will.i.am recently joined the University of Wisconsin marching band at LA Live in Los Angeles for a performance of his new song “Great Times.” The celebration was part of the pep rallies for the 2012 Rose Bowl game between Wisconsin and Oregon, as well as the iamFIRST initiative to create awareness for will.i.am’s efforts with education. The 301 person marching band, led by Professor Michael Leckrone, chose “Great Times” for its fitting lyrics and energy. The track is the Brazilian promo single for will.i.am’s upcoming solo album, #WILLPOWER, which is due out soon.
will.i.am is also working with Ultrabook, an ultra portable laptop computer, as part of The Ultrabook Project. Using only his eyes, ears, and his Ultrabook, will.i.am will travel around the globe, writing and recording one new song inspired by each city he visits. Visit The Ultrabook Project website for more information on how to get involved.