‘Notorious’ Turns 30: How Nile Rodgers Conducted Duran Duran’s Reinvention

After losing two key members, the band discovered a new groove

David Chiu
Nov 21, 2016 · 7 min read

the time 1986 rolled around, Duran Duran was at a major turning point in its career. The year before, the group had splintered into two factions: the hard-rocking supergroup the Power Station, featuring bassist John Taylor and…