Nile Rodgers felt he'd been ''struck by lightning twice'' when Prince died.
The 64-year-old artist has admitted he was deeply wounded when he heard the news the 'Purple Rain' hitmaker had died in April this year, although it inspired the title of his album titled 'It's About Time'.
Speaking on his website NileRodgers.com, he said: ''When Prince suddenly died, it was like I'd been struck by lightning twice. It made me ''see'' why I named the next CHIC album ''It's About Time.'' Time is so important, and what we do with it is everything.
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Nile Rodgers was busking in London this week.
Chic legend Nile Rodgers busked on London's South Bank on Monday, making around £12.30 during a 20 minute set. The guitarist and songwriter had played British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park on Sunday alongside Grace Jones and Kylie Minogue.
Nile Rodgers busked on London's South Bank on Monday
"This really was a blast today. I truly used to like busking. I made a decent living and some lifelong friends," Rodgers wrote on social media, adding that he started out his career when he was young and homeless by busking.
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The co-founder of the disco group spoke at an advertising conference about his long involvement in the music business
Internationally-renowned artist, Nile Rodgers, took time out of the world of disco for a one-on-one session with Spotify to discuss the creative process and his prolific musical career so far during an event at advertising conference, Advertising Week.
Nile Rodgers talked about his time in the music industry at a recent event
The guitarist, producer and co-founder of disco group Chic spent time with Spotify’s Head of Editorial and, with the help of his ‘Hitmaker’ guitar, musically illustrated his life as a composer, arranger and artist.
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No time to celebrate yet, but it's good, good news
Nile Rodgers is an experienced man; the musician, producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist has collaborated with a whole host of artists in his ranging career, from Diana Ross to David Bowie, from Madonna to Daft Punk. This guy knows a thing or two when it comes to life, so you’ll excuse him for being a realist, won’t you?
The legendary guitarist showed his glee at being given the all clear from cancer, Tweeting, "Instead of showing gross internal video I'll show my doctor's fly examination room. I'M ALL CLEAR AGAIN."
But the funky guy wasn’t ready to count his chickens. "I never celebrate much when I get an All Clear because in 6 months I'll go through the same drama." He added: "All clear is a lot better than the cancer has returned and it's spread."
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In an up-and-down week for celebrity news, Randy Travis's situation became increasingly bleak, while Justin Bieber got on the wrong side of one of America's favourite Presidents.
Prayers for Travis: We were saddened to hear of the ill health of country singer Randy Travis this week - the singer-songwriting suffering a stroke while undergoing heart surgery in Texas. His friends and family have asked fans to prey for the country veteran. Read the full story about Randy here.
Bieber's Bucket: Ah, Justin Bieber is really testing the 'loveable rogue' tag isn't he? He pushed it a little too far this week by doing two of the big no-no's in the U.S. That's peeing in a bucket and cursing the President. Read the full Bieber / Clinton story here.
Daft Punk have scored their first UK Number One single, with the disco floor-filler 'Get Lucky' doing the business for the French duo.
Daft Punk's infectious comeback single 'Get Lucky' has shot to the top of the UK Singles Chart over the weekend, with the Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers-featuring track scoring a first number one hit for the French duo this side of the English Chanel. The reincarnated French maestro's chart success comes eight years since their last chart entry, and is their highest position to date, with their previous best effort 'One More Time' reaching the number two spot in 2000.
It only took a week for the foot-tapping disco-revival track to climb to the top of the charts, with the single entring the chart at number three last wek despite only being available for little over 24-hours. During that 24-hour gap, Spotify announced that 'Get Lucky' had become the most streamed song in the UK and the US over a 24-hour period in the company's five-year history. The streaming service predicts that the band's comeback album, Random Access Memories, will mirror this anticipation and turn out to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, streams of the year when it is released on 20 May (UK).