From Daft Punk to GWAR, you may love their music, but you probably couldn't pick them out of a lineup.
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Daft Punk's highly anticipated new album, Random Access Memories, is out today, and while we are longtime fans of the duo's catchy, dancy hits, we have no idea what these dudes actually look like, because they always wear these robot masks from the future. What we do know is this: The men behind the masks are Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They are French. And we'll be listening to their new single, "Get Lucky," all summer long:
The members of planet Earth's most gruesome heavy metal band are incredibly nice fellows—despite the fact that they tried to kill one of our editors during a live show last year. But you wouldn't know it to look at them, since they spend most of their professional lives running around in fishnets, thongs and monster masks, hosing the audience down with fake blood and piss, and assuming such charming personas as Sexecutioner and Balsac The Jaws Of Death. See for yourself in this exclusive Maxim video featuring lead vocalist Oderus Urungus—who is described on Wikipedia as "an intergalactic humanoid barbarian with devil horns and a meaty looking face, [who] always carries around a long sword named 'Unt Lick'." (Real name: David Brockie, because, of course.)
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