will.i.am on Revamping ET Theme Song
October 23, 2012
Entertainment Tonight Executive Producer Linda Bell Blue recruited will.i.am to modernize the show's classic theme song, and the pop star is talking about the process.
As a television staple for three-plus decades, the recognizable notes are often hummed by celebrities and viewers alike at the mere mention of ET. The Black Eyed Peas frontman promises to be respectful of its history and familiarity when he heads into the recording studio.
"I was like what? Why would they want to do that? That thing's an anthem," he reacted when asked to update the tune. "I don't want to take too much away from the theme because the theme is already nostalgic to Americans."
Watch the video to see Nancy O'Dell interview the tech-savvy artist about his plans for ET's new score.