Saturday, April 30, 2016

Watch Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers Update Chic's 'I Want Your Love'

By Daniel Kreps

October 2nd, 2015

Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers have collaborated on an updated take on Chic's 1978 hit "I Want Your Love," which was then retrofitted to serve as the soundtrack for designer Tom Ford's Spring/Summer 2016 collection. In the Nick Knight-directed video to accompany the Chic cover, models dance down the runway like it was a Soul Train dance line, with Gaga herself showing up to showcase some of Ford's skimpier designs.


Category: PRESS

Nile Rodgers' Top Ten Greatest Hits

By Ken Simmons

Born September 19, 1952 in New York City, Nile Rodgers is one of the most prolific composers and producers in music history. He founded the trendsetting disco group Chic in 1977 with Bernard Edward, and together they wrote, produced and recorded the dance music anthems "Le Freak" and Good Times." This acclaimed guitarist has collaborated with a who's who of rock and R&B, including Madonna, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Peter Gabriel, David Lee Roth, Jeff Beck, the B-52's, Luther Vandross, INXS, Johnny Mathis, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Al Jarreau, and many more.

In 2014, Rodgers won the three first three Grammy Awards of his career as a featured artist on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories CD. He received Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Get Lucky." His performance with Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles was one of the greatest in the history of the Grammys.

On February 3, 2015, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) honored Rodgers "for his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music."


Category: PRESS

Nile Rodgers to be Named BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will receive the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be held Friday, August 28, at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles. Rodgers, a musical architect of the influential band CHIC and perennial hit maker, was selected as this year’s BMI Icon recipient for his incomparable catalog and defining influence on popular music. The star-studded event will also celebrate the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs of the last year, as well as the crowning of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songwriter, Producer, Publisher of the Year and Social Star award winner. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton will share the evening’s hosting duties.


Category: PRESS

CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour Dates 2016

February 19 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Paramount Theatre Denver, CO TICKETS
February 20 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Fox Theatre Oakland, CA TICKETS
February 21 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 The Showbox Seattle, WA TICKETS
February 23 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 PRIVATE PARTY Maui, HI
March 22 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Couleur Cafe Brussels, BEL TICKETS
April 1 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Bayfront Park Amphitheater Miami, FL TICKETS
April 2 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Tampa, FL TICKETS
April 7 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Mohegan Sun Arena Montville, CT TICKETS
April 8 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Verizon Center Washington, DC TICKETS
April 11 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Bell Center Montreal, QB TICKETS
April 12 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Barclays Center Brooklyn, NC TICKETS
April 15 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Philips Arena Atlanta, GA TICKETS
April 16 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC TICKETS
April 19 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour PAmerican Airlines Center Dallas, TX TICKETS
April 22 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Austin 360 Amphitheater Austin, TX TICKETS
April 23 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX TICKETS
April 24 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Smoothie King Center New Orleans, LA TICKETS
June 21 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Cork Live at the Marquee Cork, IR TICKETS
June 24, 25, 26 FOLD Festival London Fulham Palace London, UK TICKETS
June 28 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Istanbul Jazz Festival / KucukCiftlik Park Istanbul, Turkey TICKETS
June 29 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Liseberg Park Gothenburg, SWE
July 1 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Couleur Café Brussels, BEL TICKETS
July 2 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Jazz A Vienne Festival Vienne, France TICKETS
July 6 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN TICKETS
July 8 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL TICKETS
July 9 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Ravinia Festival Highland Park, IL TICKETS
July 11 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI TICKETS
July 13 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Molson Canadian Amphitheater Toronto, ON TICKETS
July 17 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour XFINITY Center Mansfield, MA TICKETS
July 21 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ TICKETS
July 23 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour XCEL Energy Center Saint Paul, MN TICKETS
July 24 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO TICKETS
July 27 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour California Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, CA TICKETS
July 29 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, NV TICKETS
July 30 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Irvine, CA TICKETS
July 31 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Sleep Train Amphitheater Chula Vista, CA TICKETS
August 3 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Gila River Arena Glendale, AZ TICKETS
August 12, 13, 14 FOLD Festival New York Martha Clara Vineyards Riverhead, NY TICKETS
November 18 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Let's Dance Festival / Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, NDL TICKETS
November 19 CHIC feat Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Let's Dance Festival / Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, NDL TICKETS
Category: EVENTS

