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Feel free to make a purchase as a guest! Checkout as Guest. Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration. Register Become a member of Amoeba. Months prior to the album's release, the band played their largest ever UK tour in the spring of , which was followed by a world tour in , including Asia, Europe, South America and North America.
The band also performed at Live 8. In , whilst recording a new Duran Duran album, Taylor once again parted ways with the band. The subsequent album, titled Reportage , was scrapped by the band after his departure. More recently, Taylor strongly hinted in his blogs that Duran Duran's management company were partly responsible for his departure.
A short controversy followed as Taylor wrote in his autobiography that there was no "blunt message" [ clarification needed ] and that in addition to the problems of writing and recording Reportage , old conflicts between himself and other bandmembers had resurfaced.
The other band members have maintained their version, in which Andy Taylor's chronic unexplainable absences are pointed out. The band issued a statement in the wake of his departure, stating they "will be continuing as Duran Duran without Andy, as we have reached a point in our relationship with him where there is an unworkable gulf between us and we can no longer effectively function together.
In , Andy ended his 10 year hiatus from music and started to tour again, releasing a new single. In November Taylor co-founded RockAffairs. In June , Taylor handed control of the website over to Eaglesfield. In , Andy Taylor published an autobiography, Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran , in which he tells his life's story from youth in an extended family to his life with wife Tracey.
The book aims to give a backstage look on Duran Duran's rise, a survey of the band's career album by album as well as of Taylor's solo works and collaborations. It also deals with the iconic status of Duran Duran in the time of early MTV and the band's issues with drugs and alcohol.
French Pop. French Rock. Johnny Hallyday. Traditional Music. Pays Basque. Others French. European Grooves. Other Countries. Soul 80s. Italo Disco. Acid jazz. Groove Revival. Jazz Classic. Cool Jazz. Modern Jazz. Jazz fusion. Vocal jazz. Spiritual jazz. Free Jazz. Others Jazz. US Rap. Old School Rap. West coast Rap. East coast Rap. Others US Rap. He then moved on to producing full time, working with several successful UK bands throughout the s - Producing the highly successful debut album Backstreet Symphony by London Rockers Thunder and their follow up Laughing On Judgement Day.
Andy participated in the reunion of The Power Station , and in reunited with the other original members of Duran Duran to record their first new music together since Their ensuing album, Astronaut , featured a blend of Taylor's heavy guitar with the synth hooks of the classic Duran Duran sound. In , Andy again parted ways with Duran Duran , leaving the band a second time. Rumours have circulated that the reason for Taylor's departure lie in the rest of the band's decision to use American record producer Timbaland and to allow Timbaland and Justin Timberlake to write a song for the band, but in his autobiography Andy stated that he fully intended to show up for the sessions with Timbaland but management failed to get him a work visa.
Duran Duran simply cited an "unworkable gulf" as the reason.The great ANDY TAYLOR is finally making a comeback! He has even completed recording a new studio album, has signed to BMG Worldwide for a release to be announced shortly. Andy has also announced his first solo headlining show in 30 years this November! Here’s Andy’s statement posted today: “I’m extremely excited to announce that I will be playing my first .