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Last Updated: Monday, 13 November 2006, 11:10 GMT
Timberlake helps on Duran album
Simon Le Bon
Le Bon said the band were in "a very good space"
British band Duran Duran are collaborating with Justin Timberlake on their new album.

Lead singer Simon Le Bon said Timberlake had contributed "in a writing and production manner" on a forthcoming song.

He added that they had also worked with producer Timbaland on three tracks and other producers were interested.

The band, who are currently touring Europe and the US, recently split with guitarist Andy Taylor.

Le Bon added: "We've got some good stuff happening. We've done three tracks with Timbaland.

There were many strong differences of feeling within the band
John Taylor, Duran Duran
"We've collaborated in a writing and production manner on one of those tracks with Justin Timberlake.

"We've got a lot of really hot producers who are hotly interested in working with us at the moment. We are in a very good space."

Duran Duran had their biggest hits in the 1980s with songs including Rio and The Reflex.

The group lost one of its founding members after guitarist Andy Taylor left the group last month.

Bassist John Taylor likened the split to a divorce, saying: "There were many strong differences of feeling within the band for some time now."

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