JOHN TAYLOR is the bassist and cofounder with Nick Rhodes of the British rock band Duran Duran, with a career spanning three decades. In 1999 John married Gela Nash, cofounder of Juicy Couture.
Unlike most cred-obsessed rockers, the Duran Duran bassist presents his (and the band's) story as one of substance in the service of style. And his natural raconteur's wit lends Duran's ruthless ambition some crucial charm. "LA Times" Taylor's honest and heartfelt style makes for a highly worthwhile and entertaining read whether you are a fan of the band or not. "In the Pleasure Groove" is, quite simply, a fascinating tale of very interesting man who has jammed one hell of a lot of living into his 52 years. Huffington Post.com Taylor s Insightful, entertaining memoir, the inside story of the seminal 80s band, Duran Duran "Publishers Weekly" The book is a familiar tale of rock n roll, sin and redemption, but Taylor s capable voice make this a more nuanced and intriguing memoir than might be expected. "Kirkus""