Simon Le Bon Reacts To ’Terrible’ Covers Of Duran Duran Records

Duran Duran‘s frontman, Simon Le Bon, recently shared his thoughts on other artists covering their songs, even the ones that don’t quite hit the mark. In a recent interview with NME, Le Bon expressed his feelings on the matter, and it might surprise you to learn that he’s not too fussed about it.

Cover songs have been a staple in the music scene for as long as we can remember. From up-and-coming artists showcasing their talents through their unique takes on classics to established musicians paying homage to their inspirations, cover songs have played a significant role in shaping the music world. They have the power to introduce a whole new generation of fans to the original artists’ work and keep the spirit of iconic tracks alive.

Le Bon’s take on this phenomenon is pretty laid-back, to say the least. During the interview, he shared that he doesn’t mind whether a cover of a Duran Duran track is considered good or bad. In fact, he seems to brush off any negative opinions about these covers. To him, the fact that other artists are covering their songs is enough to make him happy, regardless of the quality.

In other words, it appears that Le Bon is more focused on the idea that Duran Duran’s music is still resonating with people today, inspiring them to put their own spin on it. He’s not concerned about whether or not the covers are up to par, which is quite refreshing in a world where artists can be quite protective of their work.

When asked if it feels weird when artists cover their songs, the singer replied:

“No, it’s great. It’s not weird. It’s just great. I mean, I don’t care if they’re good covers or bad covers, to be honest with you. People come and say, ‘Oh, don’t you hate that version of this?’ by so-and-so and so and so, and I think, ‘No, why would I hate it?‘ and they go, ‘It’s terrible.’ I said, ‘But I don’t care if it’s terrible or good, actually.'”

So, if you’ve ever wondered what Simon Le Bon thinks about those ‘terrible’ covers of Duran Duran’s hits, now you know! He’s genuinely appreciative of the fact that their music continues to inspire others and remains relevant, regardless of whether the covers are good or bad. In his eyes, it’s all about spreading the love for Duran Duran and keeping their legacy alive through these reinterpretations.