'Guitarist quits Duran Duran'
GUITARIST ANDY TAYLOR has left DURAN DURAN due to an “unworkable gulf” between him and the rest of the group. The songwriter was an original member of the New Wave band, which enjoyed a string of pop hits such as RIO and A VIEW TO KILL in the 1980s. Andy left the group in 1986 to form rock band THE POWER STATION and later record solo material. He was replaced by American guitarist WARREN CUCCURULLO until 2001, before being reunited with the original members of Duran Duran. The band has since had critical and commercial success with the release of their 2004 album ASTRONAUT and singles (REACH UP FOR THE) SUNRISE and WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW.