Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nile Rodgers, Rosanne Cash, Esperanza Spalding Honored at Berklee College of Music Commencement

More than 1,000 graduates from 72 countries and 38 U.S. states received degrees today at Berklee’s 2018 commencement ceremony. Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented honorary doctor of music degrees to music legends Rosanne Cash, Nile Rodgers, and Esperanza Spalding. Spalding, a 2005 graduate of the college, delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and an estimated audience of nearly 7,000 guests at the Agganis Arena.

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Nile Rogers: the grandaddy of funk is thriving in his new role at Abbey Road

Jane Hall Wallace meets Nile Rodgers, the grandaddy of funk and multiple award-winning producer, guitarist, arranger and composer who recently landed the role of chief creative advisor to Abbey Road studios

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Grace Jones discusses Nile Rodgers, Studio 54, and her new documentary on Fallon: Watch

Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show featured one hell of a lineup on Thursday night. Not only did Jack White stop by to discuss his new solo album and Tinashe team with Offset to perform “No Drama”, but music and fashion icon Grace Jones also sat down on those big comfy chairs for a chat.

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Nile Rodgers' influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future

In the lobby of the upscale-gunslinger Driskill hotel last month, guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers was recounting everything from his great friendship with David Bowie to lost New York bohemia, suburban racism and dropping acid with Timothy Leary when a middle-aged British woman walked up to his table.

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Nile Rodgers On Stormzy, Beating Cancer and Grenfell

Speaking to Another Man, the music icon lifts the lid on Chic’s long-awaited new album and his upcoming collaborations.

Nile Rodgers should be exhausted. Yesterday, fresh off the plane from from London where he’d packed in a BRIT Awards appearance and countless hours in the booth, the music icon immediately threw himself into all-night session with a group of friends. As he picks up the phone to Another Man, the sexagenarian Chic legend has got barely three hours’ sleep inside him, and yet it sounds like he’s bouncing off the walls.

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WAFF 2018 Annual Celebration w Roger Daltrey and LL Cool J

We Are Family Foundation® to Honor Roger Daltrey CBE and LL Cool J at 2018 Celebration Gala in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, April 27, 2018

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Nile Rodgers Appointed Chief Creative Advisor for Abbey Road Studios

Symbolic of a new era at London’s historic Abbey Road Studios, multiple Grammy Award winning producer, guitarist, arranger and composer Nile Rodgers (of The CHIC Organization) has been appointed to the specially created role of Chief Creative Advisor at the Studios.

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Nile Rodgers to Be Honored With Chairman's Award at 2018 Music Biz Conference

The Music Business Association (Music Biz) announced today that Nile Rodgers will be the 2018 recipient of its Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievements. The multiple-Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist will be honored with the award at the 60th anniversary Music Biz Conference's award luncheon on May 17 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC close to a sell-out at Lytham Festival

NILE Rodgers and Chic have become the fastest selling act ever to appear at the Lytham Festival - prompting organisers to issue a 'buy now or be disappointed' warning.

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Nile Rodgers on Chic's Long-Awaited New Album: 'It's Absolutely Coming This Year'

In 2015, Nile Rodgers and his legendary act Chic was supposed to release its first album since 1992. Dubbed It’s About Time, its title would turn out to be an ironic one considering it’s been delayed since, with sudden passings and medical issues getting in the way. From his disco smashes with Chic ("Le Freak," "Good Times") to collaborations with David Bowie ("Let's Dance") and Madonna ("Like a Virgin") in the '80s and the more recent Hot 100 No. 2 hit "Get Lucky" with Pharrell and Daft Punk, the upcoming album is meant to be a reflection of his unique and evolving career.

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