Duran Duran says no to nostalgia with Paper Gods

Broadcast on CBC RAdio Q july 13 2016
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Duran Duran helped define the sound of the 1980s — but they didn't get stuck there.

While many of their new wave contemporaries became nostalgia acts, the music legends have defied stagnation through constant reinvention. 

Last year, the band released the latest album in their 35 year career, Paper Gods, which features the talents of collaborators like Janelle Monae, Kiesza, Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers, and even Lindsay Lohan.

Today Simon LeBon and John Taylor swing by studio q while on the Canadian leg of their Paper Gods tour. They join guest host Rachel Giese to share how they "drag stuff out of each other," why they find it so crucial to stay in the now, and the problem with worshipping the paper god we call money.