Interview: Duran Duran Bassist John Taylor Talks About The Band's Biggest Hits

Dealing With Critics

John Taylor: “I think it’s quite difficult. I think everybody is different. I think we all react to circumstances differently and it all depends on the way we were raised and what our expectations are of others. I mean we were fortunate to be in a band. We were always processing our shit between us. It wasn’t like one guy like Justin Bieber. But I guess he’s got his family around him. I guess he’s got his people around him. Nobody is in a vacuum, are they? I mean, you can sort of drink yourself into a vacuum or if you take enough drugs you can end up in a vacuum that’s when it starts getting problematic. But if you can be leisurely and real with the people around you, I think you can kind of work your way through it. It’s like playing chess or something. [Laughs.] You can’t expect everybody to be behind you the whole way.”

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