- 06 Jun 18
Nile Rodgers graces the cover of Hot Press as he prepares to headline Malahide Castle this month.
When Chic sit down for the cover story with Hot Press we both find that we're in a similar position, in that 1977 became a defining year for the both of us. Our Contributing Editor Paul Nolan talks to Nile Rodgers, recaps on their seismic self-titled debut album, and discusses why disco has survived and thrived to this day. The legendary frontman also opens up about his special relationship with Irish fans, the similarities between James Brown and James Joyce - and he goes into exclusive detail about the process behind the recording of David Bowie's 'Let's Dance'.
Sticking to the 1977 theme, we look back on a year's worth of celebrations for our 40th Anniversary by asking a few familiar Irish faces to talk about the first time they encountered Hot Press. Aidan Gillen, Therapy?, Dara O'Briain, Adam Clayton and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue give us their fondest memories.
Over the course of six pages, our man Pat Carty reports from the frontlines of U2's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour. Set deep in the heart of middle America, The Edge explains the thinking behind starting the tour in Tulsa, Oklamhoma - where conservative preaches are decrying the Dublin lads for having 'betrayed Jesus' - while Willie Williams and Ric Lipson talk about the ambitious set up for their live show.