Viacom forces Daft Punk to cancel planned appearance on The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert had to scramble to book Robin Thicke at the last minute

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Posted 7th August 2013 in News, Daft Punk | By Clickmusic News Desk
Viacom forces Daft Punk to cancel planned appearance on The Colbert Report

Daft Punk have cancelled their appearance on The Colbert Report after being booked for the MTV Video Music Awards. The cancellation happened at the last minute, which meant Colbert had to scramble to find another guest with just two hours to spare.

The robotic duo were scheduled to perform on Colbert's show for a Colbchella segment, but Viacom insisted that they cancel their performance and focus on their VMA appearance. Stephen took the chaos in his stride, joking that "click and clack" had ditched him.

"Here's the story - it's a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago," Colbert joked. "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."

MTV demanded the cancellation because they expected the duo to give an exclusive performance to the VMAs. Still, that didn't affect The Colbert Report too much because they replaced the French robots with another chart heavy hitter: Robin Thicke.