It’s official: we are living in the era of the tell-all rock-and-roll autobiography. Witness recent titles from Rolling Stone Keith Richards, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, onetime-Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, KISS’s Ace Frehley and Stone Temple Pilot Scott Weiland to name a few. Next up – Duran Duran’s John Taylor.
The hunky, jet-setting bassist, who just celebrated his 52nd birthday June 20, promises his forthcoming memoir, In The Pleasure Groove: Love Death & Duran Duran, will tell the story of the insanely successful band he co-founded and essentially owned the 1980s with, plus some succulent back story and personal stuff.
Given that the guy has done more supermodels than a Victoria’s Secret photoshop technician, this should be good. Of course, the above-board stuff has been pretty watchable, too: see Taylor’s first marriage to British socialite and UK TV star Amanda De Cadenet and second to Juicy Couture co-founder Gela Nash.
“Here is my journey and where it took me; into fantastic success, more than a little decadence, darkness and finally, I like to think, a little enlightenment,” Taylor is quoted as saying by Australia’s Noise 11, which adds that the book will also trace Taylor’s meetings with “Andy Warhol, David Bowie and the occasional James Bond and his life dating models and driving fast cars.”
In The Pleasure Groove: Love Death & Duran Duran will be published by Little Brown in October (Amazon.com has it coming on the 16th).