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Nile Rodgers reveals Bruno Mars told him how to make their collab a hit

Chic legend Nile Rodgers has revealed how Bruno Mars had to remind him how to make their forthcoming collaboration sound like a hit song. The pair have been working together on a song at Abbey Road Studios together with Anderson .Paak for Rodgers' new album. Rodgers admitted he tried to make the song "really clever" when they began working on the...

Despacio, Thundercat, Eurythmics Songbook and SOPHIE lead line-up for Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown

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The first acts have been announced for the upcoming Nile Rodgers-curated Meltdown festival. Following in the foot-steps of The Cure‘s Robert Smith, David Bowie and M.I.A, the Chic legend will take over the prestigious venue with a hand-picked bill from August 3-11. As well as a headline performance from Rodgers himself, the line-up also features Eurythmics Songbook, Despacio, Anitta, Thundercat, Songhoy Blues, Kyle Dixon & Michael...

Nile Rodgers unveils video for ‘Do You Wanna Party’ featuring LunchMoney Lewis

Nile Rodgers has unveiled the lively new video for 'Do You Wanna Party' featuring LunchMoney Lewis. Check it out on NME below first. Ahead of the Chic disco icon kicking off his UK arena tour, Rodgers has dropped a new single from his acclaimed 2018 album 'It's About Time'. "I’m so happy that ‘Do You Wanna Party’ is being released for...

Listen to LCD Soundsystem’s brilliant mash-up of ‘Home’ with Chic’s ‘I Want Your Love’

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LCD Soundsystem have released a new Spotify Singles session, which sees them cover Chic's 1979 hit 'I Want Your Love'. Read more: 5 rising acts you need to know if you love LCD Soundsystem The band mash-up the iconic track with their own song, 'Home', taken from their 2010 album 'This Is Happening.' They also performed a rendition of their...

Chic Feat. Nile Rodgers announce special New Year’s Eve gig

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Chic Feat. Nile Rodgers have announced a special London show on New Year's Eve. The legendary disco band will welcome in 2018 with a celebratory show at Central Hall Westminster in the capital on December 31. The gig, which is being billed as 'Good Times', will see Rodgers and his band play into the New Year with a hit-packed set, with...

Nile Rodgers hospitalised, misses Chic gig for the first time ever

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Nile Rodgers was hospitalised last night (Aug 13), causing him to miss the Chic gig with Earth, Wind and Fire. Exclusive NME offer: Save £10 on Amazon Music Unlimited plans with code NME10 As Rodgers himself pointed out, he's never missed a Chic gig in his life, making Sunday's date at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada the first. One fan shared...

New Music Of The Day: Moon King – ‘Hamtramck ’16’ EP

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Hamtramck is a musically fertile, offbeat neighbourhood just outside of Detroit. Crawling with musicians and performers, it's not surprising that Daniel Benjamin, aka proto-house synth-pop outfit Moon King, decided to set up shop there. Born in chilly Toronto, he grew obsessed with the Motor City's vibrant underground dance scene and moved there last year to collaborate with local artists. Out...

Watch Nile Rodgers reflect on being cancer-free during Chic’s triumphant Glastonbury set

Nile Rodgers reflected on being cancer-free during Chic's triumphant Glastonbury 2017 set. The legendary guitarist took to the Pyramid Stage earlier this evening with his band to perform a feel-good set that complimented the sunshine that was shining down upon Worthy Farm. The set included a rendition of Rodgers' collaboration with the late David Bowie, 'Let's Dance'. https://twitter.com/BBC6Music/status/879029424921772033 Before playing a version...

The 12 most frustrating line-up clashes at Glastonbury 2017

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With just three weeks to go until Glastonbury 2017 kicks off (Wednesday June 21), the full line-up, stage splits and performance times have been announced. This can only mean one thing – it’s time to spot the gigantic clashes, the moments when you’ll need to pick between two of your favourite acts and fend off proper festival FOMO. Glastonbury obviously...

Nile Rodgers responds to Chic’s latest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub

Nile Rodgers has shared his thoughts on Chic failing to make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame again. The disco pioneers were nominated for a record 11th time this year, but it was announced earlier today (December 20) that Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Yes, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez have been chosen as 2017's inductees ahead of...