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Watch Nile Rodgers Play Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ for First Time Live

The producer-guitarist, who played on the song, performed it in France over the weekend

Kory Grow Jun 10, 2014
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Producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers typically performs tracks he co-wrote or produced (Madonna, Duran Duran and David Bowie) alongside his own Chic hits (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”). Now, Rodgers has added his inescapable collaboration with Daft Punk, “Get Lucky,” to his career-spanning set.

In the above video, the Random Access Memories single fits right in. He performed the song on his own for the first time in Montreau-Fault-Yvonne, France, where the audience sang the lyrics louder than his vocalist as he played the tune’s scratchy guitar line with a wide smile. By the end of the tune, he just gave it to the crowd and seemed to bask in the glory of his creation.

Earlier this year, he played the song with Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and the track’s original singer, Pharrell Williams, at the Grammy Awards, where it took home Record of the Year honors. Random Access Memories also took home Album of the Year that night.

Those wins followed a long, slow-building legacy for the song that included a 10-minute remix of the cut, a cover of the song by Wilco, a remix featuring President Obama and even a performance of the song featuring Rodgers and U2’s the Edge and Bono.


Meanwhile, during the same weekend in which Rodgers played “Get Lucky,” the Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas performed his own Daft Punk collaboration of “Instant Crush” (via Consequence of Sound). Watch footage of his performance at New York City’s Governors Ball festival here:

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