He shares his moniker with John Coltrane, the jazz saxophonist. In 1971 fellow Saxophonist and fan of Coltrane Franzo King founded the Church of Saint John Will-i-am Coltrane which still worships to this day. The possible connection with the Black Eyed Peas' vocalist is through the Peas' producer Sergio Mendes, a jazz aficionado who saw Coltrane play in the early 60s.
In September 2007, will.i.am's record label Universal decided on a pilot scheme to reward certain file sharing with cash incentives, including will.i.am tracks from his latest solo album Songs About Girls.
Enjoy this Song, I Got It From My Mama by Will.I.Am