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Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, the pop singer known as Tove Lo, emerged out of Sweden last year with “Habits (Stay High),” a song that pulled no punches in its description of coping with a breakup in the messiest possible way. “I eat my dinner in my bathtub/ Then I go to sex clubs/ Watching freaky… More »

The question is not so much “How did Paramore end up on American Idol?” as “Why did it take them so long to get there?” As I explained at length last month, the Warped Tour scene that carried Hayley Williams and company to stardom was very much a pop star delivery system, and if anyone… More »

In recent years, pop music’s landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert and guitars become inherently retro, one archetype that refuses to die is the sensitive guy with an acoustic guitar. Note that American Idol’s prospective pop messiahs are now just a… More »

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Livestream The Global Citizen Earth Day Concert Feat. No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, Mary J. Blige

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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Will.I.Am Shares Concerns About 3D Printers Printing People

I have a friend who once interviewed Black Eyed Peas frontman and human clown Will.I.Am, and she swears that he's a great person who work…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 11:20 am
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Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic's albums, and…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm
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Tyler, The Creator Goes Off On Will.I.Am

There's nothing like a good old-fashioned Tyler, The Creator Twitter rant to start your day off right. Tyler, Odd Future's ringleader, met Black Eyed Pea…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 10:16 am
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Will.i.am Adds Hashtag To Album Name

I’m going to be perfectly honest here, and it might make me look pathetic, but here it goes: I heard that will.i.am announced that he…
Corban Goble | November 17, 2011 - 2:50 pm
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The Black Eyed Peas Are On To That Next Level Shit (Literally)

“You can’t say ‘futuristic’ then be afraid of the future,” argues will.i.am. Oh yeah? What if you say “futuristic dystopian nightmare?” Then the future sound…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Grammys 2010: Out Of Touch, Out Of Time

For the first time since I became aware of them, I won't be watching the Grammys. I made other plans weeks ago and forgot they…
Scott Lapatine | January 31, 2010 - 3:19 pm
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U2 Jam With Black Eyed Peas, Jagger, Springsteen At Rock Hall 25th Anniversary Show

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrated a quarter century as the self-appointed, oft-suspect gatekeeper for canonical artists in the rock world (no Replacements,…
Amrit Singh | November 2, 2009 - 3:31 pm
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Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm
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New Black Eyed Peas Video – “I Gotta Feeling”

This NSFW jammy comes with an “explicit” warning mostly because it’s explicitly bad. See why will.i.am has no friends and why Fergie and her vocal…
brandon | June 4, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Black Eyed Peas Promise To Irritate Well Into The 31st Century

Now that will.i.am’s experienced life as a hologram, he and Fergie and Apl.De.Ap and Taboo (nice names, team) show us “the digital afterlife” of their…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2009 - 1:01 pm

Bob Dylan And Will.I.Am Are Pepsi Pals

Will.i.am is a hilarious addition to any television broadcast, whether he's ruining CNN's election coverage or condensing 50 years of Grammys into 90 unbearable seconds.
Scott Lapatine | January 30, 2009 - 5:30 pm
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Will.I.Am Becomes A Hologram

Last night was historic in that holograms were introduced into televised election coverage. They were not distracting or ridiculous or pointless at all! Check out…
Scott Lapatine | November 5, 2008 - 11:01 am
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David Byrne Is Webby

At this year’s 12th Annual Webby Awards, master blogger, recent Dirty Projector collaborator, and longtime Talking Head David Byrne will be receiving a lifetime achievement…
brandon | May 28, 2008 - 2:48 pm
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Will.I.Am Condenses 50 Years Of Grammys Into 90 Unbearable Seconds

The biggest collective groan at tonight’s beer-soaked liveblog came during “Professor” will.i.am’s medley. Check out this totally nonsense homage to past Record Of The Year…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 2:00 am
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Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum's sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We're moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album,…
Stereogum | February 10, 2008 - 7:18 pm
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will.i.am Brings Scarlett Johansson, Common, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar To Rock “Yes We Can” For Barack

If you're still wondering -- after endorsements from Jeff Tweedy and Conor Oberst and Win Butler and Craig Wedren & Stella's cast and the rest…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 10:28 am
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