With a largely silent YouTube video and an explosion, the iconic French electronic music duo that’s Daft Punk declared that their retirement on Monday. The music band that brought us the Tron soundtrack and kept us up to Get Lucky is not any longer. But they have left an indelible effect on society which will live on for generations. Weird helmets. This fan-made Daft Punk helmet prop up lights, has motion detectors, conquer deduction as well as provides Wi-Fi.
Yes, Daft Punk’s songs is a heritage unto itself, but it is nearly impossible to consider the ring without considering their silver and gold helmets — eccentric, magical headgear that is every bit as powerful as the ring noise. Let’s say goodbye to Daft Punk’s bizarre helmets by observing other faceless, helmeted artists. Deadmau5
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Legend has it Joel Thomas Zimmerman got his stage name after notification an online chatroom that he discovered a deceased bark in his pc situation. Soon, that he had been called the “dead mouse guy,” which finally flew to DeadMau5. He’s now internationally famous for sporting an amazing, outsized mouse and for breaking up his own music from innovative house music.
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Marshmello’s concealed character is slightly bit more friendly seeming than Daft Punk’s robotic headgear: a large white bucket using a wide, friendly smile. For his first couple of years on the scene, Marshmello really did a pretty fantastic job of concealing his identity as well as faked out lovers using a false show. The secret did not last forever, however: A Forbes interview finally outed the disguised musician as Christopher Comstock, also called Dotcom. MF Doom
Daniel Dumile’s MF Doom character may have been inspired by Dr. Doom out of Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four compared to Daft Punk, but didn’t create his mask less iconic. Between the mask’s most mysterious aesthetic and Doom’s gift for wordplay and metaphor, it is little wonder that Rolling Stone dubbed him hip-hop’s “elusive bard.”Gwar
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Although Gwar predates Daft Punk by nearly a decade, the heavy metal band takes the idea of masked performance to the extreme. Unlike the other groups on this list, however, Gwar was originally envisioned as a fake opening act for Death Piggy, performed by the members of the real punk band in costume. The heavy metal joke group eventually grew more popular than the group’s original band, and Gwar took over — over-the-top costumes and all. Buckethead
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Nothing to see here, just a legendary guitarist who put a KFC bucket on his head after watching Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. Brian Patrick Carroll’s masked stage persona is easily one of the silliest (and oldest) examples out there. It doesn’t slow him down at all, either: the artist behind Buckethead has released more than 250 albums, worked with Guns N’ Roses and is one of the fastest guitar players in the world. The Masked Singer
OK, the Fox TV series is nowhere near as cool as anybody else on this list, but you have to give it credit: The mask game is on point. Honorable mention: Yoko TaroHe’s not a musician, but game developer Yoko Taro is still an artist — and nobody knows what he looks like. He’s almost as well known for his creepy, grinning headgear as for the Nier and Drakengard games. The mask’s deranged smile definitely lends the developer an air of mystery, but he’s always maintained he wears it so fans aren’t disappointed. “The explanation I give often is, when you find out that the person writing pornographic novels is an older gentleman, you kind of lose that excitement,” Yoko told Kotaku in 2018. “I think it’s the same in game development, where some people might lose that kind of expectation or excitement toward a game if they find out who’s actually supporting it.”