Nile Rodgers‘ life will be the subject of a three part documentary series led by the BBC.
Titled Nile Rodgers: Lost In Music, the series will explore Rodgers’ success serving as a guitarist and co-founding member of Chic; his solo work; and his collaborative work with artists such as Diana Ross, Sheena Easton, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna and Pharrell Williams.
“When we shot this series I was focused on making it as passionate and informative as a BBC documentary I’d watched on my friend Paul Simon,” Rodgers said in a statement. “This series’ attention to detail is comprehensive, we looked back through the decades with real curiosity, picking out moments and actions that seemed frivolous at the time, but had a huge impact on the music we made. I can’t wait to see the series in full, I’m sure it’ll be breath taking, the BBC do great things with music and I know this will be no different.”
“Nile has been at the forefront of popular music for over 40 years and his astonishing career in music is like no other,” Jan Younghusband, Head of Music TV Commissioning, added. “This series is a showcase for Nile’s vast knowledge and talent and provides three outstanding episodes of unique and never-before seen-or-heard insights from the Nile Rodgers engine room.”
A couple of months back Rodgers announced that a new Chic album would be arriving some time this year.
“In 2017, we will pay homage to the club that put us on the international map by doing a series of concerts, afterparties, VIP Packages, films and singles — then drop the full album along with a big surprise,” Rodgers said on his website. The new album would serve as the disco group’s first release in 25 years.
Nile Rodgers: Lost In Music is scheduled to air on April 17.