Duran Duran have commented on their first nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Simon Le Bon said, "Just to make it onto the nominations list is an honor that I never expected to experience... But for sure, this distinction is due in large part to the fact that we have an army of fans around the world who have unwaveringly supported us for the past four decades."
John Taylor went on to add, "What a surprise and an honor! To be nominated by such a highly esteemed organization is truly special in this, our 40th year."
Roger Taylor commented, "A big thank you to not only the Rock Hall for making us part of the ballot, but also to all the DD fans that have made so much noise. The 12-year-old drummer in me just screamed very, very loudly!"
The members who would be inducted are those in Duran Duran’s classic lineup of Le Bon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Andy Taylor, along with guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, who was in the group from 1989 to 2001.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]