Monday, May 27, 2024

Good Times Are Back! Nile Rodgers and Chic Sign New Deal, Album On the Way


Freak out! Nile Rodgers and Chic are back, officially. I knew some time ago that Rodgers was signing up with Warner Music, and now it’s official. A new Chic album is due shortly. Rodgers signed a deal with Warners, and they will distribute all the new music from his label Land of the Good Groove, which he has with Michael Ostin.

Michael’s dad, Mo Ostin, of course, was the long time leader of the real Warner Bros. Records back in the day. Michael is an accomplished A&R man himself, with loads of great credits. Nile is one of pop music’s amazing talents. His trademark guitar sound is what makes Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” such a smash. He produced signature hits from David Bowie (“Let’s Dance”) and Diana Ross (“Upside Down”). And of course, there’s always “We Are Family” for Sister Sledge.

PS Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” owes a lot to Chic’s original records. Can’t wait for the new music!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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