Duran Duran: ‘Blur’s Graham Coxon fits into the band – he’s like us’ 


uran Duran’s predicted 15th studio album is slated for release subsequent month and it options a new star – Blur guitarist, Graham Coxon.

The Wild Boys hitmakers, who headlined the Isle of Wight competition very last 7 days to screams of pleasure from faithful followers, explained to the Conventional the band may perhaps have been an item for more than 40 many years but Coxon managed to healthy in “like a glove”, and even though earning the album it felt “like he’d been there forever”.

Keyboardist Nick Rhodes, said: “We’re tremendous psyched about releasing the album. It’s been a though in the building, but it was magnificent performing with Graham Coxon. I assume he is a single of the most inventive British guitarists of his technology – and he fit like a glove.

“When we all received into the studio together his vitality and his inventiveness definitely labored with Duran Duran, and his personality. He type of fits in, he’s like us.

“It’s a tough space… We’ve all recognized every single other eternally, but he was not bothered at all. He just came in, plugged his guitar in, and he sounded so great that it was like he’d been there without end.” 

The band spoke to the Conventional backstage at the competition as functions performed to massive cheers from the 50,000-strong crowd. It all felt really pre-Covid. Mid-job interview frontman Simon Le Bon jumped up to greet buddy and presenter Edith Bowman as she wandered out of a glammed-up presenting yurt to say hi.

Other functions to look at the festival included Supergrass, The Kaiser Chiefs and DJ David Guetta

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The 4-day competition in Newport was blessed with dazzling sunshine and the temperatures that appeared to skip July this yr. Fellow headline functions included DJ David Guetta, Liam Gallagher, The Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol. The Kaiser Chiefs could not even suit all their fans into the large Big Top tent.

Pals star Courtney Cox astonished stunned competition-goers when she produced an look at the event. Cox, who performed Monica in the sitcom, happily posed for selfies as she confirmed up in assist of her very long-expression companion, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid.

Rhodes was happy to be back out and accomplishing. He stated: “I feel men and women are appreciating what a massive part of our life songs and particularly live efficiency genuinely is, so it’s just great to be back.”

It has been 4 many years considering the fact that Duran Duran produced their eponymous debut album and made the best ten with Girls on Movie. They just launched a new one, Anniversary, to mark the milestone.

A imaginative time for the band? Le Bon, who introduced a radio display on satellite radio station SiriusXM in lockdown, said: “We just stopped. I believe we just realised we would be battling towards the stream if we tried out to carry on. We very happily just stopped, but everyone did interesting items – we all did things.”

Future Past will be produced on Oct 22, and the Isle of Wight festival will return to its typical June slot in 2022, organisers have confirmed.