Joel Thomas Zimmerman launches Microsoft’s new Surface tablets at the Kool Haus in Toronto and Thomas Bangalter takes a walk on the beach in Miami. But you wouldn’t recognize them out of their evening drag. Joel Thomas is DeadMau5, of course, and Thomas is one half of Daft Punk. Personally, I think they shouldn’t be allowed to take their masks off. Like, EVER. It’s like seeing the wizard behind the curtain or Joan Collins in a housedress and curlers in her hair. You need your glamour, fellas. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
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Home-wrecking tattoo artist Kat Von D and her Canadian electronic house-music DJ/producer boyfriend Joel Thomas Zimmerman aka Deadmau5 saunter through Los Angeles shopping complex The Grove, enjoying the attention of shoppers and snappers. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
I’m out of the EMD loop here: When did deadmau5 discard the mouse mask? And when did he get cute? I always remember thinking “So THAT’S why he wears the mask” every time I saw him without it, but suddenly he’s kind of hot. Maybe? Sort of? I need to watch it again. Anyway, it’s always nice to see Gerard. I think the world is ready for a My Chemical Romance comeback, don’t you?
In the latest issue, the EDM superstar goes on a blistering rant, slamming everyone from David Guetta to Skrillex to Madonna. ”David Guetta has two iPods and a mixer and he just plays tracks – like, ‘Here’s one with Akon, check it out!’,” he says. “Even Skrillex [a friend of his] isn’t doing anything too technical. He has a laptop and a MIDI recorder, and he’s just playing his shit… People are, thank God, smartening up about who does what – but there’s still button-pushers getting paid half a million. And not to say I’m not a button-pusher. I’m just pushing a lot more buttons.” He then goes on to address his beef with her Madgesty, Madonna, after her appearance at the Ultra Music Festival in March, where she asked the audience, “How many people in this crowd have seen Molly?” – a barely coded reference to Ecstasy. “You want to be ‘hip’ and ‘cool’ and ‘funky grandma’?,” says Deadmau5. “Fine. It’s not my place to say you’re irrelevant. If you’re gonna come into my world, at least do it with a little more dignity. I understand she has millions more fans, and is way more successful than I’ll ever be. But it’s like talking about slavery at a fucking blues concert. It’s inappropriate.”