8 February 2013 11:41 AM, PST | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes might not be up on your favorite new DJ or band, but he's Ok with that.

"Now I think I'm fairly discerning with what I listen to," Rhodes told HuffPost in a recent interview. "Because I don't need to particularly listen to something that is brand new unless it's really great. I'm all for any piece of modern music. Someone tells me, 'You've got to listen to this.' I'll always listen."

Rhodes, 50, says certain new acts have made an impression on him (he likes the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go" and says Mgmt's "Kids" has "a completely different feel to it"), but wonders if the relative ease with which one can produce a song nowadays has brought with it a lack of focus on craft. "Are people going to be listening to it like they listen to the Beatles now, or whoever else who has endured? »

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