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

(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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