When the members of the [artist id="30064"]Black Eyed Peas[/artist] aren't busy making movies, recording solo albums or [article id="1603042"]writing songs dedicated to Barack Obama[/article], they are getting together to work on anything and everything BEP-related. The band have once again reconvened for [article id="1602086"]the much-anticipated[/article] album The E.N.D., due out in June.
Taboo, who most recently spent his time off from the band shooting [article id="1605945"]"Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li,"[/article] told MTV News now that he's done with the film, he's "getting back into Black Eyed Pea mode."
"The [beats per minute] are a lot faster," he said about the new album, citing the electro-club music Will.I.Am heard while shooting [article id="1589665"]"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"[/article] in Australia as an inspiration for the album's sound.
"He would always go to those clubs and get influenced by electronic music," he said. "All four of us are back, for the people that are wondering if [article id="1602474"]Fergie[/article] is coming back. Of course Will.I.Am is back, Apl.de.Ap and myself, so it's gonna be much more uplifting. It's a dance album. It's for people around the world."
The title of the album may have fans wondering if this is the group's last offering, but Taboo assures us it's an acronym and not to be taken literally. However, he isn't sure the timing is right to share what the "E.N.D." stands for. "Not right now, I think you guys [should] wait. It's a big surprise," he explained. "No, no, no, it's not a retirement."
Taboo also isn't ready to retire from the world of acting, either, and has goals he wants to accomplish in the field. "I want to continue with action," he said. "I want to be the first Mexican-American martial artist action star on film, on the big screen. We don't have that."