Nick Rhodes

Nick Rhodes
Nick Rhodes
  • Born: June 8, 1962
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Musician, Singer, Producer









Nick Rhodes is an English musician, singer and producer, best known as a founding member and keyboardist of the new wave band Duran Duran He is also informally monikered as "The Controller", after being introduced as such on stage by band mate Simon Le Bon during the Astronaut album world tours of 2004-2005. He is the youngest member of the original lineup.

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A lot of other bands have tried to go out there and say we've got views on this and views on that. But some of it I've found opportunist. Duran Duran has always been honest about everything. We've always laid everything out.
For me, a bit of anthropology in the evening is always better than staying and watching the telly.
I felt very grown up when I was wearing makeup, thank you very much.
I find that the older you get, the more helpful eyeliner is.
I got this idea about being afraid to let go of something and being afraid of sinking into a state of almost anesthesia, where you have to trust other people. Just the paranoia of it all. And it seemed to suit the frenetic track. So I just wrote it out and, you know, said it. Trust
I love pop culture. I love to be inside of it, and step outside and look back in. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I still love music - that's never gonna go away. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I suppose that I'm fairly comfortable with the clown hat on.
I think maybe my attention span is too long to tweet.
I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life. Life
If you look at the content of songs people write, it's usually about the things they know best.
I'm fascinated with genetic science, and I have been for a very long time. I always look at science and technology because I think that the developments in my lifetime have been so remarkable - and we're only at the tip of the iceberg with projects like decoding the human genome. Time ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I'm sure I'm a schizophrenic. The problem is I can't tell the difference between which one's which, which one is the real me.
MTV didn't exist in 1980, but by 1982, it had gotten to be a force to be reckoned with.
My ultimate style icon is Grace Jones.
Obviously with every new album we make, we always have to believe in it and feel we've gone in the right direction.
Style has always been very important to us. We grew up in the '70s. Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement. Music, Chants & Rapps
The Internet is the greatest tool for any artist to have interaction with any audience.
The most stylish country in the world is Italy.
Women's fashion is more interesting than men's. Women
You can only sleep in one bed at a time. Time
You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something - it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that. Music, Chants & Rapps

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