Duran Duran turned down an offer to do a Christmas single because it was ‘too cheesy’

by Patria

Duran Duran turned down an offer to do a Christmas single because they thought it was “cheesy”.

The ‘Ordinary World’ hitmakers may be releasing Halloween album ‘Danse Macabre’, but don’t expect them to release a Christmas collection any time soon.

Speaking to Classic Pop magazine, drummer Roger Taylor said: “We had an approach at one point to do a Christmas single.

“We thought it was too cheesy, so we didn’t do it. I often say we should have said yes because we’d still be getting a ton of royalties. No, it was too cheesy. I can’t see us doing a Christmas album now.

Keyboard player Nick Rhodes added: “I celebrate Christmas like everybody else, but it’s not a heartfelt thing. In a weird, beautiful way, Halloween is close to my heart. I love that it’s a pagan celebration of craziness.

“As a kid, witches, black cats, demons and monsters were much more appealing than some big guy with a beard in a red suit.

The ‘Wild Boys’ hitmakers have put their spin on Billie Eilish’s ‘Bury A Friend’, Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’ featuring Victoria De Angelis of Maneskin, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’, Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Spellbound’ and many more.

It also includes new versions of ‘Nightboat’ and ‘Secret October 31st’.

Inspired by two Halloween-themed shows in Las Vegas last year, where they donned ghoulish outfits and performed covers of ‘Spellbound’, The Specials’ ‘Ghost Town’ and Rick James’ ‘Super Freak’, the album – which is due out in full on October 27 – is the band’s first full-length album.

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