Saturday, September 23, 2017

ANNOUNCING: CHIC ft Nile Rodgers + Earth, Wind & Fire Tour Dates! And more...

Check out the "2054: The Tour" dates for CHIC ft Nile Rodgers + Earth, Wind & Fire HERE

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RockHall Musical Excellence Award 2017 Recipient, Nile Rodgers

Sonic innovator Nile Rodgers rocked beyond the boundaries of disco with inimitable guitar riffs fundamental to hip-hop, rock and EDM. He is this year's Musical Excellence award Inductee and is recognized for his contributions as a member of Chic and as a producer. Congratulations on your #RockHall2017 Induction! More here: bit.ly/NileRodgers2017

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Happy Birthday, Nile Rodgers!

Happy Bday, Nile!

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FreakOut! Let's Dance 2016 NYC

 

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REVIEW: CHIC ft Nile Rodgers in Halifax, NS

Festival Main Stage, Halifax NS, July 15

By Ryan McNutt
Published Jul 16, 2016


Photo: Lindsay Duncan

"You want to have a funky good time?" asked the ever-smiling, dreadlocked man with the guitar. "Me too!"

Coming from anyone else, that would be a rather pat "welcome to our show" sentiment. But this was Nile Rodgers saying it, a man whose fingers are literally all over the past 40 years of popular music. Between his band, Chic — frequently cited among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's most egregious oversights — and his incredible production and songwriting resumé, few individuals on the planet have racked up more credentials to teach the sort of pop history masterclass Rodgers gave the Halifax Jazz Festival on Friday night (July 15).

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Air, Moby & Nile Rodgers Notch New No. 1s on Dance/Electronic Charts

6/23/2016 by Gordon Murray

Air & Moby start on Top Dance/Electronic Albums, while disco legend Rodgers & friends rule clubs.

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'LIGHTS' UP: On Dance Club Songs, Alex Newell, Jess Glynne and DJ Cassidy, with disco pioneer Nile Rodgers, rise 2-1 with "Kill the Lights." It's the first leader each for all three lead acts and the third solo topper for Rodgers, all since 2015; as a member of Chic, Rodgers earned three No. 1s (in 1977, 1978 and 1992). From the soundtrack to HBO's Vinyl, "Kill" was remixed by, among others, Audien, Dimitri From Paris and Yolanda Be Cool.

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FOLD Festival 2016 LONDON!

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Music Park: Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers @ Verizon Center — 4/8/16

By Mickey McCarter

May 12, 2016


John Taylor signs my copy of his autobiography during a soiree at Il Gattopardo in New York City on Nov. 4, 2013. (Photo by Eddie Malluk)

Observers of Duran Duran, as well as the band itself, have often cited its primary inspirations as English glam band Roxy Music and New York disco funksters Chic. Listening to the sounds of boyhood friends Nick Rhodes and John Taylor, you can even discern how the primal elements of the two bands fused into the new wave gem of a band they started in 1978: Nick, stylish to synthy; John, fun to funky.

As John noted in his 2012 autobiography, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran, his prized possession is the bass left to him by the late Chic bassist Bernard Edwards, who helped him form Power Station while on a break from Duran Duran circa 1985. It is of course then absolutely meta that Nile Rodgers, the artistic mastermind behind Chic, opened for the band on its latest tour, The Paper Gods Tour, undertaken in celebration of the 14th album by the UK trendsetters.

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Live Review: Duran Duran and Chic at Washington DC’s Verizon Center (4/8)

By Erica Bruce

April 10, 2016


It’s always interesting to see what songs at a concert get everyone to stand up in a seated venue. It’s even more interesting when it’s at an arena due to the sheer number of people. At Friday’s Duran Duran/Chic with Nile Rodgers show at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., very few seats were used given the incredible number of danceable songs in each band’s setlist.

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Nile Rodgers on writing, creativity and collaboration

By Rachael Steven

March 24th, 2016


Nile Rodgers is one of the most successful songwriters and music producers of all time. In the 1970s, he penned some of the decade’s catchiest disco hits with Chic bandmate Bernard Edwards, including Le Freak, Good Times and Sister Sledge’s We Are Family. The Disco Sucks movement of 1979 prompted a backlash against his music (the campaign was kickstarted by a rock radio DJ in Detroit but led to nationwide hostility towards the genre) – but in the decade that followed, he went on to work with Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran and Grace Jones to name a few. At one point, the value of music that has flowed through his famous Stratocaster guitar was estimated at around $2 billion.

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