After having ruined both the Superbowl XLV halftime show and that classic song from Dirty Dancing, The Black Eyed Peas have apparently decided that there’s nowhere left to go and are taking an indefinite break from the music industry. The announcement came yesterday as the band played one of the final gigs of their world tour at England’s Alton Towers.
“This is a very special show for us,” Fergie told the 18,000 assembled fans, “Because it is the last time we’re going to be in England for a long time. We want you to know that we love you and thank you for the support you’ve given from the beginning.” Sadly, she didn’t go on to lead the band in a stirring rendition of “Edelweiss” (anyone? anyone?). “We’re going to be taking a break just like we did after we released Monkey Business in 2005 until we came back in 2009,” she continued from the stage. “But this isn’t going to be the last time you’ll see us.”
will.i.am took to his twitter to confirm the break, but claimed that it’s not the end of the Peas. “The @Bep will take a break after the beginning…just like we did from monkey business to the e.n.d…but it doesn’t mean we stop creating.” There will certainly be solo projects galore, but anyone who’s ever been broken up with knows that it always starts by “taking a break.”
Oh well, we’ll always have their music. And this classic image.
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The results of this year’s Super Bowl are in! No matter which team hits the most home-runs into the net (or however it works), the winner of Super Bowl XLV will be the Black Eyed Peas. The band has just been tapped to play the coveted halftime gig on February 7th at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is just the highlight of a stellar month for the group, in which they earned an AMA for Best Pop Group and got serious buzz for their upcoming album The Beginning, which comes out tomorrow.
The Peas will be a change of pace for the Super Bowl Sunday crowd, who have been favoring classic rock bands following the fall-out from Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson‘s controversial performance in 2004. We guess they thought it was unlikely for Paul McCartney or Bruce Springsteen to have a “wardrobe malfunction.” But times have changed, and apparently FOX is ready for a dose of Fergie’s humps.
“They could have picked anybody,” will.i.am gushed to Rolling Stone. “They could rock a million and get Cheap Trick. I love me some Cheap Trick, those motherf—ers is dope. But it says something that they picked us.” But it says something that they picked us.” Maybe it says that baby-boomer bands aren’t drawing ratings like they used to, and Gaga was busy. But can we expect a Black Eyed Peas-Cheap Trick duet!? That would be enough awesome to win every Super Bowl until the end of time.
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