John Taylor’s Memoir “In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran” Out October 16

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John Taylor's Memoir "In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran" Out October 16

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:12:39

John Taylor's memoir IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE: Love, Death & Duran Duran [Amazon link] will be released in the U.S. on October 16, 2012.

Life in Duran Duran has been a ride – and for Taylor in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story – a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered.

A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. Taylor formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit.

In his frank, compelling autobiography, IN THE PLEASURE GROOVE Taylor recounts the highs– hanging out with icons like David Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. He also openly discusses the lows – troubles like drug abuse and sex addiction that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around.

Check out clips of John reading from his book over on YouTube.

—Maggie Pannacione

Courtesy Artist Direct