Duran Duran Feared For Taylor's Life

Subscribe to Duran Duran alerts

Duran Duran rocker Andy Taylor once feared bandmate John Taylor would bleed to death after falling on a broken bottle during a drugs binge.
The band was staying in a hotel in San Francisco in 1984, when John Taylor trampled on smashed vodka bottle.
Andy Taylor recalls, "There was also a broken, bloodsmeared bottle of vodka on the floor. I couldn't get any sense out of John, but then I saw where all the blood was coming from. The soft underside of his foot was covered in a mass of cuts, which seemed to have shards of glass sticking out of them.
"I kept thinking: 'F**k, please don't let him bleed to death.'
"The incident was down-played in the media, but John's foot was a real mess and I think he needed 42 stitches. Believe me, this was not a minor incident - taking cocaine, getting drunk and dancing on vodka bottles is not a good combination."
But Taylor says his pal made a quick recovery - and was back performing onstage the next day.
He adds, "I knew John would be lucky to walk any time soon, let alone run up and down on stage - and we were due to perform the next day.
"Forty minutes later, John was back in his room. When I replay it in my mind it's like watching a Quentin Tarantino movie."


Tags: Duran Duran - Andy Taylor - John Taylor

Subscribe to Duran Duran alerts

More Duran Duran

Duran Duran Suing Their Own Fan Club For Missing Profits? Well - Kind Of

80s legends Duran Duran are reportedly suing their own fan club - or, more accurately, the firm that funs their official fan club – for...

Nick Rhodes Now Living With His Model Girlfriend

Nick Rhodes, founding member and keyboardist of Duran Duran, has reportedly taken the next step in his relation with girlfriend Nefer Suvio, by moving in...

Better Than The Beatles? Coldplay Top Radio 2 'Favourite Albums' List

Chris Martin can rest easy. It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It turns out that Radio 2’s listeners really do hold his band Coldplay in...


Kaiser Chiefs Founder Nick Hodgson Quits Band After 15 Years

Oh My God: Nick Hodgson Has Announced His Departure From The Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson has quit the band after 15 years. The...

Adele to Sing the New James Bond Theme ‘Skyfall’

Adele is to join the ranks of the musical elite, having been chosen to sing the theme to the new James Bond movie “Skyfall”....

Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now

You have to feel sorry for Simon Le Bon - well, ok may be sorry is bit of a stretch, but how about concerned then....



Duran Duran Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Duran Duran

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All