Pandemic lockdowns globally generated a surge of creativity from music artists seeking ways to connect with their fans in a time when people are urged to stay at home.
Of all the virtual concerts, listening parties, and chats, my favorite lockdown series by far has been a tutorial and interview combo by John Taylor of Duran Duran. On nearly a weekly cadence, John regales the viewer with tales of a favorite song and how it came together, with a focus on his bass playing, and then he interviews a friend and fellow artist in a program dubbed Stone Love Bass Odyssey.
On Wednesday, June 10, John walks us through “Some Like It Hot” by his side project Power Station, and then he chats with none other than fellow English rocker Billy Idol, on Duran Duran’s Instagram!
To date, John has focused his bass tutorials on Duran Duran songs, last providing deep insights and deeper grooves into “The Reflex” by Duran Duran. So this week marks the first time John has ventured into a side project, as he captures the essence of “Some Like It Hot,” the 1985 Top 10 hit from the Robert Palmer-fronted collective.
Watch the official music video for “Some Like It Hot” by Power Station on YouTube:
After his prerecorded tutorial at the top of the hour, John goes live at the top of the next hour to chat with a fellow artist for a little under an hour. He’s chatted with the likes of Susanna Hoffs and Nile Rodgers so far, and this week, he chats with none other than ’80s megastar Billy Idol.