Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter: ‘The last time I did ecstasy was the day Kurt Cobain died’

'Random Access Memories' duo discuss their brief history of drug use

Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk has said that he last took ecstasy in 1994, the same day Kurt Cobain was found dead.

The French musician spoke to Click this link hereRolling Stone alongside his bandmate Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo. When the topic of drugs came up, Bangalter said he was not a fan of the drug, admitting that he only got involved for one year of his life nearly 20 years ago. I did ecstasy for one year, from early 1993 to early 1994,” he told the publication. “The problem was that I was liking any music I’d hear, any crap – I had no critical judgment. The last time I did ecstasy was the day Kurt Cobain died (he was found dead on April 8, 1994). We were at a party in Glasgow when I heard. Then we were going to an afterparty and I almost got hit by a truck.”

“That was the first night I tried ecstasy,” adds de Homem-Christo, who says that he rescued Bangalter by pulling him out of the road, “And also the last.”

Daft Punk recently revealed that they are working on a remix of their ‘Get Lucky’ single and hope to release it next month. The French duo, who recently spent four weeks at Number One with the lead single from their album ‘Random Access Memories’, revealed in an interview that they are remixing a number of songs from the album themselves with the ‘Get Lucky’ remix due in June.

Meanwhile, a bonus track from the Japanese version of Daft Punk‘s new album ‘Random Access Memories’ has emerged online. The song, titled ‘Horizon’, is an instrumental and appeared as an extra track on the release of the album in Japan.