn't cut out for a rock band.

Distant Timbers Echo said...

Duran Duran?

They're still a @#$%@ group??

Anonymous said...

I heard Opie wants to play the
Really tho, Andy was a big part of their sound, it may be hard to replace him.

thanks for stopping by, I appreciated it very much.:)