When The Script released their third studio album over the summer, the lead single “Hall of Fame” – a collaboration with will.i.am – immediately became a worldwide hit. However if not for the wary eye of Danny O’Donoghue, the song might not have even been credited to The Script at all.
Danny and will.i.am became friends during their time as judges on The Voice U.K. It was there that Danny showed Will a demo of “Hall of Fame,” a song that the former Black Eyed Peas star instantly fell in love with and thought it would be great for his solo album, wanting it all for himself!
“When he heard it he was like ‘Let’s do it together’ and stuff and then got real greedy about it and wanted it for his album,” Danny joked to afternoon drive host Gregg Daniels at Not So Silent Night #1.
Danny and will.i.am eventually agreed to do the song together as a collaboration, but finding the time to record it “was a pain in the arse,” as Danny said in his thick Dublin accent.
After a bit of back and forth to figure out the logistics, they met for about two and a half hours in Will’s hotel room to lay down their tracks, which Danny described as a “magic thing to see.”
Listen to the interview in its entirety below!
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