Thanks Ron

Duran Duran man Roger Taylor has hailed Mark Ronson as the band’s saviour from further chart obscurity after the superproducer helped the 80s hitmakers ‘rediscover’ their sound.

Ronson was called into the studio by the group after their last album, Red Carpet Massacre, flopped gloriously in 2007.

Drummer Roger Taylor admits he thanks his lucky stars that Ronson was around to help them with All You Need Is Now, the group’s forthcoming venture, because if they carried on as in recent years it could have been the group’s last.

Taylor told the Daily Star: ‘We all knew it was a very important album for us, it was do or die actually. After our last record didn't perform that well, we thought: 'The next one better be good, because it could be our last.'

’Thank God that we fell in with Mark Ronson, who showed us the way. Mark said: 'You need to rediscover your sound and how you made records back in 1983.'

’He had a vision that we could still be contemporary but recapture the ground that we used to occupy, one that other bands like The Killers had jumped onto.’

Just the kind of story that makes us want to hear Duran Duran's new album. Luckily, it’s out later this month.

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