Nile Rodgers plans to release a new collection of unheard Chic music in the near future.
The guitarist and producer has been in the news a lot over the last two years, mostly due to his role working closely with Daft Punk on their new album Random Access Memories – he’s also emerged as a de facto spokesman for the group, in some regards. Of course, Rodgers has his own musical legacy outside Daft Punk: he’s worked with everyone from Bowie to Britney in his time, and helped break disco with his group Chic.
In a new interview with French magazine Les Inrocks, Rodgers reveals that a new Chic album, comprising “cassette recordings and demos that were never released” will be “out soon”. He also, interesting, claims that his biggest regret is “having said no to Miles Davis when he asked me to write an album”. Chic haven’t release a studio album since 1992, but they have released several compilations and two live LPs in the time since.
You can read our recent feature on some of Rodgers’ hidden gems, featuring collaborations with Duran Duran, Gremlins and more, here.