July 16th 2004 To November 28th 2004
|(Stockholm 21/11 04) In an interview, ChicTribute.com's associate Glen Russell (of Glen's Hoard) did with Daryl Easlea the guy behind the CHIC Bible 'Everybody Dance: CHIC And The Politics Of Disco,' Easlea hints at another unreleased CHIC project: "They
cut an album with Fonzi Thornton which was never released as they couldn't
get an appropriate deal." So there's yet another project for us fans to worry about...bummer! :D Read the interview and an excerpt from the book by clicking below link. READ GLEN's INTERVIEW GO!
DIANA ABOUT 'diana'
|(Stockholm 08/11 04) George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune has talked to Diana Ross about her career. She has this to say about the making of 'Upside Down' & 'I'm Coming Out': "When I sat down with Nile Rodgers.../../...,
I said: 'My life feels upside down; I feel like I'm coming out.' And that's
what he and .../../... Bernard Edwards wrote about. That's how they wrote
'I'm Coming Out' and 'Upside Down.'"". READ ARTICLE GO!
NEW CHIC ALBUM!!
|(Stockholm 06/11 04) The online version of Voice Magazine has posted an interview with Nile done on the eve of CHIC's October UK tour. In it he says this about the new CHIC album: "The album will feature ten new tracks. It's totally new material, with one or two mash-ups. As an experiment, we did a mash-up between Chic and Destiny's Child and it was great.". He goes on to say more so get over there and read it. Thanks to, always dependable, Luigi our Italian connection for this news. READ ARTICLE GO!
POST CHIC HIP HOP GIG
|(Stockholm 27/10 04) NileRodgers.com has now posted CHIC's performance at VH1 Hip Hop Honors broadcasted on October 12th 2004. Very good news for us who haven't seen it yet. You have to be a registered member to view it, something that is free and easy. LOG IN TO VIEW THE CLIP GO!
DOES BALLET MUSIC
|(Stockholm 21/10 04) Raymond Jones is doing part of the music for the ballet MOVE. He is composing the second part (running 25 min.) and also producing the last section (Heaven) composed by Hip Hop artist Anthony Moten. The ballet is being produced by the 'Deeply Rooted' dance company from Chicago and will premiere in that city on November 11th and continue on to New York City a week later. DETAIL: Premiere at The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 East Randolph Dr. in Chicago's Millennium Park) on November 11th at 8PM. Tickets are 22 USD. BALLET COMPANY SITE GO! BUY TICKETS GO! RAYMOND JONES SITE GO!
GAME MUSIC PANEL
|(Stockholm 21/10 04) Nile Rodgers will be on the panel of 'Game On! Video Games: The Future of Music and Entertainment', organized by the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing, at the 2004 AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention going on at San Francisco's Moscone Center from October 28th to October 31st. The panel, dubbed, the Recording Academy's 16th Annual Grammy Soundtable, will be held on October 28th from 4PM to 6PM in rooms 305-307. AES CONVENTION SITE GO! MORE ABOUT PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING GO!
ON TONY THOMPSON
|(Stockholm 18/10 04) In an article in The Guardian (UK) about the Live Aid event where many of the involved have talked to interviewer Carl Wilkinson about their experiences, Phil Collins has this to say about his and Tony Thompson's participation in the Led Zeppelin gig: "Phil Collins: I landed in New York, said my goodbyes to Cher and headed to the stadium in Philadelphia. When I got there I discovered that it wasn't so much me playing with my mates Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, but a Zeppelin reunion. I'd always heard that individually these guys were great, but together there was this black cloud that appeared. I talked to Tony Thompson, the other drummer on the day, about playing with two drummers - some thing I'd done quite a lot - and I really got the impression that he didn't want me to be there. As soon as I got up on stage I could see it was going to be a weird one. Tony Thompson was just playing whatever he wanted. But then the essence of the day was about being there and doing the best you can, up to your neck in muck and bullets." READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE GO!
OUT OF LIVE AID DVD!
|UPDATE! (Stockholm 17/10 04) George Varga of the San Diego Union Tribune has this to say about the missing Led Zeppelin part of Tony Thompson's performance on the forthcoming Live Aid DVD; "Conversely,
Led Zeppelin has decided that its Philadelphia Live Aid reunion is beyond
repair. Guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul
Jones recently issued a release describing their performance (which featured
both Phil Collins and Chic's Tony Thompson subbing on drums for the deceased
John Bohnam) as "substandard."". The DVD producer Jill Sinclair has also stated that a lot of the US performances were not available, because Bob Geldof had told the participating artists, that they shouldn't worry about something going wrong during their performances, because they wouldn't be recorded. BBC (UK) personnel ignored this and recorded it anyway (centering on the UK performances) but their American counterpart ABC did obey Geldof's orders. It may be that Tony's performance with the Power Station is missing? READ GEORGE VARGA's ARTICLE GO! (Stockholm 16/10 04) The people at Warner Vision who's releasing the Live Aid DVD box (on November 8th) has apparently seen fit to cut out Tony Thompson's participation in that event altogether. So on the DVD we won't see him with the Power Station or Led Zeppelin. Nile Rodgers will still appear with Madonna & the Thompson Twins. But one of the major reasons for CHIC fans to buy this DVD box is now gone. OFFICIAL LIVE AID DVD SITE GO! ... BUY THE DVD EU/US
& LUCI MARTIN ON TV NEXT WEEKEND!
|(Stockholm 17/10 04) The "My Music: Get Down Tonight-The Best Of '70s Disco And Dance Music" TV special featuring among others the 'First Ladies Of CHIC' Norma Jean Wright & Luci Martin, is set for broadcast next Saturday, October 23 at 7 PM with an encore at 9:30 PM on NJN (New Jersey Public Television & Radio). The show will be shown nationally (US) on December 4th. The man behind the show talks about his motivation and about CHIC in the below linked article. If there is anyone who are willing to tape this show for me I would be very grateful (I'm willing to pay for the tape and shipping, I'm sorry I can't pay anything more than that) please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org ARTICLE GO! NJN DISCO SPECIAL GO!
|(Stockholm 28/11 04) Yet another CHIC sampling is reported by Luigi. This time it's the Italian outfit 'The Bitch Hotel' who is sampling the Sister Sledge' CHIC written tune 'You Fooled
Around', from the 'Love Somebody Today' album (1980), on their Italian Top Ten House hit 'End Of Time'. Thanks Luigi for this news. BITCH HOTEL REC CO. GO!
HALO 2 TRACK
|UPDATE! (Stockholm 05/11 04) An absolutely huge interview with Nile Rodgers talking about the HALO 2 Game & Soundtrack can be found at Gamespy.com. READ THE INTERVIEW GO! (Stockholm 30/10 04) Nile Rodgers talks a little about his work with the HALO 2 Soundtrack on Billboard.com. READ ARTICLE GO!
2 DA CHIC FAIRE
|(Stockholm 16/10 04) More CHIC sampling news comes from Kevin Brook of DiscoSavvy.com he reports on Eddie Matos' 'Dance 2 Da Musik' which samples CHIC's 'Savoir Faire'. Thanks Kevin! LISTEN TO THE TRACK GO! BUY THE 12 INCH EU/US
SAMPLE FROM SOMEBODY's BOYS
|(Stockholm 16/10 04) Luigi reports on another CHIC song sample. The French house duo the 'Major Boys' have sampled Sister Sledge's CHIC written 'Got To Love Somebody Today' on their 'Sunshine On My Mind.' The 12 inch was released in September on the German label Egoiste. Thanks Luigi you are the best! LISTEN TO THE TRACK GO! MAJOR BOYS SITE GO! BUY THE 12 INCH EU/US
ARRIVES IN NOVEMBER
|(Stockholm 12/10 04) The hotly awaited CHIC 'Bible' published by Helter Skelter Books 'Everybody Dance - CHIC And The Politics Of Disco' by Daryl Easlea are slated for UK release in November and US release in December. I for one are dying to get my hands on this one. Below is the press release text:'1-2 Awwwwwww Freak out! Le Freak, C'est Chic.' EVERYBODY DANCE CHIC and the Politics of Disco. By Daryl Easlea. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Chic's UK success, Helter Skelter are proud to announce publication of the life and times of one of the key partnerships in musical history Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, AKA The Chic Organization Ltd. Few narratives in pop encompass Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis and Led Zeppelin, THIS ONE DOES! Chic, led by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, are one of the most underrated and pivotal acts in musical history. They either released or produced a string of era-defining records; Le Freak, Good Times, We Are Family, Lost In Music. Rodgers and Edwards also produced some of the great 80s dance records, working with Bowie, Robert Palmer, Madonna and ABC. Edwards died shortly after a triumphant gig in Japan in 1996. Rodgers alone keeps the Chic flame alive today. Everybody Dance puts the rise and fall of the emblematic disco duo against the backdrop of a changing socio-political landscape: the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Panther movement and the US oil crisis. There are drugs, dancing, up-tight artists and Muppets but, most importantly, an in-depth appraisal of a group whose legacy remains hugely underrated. Draws on hours of new interviews with band members and their friends and associates, as well as DAVID BOWIE, BRYAN FERRY, AHMET ERTEGUN, MARTIN FRY and JOHN TAYLOR. "Chic were the best and most influential disco band of the latter half of the 1970s." (All Music Guide) - Daryl Easlea is a regular contributor to Record Collector. His work has also appeared in Mojo, Mojo Collections, various Q and Mojo specials, The Guardian, Uncut, The Encyclopaedia of Popular Music and BBCi. PREORDER THE BOOK EU/US
ABOUT HIP HOP
|(Stockholm 10/10 04) Newsday.com's Glenn Gamboa has some nice quotes from Nile Rodgers in his article, 'Gang's still here - 25 years ago, the Sugar Hill Gang released 'Rapper's Delight' and unleashed a cultural phenomenon', about the history of Hip Hop just days before the broadcast of VH1's Hip Hop Honors on October 12th. READ ARTICLE GO!
|(Stockholm 09/10 04) Manchester Online has posted a review of CHIC's gig, as part of the Best Disco In Town 2004 tour, last night at Manchester's Evening News Arena. The review is not very kind towards the other acts, but of course our favorite band get's rave's. READ REVIEW GO!
ON UNRELEASED CHIC/MATHIS ALBUM
|(Stockholm 09/10 04) I just got the below statement from Johnny Mathis people: "We regret that, to our knowledge, "I Love My Lady" will not see the light of day. We have forwarded to Sony, by way of our attorney, letters, inquiries, etc. from fans who were hoping to hear this album. This seems to have had no impact. Although we appreciate your enthusiasm, we won't be pursuing the matter any further with Sony. Mr. Mathis has already weighed in on the matter, and they refused to release it. Sorry." So Johnny Mathis is not against this release, in fact he favors it, it is Sony who is the stumbling block. MORE INFO GO!
ON NILE RODGERS HALO 2 SOUNDTRACK
|UPDATE! (Stockholm 12/10 04) The Nile Rodgers produced HALO 2 soundtrack is being released in November, and it features the track 'Never Surrender' written and performed by Nile Rodgers. READ PRESS RELEASE GO! BUY THE CD EU/US, (Stockholm 09/10 04) The below linked article contains some new info on Nile Rodgers production involvement regarding the soundtrack to the Bungie/Microsoft game HALO 2 , READ ARTICLE GO!
UK RADIO INTERVIEW
|(Stockholm 06/10 04) Nile Rodgers will be interviewed by radio presenter George Olney on his 'Into The Groove' Radio show next Thursday October 14th at 8PM GMT, 9 CET and 3 PM ET. Check it out, the show is webcast in both Windows Media and Quicktime. RADIO SHOW SITE GO!
OF CHIC's UK OCTOBER TOUR
|(Stockholm 02/10 04) Just a reminder that if you are in the UK in October, you shouldn't miss CHIC's tour. CHIC headlines (as they did last year) the 'Best Disco In Town' tour of the UK. This year they'll have Pointer Sisters, Boney M, Candi Staton, The Three Degrees, Evelyn 'Champagne' King & The Emotions as supporting acts. BEST DISCO IN TOWN LIVE 2004 - UK: October 8th = Manchester Evening News Arena, October 9th = London Wembley Arena, October 12th = Plymouth Pavillions, October 14th = Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, October 15th = Birmingham NEC, October 16th = Brighton Centre. Tickets are 33:50 GBP except London Wembley which are 36:50 GBP. Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster UK or Seetickets.com BEST DISCO IN TOWN 2004 GO!
|(Stockholm 22/11 04) According to the illustrious Simon Parr we may get to hear the 'lost' Fonzi album, first mentioned in Glen Russell's interview with Daryl Easlea posted
yesterday. This is what Simon posted in the Forum: "Just heard back from Nile on the Fonzi album. He's going to get in touch with Fonzi himself and ask for the tapes which, by the way, he said made for a good album. He'll then try and distribute it via his label as well as, he says, probably being able to secure a deal for it outside of the States. Watch this space guys. It appears there's a chance we're in for an entire Chic produced album from the 80's hitting the Streets shortly!" Thanks Simon for all your work on behalf of all the CHIC fan community.
