Posts Tagged ‘Black Eyed Peas’

Is “American Idol” about to be the game-changer of television talent shows and produce a real shocker at the end of this season which will rain on the parade of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor”and make all the current hype about “the new judge” and sound-bites from only confirmed judge- “L.A” Reid, kinda the poor man’s [...]

“Lady Gaga has started a trend: That it’s Okay to rip off other people’s song.” So wrote a friend of mine in response to 13-year-old Rebecca Black’s Twitter-Pop ditty called “Friday” and which she thinks has more than a passing “resemblance” to a song from the Bieb. I have no ideas as all I have [...]

Let’s just think this past few days in music for a few minutes before diving into the mosh pit that were The Grammy Awards: First of all, Christina Aguilera gets the words wrong to the American National Anthem at Super Bowl 2011 and the media descend on her as if she broke the Eleventh Commandment. [...]

And now comes the news from Forbes, no, less, that Black Eyed Peas never got paid for their horrific Super Bowl Half-Time performance. Apparently, no act that performs at the game’s Half-Time even gets paid. They perform free for “the exposure” and the freebies such as flights etc thrown in for their traveling crews etc. [...]

Seriously, watch and listen to the sounds emanating from this performance by Fergie and the rest of her Black Doe-Eyed Peas again- if you can bear it. Then think: If she were some unknown auditioning for “American Idol”, how far would she go? And if she made it to “Hollywood Week”, how long would she [...]

Some acts should be seen and not heard. And watching the Super Bowl 2011 Half Time Show today, it’s exactly what I thought about Black Eyed Peas. Sure, their records are well-produced, catchy and hugely successful and they are the Aqua of this Generation with their beats, costumes, humps and recording studio trickery. But there [...]

One of the main problems today is trying to be too clever by half. “Clever” is uncool. Smart is successful. “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce is not exactly clever, but it’s smart and a song for these times- times which are not in need of anything very cerebral. Same with Black Eyed Peas re-working “The [...]