The letter talked about the unique nature of making the rock hall. “There’s nothing that comes close to such recognition. I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved together and of the way you have continued,” Taylor wrote, directly addressing his fellow bandmates. “Many families have experienced the slow burn of this disease and of course we are no different; so I speak from the perspective of a family-man but with profound humility to the band, the greatest fans a group could have and this exceptional accolade,” Taylor said. Taylor and the band parted ways in 2006, with what was called an “unworkable gulf” having emerged between him and the band, according to Barron’s. Taylor added, “I’m truly sorry and massively disappointed I couldn’t make it. Let there be no doubt I was stoked about the whole thing — even bought a new guitar with the essential whammy!” “I’m so very proud of these four brothers, I’m amazed at their durability, and I’m overjoyed at accepting this award. I often doubted the day would come. I’m sure as hell glad I’m around to see the day,” he wrote. “We’ve had a privileged life, we were a bit naughty but really nice, a bit shirty but very well dressed, a bit full of ourselves because we had a lot to give, but as I’ve said many times, when you feel that collective, instinctive, kindred spirit of creativity mixed with ambition, armed with an über cool bunch of fans, well what could possibly go wrong?” Taylor wrote, according to the Post.
Duran Duran’s longtime guitarist Andy Taylor was absent from the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday after revealing he is suffering from stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer: https://t.co/kiPauEFP4I pic.twitter.com/6Eu5ea7AKp— CONSEQUENCE (@consequence) November 6, 2022
According to Vulture, during the induction, Le Bon summed up what it was all about: “Over 40 years I’ve been working, I’ve come to believe that the essence of our job is this: We get to make people feel better about themselves.” On Saturday, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon were inducted in the rock hall. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“Over 40 years I’ve been working, I’ve come to believe that the essence of our job is this: We get to make people feel better about themselves.” #rockhall https://t.co/1JmQ80a3ez pic.twitter.com/K5Ch9au2oW— Duran Duran (@duranduran) November 6, 2022