Tag Archives: Chic

Rock Hall Of Fame Nominations: Depeche Mode, Chic, Journey, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, MC5, ELO, Others

Cleveland.com reports: Recent changes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems to have benefitted longtime snubs and older fan favorites. Last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which handles its annual nominations, dismissed more than a dozen of its members. The changes have led to the committee focusing part of its attention on ...

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Alex Newell & Nile Rodgers – Kill The Lights [VIDEO]

Glee star and budding dance diva Alex Newell is out with a scorching disco throwback track today. Kill The Lights features legendary producer Nile Rodgers on guitar and will debut on this weekend’s episode of HBO’s Vinyl as the show’s timeline moves into the disco era. This WILL get your weekend pumping. And yeah, shades of Sylvester here.

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Lady Gaga – I Want Your Love

With an assist from Nile Rodgers, Lady Gaga has covered the 1979 Chic classic as a promotion of Tom Ford’s latest line. Rolling Stone reports: 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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Chic – I’ll Be There

Via the Los Angeles Times: More than 20 years after Chic’s last album, the titans of disco and forefathers of today’s dance music have a brand new single. Billed as Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, the new song “Ill Be There” is a revival of an old sound while still sounding completely contemporary. It’s based on tracks Rodgers originally recorded with ...

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2014 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Chic, Kiss, Nirvana, Ronstadt, Hall & Oates

The list of 2014 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was announced today. On the list for the eighth time are disco legends Chic, who remain fronted by mega-producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran.) I took the photo above at Chic’s free show at Lincoln Center last summer. “Teen Spirit” and “Good Times” may be ...

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Adam Lambert & Chic – Let’s Dance

Yesterday on Long Island. For those unaware, Chic’s Nile Rodgers produced Let’s Dance for David Bowie.

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Donna Summer Nominated To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame For Fifth Time

For the fifth time, Donna Summer is among the fourteen acts nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Summer, who died of lung cancer* in May, was also nominated four of the last five years, but has been overlooked despite numerous Grammy wins, including one for Best Rock Vocal Performance. Artists become eligible 25 years after the domestic ...

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Tonight At Lincoln Center: Free Concert By Nile Rodgers & The Chic Organization

I’d have given you an earlier notice, but I only found out last night. Five or six years ago I was very lucky to attend Chic’s 25th anniversary concert at Webster Hall, after which Nile Rodgers generously hung around to sign a million autographs, including one for me. I’m such a huge fan of his, it pains me to single ...

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Nile Rodgers Walks On “Planet C”

Grammy winning producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers (Chic, Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross) has launched a blog detailing his ongoing battle against prostate cancer. From the latest entry on Walking On Planet C: They told me my cancer was high-grade. I had never heard of the Gleason Scale, the number that grades prostate cancer, prior to my diagnosis. My cancer ...

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Donna Summer Lands Third Nomination To The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Donna Summer has been nominated to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for the third time, after having been passed over for the 2008 and 2010 classes of inductees. Classic disco group Chic has been nominated for the sixth time. Here’s the full list of this year’s nominees: Neil Diamond, Donovan, Alice Cooper, and Dr. John have all been ...

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80’s Flashback

Sheila B. Devotion, Spacer, 1980. French pop singer Anne Chancel took this Chic production to the top five of most European countries and the top of the American dance charts, selling five million copies along the way. Most of you tender kittens will know Spacer as the basis for Alcazar’s 2000 smash, Crying At The Discotheque. It was a great ...

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#1 This Week In 1978

Contrary to popular opinion at the time, Chic’s 1978 smash Le Freak was not written to capitalize on the freak dance craze then sweeping the world. The song actually came about when the band was turned away at Studio 54 because Grace Jones forgot to leave their name at the door. Walking home that night, bandmates Nile Rodgers and Bernard ...

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