The Who References Daft Punk In First New Song In Eight Years
Influential rock band The Who has released its first new song in eight years, “Be Lucky.” There, it name-checks AC/DC and Daft Punk – two groups that have little in common, other than how they were once rumored to be retired.
“You want to climb without a safety line / AC/DC’s gonna be fine,” lead singer Roger Daltrey growls, before he assures that “Daft Punk’s gonna be fine.” The title of the Who song also references Daft Punk’s comeback hit, 2013’s “Get Lucky.”
Earlier this year AC/DC completed its first album since 2008, but to news that founding member Malcolm Young was hospitalized. (Billboard now reports that Young may be suffering from dementia.) Meanwhile, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories was the French electro duo’s first album in eight years, aside from 2010’s Tron: Legacy soundtrack. That (brief) time away from the spotlight resulted in rumors of retirement.
The Who’s “Be Lucky” will appear in the group’s forthcoming two-disc hits collection,Who Hits 50!, out October 27. Hear the new song below.
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