CHIC IN HISTORIC
HIP HOP SHOW
|(Stockholm 01/10 04) Get your video recording devices ready for a historic event. CHIC will perform at the first ever annual HIP HOP HONORS to be broadcasted on VH1 on October 12th. The show will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on October 3rd. The event will honor those who broke new ground and pioneered hip hop, people like Sugarhill Gang, Tupac Shakur & Public Enemy among others. Preceding the broadcast VH1 will air a new five part Hip Hop documentary "And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop" beginning on October 4th at 10 PM ET. VH1 HIP HOP HONORS SITE GO! HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM GO!
SAMPLE GOT IT DOWN
|(Stockholm 16/09 04) Carribean dancehall star, Kevin Lyttle has choosen to sample Diana Ross' CHIC written 'Upside Down' on his 'I Got It' from his selftitled new album. KEVIN LYTTLE SITE GO! BUY THE ALBUM EU/US
CD FEATURES NILE RODGERS
|(Stockholm 07/09 04) The long awaited Duran Duran CD are finally scheduled for release on October 5th. The album named 'Astronaut' will feature Nile Rodgers on the track 'Bedroom Toys' which is said to be very funk influenced. Thanks to 'Trice from France for this news. DURAN DURAN OFFICIAL SITE GO!
GIG IN MILAN, ITALY
|(Stockholm 07/09 04) The Final part of CHIC's Italian tour will be a FREE (sponsored by i.TIM Tour 2004) gig at Piazza Duomo in central Milan on September 12th (2004). The concert's tentative scheduled start is 9PM (21:00). If you scroll down to CHIC in the DATURA menu on THIS page you'll see a video clip (in Windows Media Player format) of CHIC performing. And if you use the same procedure on THIS page you'll see amazing photos of CHIC from the i.TIM Tour. i.TIM Tour 2004 site GO!
& LUCI IN TV SPECIAL!
|(Stockholm 07/09 04) On August 19th PBS taped the "My Music: Get Down Tonight-The Best Of '70s Disco And Dance Music" TV special show at Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey. The Show which will be shown sometime in December 2004 features many of the leading stars of the period. Representing the legacy of CHIC was 'The First Ladies Of CHIC' i.e. Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin, who performed Good Times and Le Freak accompanied by CHIC keyboard player (1977-82) Raymond Jones. This is certainly something to get your Tivo, VCR or DVD-R recorder ready for. Thanks to JuiceFree and Gil. FIRST LADIES OF CHIC SITE GO! READ REVIEW OF EVENT GO! READ RAYMOND JONES ACCOUNT (the August 20th entry) GO! PBS SITE GO!
BROKEN A TOE
|(Stockholm 07/09 04) NileRodgers.com are reporting that Nile Rodgers have broken a toe and are currently limping around on crutches. This happened after the Belfort Rock gig in Belgium on August 21st. We send our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
|(Stockholm 07/09 04) Nile Rodgers will be the music director for the 'Unsung Heroes' benefit concert which will be televised on October 28th from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.. Produced by Clear Channel Entertainment Television and the non-profit organization Citizens Helping Heroes, the event will benefit Americas military family's and feature sports legend's and musical artist. CHIC's Gerardo Velez will be the musical supervisor of the event. CHECK OUT THE PRESS RELEASE GO! CITIZENS HELPING HEROES SITE GO!
DVD RELEASE CONFIRMED
|(Stockholm 05/08 04) The 1985 Live Aid concert will be released, by Warner, on a 4 disk DVD on November 2nd 2004. It will feature performances from Nile Rodgers with Madonna and Tony Thompson with the Power Station & Led Zeppelin as well as performances from CHIC related artists such as Duran Duran & the Thompson Twins. The DVD will be remastered in multi channel surround sound and include extras such as the 'Food, Trucks & Rock 'n' Roll' documentary and Live Aid performances from the rest of the world. CHECK OUT THE PRESS RELEASE GO! LIVE AID INFO GO!
|(Stockholm 04/08 04) Swiss photographer Ueli Frey a.k.a. Dr. Jazz has taken some incredible pix from CHIC's gig at the Montreux Jazz Festival last month, and also from CHIC's jazz club gig. He's also got pix of Sister Sledge from 2002 CHECK OUT THE CHIC PIX GO! CHECK OUT THE SLEDGE PIX GO!
FREE SOUL DECISION TRACK
|(Stockholm 24/07 04) The Canadian band Soul Decision has released the track 'Cadillac Dress' from their forthcoming Nile Rodgers produced album. If you go to their website you can sign up and download it for free. The band describes themselves as a cross between INXS & Duran Duran. LISTEN TO THE TRACK GO! SOUL DECISION SITE GO!
|(Stockholm 21/07 04) Reported by CHIC fan Luc and also by the AP news agency. The CHIC gig at the close of the Montreux Jazz Festival resulted in some extraordinary news. The organizer of the festival Claude Nobs announced together with Nile Rodgers, "that Nile will come back next year with the We Are Family Foundation, together with many artists he produced like David Bowie, B52's, Debbie Harry and maybe even Madonna." Well, I hope it will be a tour because I'm sure that would be something we all would like to see. Thanks to Luc from Neuchâtel/Switzerland for this news. AP NEWS ITEM GO! MONTREUX FESTIVAL GO! WE ARE FAMILY FOUNDATION GO!
|(Stockholm 21/07 04) According to Billboard, former Style Council and Jam member Paul Weller's first release from his new album 'Studio 150', coming out in September, will be a cover of Sister Sledge' CHIC written tune 'Thinking Of You' from 1979. The album will consist of covers from artists like Bob Dylan, the Carpenters & Gil Scott-Heron. BILLBOARD ARTICLE GO! WELLER's SITE GO!
NILE ON LIVE AID DVD
|(Stockholm 16/07 04) According to the site Undercover.com.au the 1985 Live Aid concert will be released on DVD from Warner Vision in November this year. The concert featured both Nile Rodgers playing with Madonna as well as Tony Thompson with Power Station and Led Zeppelin. UNDERCOVER ARTICLE GO!
November 3rd 2003 To July 13th 2004
|(Stockholm 13/07 04) NileRodgers.com has posted Nile Rodgers & CHIC's Montreux Jazz Festival schedule it is as follows: -July 13, 2004 Nile Rodgers and CHIC vocalists Sylver Logan Sharp and Jessica Wagner will guest perform with Carlos Santana and Salvador Santana. -July 14, 2004 Nile Rodgers will guest perform with SHAKTI featuring John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, V. Selvaganesh, U. Shrinivas, Shankar Mahadeven and Bryan Ferry. -July 15, 2004 Nile Rodgers and CHIC vocalists Sylver Logan Sharp and Jessica Wagner will guest perform with Santana's Hymns for Peace featuring Chick Corea, Idrissa Diop, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo, John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Steve Winwood and Ravi Coltrane -July 16, 2004 Nile Rodgers will guest perform with Dido. -July 17, 2004 CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will close the Montreux Festival. MOUNTREUX FESTIVAL SITE GO!
JOSS STONE's NEW CD
|(Stockholm 13/07 04) According to Billboard Nile Rodgers guitar play will feature on Joss Stone's new album, Mind Body & Soul, set for release on September 28. BILLBOARD ARTICLE GO! JOSS STONE's SITE GO!
A NEW CHIC
|(Stockholm 12/07 04) French superstar DJ Bob Sinclar is thinking about doing a remix album featuring CHIC's tunes, according to an interview on the musicactu.com website. Sinclair did a similar thing with French disco king Cerrone a couple of years back. Thanks to c-chic.com for this news. READ INTERVIEW (in French) GO! BOB SINCLAR SITE GO!
PRESENTING RADIO DOCUMENTARY
|(Stockholm 12/07 04) Reported by NileRodgers.com Nile Rodgers is presenting a 3 part radio documentary, Walking With The Wind, on BBC Radio 2 dealing with the Black Civil Rights Movement in the US. The first show was aired last week on July 6th, but can be heard for 7 days on the BBC2 website. So if you want to catch the show hurry over right now! SHOW SITE GO! LISTEN TO NILE GO!
A SOLITAIRE LOVE
|(Stockholm 12/07 04) Solitaire a.k.a Lewis Dene has had a huge club hit with the cover of Norma Jean's 'I Like Love' from 1978. That track from Norma Jean's wonderful album was always my favorite. Thanks to Khairyl Yassin from Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia for this news. LISTEN TO THE TUNE GO! ARTIST INFO GO! BUY THE CD EU/US
ITALY AND SPAIN AS WELL
|(Stockholm 12/07 04) The July 13, 14 & 15 CHIC gig dates have been cancelled. I have no info on why. (Stockholm 29/06 04) Richard Hilton reported the on some more CHIC gigs for the summer of 2004. Added to those already reported. CHIC will do a tour of Italy and a gig in Spain, as well as another gig in the NY area. MORE SUMMER 2004 TOUR DATES: July 2 = Rome/Italy 25 Euro GO, July 3 = Civitavecchia/Italy Free! (La Marina Viale Garibaldi), July 4 = Trani-Barletta/Italy, July 9 = Collado Villaba/Spain GO, July 10 = Cantazaro/Italy Free! (Area Magna Grecia), July 13 = Caliari/Italy (CANCELLED!), July 14 = Reggio Calabria/Italy (CANCELLED!), July 15 = Naples/Italy (CANCELLED!), August 8 = Brookhaven-Long Island, NY/USA 20-30 USD GO. CHIC's tour set up are as follows: Sylver Logan Sharp & Jessica Wagner on vocals, Nile Rodgers-guitar, Jerry Barnes-bass, Omar Hakim-drums, Cheri Mitchell-piano, Richard Hilton-keyboards, Gerardo Velez-percussion, Bill Holloman-sax, Curt Ramm-trumpet. Thanks to Rich Hilton for this news.
|(Stockholm 21/06 04) Karen Milne (CHIC violinist) has posted her memory's of Tony Thompson on the page dedicated to Tony on Raymond Jones site uegmusic.com. It is a wonderful text, and I highly recommend every CHIC & Tony fan to read it. Thank you Karen for sharing those memory's with the fans. READ THE TEXT GO! (then scroll down)
|(Stockholm 20/06 04) NileRodgers.com has added another concert to CHIC's 2004 'World Tour.' It's a gig at Belfort Rock Festival in Aalst, Belgium on August 21. Tickets are 20-22 Euro. BELFORTROCK SITE GO!
MAY 'LUTHERIZE' NEXT CHIC ALBUM
|UPDATED! (Stockholm 29/06 04) Reported by Richard Hilton in the Forum: This whole Luther idea is based on somebody misunderstanding something Nile said at the WAFF fundraiser. Nile is thinking about doing a "mash-up" mix of Everybody Dance and some other songs. Luther sang on Everybody Dance (the original record) and so therefore he would be "appearing" on the record, albeit from 28 years ago or so. There we have it, almost from the horse's mouth so to speak. (Stockholm 20/06 04) Luther Vandross may be singing on the forthcoming new CHIC album slated for release sometime late fall 2004. That was the sensational news that came out of the We Are Family Foundation special event benefit at Studio 54 on June 6th. Luther, who as we know lutherized the first CHIC album and also the CHIC-ish first Change album 'Glow Of Love,' is recovering from a stroke he suffered over a year ago. Thanks to Kevin B. of discosavvy.com for this news! FOX NEWS GO! EURWEB NEWS GO! WAFF SITE GO!
|(Stockholm 08/06 04) CHIC is listed in one of the latest issues of the two magz Q & Rolling Stone. RS is listing '50 Moments that changed the history of rock'n roll' and the CHIC part is all about 'Good Times'. Q (UK) is listing 'The most influential artists of all time' and CHIC is (only) no. 25 on that list...obviously a major mistake, but at least they're listed ;-) Thanks to Eric from LA & roux64 in the Yahoo group chic freaks for this news! ROLLING STONE GO! Q GO!
|(Stockholm 08/06 04) Luigi reports that Nile plays guitar on the single release 'Devils & Angels' (as well as other tracks) from Toby Lightman's album 'Little Things' released earlier this year. Toby hadn't heard of Nile when she was told he was going to play on the album but was very impressed when told of his work. Nile was brought in on the project by the producer Peter Zizzo who's a friend of Nile. Thanks to Luigi from Italy for this news! LISTEN TO DEVILS & ANGELS GO! TOBY LIGHTMAN's SITE GO! BUY THE ALBUM EU/US
FROM DUSK TILL DAWN WITHOUT A CHIC SAMPLE
|(Stockholm 24/05 04) ChicTribute.com's own Glen Russell reported on another CHIC sample. The Yoshi toshi Records act Danny Howells & Dick Trevor has had their 'Dusk Till Dawn' remixed by the Shapeshifters and it's sampling the CHIC tune 'Don't Go' from 1980 sung by Sheila & B. Devotion. Nice catch Glen you convinced me. LISTEN TO DUSK TILL DAWN GO! LISTEN TO DON'T GO GO! BUY THE REMIX GO!
