Have you ever wondered why Daft Punk wear their signature helmets all the time? Well now we have answers from the robots themselves! They may not reveal what's underneath the helmets in their new "Rolling Stone" cover story, but they do offer a little insight into why they decided to sport the robotic headpieces.
Thomas Bangalter says it started with their interest in the "line between fiction and reality" and their desire to create "fictional personas that exist in real life." He says people usually assume the helmets have something to do with marketing, but in their minds they're continuing a tradition of "sci-fi glam" and theatrical rock in the vein of David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and KISS.
Daft Punk's other half, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo adds that they aren't really performers or models, so it wouldn't be "enjoyable for humanity to see [their] features."
The duo's new album Random Access Memories arrived in stores on Tuesday. They've yet to announce plans to make any public appearances or play any live shows in support of the disc, which is their first since 2005.
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