Nile Rodgers Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


6th March 2015

Quote: "I sang it for Elton and played it for him the other day after we just finished doing a gig together. He says, 'Queen? Did you write this about me?'" Chic star Nile Rodgers is glad Sir Elton John saw the funny side after he played him a new song called Queen.


23rd September 2014

Quote: "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 British pop veterans' The Wild Boys hit and The Reflex remix.


8th September 2014

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


4th April 2014

Fact: 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).


23rd October 2013

Fact: Superproducers Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder are teaming up to work on an album of new material. Rogers let news of the top secret collaboration slip during a recent Twitter chat with Rinse FM DJ Carly Wilford.


5th July 2013

Quote: "Johnny said he held his hands over his son's ears and ran him to the car after he was born and turned on his Chic record - as the first thing he wanted Nile to hear was Chic." Nile Rodgers' work with Chic was the first sound rocker Johnny Mars wanted his son to hear after he was born. Mars also named the newborn after the funk icon.


17th June 2013

Quote: "I spoke to one of U2's representatives and said I've love to produce them. Bono came to see Chic perform six years ago and we chatted and had a really good time, but we haven't seen each other since. Me and Edge in a room playing together - can you imagine? It would be killer!" Veteran musician Nile Rodgers wants to work with the Irish rockers.


17th August 2012

Tweet: "Madonna's birthday 18 years ago was the last time I did drugs or took a drink. Amazing! Happy Birthday Ma!" Music producer Nile Rodgers celebrated 18 years sober on Thursday (16Aug12), the day the pop superstar turned 54.


9th February 2012

Quote: "We were just jamming at my house, but it's gonna be proper and real. They came over today around breakfast time and now it's evening. I basically had to almost kick them out. We were having so much fun just in an informal setting that we decided to make it formal. And it's very formal. It's gonna be amazing." Funk legend Nile Rodgers is overjoyed to be working with Daft Punk on a new collaboration.


21st October 2011

Quote: "The only person I have regrets about is Miles Davis. He and I had become good friends after we did a photo shoot and coincidentally we kept running into each other at parties and stuff. I regret not having written a hit for Miles Davis." Music producer Nile Rodgers on his greatest regrets.


20th October 2011

Quote: "Michael and I were on tour together, so he and I were on the bus and I was clearly the odd guy in my band, no question about it, and he was clearly the odd guy in his band... We gravitated towards each other and I used to read comic books to him and stuff and we had a blast... I was almost the older brother." Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers on his relationship with the late Michael Jackson.


28th October 2010

Fact: A guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has sold for $35,000 (£23,333) at a charity event in New York. The instrument raised funds for the We Are Family Foundation, which was set up by songwriter/musician Nile Rodgers.


3rd June 2008

Fact: Legendary music producer Nile Rodgers, who has worked with Madonna, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross and founded disco band Chic, has signed a deal to publish his memoirs.


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