54 FAMILY EVENT
|(Stockholm 23/05 04) We Are Family Foundation are holding an event at the REAL Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street NYC on June 7th, honoring the recipients of the WAFF Humanitarian Award Larry & Shawn King & the recipient of WAFF Peacemaker Award Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Gregory Smith, as well as the recipients of the WAFF Visionary Award L. Rodger Currie & William Margaritis. The event will feature a concert by CHIC, Tavares, Maxine Nightingale and special guest Dionne Warwick. It will be hosted by Montell Williams and Carson Kressley. Starting at 6:30 PM with a VIP reception and continuing at 7:30 PM with dinner, award ceremony and concert. Tickets start at 125 USD and up. WAFF SITE GO! DOWNLOAD INVITATION (pdf) GO! BUY TICKETS GO!
GIG WITH NILE
|(Stockholm 17/05 04) French disco king Cerrone will celebrate the French National Day (14th of July) by giving a free concert at the Versailles Palace outside Paris. The concert will be held on the 13th of July starting at about 9PM. He will have several guest artists among them Nile Rodgers. Thanks to c-chic.com for this news. CHECK NEWS ITEM GO! CONCERT INFO GO! CERRONE's SITE GO!
& NORMA JEAN NEWS
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) Raymond Jones reports on two projects. First the release of wonderful dance mixes by the Pound Boys of his and Norma Jean's collaboration 'You Lift Me Up' on LookAtYou Records. And then the release of Raymond Jones new CD 'So Amazing (Songs From The Luther Vandross Songbook)'. LISTEN TO 'YOU LIFT ME UP' GO! LISTEN TO MORE MIXES GO! BUY RAYMOND'S NEW CD US/EU RAYMOND JONES SITE GO!
FOR INDUCTION TO DMHoF
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) The newly organized Dance Music Hall Of Fame has released the first nominations for induction and of course CHIC are nominated. Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards are nominated in the Producer category and CHIC in the Artist category. Inductees are to be announced later this year. DMHoF.com GO! CHECK OUT THE NOMINEES GO!
SAMPLE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) The Torontonian rap duo Common Difference has sampled CHIC's 'Savoir Faire' on their track 'Top Of The World Pt.2' COMMON DIFFERENCE SITE GO! LISTEN TO THE TRACK GO!
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) I got a mail from Daryl Easlea, who's writing the hotly anticipated CHIC 'Bible' and he said the release of the book will be delayed until the fall. October I think he said? Unfortunately I had a harddrive failure right after I read his mail and have therefore had no way of replying. I f you read this Mr. Easlea please send me another mail! :D PREORDER THE BOOK EU/US
DOES IT AGAIN!
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) The Swedish disco-noveau group Alcazar has done it again! I.e. sampling CHIC tunes. This time they're using Diana Ross' 'Upside Down' on their new single 'This Is The World We Live In'. ALCAZAR WORLD GO! LISTEN (REALAUDIO) GO!
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) A 2 disc DVD of the CHIC headlined 'Best Disco In Town' Tour in October 2003 is scheduled for release on May 25th. CHIC performs 7 of the 24 tracks, the others are performed by such notable acts as Tavares & The Real Thing among others. DVD 1 contains the 100 min concert and DVD 2 will feature behind the scenes looks as well as interviews with among others Nile Rodgers. The Price for this bag of goodies on Amazon UK is 11.99 GBP. The DVDs are Region 2 encoded. MORE DVD INFO GO! PREORDER THE DVD EU/US
DATES SUMMER & FALL 2004
|(Stockholm 14/05 04) NileRodgers.com reported the below CHIC gigs for the summer and fall. The dates in Saratoga and San Diego are termed 'CHIC FEST'' and also features other classic acts such as Thelma Houston, Rose Royce & Maxine Nightingale in Saratoga, and Rose Royce & Maxine in San Diego. SUMMER 2004: May 19th = Japan-Tokyo International Forum, May 20th = Japan-Tokyo International Forum, June 16th = New York City-Battery Park, June 17th = Brooklyn (NYC) Metrotech Center, June 22nd = Hanoi/Vietnam-World Peace Awards, June 27th = Saratoga CA-Montalvo Garden Theatre, June 28th = San Diego-Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay, July 17th = Montreaux Jazz Festival/Switzerland, July 24th = Nice Jazz Festival, August 14th = Robinsonville, Mississippi-Grand Casino. And in October CHIC headlines (as they did last year) the BDiT tour of the UK. This year they'll have Pointer Sisters, Boney M, Candi Staton, The Three Degrees, Evelyn 'Champagne' King & The Emotions as supporting acts. BEST DISCO IN TOWN LIVE 2004 - UK: October 8th = Manchester Evening News Arena, October 9th = London Wembley Arena, October 12th = Plymouth Pavillions, October 14th = Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, October 15th = Birmingham NEC, October 16th = Brighton Centre. Tickets are 33:50 GBP except London Wembley which are 36:50 GBP. Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster
UK or Seetickets.com BEST DISCO IN TOWN 2004 GO!
JEAN & RAYMOND's TONY TRIBUTE
|(Stockholm 07/01 04) Raymond Jones has posted tributes to Tony Thompson from Norma Jean Wright, Luci Martin & himself and will eventually include more..CHECK IT OUT GO!
|(Stockholm 07/01 04) NileRodgers.com reports on a forthcoming CHIC gig at the Westbury Music Festival (NY) on March 26th 2004. WMF Site GO!
ON TONY TRIBUTE NIGHT
|(Stockholm 18/12 03) Raymond Jones has posted, at his site (uegmusic.com), a reflection of what went on at the Tony Thompson Tribute Night on dec. 16th in Los Angeles. READ IT GO!
NEW MOJO MAG ARTICLE
|(Stockholm 16/12 03) Reported by chictribute.com associate Glen Russell. The UK music mag MOJO's latest issue (street date UK dec. 15th) features an article about our favorite band entitled 'CHIC "We Wanted To Be Kiss!"'. It also approaches the subject of CHIC's influence on other acts...Unfortunately they have made a major mistake, saying that Bernard Edwards died in 2002 Thanks Glen for this news. MOJO SITE GO!
|(Stockholm 08/12 03) Elizabeth Fraser have released a cover of Robert Wyatt's cover of CHIC's 'At Last I Am Free' on a compilation album celebrating Rough Trade records 25th anniversary. Thanks to Spacer for this news. LISTEN TO THE SONG GO! ROUGH TRADE REC' SITE GO! BUY THE ALBUM EU/US
|(Stockholm 05/12 03) Peter Menzel has set up a poll on which songs from the 8 CHIC studio albums we would want played on future CHIC concerts. Get over there and vote. POLL SITE GO!
TRIBUTE NIGHT TICKETS AVAILABLE
|(Stockholm 18/11 03) Tickets to the the Tony Thompson Tribute Night are now available through the TonyThompsonFund.com. All tickets are 35 USD and the proceeds will go to the fund to help Tony's family. The night will feature some of Tony's favorite players and former band members and will be held at the Los Angeles Hard Rock Cafe at Beverly Center, Beverly Hills. The doors open at 8 PM on Dec. 16th. To reserve tickets call their reservations line at (818-773 7735) Please remember to continue to donate to the Tony Thompson Fund to help Tony's family. HARD ROCK CAFE BEVERLY HILLS GO!
|(Stockholm 15/11 03) We Are Family Foundation are joining the United Nations, the Anti-Defamation League, Operation Respect, The Shoah Foundation and Court TV in a live webcast on Monday November 17th at 1PM (US Eastern Time) celebrating UNESCO's 'International Day of Tolerance' celebrated on Nov. 16th. Broadcasted from the UN HQ in New York the show will be hosted by Al Roker and UN secretary-general Kofi Annan's wife Nane and feature musical segments by Nile Rodgers and Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary). WATCH LIVE WEBCAST GO! WAFF WEBSITE GO! PRESS RELEASE GO!
|(Stockholm 15/11 03) Below are links to Tony Thompson obituary's...The Reuters one has some comments from Nile and the Guardian one is written by Daryl Easlea the guy behind the forthcoming CHIC book.Please remember to continue to donate to the Tony Thompson Fund to help Tony's family. REUTERS GO! THE GUARDIAN GO! NME GO! LAUNCH.COM GO! PLAYLOUDER.COM GO!
DEAD AT 48
|(Stockholm 14/11 03) Tony Thompson died of cancer in Los Angeles early on Wednesday morning Nov. 12th with his family by his side. The drummer of the original CHIC set and The Power Station. He started out in the early 70s influenced by rock music and fusion. Briefly playing with Labelle and Ecstasy, Passion & Pain before joining CHIC. With CHIC he created hits like 'Le Freak,' 'Good Times,' 'We Are Family,' & 'Upside Down'. His drumming style was an essential part of the CHIC sound, and that style benefited many of the most significant productions of the 80s among them Diana Ross' 'diana,' David Bowie's 'Let's Dance' & Madonna's 'Like A Virgin'. Tony Thompson formed The Power Station together with John & Andy Taylor and singer Robert Palmer in the mid-eighties using his powerful drumming to create a sound renowned throughout rock music circles. He joined Led Zeppelin for 1985's Live Aid concert, this led to him being asked to replace deceased John Bonham for the failed LZ reunion attempt in 1986. His drumming was also significantly featured on Robert Palmer's solo album 'Riptide.' The Power Station was reunited in the mid 90s for the 'Living In Fear' album which turned out to be fellow CHIC-man Bernard Edwards last production. He's been working on various projects and as a screener for a record company the last few years, and Tony was working as recently as this summer with fellow CHIC-man Raymond Jones on the title track for the indie-movie 'Wasabi Tuna.' Tony Thompson is considered one of the best drummers of our time, the creator of the BIG drum sound that has influenced a lot of artists. He was at the center of era defining groups and is featured on many of the most significant recordings of the last 30 years. He will be much missed by us CHIC fans. Thank you Tony for giving us so much joy. Rest in Peace. Our thoughts and love are with Tony's family and friends in this time of grief. The benefit concert for Tony will go ahead as a tribute to a great man. All proceeds will help relieve Tony's family of some of the financial strain brought by his illness. TONY THOMPSON FUND WEBSITE GO!!
TRIBUTE SHOW DATE ANNOUNCED
|(Stockholm 11/11 03) TonyThompsonFund.com has announced that the Tribute show for Tony will be held at the Beverly Hills Hard Rock Cafe (Beverly Center) on Dec. 16th. More info on tickets and the event itself will be posted asap on the TTF website. TONY THOMPSON FUND WEBSITE GO! HARD ROCK CAFE BEVERLY HILLS GO!
DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER
|(Nottingham 03/11 03) Some really sad news. Tony Thompson, former Chic drummer on all the Chic produced tracks & other classic recordings is battling Renal Cell Carcinoma. Tony's wife, Patrice Jennings-Thompson through Nile contacted us (Glen & Pocat) & let us know he'll be starting treatment at City Of Hope in Los Angeles USA. Patrice with her friends will be organising a benefit. Patrice will keep us up to date on how Tony will be doing & anymore details on the benefit in due time. All our thoughts will be with Tony & Patrice and their family. Thank you Patrice for allowing us to print this sad news. (Stockholm 03/11 03) The benefit for Tony is in planning stages right now but is aimed at early December. A foundation has been formed to do this (The Tony Thompson Fund) and a website will be up shortly. Anyone who wishes to donate to the foundation or in any other way wish to help or have any questions can contact them at the below e-mail adress. If you wish to make a donation remember, and this goes for all fans, any amount you are willing to give will help, even one dollar. Here are the details: Make checks payable to: The Tony Thompson Fund c/o One Incredible Family *The checks must be made out exactly this way for tax purposes, and all contributions are tax deductible. Send To: The Tony Thompson Fund 13455 Ventura Blvd. Ste. #224 Sherman Oaks, California 91423 CONTACT THE FOUNDATION E-MAIL ... TONY THOMPSON FUND WEBSITE GO!
March 4th 2003 To November 3rd 2003
TRIUMPH FOR THE CHIC SOUND
|(Stockholm 03/11 03) Fatman Scoop & The Crooklyn Clan's 'Be Faithful' reached number one on the UK charts last week. The song, originally released in the US in 2001, is sampling Faith Evans 1998 hit 'Love Like This' which relies heavily on the groove from CHIC's 'CHIC Cheer.' Thanks Glen Russell for this news. CHECK OUT CHIC SAMPLES & INFLUENCES GO! BUY THE SONG EU/US THE UK CHART GO!
BBC RADIO 2 DISCO HISTORY
|(Stockholm 03/11 03) BBC Radio 2 is broadcasting a 6 part (half hour) history of the DISCO movement. The first part was broadcasted last wednesday. Heavily featured in the first show at least is Nile Rodgers. You can listen to the show on the BBC2 website. Thanks Glen Russell for this news. LISTEN TO THE SHOW GO! 'GOOD TIMES - THE STORY OF DISCO' PAGE GO!
SISTER SLEDGE AT DISNEY
|(Stockholm 15/10 03) Reported by NileRodgers.com CHIC is going to do 3 gigs daily at the American Gardens Theatre between November 7th to the 11th. But before that our favorite sisters are doing the same venue between October 18th to the 22nd. Both are part of an event called 'Eat To The Beat' concert series. The gigs are included in the Disney World (Epcot) admission price. NILERODGERS.COM GO! DISNEY INFO PAGE GO!
|(Stockholm 13/10 03) The UK newspaper The Guardian has published a review of CHIC's gig in Sheffield as part of The Best Disco In Town tour. The reviewer is really negative towards the other acts in the tour, but is totally floored by CHIC's brilliance...but we know he would be wouldn't we? Anyway check out the review, CHIC's part comes at the end. THE GUARDIAN REVIEW GO!
|(Stockholm 12/10 03) Raymond Jones mailed me with the following: This past summer I worked on an independent film as composer of the score. The film is called 'Wasabi Tuna' and is being run out here every Friday night at the Arc Light theatre on Sunset Blvd. On the opening theme, I got Tony Thompson to play some drum fills for me. It was great. Other musicians I hired for the score were, the guitarist from Tony's new band Dave Plotkin, vocalist Portia Griffin (Jeffrey Osborne, Black Crowes and Sweet Inspirations), drummer Vince Wilburn (Miles Davis' nephew), vocalist Dawn Bishop (Sergio Mendes) among others. I also worked with drag queen Alexis Arquette on the featured single 'Coochie Power' (also recorded as Pussy Power). It was quite a time. Thanks for this info Raymond. MORE INFO RAYMONDS SITE GO! MOVIE SITE GO!
UNRELEASED MATERIAL & NEW ALBUM
|(Stockholm 12/10 03) Reported in the CHIC Tribute Forum by Simon Parr: I got to meet Nile for a second time this year, this time at Wembley last night. Here are the results of my meeting: 1. Diana Ross recorded one extra track during their sessions being "I've Got Protection" which ended up on the "Real People" album. 2. Nile had no idea why "Riding" by Fonzi Thornton didn't make it onto the "Soup For One" soundtrack. 3. Sylver said that the new album was about 65% completed and that they were going back to New York to continue with it. The new vocalist, Jessica Wagner said she may have one lead vocal track but the rest will be Sylver on lead. Thank you Simon for this news!
PALMER DEAD AT 54
|(Stockholm 01/10 03) Singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack on September 26 in Paris, France. He's best known to CHIC fans for his work with Bernard Edwards & Tony Thompson on The Power Station & his successful solo album 'Riptide' from 1985, containing number one hit 'Addicted To Love' and number 2 hit 'I Didn't Mean To Turn You On' both feature slick videos that attracted a lot of attention. UK born Palmer started his career in 1968 singing in UK based band The Alan Bown Set, his solo career began in 1974 and he had several hits in the 70s and early 80s. Palmer continued to release solo albums throughout the 90s and he teamed up again in with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson and Andy Taylor for The Power Station's 2nd album 'Living In Fear' in 1996. His latest album, 'Drive' released in May this year was a top ten blues album hit. Palmer was best known for his style, and for his eclectic music taste, working in several genres and also merging them in his solo work. A true musical explorer he will be much missed. Rest in Peace. Thanks for the info FrenChic from France.
UNRELEASED MATERIAL AND NEW CD
|(Stockholm 28/08 03) Reported in the CHIC Tribute Forum by Simon Parr: I was in Tokyo on business last weekend and got to see Chic live and meet Nile backstage. Here are some results from my meeting: 1) Nile has no idea if the Johnny Mathis album will ever be heard. He said he thought it was a great album and that a track off it called "Go with the Flow" was one of their best. No material from that album was ever used on future CHIC projects. 2) All material recorded by CHIC was put onto CHIC albums. 3) There were extra tracks recorded by Diana Ross that didn't make it onto the album and possibly I think some other outside production stuff but Nile didn't think there was enough to ever release an "Unreleased CHIC Organisation" album. 4) The new CHIC album will DEFINATELY be released next year... he wanted it released for next month, the same month as his birthday, but that hasn't happened. He thinks the new album will certainly appeal to CHIC fans and is one of the best albums CHIC have done.. Sylver Logan Sharp said the new album is more dance orientated than CHIC-ism. 5) Nile's favourite album is "Let's Dance" and favourite single "Good Times" partly because it represented the struggles the band were having in relation to the disco backlash. 6) Nile considers himself to be the "deep thinker" when it came to writing with Bernard. When tracks appeared Nile would keep trying to improve them whereas Bernard would swap and change a few bits quickly to create a good result. The CHIC Concert in Tokyo was excellent... the Japanese crowd were going wild (which is unusual in Japanese culture).. all 7 UK hits with the exception of "My Feet Keep Dancing" were performed as well as "CHIC Cheer" to introduce the band and a medley of "Upside Down", "I'm Coming Out", "He's The Greatest Dancer" and toward the end of the Concert "We Are Family"... sound quality and vocals were excellent.. a truly professional show. Thank you Simon for this news!
NILERODGERS.COM HAS LAUNCHED!!!
|(Stockholm 04/10 03) Nile Rodgers has launched his own site www.nilerodgers.com in the last couple of days...filled with a lot of great stuff, and you can register for a newsletter and get to see special stuff as a member so get over there and register! HTTP://WWW.NILERODGERS.COM
THOMAS COVER WHY
|(Stockholm 23/09 03) Danish singer Natasha Thomas has released a remake of CHIC's 'Why' (1982) written for Carly Simon and originally released on the 'Soup For One' soundtrack. Thanks for the info 'Trice from Paris/France. WATCH THE VIDEO (WMV Format) Modem/ISDN/DSL NATASHA's SITE GO! BUY THE CD EU/US
NICE PIX PUBLISHED
|(Stockholm 02/09 03) Our friend at the French CHIC site www.c-chic.com (Cést CHIC) has just published the pix from the CHIC gig at the Nice Jazz Festival on July 26th 2003. Thanks for the info to the webmaster at c-chic.com. CHECK OUT THE PIX GO!
|(Stockholm 22/08 03) The UK mag Guitarist has published a tribute article to Bernard Edwards. READ THE ARTICLE GO!
OMAR ON LEE ROTH's LATEST
|(Stockholm 22/08 03) Nile Rodgers & Omar Hakim are helping David Lee Roth on the track 'Ice Cream Man' from his latest CD 'Diamond Dave' released in July. Thanks to 'Trice from France for this news. LISTEN TO ALL TRACKS GO! BUY THE CD EU/US
|(Stockholm 14/08 03) The new Jamie Lee Curtis comedy 'Freaky Friday' which premiered on August 6th in the US, uses CHIC's 'Le Freak' as the movie theme. David Bowie talks about Nile Rodgers (album co-producer) on the bonus DVD of the special edition of David Bowie's 'Black Tie White Noise' album being released this month. Thanks to 'Trice from France, Hendrikw from Holland for this news. WATCH FREAKY FRIDAY TRAILER GO! INFO ON BOWIE ALBUM GO
TO DIANA DELUXE
|(Stockholm 29/07 03) Reported by Spacer in the Forum musicsamples from the Diana deluxe CD are now up at the below link. Thanks Spacer, nice to hear from you again! LISTEN TO THE CLIPS AT CD UNIVERSE GO!
IN HOT CHIC LOAN
|(Stockholm 29/07 03) Artist Nodesha's got a hit 'Get It While It's Hot' based around a CHIC-I Want Your Love sample. This was reported by Luigi in the Forum and by mail from Sharon in Holland. Thanks Luigi and Sharon. BUY THE CD EU
AT ABBA's STUDIO POLAR
|(Stockholm 29/07 03) In an TV interview with Swedish TV4 News Nile announced he is recording some stuff for the forthcoming CHIC album at ABBA's old studio Polar here in Stockholm. WATCH THE VIDEOCLIP GO!
ON NEW CD!!!
|(Stockholm 09/07 03) Great news!...Alfa Anderson as the lead singer and co-creator of the gospel group 'Voices of Shalom' has released a new CD entitled 'Daily Bread.' Alfa has written all the songs on the cd, except two, with her husband and the groups co-creator/producer El-Uriel Barfield . Thanks to Pat from Las Vegas for this news. VILLAGE VOICE ARTICLE GO! PRESSRELEASE GO! VOICES OF SHALOM SITE GO! BUY THE CD US
REMASTERED & RE-RELEASED
|(Stockholm 08/07 03) Nile Rodgers last studio album with Bernard Edwards the 1996 Japan only released 'CHIC Freak & More Treats' are being remastered and released in the US by Chicago based A440 Music Group on July 29th. Though originally released under Nile Rodgers name, this issue will be released as a CHIC record. A440 MUSIC GROUP SITE GO! BUY THE CD US
ON NEW DVD
|(Stockholm 08/07 03) The UK based company Classic Pictures has recently released a DVD entitled 'Disco Inferno' which features a clip of CHIC performing 'Le Freak' at the MusikLaden TV-show in 1979. Thanks to Colin Wilson from Seattle for this news. CLASSIC PICTURES SITE (DVD CLIP INFO) GO! BUY THE DVD EU US
MIX TO BE RELEASED THIS SUMMER!!!
|(Stockholm 10/06 03) This is gearing up to be the best CHIC year since the seventies. Announced on the Motown BBS, Universal/Motown are releasing the original CHIC mix of Diana Ross 'diana' album (1980) on a special deluxe 2 CD edition on the 29th of July 2003. The first CD will contain both the original mix and the Russ Terrana mixed Motown release. The second CD will contain previously unreleased and rare dance mixes from the time leading up to the 'diana' album. The release will also contain a 28 page booklet with comments from both Nile Rodgers and Russ Terrana as well as an essay by dance music historian Brian Chin. Thanks to Andrew Benoy for this news. Disc 1: 73 minutes: diana: original released album, 1. Upside Down 4:05, 2. Tenderness 3:51, 3. Friend To Friend 3:19, 4. I'm Coming Out 5:23, 5. Have Fun Again 5:57, 6. My Old Piano 3:55, 7. Now That You're Gone 3:59, 8. Give Up 3:45. diana: unreleased original CHIC mix*, 9. Upside Down 4:15, 10. Tenderness 5:07, 11. Friend To Friend 3:18, 12. I'm Coming Out 6:00, 13. Have Fun Again 7:08, 14. My Old Piano 4:51, 15. Now That You're Gone 3:39, 16. Give Up 3:59. THE MOTOWN BBS ANNOUNCEMENT GO! BUY THE CD EU US
2003 CONCERT DATES
|(Stockholm 07/06 03) Richard Hilton gave me some CHIC concert dates for the summer of 2003. The Hollywood Bowl event also includes Kathy Sledge. Thanks for the info Rich. June 28th = Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles as part of K-BIG 104's second 'Disco Fever' party BUY TICKETS, July 26th = Nice Jazz Festival, France BUY TICKETS, August 23rd = Mount Fuji Jazz Festival, Japan. HOLLYWOOD BOWL SITE GO! NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL SITE GO!
