Nile Rodgers wants to work with The Edge


This article is from 2013.

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

Chic musician Nile Rodgers is planning to record with U2 guitarist The Edge and thinks they will "feed off each other" when they jam.

Nile Rodgers is planning to record with U2 guitarist The Edge.

The Chic legend has struck up a friendship with the Irish axeman and thinks they could write some great sounding tracks together.

He told The Sun newspaper: "He is a great human, really special. I said to him, 'Dude, think about what this s**t would sound like if you and me were playing guitar together.'

"U2 are working on an album right now so it wouldn't be for a while. I fantasise about how it would be, play out the scenario in my head.

"I don't even know what that would sound like but to me it's got to be cool. Why would you not do that? People like that, we feed off each other."

'Good Times' hitmaker Nile, 60, also told how another of his guitar playing showbiz pals, The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, was his inspiration to stop taking cocaine and clean up his act in the early 90s.

He said: "I knew Keith pretty well through [singer Sir] Mick [Jagger]. He'd sobered himself up when I met him by taking an ice-cold bath fully clothed so we could discuss the possibility of me producing the Stones. I thought, 'Are you kidding me? Keith Richards got sober?' If he could do it, I could do it."

This article is from 2013.

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

Disco and 70s grooves from the man who gave us 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance', 'We Are Family', 'He's the Greatest Dancer' and 'Lost in Music'.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 23 Dec

£42 / 0844 249 4300


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