Duran Duran singer Roger Taylor has revealed that the rock band are eager on the concept of utilizing holograms at live shows as soon as they ‘kick the bucket’
Duran Duran have vowed to carry on touring – even after they’re dead.
As the group battle for a No1 album in opposition to Sir Elton John, Roger Taylor has given the inexperienced mild to performing as holograms, like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, after the group, as he places it, “kick the bucket”.
The 61-year-old drummer says: “Once we’re gone. Once we’ve kicked the bucket, that would be fine – we’d be quite happy with that.”
The band, who performed two gigs in Birmingham final month, have slowed down on the street since turning into “Glamfathers”, as Simon Le Bon, 63, has referred to as himself since daughter Saffron had her first youngster in 2018.
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Roger says: “We’ve had to slow down a little bit, we take it a little bit easier.
“We’ll probably end up like The Rolling Stones – they do about a gig a week.”
Roger guidelines out following the lead of ABBA and doing a hologram gig whereas the group are alive.
He says: “Once you are taking away that spontaneity, I believe, I believe you might be dropping one thing.
“It’s not something we would do at the moment, while we are still standing.”
Speaking of somebody who’s famously Still Standing…
The race is on for this week’s prime spot within the album chart.
Sir Elton, 74, is narrowly within the lead with his Lockdown Sessions, however Duran Duran’s Future Past is on course to be their highest-charting album because the Nineteen Eighties.
But Roger needs Elton nicely.
He says: “How incredible that two artists who have been in the business for almost 100 years combined are vying for a top spot.”