Duran Duran angry about Jubilee snub

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 June 2012
Simon Le Bon

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon

Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon is angry about his band being snubbed for the Diamond Jubilee concert

Simon Le Bon is angry about being snubbed for the Diamond Jubilee concert.

The Duran Duran frontman was "underwhelmed" by the concert line up to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth on the throne and upset his band were not considered to perform.

Voicing his frustration on twitter during the live performances on Monday (04.06.12), he wrote: "Well, Julian Lloyd-Weber and Gary Barlow, I have to say, I am in the least - underwhelmed (sic).

"Well, at least we have Sir Paul McCartney's 'willy dance' to look forward to. He is on it, right(sic)?"

British music legends, including Sir Elton John, Annie Lennox and Sir Paul McCartney performed in front of Buckingham Palace in London to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.

The 'Ordinary World' singer blames Take That frontman Gary Barlow - who unveiled his Jubilee single 'Sing', co-written with Andrew Lloyd Webber, at the event - for the snub.

Simon, 53, added: "I absolutely wish that DD'd (Duran Duran had) been part of the Jubilee concert. But it was a Gary B booking, and he didn't want us (sic)."

Duran Duran

The foppish 80s yacht-botherers return for their first full UK tour in seven years (although true fans will still be drying out their shoulder pads following their rain-soaked appearance at Edinburgh Castle in 2009), with a new album to punt.

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