John Taylor from Duran Duran pulls bonehead move in front of cop
Duran Duran bass guitarist John Taylor was pulled over by the police on Wednesday for a routine traffic violation, and just after that, he reportedly made another unlawful action right in front of the cop — and it was all caught on tape.
According to TMZ reports, 52-year-old John Taylor was getting written up for a routine traffic violation in Los Angeles after making an illegal left turn. Once he got his citation, the rocker drove off — blowing right through a stop sign, just 20 yards from the police officers who pulled him over.
However, TMZ reported that John Taylor got away with it because the cops were still getting in their cruiser when the Duran Duran guitarist was speeding away in his vehicle.
Taylor is best known as the bass guitarist and co-founder of pop rock band Duran Duran. The band was one of the most popular groups in the world during the 1980s due to their revolutionary music videos that played in heavy rotation in the early days of MTV. John Taylor played with Duran Duran from its founding in 1978 until 1997, when he left to pursue a solo recording and film career. He recorded a number of solo releases (albums, EPs, and video projects) through his company “Trust The Process” over the next four years, had a lead role in the movie “Sugar Town,” and made appearances in a several other film projects. He rejoined Duran Duran for a reunion of the original five members of the group in 2001.
Taylor also founded two supergroup side projects called Power Station and Neurotic Outsiders.