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Duran Duran: Working with Timbaland was a fucking nightmare

By | Published on Tuesday 22 March 2011

Duran Duran

Duran Duran have described working on three tracks for their 2007 album, ‘Red Carpet Massacre’ with Timbaland as “a fucking nightmare”. John Taylor told The Quietus: “That whole project was a fucking nightmare. We delivered an album to Sony that was a natural-sounding, almost rock album, and they were like: ‘We need something a bit pop, do you fancy doing a couple of tracks with Timbaland?'”

Nick Rhodes continued: “The thing was, we got an opportunity to work with Timbaland, so we thought: ‘Great, let’s go for it’. We knew it was a risk in terms of what the fans would like, if you’re working with someone who is ostensibly an electro/hip hop producer. When Timbaland saw the guitar and the bass and the drums come in to the studio, I think he was mortified, because everything’s in a box for those guys. But I’m really glad we made that album, because in time I think it will stand up”.



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