Nile Rodgers Enlists Pharrell, Keith Urban for Diverse FOLD Festival

By Jason Newman

August 6, 2015

Nile Rodgers brought out Pharrell, Keith Urban and Paloma Faith for a diverse, funk- and disco-filled Chic set at FOLD Festival. (Photo: Marc Birnbach)

Of all the impassioned encomiums delivered to Nile Rodgers during Chic's set at the bandleader's inaugural FOLD Festival Tuesday night in Riverhead, NY, Pharrell Williams' words were the most precise.

"This man has been on fire since before I was born. The creativity burned that cancer out of his body," Pharrell told the crowd, referring to Rodgers' 2010 prostate cancer survival. "Thank you for your tremendous genius contribution that's moved and rocked so many generations. Anything you ever need from me in the future, you don't have to ask. You just have to tell me."


Category: PRESS

FOLD Festival Announced


Category: PRESS

VIDEO: I'll Be There Remix for French Vogue

Inez & Vinoodh film an haute couture video for Vogue Paris with a remixed version of "I'll Be There" by CHIC feat Nile Rodgers

Go back to March, where 70's New Wave - code name I'll Be There - invades the dance floor to the rhythms and riffs of Nile Rodgers. A groove with a cleverly orchestrated image by Inez & Vinoodh, who took advantage of the excitement of the last Fashion Week in New York to stage top model Karlie Kloss swaying to the sounds of this (CHIC feat Nile Rodgers) come-back funk, with Stephen Galloway, André, Jordan Barrett, Anna Ewers, Edie Campbell, Liya Kebede, Cameron Russell, Rianne ten Haken and Mica Arganaraz under the flashing lights of PACHA NYC. The clip unveils the upcoming high fashion series "Parlez-vous Français" in the May 2015 issue of Vogue Paris, and also shows a new exclusive video on the for CHIC, remixed by Avan Lava. And the beat goes on before the official release of the album "It's About Time" in June.

Directed by: Inez & Vinoodh
Styled by: Emmanuelle Alt
Models: Karlie Kloss, Anna Ewers, Edie Campbell, Liya Kebede, Cameron Russell, Rianne ten Haken, Jordan Barrett, Mica Arganaraz
Hair: Christiaan
Make-up: Wendy Rowe
Creative Movement Director: Stephen Galloway
Manicure: Deborah Lippmann
Lighting Director: Jodokus Driessen
Editor: Otto Arsenault
Executive producer: The Collective Shift
Produced by: Stephanie Bargas
Producer: Jeff Lepine and Jon Barlow
Studio Manager: Marc Kroop
Digital Technician: Brian Anderson
Joe Hume assistant: Photo
Tucker Coordinator: Birbilis

"I'll Be There" (AVAN LAVA REMIX 2015) Performed by CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
Written and produced by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards for the CHIC Organization, LTD. Courtesy of Warners Brothers Records Inc.

Listen to "I'll Be There" CHIC remixed by Avan Lava
Download on iTunes the original version of "I'll Be There" CHIC

Category: PRESS

CHIC feat Nile Rodgers "Back In the Old School"


Category: VIDEOS

I'll Be There, Single+Video

Get the NEW #CHIC feat Nile Rodgers "I'll Be There" Single

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Category: PRESS

Countdown to #CHIClipse

CHIC feat Nile Rodgers “I’ll Be There”

World Premiere Music Video

March 20, 2015, 14:00 UTC

Pre-Order the Single HERE »


Category: PRESS

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