Duran Duran singer ‘hallucinates’ in Sri Lanka

October 14th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Oct 14 (IANS) Singer Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran says he shot for the song “Hungry like a wolf” in Sri Lanka where he was hot, tired and dehydrated and thought he hallucinated the whole experience. Rhodes confesses he remembers very little of the shoot.

Contactmusic.com quotes him as saying: “I got there completely fried having not slept for two or three days. I got off the plane at Sri Lanka and thought, ‘Okay, where’s the guy with the limo?’ I’m looking around and an Indian guy comes over and says, ‘Nick?’ I said, ‘Yeah, where’s the car?’

“It’s blistering heat and I’m dressed from head to toe in black leather. I’m looking forward to some air conditioning and then I see it’s a flat-bed truck. I asked how long to the hotel, expecting him to say 20 minutes. He said, ‘Five hours.’ So we drive for five hours over these dust tracks to god knows where in Sri Lanka.

“Literally, as I arrive, they’re filming and I’m walking down to the beach in a complete daze, and an elephant walked passed me on the street. I thought I was hallucinating.”

Drummer Roger Taylor added: “He liked wearing make-up, so, for him, going to Sri Lanka and staying in a dodgy old hotel was not something he loved to do.”

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