Duran Duran On Why They Think They’re Still So Influential

Every generation gets into Duran Duran. What do you think it is that makes this band still so influential?
Nick Rhodes:
I think the approach we took has certainly become more popular with a lot of artists now. But we took it from everything we’d heard and seen and put it together. We liked Chic and Sister Sledge, and we liked David Bowie. We liked the Sex Pistols and Kraftwerk. Along the line we got into James Brown and electronic music and house music. It all goes into the mix, and that’s the way music’s always developed.

The world keeps catching up to where Duran Duran started.
Simon Le Bon:
We’re still here. And we’ll wait forever if we have to.

Via Rolling Stone