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Surprising Photos of Musicians Without Their Costumes and Makeup

We’ve pondered the visual gimmicks that American musicians bring to the table before. But earlier this week, a photo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — the robotic duo known as Daft Punk — made the rounds, revealing the true faces behind the shiny masks. Yep, Daft Punk consists of two guys playing champagne beer pong when they aren’t grooving with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (see the photo after the jump). We decided to unmask other famously costumed musicians that prefer to hide behind makeup and elaborate get-ups for their performances. Who else belongs on the list?

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We recently wondered why we need our electronic musicians to look like cartoon characters, so we were happy to spot photos of French duo Daft Punk unmasked. Note the floppy-haired scruffiness of young Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter with no metal shrouding their faces.

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