Will.i.am Remixes The Who’s ‘My Generation’ for Haiti
Will.I.Am has teamed up with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, to put a modern spin on The Who’s cult classic song “My Generation.” The Black Eyed Peas front man said he was recruited to remix to the song as part of a plan to use the Super Bowl to raise money for Haiti. The new song will premiere during the Super Bowl — where The Who will perform at halftime — and will be available for purchase on iTunes.
Will told Billboard that he had updated the 1965 track to reflect the state of current events.”It’s the Who, their song, and then I altered the lyric to fit my generation now and then have Slash on it,” he said. “It was awesome. I loved that song way before this even came up, and talking to Pete Townshend on the phone is like, ‘What?! I’m talking to Pete Townshend on the phone?!’ That was awesome, being able to just hear their advice and everything. Those guys are just awesome.”
“My Generation,” was the 1965 chart-topping single from The Who’s self-titled debut album. Will.I.Am‘s “My Generation” remix will premiere during Super Bowl XLIV Sunday, Feb 7. The song will be available for download on iTunes after the show, and proceeds will be donated to charity.