40th ANNIVERSARY CHIC MEDLEY
|(Stockholm 07/06 03) French star Sheila (to CHIC fans known as Sheila & B. Devotion) have released her 40th Anniversary live concert at Olympia in Paris, France on CD and DVD. And on them are a 10 minute CHIC medley. Containing her own CHIC hit 'Spacer' and also We Are Family, Chic Mystique, Upside Down , Le Freak & Your Love Is Good. Surprisingly the medley also includes non-CHIC tunes; Sister Sledge's 'All American Girls' and Kool And The Gang's 'Celebration??? Thanks to Patrice from France for this news. BUY THE CD DVD
TO BE PUBLISHED!!!
|(Stockholm 07/06 03) Helter Skelter Books are going to publish the book 'CHIC: Everybody Dance-The Politics Of Disco' by author Daryl Easlea, and according to Amazon.co.uk it's all about our favorite group. Amazon.co.uk synopsis: "Everybody Dance puts the rise and fall of Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, the emblematic disco duo behind era-defining records 'Le Freak', 'Good Times' and 'Lost In Music', at the heart of a changing landscape, taking in socio-political and cultural events such as the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Panthers and the US oil crisis. There are drugs, bankruptcy, up-tight artists, fights, and Muppets but, most importantly an in-depth appraisal of a group whose legacy remains hugely underrated." HELTER SKELTER BOOKS SITE GO! BUY THIS BOOK EU US
THE STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL
|(Stockholm 01/06 03) Living in Stockholm I'm certainly excited about this news. CHIC will perform at the 20th Anniversary Stockholm Jazz Festival on July 29th at 10:15 PM at the open air Skeppsholmen venue. Also performing at the festival is Randy Brecker who collaborated with CHIC on the 'Take It Off' album in '81. STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL GO! BUY TICKETS GO!
|(Stockholm 30/05 03) Norma Jean & Luci Martin (The First Ladies Of CHIC) are doing a gig at Club Eden, Ibiza/Spain on June 2nd. Also...while in London in late March (performing at the Brighter Days Club launch party) they worked on some new music with Joey Negro (who also did that gig)... In the fall 'You Lift Me Up' a collaboration between Norma Jean and The Poundboys will be released...And the project with Patrick Adams (mentioned last year) is still in the works. Thanks to Norma Jean for this info. CLUB EDEN SITE GO!
REMIXES & A SAMPLE
|(Stockholm 29/05 03) Luigi reported (in the forum) yet another Italian groups homage to CHIC, this time it's Stylophonic who on the second single release, 'Soul Reply,' from the album 'Man Music Technology,' samples CHIC's 1978 'Sometimes You Win' the track is indeed very good and they have made great use of the sample. Reported to me by mail, German outfit Wackside have done two remixes of CHIC written tracks. They first released Sisters Sledge 'Lost In Music' (1979) and have lately released 'Le Freak' (1978) personally I prefer the latter. Thanks to Luigi for his diligent reporting and also to Pasiq for the Wackside info. BUY STYLOPHONIC SINGLE US EU WACKSIDE SITE GO!
CHIC DOUBLE TAKE ON NEW CD
|(Stockholm 09/05 03) The Swedish Disco-Nouveau group Alcazar who, last year, had hits with the two CHIC sampled songs 'Crying At The Discotheque' and 'Sexual Guarantee' are doing a new double take on their forthcoming album 'Alcazarized'. The song 'Dancefloor Docusoap' is sampling CHIC's 'I Want Your Love' (1978) and 'I Go Shopping' is using CHIC's 'What About Me' (1979). Besides this, Alcazar has had help from Bjorn & Benny from ABBA and the Pet Shop Boys. The album is set for Swedish release on the 12th of May. Other release dates to be determined later. OFFICIAL ALCAZAR SITE GO! BELGIAN FAN SITE GO! BUY THE CD AT SKIVHUGGET GO! LISTEN TO ALL THE SONGS GO!
HEADLINE UK DISCO EVENT
|(Stockholm 09/05 03) Reported by CHIC Tribute's own Glen Russell; CHIC are headlining the 'Best Disco In Town Live 2003' tour in the UK in October. Featured beside CHIC are Tavares, Shalamar, Hot Chocolate, The Real Thing, Rose Royce, Alexander O'Neal and Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Here are the tour dates: October 4th = Sheffield Hallam FM Arena, October 5th = Cardiff International Arena, October 8th = Birmingham NEC BUY TICKETS, October 9th = Brighton Centre ARENA SITE, October 10th = London Wembley Arena, October 11th = Manchester Evening News Arena. CHIC will bring their full 12 piece band to the UK. CHIC got great reviews in 1999 when they last did this event. Tickets are £ 31:50 except for the London concert which are £ 33:50. For some reason Ticketmaster UK doesn't list the Birmingham or Brighton events, the above links are to those arenas. Thanks for the info Glen! CHECK OUT THE 1999 REVIEW GO! CHECK OUT THE FLYER GO! BUY TICKETS AT TICKETMASTER GO!
& TONGUE IN CHIC RE-ISSUED ON CD!
|(Stockholm 04/04 03) I got a mail from GregWomack of the Yahoo-group CHIC Freaks a couple of weeks back about this, but haven't been able to get it confirmed until now. But it seems it's official, Real People (1980) and Tongue In Chic (1982) two long out of print Chic albums will be re-issued on a two-albums-on-one CD later this month. The company that is putting out the CD is Wounded Bird Records. The albums are not digitally remastered, unfortunately, but let's be glad that they're re-issued. The only site I've found that is taking pre-orders are Towerrecords.com. Thanks for the info GregWomack! BUY AT TOWERRECORDS GO! BUY AT WOUNDED BIRD RECORDS SITE GO!
TOUR IN APRIL
|(Stockholm 13/03 03) Please note that the date for the Nagoya gig was wrong, the date should be the 6th of April (now changed!), not the 5th as previously stated. (Stockholm 06/03 03) Richard Hilton informed me that CHIC is going on tour to Japan in April, here are the tourdates: April 1 - 2, 2003 = Fukuoka Blue Note, April 3 - 5, 2003 = Osaka Blue Note, April 6, 2003 = Nagoya Blue Note, April 7 - 10, 2003 = Yokohama Motion Blue, April 12, 2003 = Tochigi, April 14 - 19, 2003 = Tokyo Blue Note. Richard continued with some info on the band set-up and more: "For this tour, Chic will be featuring a new singer and pianist as well as our new trumpet player Curt Ramm. The rest of the Chic band will be as it's been for years now. Audra Lomax and Merlene Nelson have some family responsibilities to attend to that prevent them from extended travel right now, and we wish them well and hope they're back sometime soon. We'll be rehearsing with the new members prior to the tour, and we're hoping to include some more of the classic Chic material in the sets this year. We'll also have Gary Tole back in the sound engineer's chair this year, and we're all very glad that he could find the time in his schedule to bring his considerable mixing talents back to us." Thanks for the info Rich!
DMX BUMPED FROM LENO!
|(Stockholm 04/03 03) Got this from Raymond Jones today: "DMX was bumped from the Tonight Show today. We (his band and DJ) were on set, ready to go, but X was unable to show up on time for his run through etc. After waiting as long as they could (even moving things around to a degree), the producers of the show made the decision to bump him from the schedule. I did however, get a picture with George Forman so I went home happy. We have all seen this type of thing in our industry before and will see it again. Its unfortunate when it happens but it just reminds one to keep focused on one's own goals. Sorry if I made any of you stay awake to watch the show!!! Peace, Raymond Jones"
May 8th 2002 To February 19th 2003
CERRONE's NEW + MORE
|(Stockholm 19/02 03) Reported in the forum. Nile Rodgers has helped on French disco king Cerrone's new CD 'Hysteria' released in Nov 2002 in France. Nile was also special guest star at the release
party at the Parisian club Olympia in late January 2003. Nile is featured on two tracks 'The Only One' & 'Got To Have Lovin'' both sounds very Chic-ish! Thanks for the info Luigi of Italy and FrenChic of France! In other news also reported by Luigi (he's great isn't he) CHIC has been sampled by the following; Significant Others feat. Jocelyn Brown 'Gotta Be J.B.' (the only one I've checked out and it's soooo good!) sampling 'Chip Off The Old Block', Italian singer Mariadele 'Se Tu Mi Vuoi' (On the single CD mix not the album version!) sampling 'I Want Your Love'. And Finally Demon Ray (Italian group) sampled 'Got To Love Somebody' on their track 'You Touch Me Baby'. CERRONE INTERVIEW GO! CERRONE's SITE GO! BUY THE CD GO!
& LUCI IN LONDON
|(Stockholm 19/02 03) Reported in the guestbook? Norma Jean & Luci Martin will perform at the 'Brighter Days' Club launch party at the sumptuous 20's club Pacha in London UK, together with DJ Joey Negro, on March 29th 2003. Thanks for this info Rob! THE BRIGHTER DAYS SITE GO! BUY TICKETS GO!
JONES SURFACE TONY THOMPSON!
|(Stockholm 24/02 03) UPDATE! The DMX appearance at the Craig Kilbourne 'Late late show' on CBS on Feb. 27th is cancelled, so we'll have to concentrate our vcr efforts on Leno. (Stockholm 18/02 03) Raymond Jones reports that he and his regular musicians (Aaron Mason on bass & Fred Clark on guitar) will team up with Tony Thompson, backing DMX performing his song 'X Gonna Give It To Ya' from the movie 'Cradle 2 The Grave' with Jet Li, on Jay Leno (Feb. 27th Tonight Show NBC) and Craig Kilborne (Feb. 28th Late Late Show CBS). So get your VCR's ready for a rare happening. This is the first time since the early eighties that Raymond and Tony's worked together. Thanks for the info Raymond! THE TONIGHT SHOW SITE GO!
CRAIG KILBORNE SITE GO! RAYMOND JONES SITE GO!
ON INDIE, DANDY WARHOLS NEW ALBUM
|(Stockholm 09/02 03) The VH1 site reports that Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran is co-producing the new album from indie band Dandy Warhols, entitled 'Welcome To The Monkey House.' Nile Rodgers is contributing with his massive skills on the track 'The Scientist'. Thanks for the info Glen Russell! THE VH1 SITE GO! MORE INFO GO!
HILTON REPORTS ON CHIC JUBILEE GIG
|(Stockholm 03/02 03) I got the following report, on the CHIC 25th Anniversary gig on Jan. 29th, from Rich Hilton today: "Brief update on the gig last Wednesday. Very successful night of entertainment. Evening started with some short filmed presentations introduced by Montel Willams and Nile. The President of Court TV was introduced as a special honoree. The Diana Ross tribute film was shown (Diana phoned in but was not present), and shortly thereafter, Chic began their show with the I'm Comin' Out/Upside Down medley. We played "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" with Ashford & Simpson, "Roam" w/Kate Pierson of the B52s, and "God Bless the Child" and "Lady Marmalade" with Patti LaBelle, in addition to performing our usual collection of Chic material. Appearing on stage at various points just hanging out, dancing, singing, or whatnot were Fonzi Thornton, Wyclef Jean, Miss Piggy (from the Muppets), the Prez of Court TV ...some of the Village People (who also performed two of their classics) ...and many others ...the stage was as crowded as the audience!" Thanks for the info Rich!
WHAT FOR's NILE INPUT TUNE
|(Stockholm 02/02 03) The video of the song "L'amour n'a pas de loi" on which Nile plays guitar, from the French Popstars winner WHAT FOR is now available for viewing at the french site M6Music.fr. Thanks for the info Luc from Switzerland! THE M6MUSIC.FR SITE GO! WATCH THE VIDEO GO! BUY THE CD GO!
|(Stockholm 16/01 03) Richard Hilton is reporting that CHIC will do two shows at the CHINA club in NYC on January 29th. The first show starting at about 8:40PM will be a tribute to Diana Ross and a We Are Family Foundation fundraiser with reserved table seating. The second show at 11:30PM is open to the public, and will be a CHIC
25th Anniversary Celebration featuring special guest artists. Thanks for the info Rich! FOR TICKETS TO THE FUNDRAISER CALL: 212-397-4333 THE CHINA CLUB SITE GO!
