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Daft Punk stars quit taking Ecstasy after near-fatal run-in with a truck

May 28, 2013 | 3:18pm EDT

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."

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