Oct 22

will.i.am says video for new version of “Where Is the Love” is a call to “restore our humanity [and] decency”

Karwai Tang/WireImageBack in 2003, The Black Eyed Peas scored their breakthrough single "Where Is the Love" with some help from Justin Timberlake, who co-wrote and sang on it.  Now, will.i.am and the Peas have reworked the song into a piano ballad called "The Love," with help from Jennifer Hudson.

The new version of the song has some different lyrics, but it keeps the song's memorable chorus: "People killin' people dyin'/Children hurtin', hear them cryin'/Can you practice what you preach?/And would you turn the other cheek?/Father, father, father, help us/Send some guidance from above/'Cause people got me, got me questioning/Where is the love?"

The song comes with a black-and-white video that incorporates footage of will and J-Hud singing, people making the "heart" sign with their hands, footage of protests and social unrest, and huge chunks of Joe Biden's speech from the Democratic National Convention this past year.

"These words are an important appeal to bring America back, to restore our humanity, decency, transparency and so many things that have deteriorated during the past three years," will tells the U.K.'s Metro, explaining why he included Biden's speech in the video.

"We used to be the beacon of Democracy and the lure of ‘the American Dream’ -- that if you get a good education and work hard you can build a good life for yourself and your family," will continues. "It sounds simplistic but we need to get back to this."

"Racist hate is an alarming level," he adds. "So many unnecessary deaths, so many people out of work and losing their homes too."

Among the celebs retweeting the video: Sandra Oh, Debra Messing, Rosario Dawson, Cedric the Entertainer, Mariah Shriver, and Mike Bloomberg.

By Andrea Dresdale
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   Oct 22

Pink, Jon Bon Jovi, Cher, Sara Bareilles & more to perform at “I Will Vote” concert this weekend

Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesA host of top artists are coming together Sunday night to perform at a major concert event called I Will Vote.

The event, co-hosted by George Lopez, is being held in support of former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign. The stars will appear in a mix of live and pre-recorded segments. Sara Bareilles, Cher, Jon Bon Jovi, Pink, the Black Eyed Peas, Maren Morris, Aloe Blacc and Jennifer Hudson are just some of those taking part.

In addition, actors Helen Mirren, Billy Porter, Amy Schumer, the cast of Queer Eye and Armie Hammer will participate, as will Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

You can attend the event and watch the performances by donating any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET this Sunday.

By Andrea Dresdale
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   Oct 22

Machine Gun Kelly premieres video for Halsey collaboration, “Forget Me Too”

Credit: Sam CahillMachine Gun Kelly has premiered the video for "Forget Me Too," the Halsey-featuring track off his new album, Tickets to My Downfall.

The clip stars Kelly and Halsey, who were rumored to be dating a few years back, as a couple in the middle of a big fight. Blink-182's Travis Barker, who executive produced Tickets to My Downfall, makes a cameo at the end of the video.

You can watch the "Forget Me Too" video streaming now on YouTube.

Tickets to My Downfall, which was released in September, also features the lead single "Bloody Valentine." That song's video stars Kelly's real-life girlfriend, Megan Fox.

By Josh Johnson
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