This week on The Colbert Report, Stephen poured himself a stiff drink and regretfully announced that the mysterious and massive DJ duo Daft Punk had punk'd him. The French spinmasters weren't going to be able to headline his Stephest Colbchella — because they're planning a performance at the MTV VMAs instead. But was it just a publicity stunt? And if Daft Punk is indeed playing at the show, will this be the most explosive VMAs ever? With Lady Gaga, Usher, and Miley Cyrus all set to sing, the stakes are certainly high. Take a look and watch Stephen get feisty with MTV for stealing his headliner!
As it turns out, Karlie Kloss was doing a shoot for Vogue when she was spotted with Daft Punk in early June. The model and the French techno duo posed for photographer Craig McDean, who shot the trio for a story about new eveningwear for women of all ages.
The three set fans of both fashion and music atwitter when they were spotted walking around midtown New York. The model of the moment and the French musical duo responsible for Random Access Memories, arguably the best album of the Summer, were photographed at 42nd Street and Park Avenue by a number of passersby, some of whom speculated that the three were shooting a music video.
But now we know that's not the case. A look at some of the photos from McDean's shoot — and the many speculative Instagram posts it inspired — here in the gallery.
The two masked French gentlemen who make up the iconic band known as Daft Punk are the latest musicians to star in Saint Laurent's Music Project campaign.
The band unveiled details about its upcoming album, Random Access Memories, in a video screened Friday night at Coachella. In it, they, singer Pharrell Williams, and guitarist Nile Rodgers are seen wearing sequined tuxedo jackets — Saint Laurent Black Glitter "Le Smoking" Jackets, in official parlance — created by Hedi Slimane. On Saturday, the house released photos of the duo wearing the jackets and uploaded another video to YouTube that features additional photos of the performers in their sparkly stage wear.
Daft Punk has been working with Saint Laurent since Slimane's debut collection for the house, which was shown last October. The duo created a 15-minute soundtrack for Slimane's Spring 2013 show. They join Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, and a number of other musicians who've been featured in the Music Project campaign. Take look at Daft Punk's video below and find their ads here in the gallery.
A good friend of mine is celebrating her birthday this week, and I've been tasked to make a geek-inspired playlist for the party. Since I already put together a list of the 10 geekiest songs on the radio, I've got a good head start. But besides recent hits from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Jay-Z, I know I'll have to reach a bit further into the archives for more geek-inspired songs. Take a listen to my finished mix when you read more.
We've already seen this cast of characters appear in the first Adidas Star Wars Originals promotional video, but this time, Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Daft Punk, and newcomer Jay Baruchel are re-creating the well-known cantina scene from Star Wars.
We've already seen this cast of characters appear in the first Adidas Star Wars Originals promotional video, but this time, Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Daft Punk, and newcomer Jay Baruchel are re-creating the well-known cantina scene from Star Wars. It seems as if the crew is heading in to watch the World Cup, but before the action can get started, there's a scuffle at the bar. You know what comes next. My favorite line comes from Snoop Dogg (naturally) who exclaims "I don't like you either, fool!" to a fellow bar patron before busting out his lightsaber! Check out the video for a few laughs below.
After Lady Gaga released her tech-centric "Telephone" video on Friday, I couldn't help but rack my brain about other songs that include references to modern-day geek and tech culture. After doing some digging, I can safely say there are plenty of tunes out there, but I couldn't list them all. Narrowing it down to 10 geeky songs that got some major radio play in the past few years was tough, but it had to be done. Could number one on the list be the geekiest song/video combo ever? It's possible. Check out the list when you read more
Where were you when this song came out? You don't want to know where I was. Let's just say my parents didn't know and I was having the time of my life. It was the late '90s. Nobody does anything like Daft Punk and vice versa. They are electronica innovators and visual experimenters. Who else would group synchronized swimmers, skeletors, spacemen, mummies, and freaky breakers together in one video? All coordinated with robotic moves around the world. When I first heard this song, my world was rocked.
Trying to pull off this feat while under the influence of alcohol is a tough task. It takes precision, coordination, rhythm, and most all, balance — which is something these goofballs ain't got at the moment. Given the lack of skill on display here, I bet our dancers posted this Girls Done Daft vid on the net before sobering up. At least, I hope that's the case.