Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon Recalls Being Yelled At By Stephen Stills

With a star-studded lineup, the Live Aid concert in 1985 was one of the most significant events in music history as everyone came together to support Africa. The 16-hour superconcert reached over a billion viewers in 110 nations and raised $127 million for famine relief. Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon, who was a part of the concert, shared a memory he had from that night that included Stephen Stills while speaking to Jimmy Kimmel.

“I’ve got one great memory actually from that day we were all backstage,” recalled the vocalist before he went on to tell the moment they shared as a band with Stephen Stills. “I think we came on after Crosby Stills and Nash. So we’re setting up, and we’re all behind the curtain. I think we were doing some line check, and Jill’s going boom boom boom on the base, and Stephen Stills pulls back the curtain and goes, ‘Will you guys shut the f*ck up?'”

Simon Le Bon described the band’s reaction by saying, “We thought it was amazing,” because they immediately realized it was a monumental moment. Even though Stills’ comment was rather negative, it was a huge deal for Duran Duran members because they were big fans.

Le Bon also mentioned their new documentary ‘A Hollywood High’ in celebration of their 40th anniversary. It will feature the band’s most recent rooftop performance in Los Angeles at the Aster, decades-old archival footage, and exclusive interviews. The documentary is set to hit theaters on November 3.

The lineup of Live Aid consisted of the biggest names in the industry. Some of them were Black Sabbath, Crosby Stills and Nash, Judas Priest, the Beach Boys, Madonna, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Led Zeppelin, and of course, Duran Duran.