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What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech

Originally posted 01/27/2014 11:00AM

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What You Need to Know About Paul Williams, the Man Behind Daft Punk's Grammys Speech| Daft Punk, Grammy Awards 2014, Random Access Memories, Paul Williams Still Alive, The Muppets, Paul Williams
It's hard to make a speech with a robot helmet on your head. So Daft Punk were duly silent for most of the Grammys, allowing others to speak for them at the podium. During their acceptance speech for album of the year, a diminutive, unmasked man stepped up to the microphone with a pretty great opening line: "Back when I was drinking, I would imagine things that weren't there and I'd get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to make an album."

That man was Paul Williams, and while his appearance may have been a mystery to the average Grammy viewer, his work certainly isn't.

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What Is a Daft Punk? Explaining France's Preeminent Robots | Daft Punk

What Is a Daft Punk? Explaining France's Preeminent Robots

Originally posted 01/27/2014 01:25PM

While not exactly on par with the "Who Is Arcade Fire" fiasco of 2011, it's pretty amazing that Daft Punk cleaned up at the Grammys on Sunday night. Not just because the album, Random Access Memories, was a lovingly-crafted homage to music spanning nearly four decades, but because it was made by two Frenchman who've spent a career hiding behind elaborate robot masks.

If you're confused – or know someone who is – we're here to help.

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So, Taylor Swift Thought She Won the Grammy for Album of the Year (But She Didn't) | Taylor Swift

So, Taylor Swift Thought She Won the Grammy for Album of the Year (But She Didn't)

Originally posted 01/27/2014 01:30AM

It's not Taylor Swift's fault – the first syllable of Random Access Memories really does sound a lot like the word Red.

When Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and Alicia Keys presented the Grammy for album of the year, Swift and her camp suffered a split-second faux pas: they almost began to celebrate a win for the night's biggest award. Oops!

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