Duran Duran Sheds Light on Lindsay Lohan Cameo on New Album 'Paper Gods'

Duran Duran photographed on June 30, 2015 at The Worx in London.
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Duran Duran photographed on June 30, 2015 at The Worx in London.

Lindsay Lohan might not be the first person you'd expect to hear on a Duran Duran album, but the actress landed a spoken-word part on the group's upcoming release after a text message exchange with frontman Simon Le Bon.

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"She asked to be part of it, texting Simon, and we thought, actually, there is one spot, 'Danceophobia,' where we needed someone to do a little role play for us," keyboardist Nick Rhodes says in the current cover story of Billboard.



Le Bon had met Lohan a decade earlier, after she approached him to say she had once gone to a party in costume as him.

Rhodes says her spoken-word interlude on "Danceophobia" was inspired by Michael Jackson's "Thriller."




"The idea came from Jackson's 'Thriller,' actually, the Vincent Price role," the keyboardist explains, noting that the "larger than life" actress "nailed it."

Duran Duran's new album, Paper Gods, is scheduled for release on Sept. 11. The set also features contributions from co-producers Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers and Mr Hudson, plus Janelle Monae and John Frusciante.

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