Sunday, September 25, 2016

David Bowie (1947-2016)

Dearest David, #RIP - Your life changed my life. LOVE FOREVER

Photo: Peter Gabriel

Category: PRESS

Daft Punk Unchained [Documentary]

Category: PRESS

In Memory of Bernard Edwards

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Category: VIDEOS

NERVO - "The Other Boys" ft Jake Shears, Kylie Minogue & Nile Rodgers

World Premiere Music Video!

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Category: VIDEOS

Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2016 Nominees For Induction Announced

New York, NY – October 6, 2015 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. Eligible voting members will have until December 11, 2015 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performing category, two from a performing category and one from a deceased category.

For information with which to join or renew as a voting member before November 2 in order to participate in this election, please go to songhall.org/join.

And the nominees are: (*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)

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Category: PRESS

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.

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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."

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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.

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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 15 Halifax Jazz Festival Main Stage - Lower Water & Salter Street Halifax, NS 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
August 2 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 11 CHIC ft Nile Rodgers Tour 2016 Levitt Pavilion Westport, CT TICKETS
August 28 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC TICKETS
August 30 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB TICKETS
September 1 Duran Duran "Paper Gods" Tour XFINITY Arena Everett (Seattle), WA TICKETS
October 1 & 2 Roots Family Picnic Bryant Park New York, 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."

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