Nile Rodgers preparing upcoming Chic album
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 February 2014
This article is from 2014.
Nile Rodgers has revealed that he is working on a new Chic album after recovering lost material they recorded in the 1980s
Nile Rodgers is working on a new Chic album.
The legendary music producer attended the BRIT awards in London last night (19.02.14) and revealed that he's recently found a collection of lost material that the disco group recorded nearly 30 years ago.
He told Digital Spy: "I'm doing a new Chic album now. When I was working on my solo album and David Bowie's solo album back in 1883, I was cutting demos with my old band.
"I like to affectionately call it the 'Lost Chic Tapes' because they just disappeared until recently. I've already written hooks to five of the songs. They're so amazing."
The 61-year-old 'Le Freak' hitmaker was sat with his fellow music producer Pharrell Williams at the ceremony at the O2 Arena and they both took to the stage to perform a surprise medley of Pharrell's hit singles 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky'.
Rodgers - who also accepted the International Group Award on behalf of Pharrell's 'Get Lucky' collaborators Daft Punk - will soon be celebrating his own success when he reaches the landmark of 20 years without drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
He told the Metro newspaper: "As of Madonna's next birthday if I'm lucky, it will be 20 years since I've had a drink or drug in my body, which is the most remarkable, incredible thing.
"I remember reading an article by Keith Richards saying he could live without drugs but he couldn't live without music and I feel exactly the same way."