Earlier this week, Duran Duran were announced as nominees to be inducted by the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
This is the first time the band has been nominated, after 40 incredible years of dominating the charts, selling-out arenas and gracing the covers of magazines all over the world.
Simon, who was delighted by this news, said: "Just to make it onto the nominations list is an honor that I never expected to experience... But for sure, this distinction is due in large part to the fact that we have an army of fans around the world who have unwaveringly supported us for the past four decades. We are extremely grateful to all of you for making this happen.”
John added: "What a surprise and an honor! To be nominated by such a highly esteemed organization is truly special in this, our fortieth, year. For decades now we have been inspired by the incredible support of our beautiful and diverse fanbase around the world. To be considered by the Hall of Famers is truly next level. Let’s hope we make the cut!”
And from Roger: “The feeling was pure gratitude when I heard this morning that we are nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A big thank you to not only the Rock Hall for making us part of the ballot, but also to all our fans who have made so much noise over the years. The 12-year-old drummer in me just screamed very, very loudly!”
Today through April 29, you can all vote every day at Vote.rockhall.com/en/. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2022 Inductees.
The entire band really want to thank you for all of the email writing and social media campaigns mounted on their behalf. They’ve been so touched by the outpouring of congratulations and support online. As Simon mentioned on the radio after the announcement, “You don’t know how excited you’re going to be until it happens to you. When it happens, it takes on a completely different significance.”