Chris O'Falt

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs in 2010

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy: 'If You Think Music Is Silly, Try the Film Business'

In 2011, James Murphy did something almost unheard of in the music industry: He walked away from stardom. Tired of the taxing cycle of writing, recording and promoting albums as leader of LCD Soundsystem -- and not wanting to become so famous he could no longer ride the New York subway -- Murphy pulled the plug on the influential dance-rock group as it began to find a wider audience.
Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

There's a moment early in Eden when a teenage Thomas Bangalter (played by Vincent Lacoste) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (played by Arnaud Azoulay), the music duo better known as Daft Punk, play their soon-to-be hit "Da Funk" for the first time while DJing a party at their parents' house.
Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

Why Daft Punk Licensed Songs for $3,700 to Indie Drama 'Eden'

There's a moment early in Eden when a teenage Thomas Bangalter (played by Vincent Lacoste) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (played by Arnaud Azoulay), the music duo better known as Daft Punk, play their soon-to-be hit "Da Funk" for the first time while DJing a party at their parents' house.