'I'm just playing with Chic as far as I know,' says guitarist
Nile Rodgers has quashed hopes that Daft Punk could play a secret set at this weekend’s Glastonbury festival.
It was reported earlier this week that bookmakers William Hill had made Daft Punk the favourites to play a secret show at Worthy Farm this year. Before the weekend began, they were priced at 6/4 to play an unannounced set at the festival.
But while Beady Eye, Alt-J and The Vaccines have all played surprise shows so far, Rodgers – who worked with Daft Punk on their ‘Random Access Memories’ album and headlined the West Holts stage with his band Chic yesterday evening (June 28) – told the Hereford Times that he had not been part of any discussions about playing the festival with the French duo.
He said: “A ton of people have come up to me to talk about these rumours. But I’m just playing with Chic as far as I know.”
He also spoke about the success of Daft Punk’s single ‘Get Lucky’, which became the UK’s first million-selling single of 2013 earlier this week. “All the stuff happening with this record blew me away. As of yesterday [Thursday] afternoon, a million copies had sold in 69 days,” he said. “I knew the record was good. But what’s unexpected about it is the fact it got so big.”
He added: “I’m incredibly proud. But more than anything, I’m proud and happy for Daft Punk. That’s who I was making this record for.”
Glastonbury 2013 continues today, with The Rolling Stones set to make their debut at Worthy Farm with their much-anticipated headline set this evening. Other acts set to play today include Primal Scream, Two Door Cinema Club, Johnny Marr, Azealia Banks, Savages, Noah And The Whale, Fuck Buttons and Everything Everything.