Posts tagged "will.i.am"

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 works tirelessly for disadvantaged people. Well, maybe. But even if you take his music out of the equation, Will.I.Am cannot stop doing ridiculous things in public. For instance: Crusading against the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015

The Week In Pop: Tove Lo Is About To Release The Best Pop Album Of 2014 (So Far)

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 25, 2014

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 he might have a point. Basically, in addition to numerous parodies and originals, Yankovic always stitches together a string of pop hits covered as ebullient traditional polka tunes; Here'sMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 15, 2014

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2014

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 Peas ringleader will.i.am (both groups are their own sort of circus, no?) at an unnamed star-studded event recently. Will.i.am offered some career advice along the lines of, "You make a decisio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2013

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 was adding a hashtag to his forthcoming 2012 LP, but I heard the details wrong. What I had misheard/misread was that a hashtag was his album name. So, whe… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 17, 2011

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 sounds pretty scary and dishertening and terrible, just like your new video. More »

By: jessica / February 17, 2010

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 were airing tonight. I'm fairly confident I won't be missing anything. Last year Amrit, Brandon, and I enlisted Videogum for our annual Grammys liveblog and it did not make… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 31, 2010

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, no Sonic Youth, no etcs. -- no vote of confidence, RRHOF dudes) with a pair of concerts at Madison Square Garden this past Thursday and Friday. Never mind that the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 2, 2009

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 weekend. That's a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren't scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009

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 cords should get a room. Mazal toss! More »

By: brandon / June 4, 2009

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 forthcoming "Boom Boom Pow" video. If you want the stupid preview Videogum's got.u.covered. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 16, 2009

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. And Bob Dylan is Bob Dylan, he could sell us bras and panties. So when we heard will and Dyl recorded a new song for a Pepsi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 30, 2009

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 will.i.am chatting with Anderson Cooper on CNN. It's a new day, America. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 5, 2008

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 award. The ceremony takes place 6/10 in NYC and is hosted by Seth Meyers. This is why Byrne's getting prized up: ...Byrne will be presented with a… More »

By: brandon / May 28, 2008

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 winners, from Bobby Darrin to U2. Consider us schooled, Professor Will! Did you get your PhD in ruinin' shit? More »

By: Stereogum / February 11, 2008

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, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and a new set of teeth. Tonight promises an exciting look back at the last year in recorded pop music, including some interesting collaborations:… More »

By: Stereogum / February 10, 2008

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 of the cool kids (literally) -- who the hip pick is in this election, let this roll call of random famous faces be what finally provide… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2008

will.i.am Gets Daft Punk’d

As we've learned recently, the Black Eyed Pea guy with questionable period usage has got a full palette of marketable attributes, what with his enviable gift for rhymery and deep understanding of Mendelian genetics, but let's not forget, he's not all talk. Dude also makes music. And post-Kanye Daft Punk remixes. See, skill… More »

By: Stereogum / September 28, 2007
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