Nile Rodgers talks Daft Punk, hits, guitar style and more

In the latest in a series of interviews with the collaborators on Daft Punk's forthcoming album Random Access Memories, guitar and production legend Nile Rodgers has discussed his working relationship with the duo.

Commenting on his studio experience with Daft Punk, the Chic guitarist says: "The best collaborations in my life are when the people you work with are as good as you expect and then better than that." So we're guessing he enjoyed it.

Rodgers also discusses his many other collaborations with artists including David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran, and even treats us to some of his most famous guitar licks.

In other Daft Punk news, it's rumoured that next week might herald the arrival of the first single from Random Access Memories, with Lifelike Tweeting that it'll air on French radio next week. We shall see…

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.