London, July 11 (IANS) Popular British new wave/synthpop band Duran Duran feel “motivated” by their past success, according to drummer Roger Taylor.
The band formed in 1978 and has enjoyed incredible success through its history, which according to Taylor, has continued to inspire the band members through the latter part of their careers, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“We are motivated by our past success. It’s quite a big thing to live up to. But at the same time, we don’t want to be stuck in the past,” Taylor was quoted by lifestyle publication Vegas Seven as saying.
“We want to be current, modern and vital. You want to be part of what’s next. That’s motivational in itself,” he added.
Despite their landmark careers, Taylor claimed that he and his fellow bandmates — Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and John Taylor — are all still developing as artistes.
“We are all developing as musicians. John and I were talking about this recently: You can’t stand still as a player. You always have to try to keep moving forward, while you can,” he said.
“Every hour that you play develops your art, if you like. Considering the thousands of hours that we have played together over the last few years, there is definitely been some development,” Taylor added.