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Could Daft Punk Join Phoenix Onstage At Coachella 2013?

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Now that the long-awaited line-up for the 2013 edition of the wildly popular Coachella music festival has been revealed, ticket holders are wondering what will be this year’s “Tupac Hologram moment.” As amazing as it may seem, a Phoenix and Daft Punk on-stage team up has happened before — at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Take a moment and dare to dream with us.

While some fans have questioned French alternative band Phoenix scoring a coveted headlining slot for Coachella 2013, the act’s long history with fellow Frenchmen and Coachella favorites Daft Punk could very well be setting the stage for a high-profile cameo appearance from the beloved robot duo.

Lending credence to our seemingly impossible dream is Phoenix’s 2010 headlining performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden, where Daft Punk thrilled the audience by appearing onstage unannounced to perform versions of their hits “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Around the World” as well as Phoenix’s own song “1901,” to the delight of the audience.

The connection between the two acts goes back years, when Phoenix guitarist Laurent Brancowitz once played in a band called Darlin’ with Daft Punk members Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daft Punk allegedly turned down “a gigantic sum of money” to headline this year’s Coachella festival. But that doesn’t necessarily rule out a cameo appearance during Phoenix’s set. The same story adds that the band has signed to Columbia Records to release their mysterious new studio album this spring, featuring reported collaborations with such music icons as Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rogers and Paul Williams. Representatives from Columbia Records were unable to confirm their affiliation with Daft Punk at press time.

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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