Daft Punk to wear 'Star Wars' stormtrooper helmets for 2014 Grammys performance
We've all been wondering what Daft Punk will do for an acceptance speech if they win a Grammy. Ya know, with those helmets and what not. We've now come to find (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the duo will be sporting Star Wars stormtrooper helmets, instead of their signature robot headgear, when they hit the stage to perform with Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rogers. According to a Hollywood Reporter source, the masks look to be from The Empire Strikes Back era and also appear to be authentic.
We still don't know how they will go about making a speech, but Star Wars' official Twitter account confirmed the report with a post that reads, "We're up all night to get Rebels. #DaftPunk to don some new helmets at @TheGRAMMYs."
This is actually not the first time Daft Punk has collided with the world of Star Wars. In 2010, the Robots were inserted into Star Wars' cantina scene, along with Snoop Dogg, for an Adidas commercial. They've also expressed their excitement for the next installment of the film under the direction of J.J. Abrams. "We've always been big fans of his work. I happened to have met J.J. a few years back, and he's a really cool guy. He seems to be the perfect candidate to keep the Force alive," Thomas Bangalter told Radio.com.
As to what the group will be performing come tomorrow night, expect a medley of songs that include snippets of Wonder's "I Wish," Chic's "Le Freak" and chart-topper "Get Lucky" with a segue to Daft Punk's "Lose Yourself to Dance."
The robo-duo is nominated for four Grammys with their album Random Access Memories is also up for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.