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[News] Here's Why Daft Punk Wasn't on Tonight's Episode of The Colbert Report

So, excitement was pretty high earlier today when Stephen Colbert's website confirmed an appearance by Daft Punk on tonight's episode of The Colbert Report as part of Colbchella '013. Lo and behold, the robotic duo were nowhere to be found. During the opening segment of the show, Colbert explained why:

Here’s the story: it’s a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago. This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV… Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two hours ago."

Apparently MTV has an exclusive for a live television performance by Daft Punk, and they, and parent company Viacom, nixed the chances of a visit to The Colbert Report. Too bad for them, 'cause Robin Thicke took the title of "new song of the summer" with "Blurred Lines." Colbert took it even further, dishing out a "Get Lucky" montage featuring Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, the cast of Breaking Bad, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and more. Watch it below.

Daft Punk will be performing during the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, during which Kanye West is also scheduled to perform.

[News] Confirmed! Daft Punk to Perform on The Colbert Report Tonight

The electronic music duo Daft Punk helps Stephen perform the song of the summer at this years Colbchella."

I guess it's official, then. Daft Punk will join Stephen Colbert tonight on The Colbert Report to perform "the songs of the summer, of the century" for Colbchella '013. The above words were posted on Colbert's website earlier today, confirming what he has been teasing this past week. It hasn't been confirmed which song they will perform, but "Get Lucky" is the likely candidate. And given that "Get Lucky" collaborator Nile Rodgers is the guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, perhaps he'll stop by The Colbert Report as well. We'll find out tonight when the episode airs. Tune in at 11:30 ET.