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Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers perform live at the Freak Out Let's Dance NY 2016 concert held at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York City, United States - Saturday 8th October 2016

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Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers
Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers
Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers
Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers
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Nile Rodgers at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss held at the Tate Modern, Bankside, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th September 2016

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Nile Rodgers - Nile Rodgers outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd June 2016

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Marlo Thomas , Nile Rodgers - We are Family Foundation honoring Jimmy Carter at the Hammerstein Ballroom at Hammerstein Ballroom - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 29th April 2016

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Nile Rodgers Busks On London's South Bank, Makes £12.20


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Chic legend Nile Rodgers busked on London's South Bank on Monday, making around £12.30 during a 20 minute set. The guitarist and songwriter had played British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park on Sunday alongside Grace Jones and Kylie Minogue.

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"This really was a blast today. I truly used to like busking. I made a decent living and some lifelong friends," Rodgers wrote on social media, adding that he started out his career when he was young and homeless by busking.

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Nile Rodgers Discusses His Chic Career


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Internationally-renowned artist, Nile Rodgers, took time out of the world of disco for a one-on-one session with Spotify to discuss the creative process and his prolific musical career so far during an event at advertising conference, Advertising Week.

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Nile Rodgers talked about his time in the music industry at a recent event

The guitarist, producer and co-founder of disco group Chic spent time with Spotify’s Head of Editorial and, with the help of his ‘Hitmaker’ guitar, musically illustrated his life as a composer, arranger and artist.

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Nile Rodgers - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived at the Soul Train Awards 2014 which were held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 7th November 2014

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


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MoogFest 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 Moog synthesizer is an incredible piece of equipment invented by a man who changed music for the better, so the fact that there's a weekend event named sharing the name is a thrilling prospect for musicians and fans alike. It began in 2004 and was eventually brought to Asheville, North Carolina in 2008 where it has stayed ever since. Not only have festival goers got a first-class music line-up to look forward to, Moogfest 2014 will also be hosting presentations during the day from both veteran music boffins to newcomers still experimenting with developing their sound. For all you synth-lovers out there, you will also be treated to various workshops which will no doubt give you an immersive experience into the heart of electronic music.

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


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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 preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.

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"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.

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


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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 Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Stevie Wonder, Nile Rodgers, Ringo Starr, Sir Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl all showing off their skills.

As for the small matter of the actual awards, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were the evening's big winners whilst newcomer Lorde picked up two gongs and Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Kacey Musgraves and Black Sabbath were also prominent victors. This, year, perfect pop princess Taylor Swift went home empty-handed, which made for some pretty funny videos.

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Daft Punk Confirm Grammys Gig After Nominations Deluge


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Daft Punk's infectious disco jam 'Get Lucky' may have woven its way into our memories of summer 2013 but winter may see the French electronic duo rewarded for their incredible latest album with one of the highest musical accolades: a Grammy.

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The 2014 Grammy Awards Will Be Dominated By Daft Punk.

The prestigious annual ceremony will be held in January and aired live on television. As well as a dazzling evening of the world's biggest acts being awarded for what's been a pretty good year for music, Daft Punk have been confirmed as the evening's live musical entertainment, according to Rolling Stone.

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Nirvana Finally Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Honour


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90s rock band Nirvana are one of 16 acts nominated for entry into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Owing to the rule that only acts who released their debut album of single 25 years ago are eligible for the honour, this will be the first time that Nirvana have been considered.

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Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic May Soon Be Honoured With A Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Entry.

More than 600 industry personnel will vote to select next year's inductees, who will be announced in December. Also nominated are prog rockers Yes, disco pop band Chic, glam rock band Kiss, classic rockers Deep Purple, rap artists N.W.A and LL Cool J, and folk legend Cat Stevens, AKA Yusuf Islam.

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The Sun Comes Out For Manic Street Preachers At Portmeirion's Festival No 6


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Manic Street Preachers brought this year's Festival No 6 to a highly anticipated and triumphant close: a true reward for all those who'd braced the lashing rain and blasting gales throughout Sunday's stormy weather.

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Nicky Wire Has Spoken Of The Honour Of Playing At Portmeirion.

Portmeirion's festival weekend saw a mixed cornucopia of acts including Chic and Nile Rodgers, Daughter, My Bloody Valentine, Brythoniaid Welsh Male Voice Choir, John Cooper-Clarke and Johnny Marr perfor,m whilst The Staves, Islet and Sam Airey's shows had to be called off due to the torrential downpour and accompanying relentless wind that started at 7am and refused to let up.

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Daft Punk & Nile Rodgers Will Work Together Again After 'Get Lucky' Hit [Video]


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Prior to the release of French electronic duo Daft Punk's latest album, Random Access Memories, few could have forecasted the unprecedented success of lead single 'Get Lucky' with over one million copies of the single sold since its release in April making the disco knee-jiggling track the year's UK bestseller and the most streamed Spotify track in 24 hours in history. Such was the hit power of 'Get Lucky' that Durex, inspired by the song title and subject matter, created a new line of 'Get Lucky' condoms featuring the band on the packet and a Japanese toy company unveiled a line of mini robo action figures of Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter (AKA Daft Punk).

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Daft Punk Have Always Hid Their Indetities Under Robot Masks.

Now, spurred on by the worldwide enthusiasm for their new disco-electronic sound, it has been revealed that Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers will work with Daft Punk once again in an exciting new project that plans to release previously unheard Chic master in his interview on DJAZZ.tv whilst at the Jazz à Vienne Festival 2013. The guitarist and producer explains how he came across some old Chic material in record label Warner's tape library: "I found in the Warner tape library some old, unreleased Chic masters that didn't belong to them that were in boxes that said Chic. But when you opened them up they had Johnny Mathis inside, my film scores, they had Nile Rodgers solo tracks, they had Chic tracks that were not designed for any project except for the guys working with me writing songs. So I'm going to finish that, and this is an exclusive: Daft Punk want to do at least one of them with me, because they respect the music; they understand."

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Glastonbury Weather Dries Up Ready For The Big Acts


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Many Glasto goers woke up to the pitter patter of rain on canvas this morning as Wednesday's warm, humid weather well and truly dissolved into rain. By the Thursday evening, the site was drenched - what had initially been forecast as a "short sharp shower turned into an all-day deluge," according to the BBC. And where there's rain, there's mud: big sticky, gloopy, welly-stealing piles of it. This didn't deter any of the 118,000 ticket holders already onsite, with revellers retreating to indoor tents or embracing the wet weather and sludge with gusto by making mud slides. As the main festival wasn't even fully underway by then, we can't say we'd like to be sharing their tent this weekend - let's hope they've brought some babywipes!

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Glastonbury Festival Organisers Michael & Daughter Emily Eavis.

Unlike everywhere else in the country, the rest of the weekend in the South-West is set to be mild, but not exactly toasty, with mean temperatures of 18°C combined with average windspeeds of about 15mph: so that little weather forecaster's cartoon of a grey cloud will pretty much sum up the weekend. 2009's extreme weather saw torrential downpours and thunderstorms lighting up the valley but was followed by 2010's glorious sunshine, which caused sunstroke and dust problems. Punters have a whole weekend of musical, comical and performance joy ahead of them to distract them from any weather woes though. Saturday night will be headlined by The Rolling Stones who have described the Glastonbury headline slot as an experience they were "destined" for, with organisers Michael and Emily Eavis "thrilled" to have the legendary Stones perform.

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