Duran Duran

Issue 1588

Duran Duran

Once pitched as the poster boys for a particular brand of Thatcherite excess, Duran Duran are now covering The Specials’ Ghost Town, the era’s biggest protest anthem. Making music is about rich escapism and experimentation, they think.

“I’ve come to see it as a force of unification,” John Taylor tells us. “When the lights go down and whoever’s in the room becomes as one. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what your age is, what your sex is, gender, ethnicity, you’re all moving to the same beat. That, to me, is us doing our bit.”

Read more from John Taylor and Nick Rhodes in the latest Big Issue, with an exclusive, never-before-seen portrait of the band on the cover.

Also inside

  • Jodie Whittaker explains why going behind bars in the second series of Time was the first TV role she chose after Doctor Who
  • Naomi Klein explains how her mother’s disability changed the way she sees the world in a Letter To My Younger Self
  • Exclusive data that reveals the cause of every train cancellation in the last five years
  • What life is like travelling to, from and around the UK’s worst connected major city
  • How the death of regional accents has been greatly exaggerated
  • And Marian in Penicuik explains how he helps supermarket staff with security while selling his magazines

Plus a 24-page special inside exploring The Future of Travel!

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