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Nile Rodgers: The Beatles Changed My Life

16th December 2014

Nile Rodgers says The Beatles changed his life.The 62-year-old musician has revealed the Beatles track 'A Day in the Life' was the first song he played on the guitar, and prompted him to take up...

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Nile Rodgers Restoring Chic Recordings

1st December 2014

Nile Rodgers is restoring some ''lost'' CHIC recordings.The 62-year-old musician was given a number of boxes of tapes he feared were lost forever four years ago, and now he has beaten cancer, he is working...

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Nile Rodgers To Be Honoured By The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing

31st October 2014

Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers is set to be honoured by bosses at The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing.The producer will be feted "for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and...

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Nile Rodgers Completes Le Freak Remix

14th October 2014

Nile Rodgers and Rudimental have completed their collaboration on the remix of Chic song 'Le Freak'.The artists reinvented the disco classic as part of the GoThinkBig project - an initiative launched by O2 which offers...

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Nile Rodgers To Perform With Late Bandmates On New Album

30th September 2014

Chic star Nile Rodgers is working with bandmates from beyond the grave by reworking outtakes from old music to create new tracks.The disco legend has compiled old demos and lost tapes, including two Sister Sledge...

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Bryan Ferry Teams Up With Johnny Marr And Nile Rodgers

24th September 2014

Bryan Ferry has teamed up with Johnny Marr and Nile Rodgers on his new album. The Roxy Music star has also worked with Flea, Ronnie Spector, Mark Knopfler and Maceo Parker on different tracks on...

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The Things They Say: 4383417

23rd September 2014

"I couldn't be happier to be working with my band again. They're like my second Chic." Nile Rodgers is enjoying working with Duran Duran again. The hitmaker/producer was the mastermind behind the controls for the...

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Nile Rodgers Dedicates Bestival Show To Late Guitar Technician

8th September 2014

Chic star Nile Rodgers broke down in tears during his headlining set at Britain's Bestival festival on Sunday (07Sep14) as he paid tribute to his guitar technician Terry Brauer, who died hours before showtime.The disco...

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8th September 2014

Chic veteran Nile Rodgers is working on a new track with rapper Kanye West.

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Nile Rodgers Working With Kanye West

8th September 2014

Nile Rodgers has been working on new music with Kanye West.The 'Le Freak' hitmaker revealed that the controversial 37-year-old rapper recently sent him a track to work on, although it is not known whether the...

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Nile Rodgers And Rudimental To Remix Le Freak

27th August 2014

Nile Rodgers and Rudimental are collaborating on a new remix of CHIC's 'Le Freak'.The dance legend and BRIT Award-winning group are enlisting the services of 100 young people across the UK in association with GoThinkBig...

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Nile Rodgers Celebrates 42 Months Cancer-free

18th August 2014

Music veteran Nile Rodgers marked a major milestone on Sunday (17Aug14) as he celebrated 42 months cancer-free.The star took to the stage at Britain's V Festival in Chelmsford, England on Sunday, and he shared his...

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Nile Rodgers: New Duran Duran Tracks Are Sick

14th August 2014

Nile Rodgers says the songs he's working on with Duran Duran are sounding ''sick''.The Chic guitarist-and-songwriter is in the studio with the band and producer Mark Ronson recording tracks for the group's next album.So far,...

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Nile Rodgers To Perform At Ryder Cup Gala

30th July 2014

Funk legend Nile Rodgers is set to star in a gala concert in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the launch of top golfing tournament the Ryder Cup.Rodgers will perform at the SSE Hydro Arena venue...

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Prince Performs With Nile Rodgers

7th July 2014

Prince and Nile Rodgers teamed up to pay tribute to David Bowie at the Essence Music Festival.The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker joined the disco legend on state in New Orleans ahead of his own headline set...

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Nile Rodgers Wants To Work With Prince

23rd May 2014

Nile Rodgers has revealed he wants to record with Prince.The Chic star will be touring with 'Purple Rain' singer this year and he is hoping to get in the studio with Prince and lay down...

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Simon Le Bon Surprises Nile Rodgers With Award Dedication

22nd May 2014

Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon flew to the Spanish island of Ibiza to honour Nile Rodgers at a music industry event this week (beg19May14).The Rio hitmaker headed to the International Music Summit (Ims) to...

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Moogfest 2014 Gets To The Heart Of Electronic Music With Shows From Kraftwerk And Pet Shop Boys

By Holly Williams | 22nd April 2014

Named after America's main pioneer in the world of electronic music, Robert Moog, Moogfest is finally back after a brief sabbatical which saw them miss 2013 - to much disappointment from electronic lovers everywhere.The much-adored...

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Fascinating Fact: 4139797

4th April 2014

Chic star Nile Rodgers is to be honoured with the International Music Summit's Legends Award. The organisation will fete the star at an event on the Spanish island of Ibiza on 21 May (14).

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Nile Rodgers And Chic To Play In Croatia

26th March 2014

Nile Rodgers and Chic will play Croatia for the first time later this year. The 'Le Freak' hitmakers have been added to the bill for Unknown Festival 2014, which will take place in September, along...

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Nile Rodgers Teases Adam Lambert And Avicii Song

17th March 2014

Nile Rodgers has teased an unreleased Adam Lambert and Avicii collaboration. The guitarist took to Twitter to reveal he has been chatting to the singer about the unheard track, after the three musicians teamed up...

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It's Indie Rock & Roll For V Festival: The Killers Headline Huge Bill

By Jack de Aguilar | 4th March 2014

The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will...

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Nile Rodgers Put Music Before Drugs

19th February 2014

Nile Rodgers got sober because he worried his lifestyle would destroy his musical ability.The Chic guitarist - who is expected to perform with Pharrell Williams at tonight's (19.02.14) BRIT Awards - admits drugs used to...

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Kate Moss Attends Prince's Intimate London Show

18th February 2014

Kate Moss was among the stars who attended Prince's intimate show in London last night (17.02.14). The 40-year-old supermodel turned up at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London to watch the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker and...

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Pharrell Williams Wants To Reunite Gallagher Brothers

7th February 2014

Pharrell Williams wants to reunite the Gallagher brothers for a collaboration.The 'Happy' chart-topper says his dream duet would be with warring Oasis bandmates Liam and Noel Gallagher, who haven't spoken since a backstage punch-up at...

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A Week In News: Grammys Glory, Bad Boy Bieber, Retiring Rockers, And The Wild, Wild West

By Lauren James | 31st January 2014

Grammy Awards Glory: Last Sunday's Grammy Awards proved probably the most spectacular ceremony in living memory. The most enviable of all performance line-ups entertained a near-record 28.5 million viewers, with Madonna, Daft Punk, Beyoncé and...

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Daft Punk Win Big At Grammy Awards

27th January 2014

Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards last night (26.01.14).The French duo took him Best Album for 'Random Access Memories' and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo...

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Daft Punk Win Big At Grammy Awards

27th January 2014

Daft Punk scooped Best Song and Best Album at the Grammy Awards last night (26.01.14).The French duo took him Best Album for 'Random Access Memories' and both Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo...

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Madonna To Perform At Grammy Awards

24th January 2014

Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.The 'Material Girl' singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday (26.01.14) a secret until this morning (24.01.14).She accompanied the announcement...

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Paul Mccartney And Ringo Starr To Reunite At Grammys

15th January 2014

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will reunite at the Grammy Awards.The legendary Beatles bass player and drummer - the only surviving members of the 60s group - will both perform at the 56th annual...

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