October 22, 2013 9:04
Nile Rodgers and Chic to perform on 'The X Factor', according to reports
Legendary hitmaker, and Daft Punk collaborator, will perform live on November 2
Digital Spy reports that the legendary hitmaker will perform live on the ITV reality show on Sunday, November 2. Rodgers is expected to perform a medley of hits from his and Chic's back catalogue. Other artists to perform live on The X Factor so far in 2013 have included Robin Thicke, Cher, Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding.
Meanwhile, Rodgers recently revealed the story behind how he nearly lost his legendary Hitmaker guitar earlier this year. The funk icon played his white 1959 Fender Stratocaster, known as The Hitmaker, on some of the biggest-selling albums of all time by artists from David Bowie to Madonna and Diana Ross. The total value of music to have been played through the instrument was once valued at $2 billion (£1.3 billion).
However, the Daft Punk collaborator had a scare on October 8, a day that started off with an expert from Fender Guitars coming round to is apartment in New York to take measurements to create a replica of it. He then caught a train to his studio in Connecticut with the guitar in hand.
During the journey, Rodgers writes, he received a call from a friend who has cancer: "I was so immersed in our conversation I almost missed my stop. I ran off the train and caught a taxi to my house. As I pulled up to my driveway I realized I'd left my guitar on the train. I was instantly overcome with fear because I knew I'd never see my guitar again. I felt like a parent who'd lost a child. I was terrified."
Nile Rodgers recently announced that he was working with UK dance duo Disclosure.
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