Will.i.am’s New Song to be Broadcast Live from Mars

Celebuzz / August 27, 2012

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In the immortal words of the Beastie Boys, will.i.am is about to take his music “intergalactic planetary.”

The musical talents of The Black Eyed Peas’ frontman are going to new heights on Tuesday, with his song to be broadcast live from Mars.

Talk about one small step for man, one giant leap for pop music.

So what will will.i.am be playing to our extraterrestrial friends?

The good people at NASA will be blasting will.i.am’s “Reach for the Stars” through speakers on the Curiosity rover — which is not just on Mars to be a very expensive iPod, but also to collect data on a fact-finding mission.

Amazingly, the track will be beamed live back to California despite the Red Planet being a 780 million round trip from Pasadena, where students will be tuning in at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

will.i.am specially wrote, “Reach for the Stars,” for the Mars expedition, and the song — according to a statement from NASA — is about the singer’s “passion for science, technology and space exploration.”

will.i.am’s intergalactic premiere will be streamed live through NASA at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT).


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