It makes me wonder: how did video change the way we perceive music?RHODES: It obviously brought another dimension to music, and there were artists of our generation who embraced it because it was exciting and new. There were older artists who were a little more hesitant, really, to get involved. If you have a great video, it’s fun to watch, but how many times do you want to watch it?“When you’ve got a band that’s been around as long as ours, you’ve got two things that you’re focused on. “You try to make decisions based on the legacy, how do you manage the legacy of the music, and then at the same time, what can you do that feels current, that feels valid.So, you know, we’re looking for ways to do that all the time.” By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE.An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks.If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. in December last year, which we used our full production on.
Make no mistake, many artists trudge on stably for decades, whether superstars such as U2 or performers who fashion solid, lasting careers, such as John Hiatt or Billy Bragg.
Hawaii’s Duran Duran fans are a long-suffering bunch.
They had their hearts broken in 1994, when the band scheduled a show here but canceled.
And, since we’ve been playing now for more than three decades, you learn what works and how to put together a real experience for people, because what we do is try to create a show that we’d like to see from somebody else.
You’ve got to take people on a journey, and we’ve got a lot of music now to choose from, so balancing the set between things we wouldn’t get out of the building if we didn’t play to interesting new songs and a few surprises, that in itself is quite an art.