Duran Duran 'Split' After Live Aid Disaster

British rockers DURAN DURAN took a 20-year break from the music industry following a disastrous performance at 1985's Live Aid concert.
Former guitarist Andy Taylor claims the charity concert opened his eyes to failing friendships within the band.
He recalls how frontman Simon Le Bon's voice cracked during the band's performance - and it signalled the start of a 20-year hiatus.
Taylor says, "After the Live Aid set there were no congratulatory hugs or smiles: it was as if we were foreign from each other. This would be the last time we played together in two decades.
"Constant bickering and hostility had left the atmosphere acrid with tension. We were tired of the incendiary arguments, the dark depressions, the bitter resentments. We were tired of the 24-hour attention."
The original five bandmembers - Taylor, Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - reunited in the early 2000s, but Andy Taylor left the band in summer 2006.


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