In a statement on their website, Duran Duran announced that due to an "unworkable gulf between us" under which the group could no longer "effectively function," guitarist Andy Taylor has left the band. "Although disappointed about this, we are excited about the next chapter of the Duran Duran story," the message goes on to say.... Mariah Carey's manager says that a financial default by the concert promoter, not lackluster ticket sales nor outrageous backstage demands by the diva, caused the cancellation of her weekend show in Hong Kong.