RED HOT + RIOT CD
|(Stockholm 09/01 03) Nile Rodgers is featured on two tracks on the AIDS benefit CD Red Hot + Riot: The Music And Spirit Of Fela Kuti released in the fall of 2002. The CD celebrates the life of Fela Kuti and includes contributions from people who's worked with him and been inspired by him, Nile being one of them. Fela Kuti died of AIDS in 1997, he was 58. LISTEN TO THE TRACKS GO! RED HOT RIOT SITE GO! FELA KUTI PROJECT SITE GO! BUY THE CD GO!
|(Stockholm 08/01 03) CHIC is part of the line-up for the 2 hour DISCO BALL special on ABC on Thursday Januari 16th at 8PM ET in the USA. The program features many of todays stars as well as our celebrated disco legends, performing timeless disco classics on a stage that is supposed to be something extraordinary. Be sure to catch our favorite heroes on TV next Thursday night! Thanks to Devlin for this info! ABC WEBSITE GO!
JONES NEW RELEASE!
|(Stockholm 22/12 02) Raymond Jones has released a special holiday single called 'Christmas Blue' and it's available to buy for 3 USD (s/h included) at his site at uegmusic.com. RAYMOND's WEBSITE GO!
AND LUCI IN BELGIUM
|(Stockholm 20/12 02) Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin will perform at the PURE & SUB CLUB on January 18th 2003 in the city of Tournai in Belgium (between Brussels and Lille). The adress is: 01, Chaussée de Bruxelles - 7534 Barry (Tournai). CLUB WEBSITE GO!
JONES POST XMAS SHOW
|(Stockholm 10/12 02) Raymond Jones will perform at The
Baked Potato on December 28th. The adress is: 3787 Cahuenga Blvd.West, No. Hollywood, CA 91604, more info call: (818) 980-1615. Show times 9:30 and 11:30 PM RAYMOND's WEBSITE GO!
NILE IN POPSTARS
|(Stockholm 20/11 02) The winning youngsters in the French version of the reality show Popstars have choosen a name 'What for' ? Yes that's actually the name. I guess reviewers will have a lot to play with, with that sort of name. Anyway the song Nile plays on is called "L'amour n'a pas de loi" this will not be the first single however. The entire CD is being produced by Philippe Saisse who was on '...Budokan' and also, which I forgot to mention in the last post on this subject,formed the group Outloud together with Nile and Felicia Collins. All info from 'Trice from France, thanks! BUY the CD GO!
|(Stockholm 20/11 02) The EMP (Experience
Music Project) in Seattle WA USA started by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen has recently added a DISCO section on it's website as well as premiering one in the actual exhibition on November 23. Last week it featured a video clip of Nile Rodgers talking about the conceptual idea behind CHIC. Watch the Video Clip GO! More info goto EMPlive.com GO!
|(Stockholm 09/11 02) There's a lot going on with the We Are Family Foundation. The site has gone through a major overhaul. The foundation is now involved with a lot of different projects. One is to try to get the US Congress to designate March 11th (6 month anniversary of Sept 11th) as National We Are Family Day to celebrate our common humanity. Among others Senators Bob Dole and Orrin Hatch are supporting this drive. You can also be involved by filling out a form with your name and state. The Danny Schechter Documentary The Making And Meaning Of We Are Family are now available on DVD. And the WAF for Children DVD are set for release in early 2003. Support the creation of a National We Are Family Day GO! More info on the DVD as well as where to buy GO!
|(Stockholm 08/11 02) The CD from the French version of the reality show Popstars are being produced by Philippe Saisse, (keyboards on 'Live At The Budokan' among other things). Apparently even Nile Rodgers are involved. According to big-time CHIC fan 'Trice from France, Nile was playing guitar like a God in last weeks episode, and the tune he's playing on had definite Chic-ish qualities! Oh well another album to put on the must buy list. :) THANKS FOR THE INFO 'Trice. CHECK OUT POPSTARS France GO!
GIGS FOR 03
|(Stockholm 08/11 02) The Sister Sledge Club House, a Yahoo group has posted the following gig dates for our favorite sisters. Tue 18th Feb 2003
Orlando, FL Gaylord
Palms Hotel Fri 30th May 2003 Blue Ash, OH Town Square
JULY 29th GIG
|(Stockholm 08/11 02) Pix from CHIC's July 29th Hollywood Bowl gig has been posted on KBIG 104's site. VIEW PIX GO!
30 WITH CHIC PARTY
|(Stockholm 08/10 02) On October 13th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles CA, KBIG
104 & several other organizers are putting together a big party, celebrating 30 years since the birth of DISCO. This concert (3 hours long) featuring CHIC as well as many other great disco acts such as The Trammps & Gloria Gaynor will be broadcast on ABC with an air date to be determined later. 100% of the proceeds to benefit Aids project Los Angeles. MORE INFO CLICK! BUY TICKETS CLICK!
|(Stockholm 30/09 02) Norma Jean's protegee Reina is releasing a new song in late September. LISTEN Bookings - Central Entertainment Group: 212-921-2190 (Ext. 138)
(Stockholm 29/09 02) Raymond Jones has posted two upcoming gigs in LA, on his site at ueg.com: Sat Oct 5th at Romano's Italian Restaurant 5225 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside CA. Show times 9:00 and 11:00 PM For more information call: 909 781-7662 & Wed October 9th at La Ve Lee . 12514 Ventura Blvd, Studio City. Show times 9:00 and 11:00 PM For more information call: (818) 980-8158
DOING THE JIGGY
(Stockholm 11/07 02) The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has posted a video clip of Will Smith performing the (CHIC written) 'He's The Greatest Dancer' powered 'Gettin' Jiggy With It' at the Stockholm premiere of Men In Black II. To view you have to have the quicktime plug-in. VIEW VIDEO GO!
GIG NO GO
(Stockholm 28/06 02) More info from Richard Hilton. The reported July 27th Baltimore (CHIC) gig will not happen. But he gave me some info on tomorrow nights gig at the Hollywood Bowl; We will have Barry Johnson as a guest bass player on this show, as Jerry Barnes had a prior commitment with Roberta Flack. I believe Montel Williams and Slash will be joining us for parts of the show. So the night is set for a great Saturday Night Fever (25
year anniversary) celebration.
JONES LA GIG
(Stockholm 14/06 02) Raymond Jones (CHIC keyboards 78-81) will perform at La
Ve Lee (10351 Ventura Blvd.) in Los Angeles, CA. on July 25th. 2 performances, 9PM & 11PM are reported. Raymond released his third solo CD 'Intimate'
last November and also did an interview with chictribute.com at that time. For more info on the gig call La Ve Lee at (818) 980-8158) Raymond Jones site- GO!
(Stockholm 07/06 02) Spacer reported that the notoriously anti-disco publication Rolling Stone has placed CHIC's 1980 'Real People' album as the No. 20 coolest album of all time. CHECK
IT OUT! Of course if they had any sense they would know that CHIC belongs to the top 5. But at least they choose the best album. ;) Thanks Spacer for this info
(Stockholm 04/06 02) Now for some CHIC summer dates, provided by Richard Hilton: -8PM - June 29th - Hollywood Bowl LA (w/Kool & the Gang and Village People) A part of K-BIG
104'S Saturday Night Fever 25th Anniversary - DISCO FEVER TICKETS are $3-110. -8PM - July 23rd - Lincoln Center NYC (Josie Robertson Plaza) A part of Midsummer Night Swing. Disco Hustle dance lesson starts at 6:30PM as part of the event. TICKETS go on sale on June 24th. -July 27th - Baltimore MD. More info will follow. The scheduled and earlier reported date in Clarkston MI is reported cancelled.
HILTON ON DURAN PROJECT
(Stockholm 23/05 02) When I asked Richard Hilton about the Duran Duran project (I said I hoped DD was going funk) this is what he replied: I have just returned from our second two week stay in London, working with Duran Duran (the original five members). We will be returning to London in about 10 day's time to work on it some more. None of the other Chic personnel are working on this project as yet. The material is a collection of great rock songs. They're not really "going funk", but the grooves we're getting are very strong and I think you'll be very pleased with what they've done. They've been very nice to me and obviously regard Nile very very highly. I feel very honored to have the opportunity to work with them, and it's all that much better because they're very nice people. I guess we can look forward to great grooves in the fall. More info HERE!
OF CHIC PERFORMS
UPDATED! (Stockholm 16/05 02) Norma Jean and Luci Martin (The First Ladies Of Chic) will perform in Ostia near Rome/Italy on June 8th. Venue: Friends Club. Adress: Lungomare Duilio 22, Ostia. Tel: 06-56320291. Norma Jean will then participate and perform (with NEW music!) at the Italian Music Conference in Milan from June 9th through June 12th. Norma Jean has also informed me that she's written a song with dance music legend Patrick Adams and are currently working on a project with house producer Lenny Fontanna. Stay tuned for more info on that....More info on IMC HERE! Thank you, Norma Jean, for this info.
|(Stockholm 11/05 02) Nile & the CHIC gang headlines a concert at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI on Thursday 11 July at 07:30 PM. The Trammps will also perform. Tickets are priced between USD: 13.50-23.50. Buy Tickets HERE!
|(Stockholm 08/05 02) Sister Sledge Clubhouse (Yahoo group) newsletter reported more SS tour dates. They are as follows: Fri 06/21/02 Rotterdam, NL Newport Festival. Sat 06/22/02 Rotterdam, NL Newport Festival. Fri 07/05/02 London, UK TBA. Sun 07/21/02 Bern, SUI TBA. Sun 07/21/02 Bern, SUI Gurten Festival. Thu 07/25/02 Nice, FRA Nice Jazz Festival
February 10th 2002 To April 30th 2002
ALL ABOUT JOAN
|(Stockholm 30/04 02) Danny Schechter the director of
the 'We Are Family' documentary talks about, among other things, the Joan
Rivers incident and its repercussions, on the mediachannel.org site. Article
NILE'S GROOVE POWER DURAN'S NEW
|(Stockholm 30/04 02) Nile Rodgers are producing Duran
Duran's new album, to be released in the fall. Thanks to Pietro C. of Italy
for this news!|
SLEDGE CONCERT DATE
|(Stockholm 27/04 02) Sister Sledge i.e. Debbie, Kathy
& Kim will perform at the Gurten Festival in Bern Switzerland, on July
21, 2002. More info HERE!
Thanks to yahoo group 'Sister Sledge Clubhouse' fo this news.|
|(Stockholm 11/04 02) Another club oriented song, 'Let's
Stay Together', that samples CHIC's Sheila B. Devotion song 'Spacer'
(1980), was released in february by the outfit? Horny United. Buy CD (US)
... Listen to sample HERE!
Thanks for info to post in CHIC Forum
by Luigi M. of
WAF FOR KIDS ON TV
|(Stockholm 11/03 02) The We Are Family childrens version
Video will air today March 11th on Disney channel (7:57 AM E & P), on
Nickelodeon (7:57 AM E & 10:57 AM E) and all day on PBS stations throughout
the US. Nile Rodgers as well as 'prominent' childrens stars such as 'Big
Bird' will feature in the video.|
CHIC PHOTO AVAILABLE FOR BUY
|(Stockholm 27/02 02) High quality reproductions of
a professional photo from CHIC's 1979 UK tour is now available for buy at
the site Rockarchive.com.
The photo is from CHIC's performance at the (London) Hammersmith Odeon.
Nile & Nard are getting into some serious groovin' in the break on 'Le
Freak' while Alfa and Luci are doing 'The Freak.' The site features professional
photos of rock's great artists, from several renowned rock photographers.
Check out the photo GO|
CHIC's MUSIC AT THE OLYMPICS
|(Stockholm 25/02 02) At yesterday's Olympic Closing
Ceremony the CHIC written 'We Are Family' was sung by Donny and Marie Osmond representing Utah's most famous
family. What a pity that they didn't follow that up with CHIC playing 'Good
UNTANGLING CANCELLATION CONFUSION
|(Stockholm 11/02 02) New info on the scheduling of
a NYC CHIC concert date has been given me by Richard Hilton. As of now CHIC
are scheduled to perform at the BB King
Blues Club on March 11th and 12th one show each night at 8 pm. Tickets are $25. Hopefully this will
end the recent batch of cancellations that has befallen ticket buying fans.
