Since I can’t seem to form an opinion about what I just read on RollingStone.com about Yoko’s current collaborations. Here is excerpt from the story:
Yoko Ono‘s Plastic Ono Band’s next album Take Me to the Land of Hell (due September 17th) features big-name collaborations with Questlove and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, among others. One of the most anticipated team-ups — “Bad Dancer,” a track recorded with surviving Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D — has now surfaced over at Pitchfork, while “Tabetai,” her song with Tune-Yards, has also emerged online.
Please, please read this story and let us know your thoughts. I’m going to reach out to our favorite Beatles expert and get his thoughts. Check back for an update.
Full RollingStone.com story HERE!
**UPDATE**The GTC reached out to one of the planet’s foremost Beatles experts, Ken Michaels, and here is what he had to say about this Yoko Ono project:
Yoko Ono never ceases to amaze me. At the age of 80, she has the energy of a 20 year old. In recent years, her past music has been remixed with some of today’s cutting edge producers, and she’s had big hits-#1’s and Top 10’s on Billboard’s Dance charts-she has found a new audience from people who don’t necessarily associate her with her past with John and the Beatles. In addition to her remixes, she continues to work on projects to keep John’s name and memory alive (Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, now in Europe, constant Lennon art exhibits, etc.,) she also finds time to make new albums. She is aware of indie artists past and present, and it doesn’t surprise me that she’s working with surviving members of the Beastie Boys.(Sean’s first album “Into The Sun” was released on the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label back in May of 1998) Much of what was once considered her avant-garde and off the wall work is now much more accepted by today’s indie music artists, and she’s gained new found respect. She continues to push forward, and not look back, and I only admire her more for that. -Ken Michaels
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