Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon Discusses Good and Bad Points of Music Talent Shows

12/28/2010
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(Gibson) Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon has been talking about music on television and the good points and bad points of TV talent shows.

Speaking to Ireland's Independent newspaper he said: "You've always had two parallel ways of doing things. You have Top of the Pops or The Old Grey Whistle Test on one hand, and New Faces [British TV talent show from the '70s and '80s] or Opportunity Knocks [British TV talent show from the '60s and '70s] on the other.

"And now you've got Later... With Jools Holland where you get real bands who've grown up and written their music. Then you've got The X Factor who are the ones who've been schooled and formed, and there's an awful big difference between those two." more on this story

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