By Hayley Richardson For Mailonline. But just who are the men behind the distinctive robot helmets? Famously publicity shy, Guillaume Emmanuel de Homem-Christo known as Guy-Manuel, or Guy-Man and Thomas Bangalter have used their signature look to keep their identities largely under wraps - until now. Homem-Christo is so private that he's never made a public appearance with his wife and has only been photographed off-duty a handful of times.
Daft Punk Announce Split With A Cryptic Video
Daft Punk Has Split Up, Publicist Confirms - Variety
Andrew Flanagan. On Monday, the ur-French-dance-music duo Daft Punk announced — via the slick and typically cryptic video above, featuring a dramatic self-destruct sequence — that it was hanging up the helmets and leather jackets for good. The pair, born Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, began making music in the early '90s, raving through that effervescent decade and leaving it, with the release of Homework in , in a blissed-neon glow. Over the next 10 years — most notably with Discovery in , a legacy-cementing tour in and the mystique-enhancing break they left in-between not to mention all that came after — Bangalter and Homem-Christo became the steel-and-silicon giants they'd wished themselves into being, while unwittingly setting the stage for a different type of machine altogether. Daft Punk's music is and always will be formidable, but the roots and future of its legacy aren't yet crystal clear. NPR Music asked a few experts to consider what the two did for them personally, and what that might mean for the history books.
Daft Punk parts ways after 28 years, reasons unknown
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