October 12, 2012 11:44

Daft Punk, Slash, Johnny Marr, Chris Cornell feature on Nile Rodgers' two-hour birthday video

Chic man and super-producer releases an all-star video montage for his 60th birthday

Daft Punk, Slash, Johnny Marr, Chris Cornell feature on Nile Rodgers' two-hour birthday video

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Nile Rodgers has released a mammoth two-hour long video for his 60th birthday - watch the first part of it below.

The video features an all-star montage of greetings and wishes celebrating his birthday, with messages from a host of artists including Johnny Marr, Slash, Chris Cornell, Byran Ferry, Duran Duran, Quincey Jones and Paul Simon – to name a few.

"On my birthday a couple weeks ago I got the most amazing surprise," Rodgers wrote on his blog. "A whole slew of my friends got together and recorded something I'll never forget - a two hour plus video birthday card. I'd promised to post the whole thing but I got sick, then had to go away. I'm still sick but I'm back home. Here's The Entire Birthday Video."

The Chic man has a host of illustrious production credits to his name, and twiddled knobs on classic LPs including Bowie's 1983 album 'Let's Dance' and Madonna's 1984 LP 'Like A Virgin', as well as working with artists such as Duran Duran, Grace Jones and Diana Ross.

The video also includes a message from French dance duo Daft Punk, with whom he has been in the studio working on new material. Speaking about the collaboration earlier this year, he said he ranks the work as some of the finest in his career: "Spiritually and artistically working with them was as good as anything I've ever done. It's as great as being in a studio with Bowie, it's as great as being with Bernard Edwards, and it's as great as the best stuff I've ever done with [Duran] Duran and Madonna."

In January 2011, Rodgers revealed that he had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer, but announced that he was free of the disease in March of the same year.



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