Duran Duran split

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In what can only be described as a sad day for music, Duran Duran’s reunited original line-up have once again split, with guitarist Andy Taylor walking out on the band, just as he did in 1985.

In a message titled ‘to our fans’ posted on their MySpace page, Duran Duran confirm the departure citing personal and work differences.

Remaining members Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John and Roger Taylor say in the group message:

“As of last weekend, the four of us have dissolved our partnership and 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. Although obviously disappointed and saddened about this, we are excited about the next chapter of the Duran Duran story and look forward to seeing you all soon.”

There is speculation that former Missing Persons guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, who was Duran’s official guitarist from 1993 to 2001 might return as Taylor’s replacement…

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