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Simon Le Bon’s Year End, 2017

December 26th, 2017


Event of the Year

For Duran Duran, playing Lollapalooza, in particular, the show in Buenos Aires.

For England, Harry getting engaged to Meghan Markle.

For me, my mum passing away


I didn’t see many movies this year. I quite enjoyed “Blade Runner 2049.” It was a visual feast. I missed “Dunkirk,” and that probably would have been my #1 film. I think I will love it.


I really really enjoyed “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry, that would be my top book of the year. I am also listening to Andy Weir’s “Artermis” as read by Rosaria Dawson.

TV Show(s)

“Peaky Blinders” is so good. It’s fluff, but it is fantastic! All the acting is amazing, and it takes place in Birmingham, which I love. I love “Game of Thrones” too. I’ve seen “Stranger Things” seasons 1, it reminds me of “ET” and “Close Encounters”… I am looking forward to Season 2.

Music – I liked Leon Bridges “River,” I liked Harry Styles’ single “Sign of the Times,” I’ve been listening to the Rolling Stones’ blues album and getting into folk music as well. I like a band called Flyte and London Grammar has had a few good singles.

Favourite Duran Duran Moment

See answer to question #1 (Lollapalooza)

Personal Highlight

I am looking forward to some good news next year, but this was a hard year for me personally. I loved the tour we did, I loved Hawaii, South America was amazing, Japan…pretty much all the good things in my life have been on tour this year, all the sad things have been here. It was a tough year for this family.

Looking Forward to in 2018

Starting work on the next Duran Duran project, beginning of the band’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, and just starting a new year.