john lennon

Pianist Plays John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Outside Site of Attacks at Paris Venue

Update 2: Coldplay also covered "Imagine" during their Friday night show at Los Angeles Belasco Theater. The band played a short acoustic set of songs from…
Harley Brown / November 14, 2015

Yoko Ono and Flaming Lips Cover John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

We at SPIN are of the opinion that mid-November is too early to start playing Christmas music. That said, a new cover of John Lennon…
James Grebey / November 20, 2014

Pearl Jam Celebrated John Lennon’s Birthday With Two Classic Covers

Over the course of his career with Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder has offered a handful of recorded tributes to the legacy of John Lennon, so…
Colin Joyce / October 12, 2014

Hear Eddie Vedder ‘Imagine’ His Very Own John Lennon Cover

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder took a break from dipping into Disney's catalog (remember his "Let It Go" cover?) to release his version of John…
James Grebey / October 1, 2014

John Lennon’s Hashish Habit Helped Shape Obama’s Immigration Policy

By now, we well know Barack Obama is a bit of a music fan with a specific appreciation for the Beatles. Aside from having very…
Colin Stutz / September 4, 2014

John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Has Been Denied Parole Again

Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, has been denied parole for the 8th time after a hearing on Wednesday, according…
Colin Joyce / August 23, 2014

Yoko Ono Unveils Plans to Licence John Lennon’s Legacy

Surely, we'll never get over John Lennon. Whether it's news of a deaf woman hearing his "Imagine" as the first listening experience of her entire life, or a…
Colin Stutz / June 18, 2014

First Song 40-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears Is John Lennon

And you thought Mr. Holland's Opus was a tear-jerker (don't worry, we won't tell). Jo Milne, a 40-year-old British woman who has been deaf since birth, is…
Marc Hogan / March 28, 2014

Hear John Lennon and Yoko Ono Talk About the Beatles Breakup in 1972 Interview

It's been more than 50 years since the Beatles dropped their debut album, and the releases keep coming. The Fab Four's early days were just…
Kyle McGovern / January 30, 2014

Stream Nicolas Jaar’s Hour-Long Mix Honoring John Lennon

December 8 marked the 33rd anniversary of John Lennon's death at the hands of Mark David Chapman. In honor of the late Beatle, Nicolas Jaar…
Kyle McGovern / December 9, 2013

Walking on Thin Ice: A Career-Spanning Conversation With Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono is the muse. Not just for John Lennon, whose love and devotion for her resulted in some of the most beautiful, and most…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / November 6, 2013

John Lennon Clone to Be Extracted From Tooth by Crazy, Press-Hungry Dentist

John Lennon's tooth won't bring the former Beatles singer back to life, but a Canadian dentist says he'd like to try. As Rolling Stone points…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2013

John Lennon and George Harrison’s ‘Magical Mystery’ Guitar Up for Auction

Sure, money can't buy you love, but it can buy you a guitar once played by both John Lennon and George Harrison. Reuters reports that a Vox electric…
Kyle McGovern / March 21, 2013

Group Behind Chris Brown ‘Beats Women’ Sticker Campaign Speaks Out

A group of U.K.-based protestors launched a campaign against Chris Brown last weekend, plastering his Fortune CDs in HMV stores with a sticker reading "WARNING:…
Nicole Sia / September 19, 2012

10 Ridiculous Things Lady Gaga Did at Her Born This Way Foundation Launch

This afternoon, Lady Gaga took the stage at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society with her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Oprah Winfrey, and assorted prominent…
Devon Maloney / March 1, 2012
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