Fall Out Boy, James Taylor, Carole King and Ben Harper Highlight Biden Pre-Inauguration Concert

Joe Biden’s inauguration — which, despite everything, is happening — will be celebrated with some virtual music on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8pm ET. The…
Danielle Chelosky / January 14, 2021

The 10 Best Songs Charli XCX Wrote for Other Artists

British singer-songwriter Charli XCX is a different sort of pop princess. She's independent and infectious as hell, but she's also quirky, insightful, a major hit-writer who proudly keeps…
Kat Bein / September 12, 2019

Will You Read The Black Eyed Peas’ New Marvel Graphic Novel About Fighting Zombies With Hip-Hop?

Marvel's newest attempt to interface with hip-hop culture is going to be a sorrier sight than Luke Cage's soundtrack or the PR for Ta-Nehisi Coates'
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 17, 2017

Watch Will.i.am As Donald Trump in “Grab’m By the Pussy” Video

Funny or Die is on a run this godforsaken election season, with Hillary Clinton's Between Two Ferns interview, Katy Perry voting naked, and Danny Elfman's score for horror movie villain Donald…
Anna Gaca / October 15, 2016

Will.i.am Releases Music Video for 2013 Single ‘Smile Mona Lisa,’ Featuring Nicole Scherzinger, in 2016

As part of a new collaboration with the iconic Parisian museum the Louvre, will.i.am (he of Black Eyed Peas and also ruining Britney Spears' most…
Brennan Carley / April 12, 2016

Will.i.am Has ‘a Hard Drive Full’ of Unreleased Songs by Artists Like Michael Jackson and Beyoncé

Will.i.am apparently has "a hard drive full" of unheard songs by pop megastars, with folders supposedly full of material by Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Britney Spears, and…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2016

Will.i.am Wears Headgear and Braces for Jimmy Fallon’s Latest ‘Ew!’ Moment

Will.i.am and Jimmy Fallon donned dresses and went back to high school on last night's episode of The Tonight Show. The duo dressed up as teenage girls,…
James Grebey / October 7, 2014

Will.i.am Goes on ‘Meet the Press,’ Everyone Asks, ‘WTF?’

The Black Eyed Peas are an easy punchline, but don't deny hits like "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling." And the group's Will.i.am, seen throughout…
Marc Hogan / May 5, 2014

SPIN’s 2013 Hall of Shame

They wouldn't shut the hell up on Tumblr. They put out an album with absolutely reprehensible cover art. They twerked and twerked and twerked and…
SPIN Staff / December 17, 2013

Miley Cyrus Is ‘Feelin’ Myself’ With French Montana, Wiz Khalifa in Will.i.am Video

Will.i.am's latest offering is unusual even by the standards of corporate synergy. "Feelin' Myself," from the deluxe edition of the Black Eyed Peas leader's ridiculous…
Marc Hogan / November 26, 2013

Tyler, the Creator Thinks will.i.am Sucks Too

In the last 24 hours, Tyler, the Creator has: directed an "anonymous" music video for a possible Chester French spin-off, fired heavy Twitter artillery at will.i.am, met…
Chris Martins / October 29, 2013

Pharrell Raises the Bar in Ridiculous Will.i.am Legal Battle

The legal dispute between Will.i.am and Pharrell over the use of phrase "I am" has always been silly. Now it's also getting a little ugly.Lawyers for…
Marc Hogan / October 14, 2013

Britney Spears Is a Cruel, Faux-British Taskmaster on Wack ‘Work Bitch’

It's Britney, bitch, all right, but not at her best. Britney Spears has sprinkled a breadcrumb trail of reasons to hope for greatness from her…
Marc Hogan / September 16, 2013

Pharrell Goes (‘Green Eggs and’) Ham on Will.i.am in Stupid ‘I Am’ Legal Fight

Pharrell went there. "I am," the phrase that Will.i.am claims is his trademark and can't be part of Pharrell's, has obviously been around since before…
Marc Hogan / July 2, 2013

‘I Am’ Battle Continues: Will.i.am and Pharrell’s Lawyers Fire Shots

Will.i.am and Pharrell Willliams continue to give trademark lawyers rare opportunities to be quoted in Rolling Stone. In case you aren't a trademark lawyer or…
Marc Hogan / June 28, 2013
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