Buy tickets to these shows at Ticketmaster GO
Thanks for this info to Richard Hilton|
CHIC IN CANCELLATION CONFUSION
|(Stockholm 10/02 02) CHIC was supposed to perform at
Irving Plaza on Feb. 2nd but that date was canceled in favor of March 11th
and a tie-in with some sort of 'We
Are Family' Foundation Extravaganza? Now this date
has also been canceled?? The first date seems to have been canceled without
proper info going out to all the ticket buyers, which is very disappointing!
I have no info on why the second date (in March) was canceled. In cases
such as this it would be nice to have some official statement. Ticketmaster
will refund tickets if you send them back to the Virginia Beach address
from which they came. Thanks for info to post in CHIC Forum
by Kevin Brook
at Disco Savvy|
December 22nd 2001 To February 10th 2002
CHIC IN FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA
|(Stockholm 28/01 02) Chic will perform at IRVING PLAZA
in NYC on March 11th. This will be a major performance and associated in
some way with the "We Are Family
Foundation" project. This show replaces the canceled
Feb. 2nd one at the same venue. More info on this will be posted as soon
as I get it. Thanks for this info to Richard
INXS ON NILE & 'ORIGINAL SIN'
|(Stockholm 15/01 02) Dan Jones have published an article
on how the INXS breakthrough hit came about. INXS talks about their relationship
with Nile Rodgers and admiration for Chic's music. Read article GO||
MORE FAMILY NEWS
(Stockholm 10/02 02) The documentary about the "We
Are Family" project and foundation has been shown at this years Sundance
Festival on January 16th. The Foundation Site also reports on a coming album
release sometime in 2002, as well as a remake of the single by favorite
children characters coming this March. The cover of the 'We Are Family'
album will feature artist Francesco Clemente, 100 limited edition prints
by him of the 'Family' event can be bought at www.eyestorm.com,
the proceeds will go to the foundation. Tommy Boy has also released the
track as a 12", full of Thunderpuss remixes.
Support the Foundation,
buy the single! GO,
We Are Family Foundation GO,
Watch a WTC worker talk about the project GO,
Watch Spike Lee talk about the music video GO
CHIC IN NYC GIG ON FEB. 2nd!!
|(Stockholm 03/01 02) Nile and the Chic gang will perform
at IRVING PLAZA in NYC on February 2 2002!!!! Two shows ( 7:00 PM &
10:00 PM) are scheduled at this venue. The tickets are $30-35 and can be
bought (sale beginning on Jan 2, 12:00PM) at ticketmaster.com Buy tickets
POCAT WISHES YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS &
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
|(Stockholm 22/12 01) I
want to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. I also want to thank you all for making the last
six months (since the premier of this site) so enjoyable. If you are wondering
why you won't get a reply to your e-mails it's because I'm taking a couple
of weeks off. An update of the site will begin on January
15th 2002. You are welcome with e-mails
then. Until then have a great Christmas and a funky New Years eve!|
November 9th To December 9th 2001
NORMA JEAN EN MASSE
- (Stockholm 09/12 01) Norma Jean Wright is featured
on vocals on the Maxz Volume release 'Get
Up.' She's also singing on the 12" Michi Lange 'Michi Mini Ep
vol. II' on the track 'Louder Than Words,'
released last month. Lastly she's singing on Byron Stingly's remake of
Change' 'Paradise' to be released
in January. She has also done an indepth
interview for chictribute.com, in which she talks
about the reason she left Chic, and what she, Luci Martin & Alfa Anderson
is up to today.
- More info & interview GO
NEW CHIC REMIX CD
- (Stockholm 27/11 01) A new remix CD of Chic's
greatest hits was released in Japan in October of 2001. The CD features
remixes by renowned Japanese DJ's and is released on Warner Music Japan.
The title is "ReChic CHIC remixes
2001" CD number: AMCN-4561
- BUY it at GEMM
A DANISH FORBIDDEN LOVER
- (Stockholm 12/11 01) Danish house group FILUR
is being inspired by 'My Forbidden Lover' on their track 'Shame.'
- UPDATE 18/11 01:
First I thought it was an outright sample. However, Tomas and Kasper of
FILUR, have pointed out to me that they played all the instruments themselves
and looped that. But they also said they'd been inspired by CHIC, but the
chords used are different and are therefore completely their own creation. I apologize
for any missconception that might have been the result of the original
post on this matter.
- More info (music, video etc) on FILUR HERE!
- Filur's record company HERE!
- Buy 'Shame' (US) (EU)
- Thanks for tip to post in Chic Forum by Luigi M. of Italy
DEBBIE DOES JAZZ
- (Stockholm 07/12 01) Debbie Sledge performs jazzy
tunes on two video clips on the dutch site: http://www.maxanter.nl/
in the first she sings a part of Nile Rodgers song 'Do That Dance.'
- Watch video clips on this page GO
NORMA JEAN & LUCI MARTIN DOES AMSTERDAM
- (Stockholm 9/11 01) Norma Jean & Luci Martin
will perform in Amsterdam, (The Netherlands) on November 17th. As of now I don't know if
it's in conjunction with the ADE 2001 event there. Get back here and I
will post any updates asap! If any of you have more info, please e-mail
- More info on ADE 2001 HERE!
September 6th To November 6th 2001
ALCAZAR IN CHIC REVISIT
- (Stockholm 06/11 01) Alcazar who recently have
been climbing the Euro-charts with the 'Spacer'-backboned
'Crying At The Discoteque,' (featured
on the soundtrack for the US version of 'Queer As Folk') are doing a Chic
revisit for the second single from their album 'Casino.' This time it's
'My Forbidden Lover' who get's
the Alexander Bard (producer and founder of glitzy disco group Army Of
Lovers) treatment, and out comes 'Sexual
Guarantee.' Alcazar is currently on a European promo
tour. They did BBC's Top Of The Pops last month and were screamin'!
- Alcazar are: Andreas Lundstedt, Annika Fiore and Tess
- Listen to (from BMG.de) 'Sexual Guarantee' HERE!
- Download video of 'Sexual Guarantee' HERE!
- Buy Alcazar: (US)
- Thanks for tip to post in Chic Forum by Luigi M. of Italy
WE ARE FAMILY SET RELEASE!
- Update: (02/11
01) A song clip and pictures from the studio sessions have been posted
on the foundation site.
- Update: (16/10
01) The video of the song will be posted on the foundation site asap!
Thanks to Kris Chen
of Tommy Boy for this info.
- (Stockholm 15/10 01) The benefit 'We Are Family' single are
being released on October 23rd, there is also a 'We Are Family Fundation' website (with a statement
and a list of participants) up. The single can be pre-ordered right now.
As posted before the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross as well as organizations
promoting tolerance in the wake of the September 11th attacks.
- WE ARE
- BUY single (US)
BASEMENT JAXX IS DOING IT
- (Stockholm 29/9 01) The disco oriented club group
Basement Jaxx has released 'Jus 1 Kiss' which utilizes a sample from the
CHIC song 'You Can't Do It Alone'
from the 'Real People' album (1980).
- Listen to sample HERE!
- Buy CD (US)
NILE'n CHIC CHICKS EURO QUICKIE
- (Stockholm 6/11 01) Nile Rodgers is to be interviewed by Gary
Smith (of Music & Media (France)) for the keynote at the 'Amsterdam Dance Event 2001'
on the 15th Nov. at 1:00 PM. He is furthermore to be on the panel for a
day-program seminar entitled 'Demo-lition Part 3' the same day at 5:30
PM. The same evening CHIC (Nile & the girls singing to pre-recorded track) is scheduled
to perform at the 'Cubic' (Jan van Galenstraat 6), the event starts at
9:00 PM. (The event is for invites and ADE registrants only!)
- Read more at the ADE 2001 website HERE!
- Thanks for this info to Thierry at Cést
Chic web site, and to Richard
Hilton for additional info.
NILE SAYS 'WE ARE FAMILY' WITH BENEFIT CD
- (Stockholm 22/9 01) Nile Rodgers are putting together
a bonanza of famous people from all walks of life to re-record the anthemic
'We Are Family' to benefit the 'American Red Cross' and organizations
that work with defending minorities from racial attacks and promoting tolerance,
in the wake of the WTC attack on Sept. 11th. The song will be published
by Tommy Boy and a music video directed
by Spike Lee,
as well as a 'making of' documentary by Danny Schecter will be released.
Nile Rodgers says he's inspired by Nelson Mandela telling him that that
song kept Mandela's spirit up during his imprisonment on Robben Island.
'Nothing keeps the spirit up like song' comments Nile. Confirmed participants
are, to name a few, Diana Ross, Sheryl Crow, Steven Tyler, Britney Spears,
Busta Rhymes, NSYNC, Sister Sledge, Run DMC, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe,
Vanessa Williams, Joan Rivers, Macaulay Culkin and Kevin Bacon. The song
will be recorded in two sessions on Saturday 22 in NYC and Sunday 23 of
September in LA.
- UPDATE Sept. 26;
Some controversy has arisen by Joan Rivers leaving this project due to
it benefiting among others Muslim Americans...more on this as I get info.
- Thanks to Spacer
for info in Chic Forum
RAYMOND's GOING INTIMATE
- (Stockholm 02/11 01) Raymond Jones, Chic keyboards 1978-81, are
releasing a new album on November 20th (EU first quarter of 2002). Featuring,
among others, former Chic lead singer Norma Jean Wright on one track. CD
is titled INTIMATE.
- Raymond have also done an in-depth interview for chictribute.com
- BUY the 'Intimate' album: (US)
NILE's ARENA PRODUCTION
- (Stockholm 4/10 01) Nile Rodgers has produced
5 tracks on 'Aussie Dance Diva' Tina Arena's new album set to be released
on November 6th. The album is yet untitled but a single "Soul Mate
9" was released on October 1, written by Desmond Child and produced
- Buy CD-single (EU)
NILE's ATLANTA MYSTIQUE
- (Stockholm 4/10 01) Found an interview at 'Creative
Loafing Atlanta' which Nile did at the 'Grammy Urban Music Symposium' in
Atlanta on August 2, where he was the keynote speaker. In the interview
he talks about, among other things, his feelings on Bernard Edwards death
- Read the interview HERE!
SYLVER's MONTEL SONG?
- (Stockholm 06/9 01) Sylver Logan Sharp has recorded
the song "Right Through Me" which was written and produced by Jerry Barnes and his
sister Katreese Barnes. Jerry Barnes is the bass player in the current
Chic band lineup. Sylver sang this song on the Montel Williams show. The
song is still available on CD-single from Siahson.com.
- Thanks for this info to Richard Hilton
- Buy CD HERE!
- Be sure to read
the bio, very much info!!! -Right HERE!
July 6th To September 4th 2001
TONY THOMPSON TALKS!
- (Stockholm 04/9 01) The online magazine moderndrummer.com
has an interview with Tony Thompson, in which he talks about what he's
up to nowadays. He also talks about the Power Station as well as how he
came to be in CHIC.
- Thanks for this info to Glen Russell
- Read interview HERE!
A TRIP TO THE END OF A RUSH
- (Stockholm 23/8 01) The song playing at the end
of the movie 'Rush Hour 2', "Let's Bounce" is a new CHIC track. It is however
not on the soundtrack. As of now no info on whether it will be included
on the forthcoming Chic album. According to post on Chic Forum the new
Chic album may be titled 'CHIC 2K'.
- This info from Glen
Russell, thanks Glen.
- Additional confirmation from Richard Hilton.
- Chic album title from Frenchic
BROTHERS IN SUMMER REPEAT
- (Stockholm 21/7 01) The Isley Brothers new CD
"Eternal" released on August 7th, contains a cover of CHIC's
"A Warm Summer Night" from the Risqué album. However on
'Eternal' the song is titled "Warm Summer Night" a slite change
in lyrics and music arrangement may warrant this.... ;-)
- INFO FROM ALAIN
- Music Link and additional info from Kevin Brook @ Disco Savvy...thanks Kevin!
- Listen to track sample
LE RAI C'EST CHIC
- (Stockholm 30/8 01) Nile Rodgers has produced
famous Rai singer Cheb Mami, recently involved with Sting. And indeed Sting
and Nile are singing back-up on the single release, interestingly called
"Le Rai C'est Chic".
