March 25, 1998 12:00 AM

British ’80s superstar popsters Duran Duran (“Rio,” “Hungry Like the Wolf”) are getting back to their roots. The group announced in London on Friday that they are reforming with their original lineup. Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes will join Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor for the first time in 15 years to record a new album. They may also tour. “It’s something we are very much looking forward to,” founding member and keyboardist Rhodes said in a statement. “There has always been an incredible chemistry and musical energy when we have got together.” After world tours and a slate of hit albums, drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor quit the group in 1985. Bassist and founding member John Taylor exited in 1996.

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