"To Our Fans
We know that there has been a tremendous amount of speculation over the past few weeks regarding Andy Taylor's continued involvement with the band and we are sorry that we've been unable to provide you with more information until now. The past five years have been an incredible journey for us all - and having the original five back together was something that we had wanted to see happen for some time. As of last weekend, however, 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. ~
Simon, John, Nick and Roger"
I never doubted that the four remaining members would once again perform, and even record together as Duran Duran; but I was astounded that Andy Taylor was asked back at all. I can't say I'm broken up, or even surprised by his re-departure. All I can really say, is:
SOMEONE CALL WARREN CUCCARULLO, REAL DAMN FAST!