Videos and Preview: Interview with Duran Duran’s John Taylor

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Tune in to Sunday's Tulsa World for our interview with Duran Duran bassist John Taylor. The band plays Aug. 15 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. More information available at


These days, one thing has remained somewhat constant about Duran Duran.

In the ’80s and ’90s, band members were often questioned more about their videos than their music, John Taylor said during a recent telephone interview.

It still happens.

Duran Duran has always been as much as an artistic aesthetic as it was a musical expression.

“It got really frustrating for a bit,” he admitted. “But Nick (Rhodes) gave us all the right perspective. He reminded us that we had an opportunity to make more art. We kept that in mind with everything we did, not just in videos and music, but in concert and with our album covers.

“Even our concert programs are beautiful. We help create all of it.”

In the meantime, enjoy their iconic videos.

Courtesy Tulsa World