French electro duo Daft Punk splits up
In 1993, the two Frenchmen Thomas Bangalter (46) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (47) performed for the first time under the name Daft Punk. Until today, nobody knows what they really look like – because they always hid under robot helmets. Through the hits “One More Time”, “Get Lucky” or “Around The World” they became world famous. But now the shock for the music world: the French electro duo Daft Punk announced their separation on February 22. How colleagues and fans react, we show you here.
“Forever legends” – Pharrell Williams on the Daft Punk exit.
The duo celebrated numerous musical successes and has also collaborated with many great artists. Daft Punk had its biggest hit in 2013 together with Pharrell Williams (47). The song “Get Lucky” stormed the charts. On Instagram, the singer has commented on the Daft Punk exit. For him, the two musicians will be “forever legends”.
The Weeknd is grateful for the collaboration
The Weeknd (31) has also performed on stage with Daft Punk in the past. To the duo, the singer dedicates several pictures in his Instagram story to the separation. He is grateful for having been “part of the journey.”
The Strokes singer shows concern
Julian Casablancas (42) of The Strokes has also made music with Daft Punk. He posted a short clip on Instagram with the word “dang” (translated: crap)
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Many fans react with humor
But also the numerous fans around the world take part in the end of Daft Punk. Many share their favorite song on Instagram and Twitter, reminiscing about their youth when the duo had their biggest hits.
On Twitter, however, users also take the breakup with humor. Because to this day, no one knows exactly who is behind the helmets. An occasion for many – not entirely serious – speculations. We show you some of these funny tweets here.