WHO WILL INDUCT DURAN DURAN INTO THE RRHOF?
One of life’s mysteries….
I remember a few years ago when Paul McCartney was inducted solo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And his cheeky and sweet designer/daughter Stella made and wore a shirt that said “It’s About Fucking Time.”
Well. This is how I feel about Duran Duran’s induction this coming November 5th. (It isn’t a November Tuesday but it’s close and rubber rules will be bent!). Finally, DD will be inducted. One of the greatest bands to ever exist. Ever. And if you disagree you can fuck right off.
It is indeed about fucking time. And it’s going to be a great night. We will see the return of Andy Taylor and Warren Curcurullo. Geniuses. I am guessing it will be nothing short of jubilant.
Simon the poet. Nick the rock. John the butterfly. Roger the steady. God bless them all.
But who will do the inducting?
I have a bit of an ongoing banter with their management and they ain’t talking. So I’m going to guess.
My first guess is Nile Rodgers. Nile has worked with these guys for years, knows them better than anyone, and is the one who brought the originally sleepy “The Reflex” to life as we know it now. He went on to work on the Notorious album and others, and his Chic has been opening for them of late.
Second? Bryan Ferry. Simon Le Bon and John Taylor inducted Roxy Music into the Hall of Fame A few years ago and I believe it was John who said, beautifully, “If there were no Roxy Music there would be no Duran Duran.”
And that is truth. Raise your glass to both.
Third is a total wildcard. Mark Ronson? Very hard call. Robert Palmer sadly isn’t around. He would be great and of course he knew the band well. Cindy Crawford! Yasmin! A supermodel would totally work.
My money is on Nile. But we shall see. All I know is that I am excited for them and excited to watch.
Because really, it’s about fucking time. Be sure to tune in. And enjoy.