Duran Duran Shaken Up By Timberlake/timbaland Collaboration
Eighties pop group DURAN DURAN have been forced to radically alter their recording style to keep up with collaborators JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and TIMBALAND on their new album. Frontman SIMON LE BON, currently in a New York studio taping the disc, was shocked at how spontaneous Timberlake and hip-hop producer Timbaland are. He says, "(Justin) works very quickly. We're usually slow as snails. It's quite a challenge, and we had to change the way we play, really. "Particularly me. I had to be able to come up with ideas very quickly on the microphone. Just do it. Have new lyrics the next day - or the next evening. "This is the best thing that could have happened to us. It relights your fire. The stuff is great. We know we already have two singles."