Album Review

Alive 2007 (Reissue)

January 20, 2015

Musically, this deluxe vinyl set is everything Daft Punk's 2013 triumph, Random Access Memories, wasn't: primarily electronic beats aimed at dance floors – specifically, Bercy Arena, in the group's hometown, Paris. Recorded on the duo's 2006-07...



Pharrell Throws Forest Dance Party in 'Gust of Wind' Video

October 7, 2014

Pharrell Williams teased the arrival of the music video for his "Gust of Wind" collaboration with Daft Punk last weekend, and on Tuesday, the Edgar Wright-directed clip premiered over at Vevo. Plot-wise, "Gust of Wind" is just Pharrell...


Daft Punk Release Elusive 'Human After All' Remix Album

August 10, 2014

Eight years after releasing a limited-edition remix album of Human After All exclusively in Japan, Daft Punk have finally made it available worldwide. As Consequence of Sound reports, the French electronic duo quietly put the remix compilation...


Beck Covers Prince at Arcade Fire's Coachella Show

April 21, 2014

Arcade Fire's streak of wacky concert bobblehead guest appearances remains intact. Toward the end of their headlining Coachella set Sunday night, the band brought out alt-rock legend Beck (wearing an Easter-appropriate Pope Francis bobblehead) for a cover...


Russian Police Choir Wins Olympics With 'Get Lucky'

February 7, 2014

Just when you thought "Get Lucky" couldn't get any more universal: Earlier today, the Russian Police Choir delivered an incredible rendition of the Daft Punk disco smash as part of the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Where does...


Major Lazer Recruit Pharrell for Hypnotic 'Aerosol Can'

February 3, 2014

With Pharrell's production and falsetto skills dominating the past year with Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky", respectively, the musician's rapping skills have been largely hidden from view. "Aerosol Can," Major Lazer's hypnotic...


See Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder's Funky Disco Smash-Up

January 26, 2014

For Daft Punk's return to the Grammy stage and the first-ever live performance of their smash "Get Lucky," the French electronic duo threw a massive funk-disco-soul party that featured Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Chic's Nile Rodgers. See the...


Paul and Ringo Added to Grammys Lineup

January 14, 2014

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will each perform separately at the 2014 Grammy Awards, as the show's lineup continues to grow. Along with songs from the two former Beatles, country stars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and newcomer Kacey Musgraves will also...


Stevie Wonder Will Join Daft Punk at the Grammys

January 5, 2014

Daft Punk may have been laying low since releasing their smash hit album Random Access Memories this past May, but they're making their first live performance in support of the album a truly memorable one. Stevie Wonder is set to team up with the electronic...


Pharrell Teases 'Gust of Wind' Video With Daft Punk

October 4, 2014

The talents behind Rolling Stone's Best Song of 2013 will soon reunite for another single as Pharrell Williams shared a snippet of the upcoming music video for the Girl cut "Gust of Wind" featuring Daft Punk. In the 30-second teaser clip, the...


Nile Rodgers and Chic Play 'Get Lucky'

June 9, 2014

Producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers typically performs tracks he co-wrote or produced (Madonna, Duran Duran and David Bowie) alongside his own Chic hits ("Le Freak," "Good Times"). Now, Rodgers has added his inescapable collaboration...


Daft Punk–Jay Z Collab Surfaces

March 10, 2014

A previously unreleased collaboration between Daft Punk and Jay Z, titled "Computerized," has surfaced online via a Daft Punk fan site. A person who reposted it to a Kanye West message board alleged that the Yeezus rapper (and Daft Punk sampler) produced...


Pharrell to Perform at Oscars

February 4, 2014

Pharrell Williams will perform his Academy Award-nominated song "Happy" during this year's Oscars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer/singer/rapper's cut for Despicable Me 2 will compete for Best Original Song against U2's "Ordinary Love"...


Grammys Draw Huge Ratings

January 27, 2014

Sunday night's 56th Annual Grammy Awards earned divided reactions from viewers and critics, but one thing's for sure: people watched them. In total, CBS drew in 28.51 million viewers to the broadcast, beating out last year's draw of 28.38 million. According...


Daft Punk, Macklemore Win Big at Grammys

January 27, 2014

Daft Punk made great strides for robotkind at the 2014 Grammys when the French electro duo earned themselves five trophies, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year for the irrepressible "Get Lucky." Other big winners...


Lorde, Katy Perry, Robin Thicke Added to Grammys

January 7, 2014

Katy Perry, Lorde, Robin Thicke and Metallica will take the stage at this year's Grammy Awards, Billboard reports, joining an already stacked lineup that also includes Daft Punk, Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Merle Haggard and more. Lorde will make...


Stephen Malkmus on the Nineties Mystique

January 3, 2014

As the frontman of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus was always the Nineties indie rock god who loved mocking his era's pretensions – he was singing "Fight This Generation" at the height of Gen X. Yet he turned out to be the guy who lived up to those Nineties...



Henry Rollins' Epic Year-End Rant

December 19, 2013

Henry Rollins recently wrapped his first major film role, where he plays a cannibal trying to find his way. But he's been finding himself in many different media this year, hosting his radio show on KCRW and the History Channel's 10 Things You Don't Know...