The album is called "Dellali" and Nile produced 9 of the 13 tracks
on it. The best thing about this album is that almost all of the current
Chic band set are involved as musicians and mixers, Richard Hilton for
instance is credited with mixing 4 tracks. Apart from the single I like
the melancholic 5th track "Rim
Lachoua" and track 13 which is a more dance-oriented tune "Haoulou" best.
- Thanks for this tip to FrenChic
Chic web site.
- BUY CD (EU)
FREE CHIC CONCERT!
- (Stockholm 13/8 01) One additional tour date,
and this one's free!
- Brooklyn, NY. at SEASIDE PARK -Thursday,
August 23 (8:00PM)
- Opening the show are Tavares and Trammps.
- Info from Richard
Hilton, thanks for the info Rich!
SOPRANOS, COMING OUT?
- (Stockholm 15/7 01) Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler
(playing Meadow Soprano on the popular TV-show) has covered Chic produced
Diana Ross hit "I'm Coming Out" in a new Levi's Jeans commercial.
The cover will be the first single from her upcoming album (planned to
be released this september).
- INFO FROM KEVIN BROOK @ DISCO
- thanks Kevin!
- Watch recording session - CLICK
- Watch Levi's commercial - CLICK
CHICAGO CONCERT REVIEW
- (Stockholm 29/8 01) Read the review of the Chicago
gig on Chic's august 2001 tour (below link). If anyone have found any other
review, please e-mail the link
so I can add to this news item.
- Review in Chicago
Metromix, associated with Chicago Tribune.
MORE SUMMER 2001 TOUR DATES
- (Stockholm 22/7 01) More Chic tour dates;
- Chicago, IL. at PARK WEST -Friday, August
24, 2001 (7:30PM) Price: $35.00
- Atlanta, GA. at EARTHLINK LIVE -Saturday,
August 25, 2001 (9:00PM) Price: $33.00
- St Paul, MN. at MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
-Sunday, August 26, 2001 (7:30 PM) Price: $22-27.00
- Buy Tickets to any of these events CLICK!
- The last date on August 26th have been posted earlier!
If you want to know the current band lineup go to the history section of
this site. If anyone feels up to it please write a review of the concert
and post either in the board or mail me. I will give it a prominent place
as well as credit you as you see fit. mail to email@example.com
SLEDGE REVISITED ON NEW REMIX
(Stockholm 6/7 01) A new Sister Sledge album
is available as of March this year. It is a remix album containing several
of the sister's hits with Chic, including a Sister Sledge sung "Everybody
Some song samples as well as a review available at Amazon.com
Feb 15th To June 18th 2001
A NEW CHIC ALBUM SUMMER 2001? part II
- (Stockholm 18/6 01) Today I recieved confirmation
from one of the Chic band members, Richard Hilton, that Nile, at a NYC
concert in feb. 2001, indeed did say that he was planning a NEW! CHIC album
for the summer of 2001. Rich confirmed they had recorded some stuff but
couldn't confirm a set release date. Well one thing's sure it's in the
works-and we can all anticipate the happy arrival of yet another excursion
to the land of good groove!
- Thanks for the info Rich!
A NEW CHIC ALBUM SUMMER 2001?
- (Stockholm 30/3 01) According to the site "Disco
Savvy" Nile mentioned, during the B.B. King's Blues Club Concert in
NYC on Feb. 16 2001, the release of a new Chic album this summer. Let's
hope this is true, in interviews he has stated he's ready for a new solo
effort, but has dismissed a new Chic album. But let's hope he's changed
his mind-time will tell I guess.
CHIC IN FAIR CONCERT
- (Stockholm 18/6 01) Chic will be performing at
the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul
on August 26 2001 (0730 pm). Chic are the headliners
and will be joined by WAR and Ohio Players. Tickets are 22-27 USD quite
a good price for a night of heavenly grooves!
- Info from Richard Hilton, thanks for the info Rich!
- More info CLICK
MORE ON ELUSIVE CHIC CONCERT DVD?
- (Stockholm 29/5 01) A German webstore has posted Chic's
elusive concert DVD as available for about 47 USD. It's region 2 coded,
pressed in Japan, and features the same concert as on the live cd "Live
at the Budokan". So if you're interested rush by and order it quickly,
because it will surely disappear again as on several other site's....
- ....to be continued!
- ORDER IT HERE!
- UPDATE Aug. 8 2001; I got
the DVD from the site, it took about 5 weeks from order time, because they
had to get it from Japan. Info and S&H was excellent, and the DVD is
- info on DVD here
!!WELCOME TO THE NEW CHIC TRIBUTE SITE!!
- (Stockholm 14/6 01) Today is the premiere of the all new
and improved Chic Tribute site! I have improved (I would like to think)
the graphics, interface, added a gallery and video section as well as updated
most song clips (better quality I hope?). The archives contains many more
articles and reviews. The discography will
be improved with more info on each album as well as
more song clips, and more added song lyrics as well as a buyers guide which
I will try to keep updated for you collectors out there...? I have designated
the site for broadband users but if you have a fast modem you could probably
enjoy it as well. Please note that the site is enhanced for Internet Explorer
5 or later you should also set your monitor resolution to 1024x768 for
full enjoyment of the site!
NILE IN THE STUDIO
- (Stockholm 30/3 01) Watch Nile Rodgers in the
studio in this techtv.com video
A STEP TO A TRIBUTE
- (Stockholm 15/2 01) Steps song "Stomp,"
is according to the sleeve a tribute to Chic and the group's writers, Nile
Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.
Spring 2000 To Feb 10th 2001
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
- (Stockholm 10/2 01) New Chic gigs in the works-Oh
how I wish I lived in New York!
- -Fri 2/16 2001 at B.B. King's Blues
Club - New York, NY
- -Sat 2/17 2001 at B.B. King's Blues
Club - New York, NY
- -Sun 2/25 2001 at Mandalay Bay Resort
and Casino - House of Blues Las Vegas, NV
ROMINA SURFACE LUCI & NORMA
- (Stockholm 10/8 00) Unknown (to me!) artist Romina
Johnson has released a cover of CHIC's "My Forbidden Lover",
it's quite good. But the real news is that it features CHIC's old headliners,
singers Luci Martin and Norma Jean! Unfortunately there is no photos on
the single's cover, it would have been nice to see how the girls look today....
- Listen to it in realaudio
- Order by using this code: Gut Records/Warner Chappell
Music Ltd. :CDLEX1
- Record company site's : www.gutrecords.com
ARETHA SPILLS THE BEANS
- (Stockholm 10/5 00) In a recent Swedish Television
interviewAretha Franklin revealed that, during her years at Motown, she
was offered to be produced by Nile and Nard. But she turned down the offer
and Diana Ross wound up with the song "Upside Down" instead.
Aretha said; I like disco and many disco artists, but I am not a disco
NILE LAUNCHES ONLINE DANCE CLUB
- (Stockholm 22/11 00) Nile launched a MP3 online
dance club today. The retail music site will offer underground dance, urban,
and hybrid music that users can play, mix, and modify with Visiosonic's
PCDJ software, also available on the site.
- GO TO SITE
NEW TOUR DATES!
- (Stockholm 3/6 00) New tour dates for CHIC has
been published on Nile's record company site. The tour dates are as follows:
- June 8, 2000 Music in the Other Park
San Jose, CA. 5:30pm
- June 9, 2000 MGM Grand Hotel/Studio 54
Nightclub Las Vegas, NV.
- June 15, 2000 Central Park SummerstageNew
- June 17, 2000 Hatch Shell Star 93.7 WQSX
w/Chaka Khan Boston, MA.
- June 30, 2000 Tom Joyner Show Chicago,
- June 30, 2000 Peir 62/62 Seattle, WA.
- July 2,2000 The Essence Festival-The
LA Superdome New Orleans, LA.
- So go out and by tickets to whatever venue suites you
best. One should take the opportunity of supporting the greatest band there
CHIC RECORDS GALORE
- (Stockholm 5/9 00) The Chic sound is having a
renaissance right now. Several releases features either covers or sampling
of Chic songs. But the Big news is the re-release of Norma Jean the 1978
Chic production. And on the CD is 5 bonus tracks (a.o. "High
Society" 12" Mix) encompassing all of Norma Jean's Chic produced
solo effort. Second, at the same time Joey Negro with Taka Boom has released
a cover of Norma's dancefloor hit "Saturday".Third,
is Modjo who on their song "Lady"
has sampled the Chic song "Soup
For One." Fourth, a new cover of Sister Sledge's "Thinking of you" by Curtis Lynch, the
second cover of that song this year. Fifth, Rapper Tony Touch has released
"I Wonder Why" which
is based on a sample of CHIC's Sister Sledge hit "He's
the greatest dancer." Sixth, Bernard Edwards solo effort "Glad To Be Here" has also been
re-released in Japan. So it's happy times indeed!!
- Norma Jean/Norma Jean - Sequel Records
2000 NEMCD 394 :Find it at amazon.co.uk
- Modjo/Lady (LISTEN)
- :Find it at towereurope.com
- Curtis Lynch jr/Thinking of You (LISTEN) -
- Tony Touch/I Wonder Why (LISTEN) - :Find it at skivhugget.se
- Joey Negro/Saturday (LISTEN)
- Bernard Edwards/Glad To Be Here (LISTEN)
- Shawn Rhodes a musician and radiohost on WBAI 99.5 FM
in New York, has interviewed Nile Rodgers on two occasions both interviews
can be found on:
- Interview page
Spring 1999 To Spring 2000
ALCAZAR IN CHIC DEVOTION
- The new project of Alexander Bard of "Army of Lovers"is
the Swedish group ALCAZAR, their second single uses samplings from the
CHIC produced, Sheila B. Devotion song "Spacer". The song's called
"Crying at the Discoteque" (March 2000) and are suitably cliché
to follow the mould set by AoL.
- Listen to it in realaudio
- Order by using this code: BMG Sweden 74321 72164 2
- Find Alcazar on BMG-Sweden
- Look at the video
in Real Video
CHIC IN JAPAN ON DVD 2!
- Now you can get the (DVD code2 Japan) CHIC live DVD from
Tower Records Online site the price is the same about 70 USD, but here
you can order online instead of having to fax or call the company.
- Nile Rodgers & Chic in Japan, Feat. Slash, and Sister
- adress: www.towerrecords.co.uk
FINALLY HERE CHIC LIVE!!
- Nile Rodgers has finnaly released the LIVE album that
has been rumoured for so long. So go out and get it.
- Check out this site: www.sumthing.com/
- Review of the album here!
BLACKNUSS'S SLEDGE HOMAGE
- Swedish Soul and Funk Community Blacknuss Allstars has
released (March 2000) a cover of "Thinking Of You" Sisters Sledges
Nile'nNard produced song from the "We are Family" album of 1979.
The cover is quite good and only adds an airier sound as well as updated
beats. The CD is distributed by SONY (Superstudio Orange D-21).
- Blacknuss website
- Listen to clip of the song in real
CHIC IN JAPAN ON DVD!
- If you are interested in CHIC's concerts in Japan. A
DVD (European coding, zone:2) are available at the adress below. I however
think it's a bit pricey 70 USD +postage. U can't as of yet order it on
the net, but have to call or fax the company.
- Nile Rodgers & Chic in Japan, Feat. Slash, and Sister
- adress: www.rodisc.nl/
CHIC IN BRITAIN IN DECEMBER 1999
- Chic will be on tour in Britain in december. They will
be part of a nostalgia concert tour featuring other acts from the disco
era. They will be playing among other, Wembley december 15, and Dockland
arena on december 18. Wembley is on the net, but u can only order tickets
by phone or fax. I am unfortunately to short of bred to be able to go-
(great howls of sorrow!!!). But if you are able to go- GO!!!
- Wembley box office phone on : 020 8 902 0 902
NAVIGATORS RELEASE SUPERSTAR.
- The Swedish group Navigators released their first single
this month (march 99). It relies heavily on a bass and guitarr groove from
Edwards and Rodgers "I want your love" from 1978. They have stated
in an interview, on ZTV the premier swedish music channel, that one of
their main inspirations musically is disco. Judging from their first release
CHIC must be one of the foremost sources of inspiration. So who knows,
maybe there will be more samplings in the future.
- Listen to superstar: click
- Warner Chappell Scandinavia/Arcade Music Company AB 1999
- ARC 309 188.216-3