French dance stars Daft Punk are preparing to get candid about their career in an upcoming documentary.
DJs Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who rarely remove their signature robot masks in public, will let cameras into their lives for a film slated for 2015.
The duo has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide in its two-decade long career. Earlier this year (14), the Get Lucky hitmakers added four Grammy Awards to their collection, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories.
"I told them to put their helmets on during dress rehearsal because there were people in a luxury suite taking pictures with their iPhones. At their party, two in the morning, a little buzzed on cognac, I said to Thomas (Bangalter), 'You look a lot better with that f**kin' helmet on'." Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich went out of his way to protect Daft Punk's identity.
Marketing bosses are capitalising on Daft Punk's summer (13) hit Get Lucky by releasing special condoms inspired by the dance duo. The artwork for Daft Punk's Get Lucky single has been printed on the front of individual packets of Durex condoms, while the French band's name is emblazoned across the back.
The condoms are due to hit shelves in Europe this summer (13), reports Britain's The Sun.
Daft Punk, comprised of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, aren't the first celebrities to feature on the brand's contraceptives - British boyband JLS previously launched a range of their own Durex condoms as part of a safe-sex campaign.
Daft Punk stars Thomas Bangalterand Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo gave up rave drug Ecstasy on the same night after a near-fatal road accident in Scotland. Bangalter tells Rolling Stone magazine he quit the hallucinogenic after a year following a party in Glasgow - when his bandmate, who was also high, saved him from death.
He explains, "I did Ecstasy for one year, from early 1993 to early 1994. The problem was that I was liking any music I'd hear, any crap - I had no critical judgment.
"The last time I did Ecstasy was the day Kurt Cobain died. We were at a party in Glasgow when I heard, then we were going to an afterparty and I almost got hit by a truck."
De Homem-Christo, who pulled his pal out of harm's way, recalls, "That was the first night I tried Ecstasy and also the last."
"The one thing I like about the masks is that I don't have people constantly coming up to me and reminding me what I do. It's nice to be able to forget." Daft Punk star Thomas Bangalter likes to be anonymous when he's not recording or performing.
The new helmets Daft Punk stars Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo wear onstage and for promotional activities were made by special effects experts in Hollywood who are working on the new Spider-Man sequel.
"We're not performers, we're not models; it would not be enjoyable for humanity to see our features but the robots are exciting to people." Daft Punk star Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo on why he and bandmate Thomas Bangalter insist on wearing futuristic robot helmets onstage.
"One thing I like about the masks is that I don't have people constantly coming up to me and reminding me what I do. It's nice to be able to forget, but there are occasional downsides. Several years ago in Ibiza some guy ran up exorbitant bar tabs at clubs while claiming to be me." Daft Punk star Thomas Bangalter on the downsides of using masks onstage to hide their identities.
Superproducer Pharrell Williams has teased Daft Punk fans by revealing he is planning to hit the road with the French electro stars for their first tour since 2007. The unlikely collaborators have notched up another chart hit with their dance collaboration Get Lucky, and now the hip-hop star reveals they will perform live together next year, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.
However, Daft Punk duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo have yet to schedule any concerts to support the release of their new album, Random Access Memories, later this month (May13), and it appears a representative for the band is keen to play down Williams' claims, telling The Huffington Post, "No tour is planned."
The Mean Girls star shot the footage for First Point on a beach in Malibu, California last summer (11) and was determined to carry out as many of the board stunts as possible, before handing over to a professional surfer for the more difficult moves.
Phillips tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Lindsay (was) very athletic and very eager to go surfing. She's a determined beginner. She (had) the necessary 'go for it' attitude... All the takes were done on the first shot. Her ability... exceeded my expectations."
The film, which features music by Daft Punk star Thomas Bangalter, will be unveiled at the Art Basel art fair in Basel, Switzerland next week (beg11Jun12).
Lohan previously filmed a 90-second video for Phillips which showed her swimming underwater. The film, titled Commercial Break, was screened at the Venice Biennale art exhibition in Italy last June (11).