GCN cover boy Sam Smith invited legendary Chic icon Nile Rodgers on stage to join him during his performance at V Festival yesterday, describing the experience as “surreal”.
Rodgers, who announced in a blog entry ahead of the performance that he is 42 months cancer-free after battling an extremely aggressive form of prostate cancer, joined the 22 year-old singer/songwriter for a performance of their collaboration, ‘Together’.
Every 6 months I have to get tested for cancer since being attacked. I’m 42 months clear. http://t.co/HTvLPBpS51 pic.twitter.com/ntdEW743qI
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) August 16, 2014
The 61 year-old guitarist and producer recently told the New Yorker of his desire to work on the much-anticipated new Madonna album, saying “If Madonna wants to work I am totally down, she is the most hard-working, most dedicated, most focused person I have ever worked with and I absolutely adore her”.
Smith, who revealed he was gay earlier this summer, went on to perform a full set at the festival, including a stripped-down version of his hit Disclosure collaboration, “Latch”.
Watch the lyric video for Sam Smith x Nile Rodgers x Disclosure x Jimmy Napes ‘Together’ below.
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