Prince joined Nile Rodgers onstage at a New Orleans music festival this weekend (July 4) to cover David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ – watch fan-filmed footage of it below.
The two artists were both playing the Friday night of Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, when Prince joined the Chic legend to play guitar on the track, which Rodgers produced.
Last week (July 1), Rodgers unveiled a new track titled ‘Do What You Wanna Do’. The solo song was recorded last summer in Ibiza and was auctioned off by Rodgers to raise money for his We Are Family Foundation. Cr2 Records won the auction and are releasing it to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Click above to listen to the track, which will be officially released on August 10.
Meanwhile, Nile Rodgers recently announced that Chic are working on a new track, featuring “almost everyone” he has ever worked with. The guitarist and producer has worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Disclosure and Avicii in recent years, with David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran also collaborating with him in the past.
Tweeting about the potential for the track, Rodgers wrote: “I’m just finishing up a new song for Chic that’s going to feature almost everybody that’s ever sung with me. I can’t wait to do that session.”
The news comes after Nile Rodgers said late in 2013 that “if I wound up getting a Number One Chic record next year I may consider that the greatest day of my life, in a life that has had a lot of great days”. Chic have never managed to hit the Number One spot in the UK, although 1978 single ‘Le Freak’ and 1979’s ‘Good Times’ both topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.