Duran Duran promise special guests if they get to play Glastonbury
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon says the band have the ambition to play Glastonbury and are waiting to get the call from organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.
Duran Duran have promised to bring out Nile Rogers and Mark Ronson as special guests if they get to perform at Glastonbury.
The '80s pop icons have never played at the world famous festival, but are keen to rock the Pyramid Stage if organisers Michael and Emily Eavis are interested in them bringing their hits to Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England.
Appearing on the 'Headliners' podcast, Simon said: “I want to play Glastonbury. I don't want to go as a punter, but I want Duran Duran to get the right slot. Anyway, that's the conversation that we shouldn't really have on the air. I'd love to do it. I'd like a night-time slot, to be honest with you, and it's got to be on the Pyramid Stage."
Asked whether they'd invite any special guests on stage, bassist John Taylor promised that they would bring out two of the band's high-profile collaborators, Nile Rodgers, who produced their 1986 album 'Notorious' as well as providing remixes for the group, and Mark Ronson, who worked on their 2010 record, 'All You Need Is Now'.
John said: “You'd have to bring Nile out and maybe Mark.“
Explaining how the band first met Chic frontman Nile, John recalled: "We were backstage with Blondie in New Jersey in 82, Nile was like 'I've heard you!'
"When Duran formed, one of its main influences was Chic. Not many people were saying that at that time. People were burning disco records.
"It was very important to him that a young English band was dropping Chic as an influence at that time, because nobody was doing it.
"To know Nile is to love him. You want to be friends with him, he's a very generous man on every level."