Top 10 Facts - Daft Punk
Fact #1

Thomas Bangalter wears the helmet that looks a little bit like a letter-box, while Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo (known as ‘Guy-Man’) wears the smoother helmet. Daft Punk have not allowed their faces to be photographed since May 1996.

Fact #2

David Bowie once personally rang their studio to ask them to remix one of his songs. They politely declined.

Fact #3

In 1998, Thomas Bangalter’s side project Stardust had a worldwide hit with ‘Music Sounds Better With You’.

Fact #4

Disco Stu on The Simpsons once wore his own Daft Punk helmet.

Fact #5

Before they invested in their robot helmets, Daft Punk would wear ordinary masks for photoshoots, including Beavis and Butthead.

Fact #6

Thomas and Guy-Man met at school when they were both 12 –years-old.

Fact #7

The original ‘Discovery’ era robot helmets are said to have cost $65,000 to produce. They were both capable of displaying text and animations.

Fact #8

In 2003, the band created a feature length animated film called ‘Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem’ to accompany their album ‘Discovery’. Excerpts from the film were used as music videos for tracks from the album.

Fact #9

In 2006, Daft Punk made a movie called ‘Electroma’ about two robots and their attempt to become human. The film has no dialogue and was their first project not to feature their own music.

Fact #10

All of Daft Punk’s most recent outfits have been designed by Hedi Slimane of fashion label Saint Laurent.

Fact #11
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