125 - Nile Rodgers
Globally respected for his incredibly funky guitar playing AND for his immense success as a Grammy-winning record producer, NILE RODGERS has been making multi-platinum albums since the late ’70s, when his dance band CHIC ruled radio with hit after hit. (One of Chic’s famous grooves, powered by NILE's guitar and BERNARD EDWARDS’ bass, “Good Times,” even became the basis of what was arguably the first breakthrough rap song, SUGARHILL GANG’s “Rapper’s Delight.) After CHIC's early success, Nile went on to produce DIANA ROSS, INXS, DURAN DURAN, DAVID LEE ROTH, MADONNA, LADY GAGA and other superstar acts. On this episode, NILE details his funk guitar approaches from CHIC to the present, his new jazz/funk instrumental “Inside the Box,” and his hang with dearly departed EDDIE VAN HALEN. He also takes you inside some unforgettable session moments, including studio adventures with DAVID BOWIE, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, and DAFT PUNK, with whom he scored one of the biggest hit songs of recent years, “Get Lucky.” Hosted by JUDE GOLD, this episode is brought to you by BLUE MICROPHONES. Find your perfect mic at bluemic.com.