Daft Punk are set to make their return to the live stage with a performance at this month’s Grammy Awards, but now it has been revealed that their appearance will feature Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder. Wow. Drummer Omar Hakim, who contributed percussion to Random Access Memories, confirmed on his website that he’d be performing with the French electro duo at the ceremony (so we know that it will involve live instruments). Hakim also confirmed that the appearance would feature Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, “and evidently Stevie Wonder“.
The dance duo have not performed live since 2008 – the year that they appeared at the Grammys to perform ‘Stronger‘ with Kanye West. Now, after claiming that they had ‘no plans’ to tour their smash-hit comeback album Random Access Memories live, it looks they’ll be taking to the stage next month. “We learned that because they had such a good experience with us when they appeared with Kanye in 2008, they were happy to discuss a performance on this year’s show,” said Grammy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich in an interview with Rolling Stone. ”
“Conversations took place over a period of a couple of months, and finally they agreed to be a part of this year’s telecast. Details of the performance are still being worked out, but the idea of having the exclusive television performance by this iconic band is something we’re very, very excited about.” The Grammy Awards take place on 26 January 2014, where Daft Punk are nominated for four awards, including Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group performance for ‘Get Lucky‘.
By Megan Saad. This year’s Annual Grammy Awards are shaping up nicely with the first official performances announced today including an exclusive performance from the mysterious electronic duo and former VIBE cover stars Daft Punk. This will be the Robots’ first television performance since they shut the stage down back in 2008 at the 50th Grammy Awards Ceremony. The helmet-wearing duo are nominated for four awards this year including Album Of The Year and Best Dance/Electronica Album for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for ‘Get Lucky’ featuring Pharrell Williams.
Daft Punk’s catchy song Get Lucky, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, was crowned Track Of The Year. Arcade Fire’s Reflektor was second, followed by Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys in third place. Kanye West’s Yeezus was crowned second best album, followed by Queens Of The Stone Age’s Like Clockwork. The full list of 50 Best Albums and Tracks of 2013 appear in this week’s NME, which is available digitally and on newsstands now.
By Soren Baker. Daft Punk, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Drake and Big Sean are among the artists whose material made “Rolling Stone’s” 100 Best Songs Of 2013 which includes selections from Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Drake and Big Sean, among others. Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” which features Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, was named the #1 song of the year and Robin Thicke is #45 with “Blurred Lines”.
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