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How Daft Punk got their name

music news 30/04/2019

Daft Punk have long been icons in the electronic music world, but the origin of their name has largely remained just as mysterious as the pair themselves - until now.

A new report has explained just how a number of iconic bands - from Abba to The Rolling Stones - got their names.

The list published by The Telegraph in the UK revealed how Daft Punk's name was conceived as part of its story.

The electronic dance duo started out as “Darlin',” but one review in a weekly music mag changed that.

"Previously called Darlin’, after the title of a Beach Boys song, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter changed their name to Daft Punk after a review in Melody Maker in 1993 described their music as “a daft punky thrash.”

And the rest is history! The French pair went on to win a number of awards, including six Grammys, and are still going strong today.

If you want to check out how other famous bands got their names, find the list here.