Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono Hospitalized With ‘Serious Flu’ Symptoms

Update: Yoko Ono is expected to return home from the hospital tomorrow, her spokesperson Elliot Mintz tells Billboard. Her son, Sean Lennon, further clarified on Twitter that Ono…
Andrew Unterberger / February 27, 2016

Yoko Ono: ‘I Had Nothing to Do With Breaking Up the Beatles’

Yoko Ono just released her new album Yes, I'm a Witch Too, and today she's given Us Weekly answers for the gossip magazine's "25 Things You…
Brennan Carley / February 24, 2016

Review: Yoko Ono Risks Accessibility on ‘Yes, I’m a Witch Too’

At 83, Yoko Ono is still cooler (and probably more subversive) than you — not to mention most indie artists a quarter her age. And…
Stephanie Benson Garr / February 23, 2016

Yes, They’re Her Angel: Moby, Death Cab for Cutie, and More Talk Working With Yoko Ono

In many ways, Yoko Ono has always been a permanent outsider. A classically trained musician and intellectual, the 82-year-old Japanese artist has spent decades creating conceptual work, avant-garde…
Rachel Brodsky / February 11, 2016

Death Cab For Cutie Give a Hauntingly Blippy Spin to Yoko Ono’s ‘Forgive Me My Love’

The first taste of Yoko Ono's Yes, I'm a Witch Too — the follow-up to 2007's covers and remixes album Yes, I'm a Witch —…
Harley Brown / November 9, 2015

Yoko Ono Made a Gigantic Human Peace Sign for John Lennon’s Birthday

As previously announced, Yoko Ono set out to honor what would have been her late husband John Lennon's 75th birthday yesterday by attempting to organize…
Colin Joyce / October 7, 2015

Yoko Ono Teams With Death Cab for Cutie, tUnE-yArDs, and More for ‘Yes, I’m a Witch Too’

Yoko Ono has announced plans to release a follow-up to 2007's Yes, I'm a Witch, on which artists such as Cat Power, Spiritualized, Le Tigre,…
Rachel Brodsky / July 29, 2015

Yoko Ono Responds to Critics in Sprawling Open Birthday Letter

Last week, Yoko Ono celebrated her 82nd birthday by releasing two new versions of her songs "I Love You, Earth" and "I'm Going Away Smiling"
Brennan Carley / February 24, 2015

Celebrate Yoko Ono’s Birthday With a New Version of ‘I Love You, Earth’

In honor of her 82nd birthday, Yoko Ono has released a reworked version of "I Love You, Earth" featuring additional vocals by Antony Hegarty (via…
Brennan Carley / February 18, 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

Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Yoko Ono Help Kickstart Online School for Girls

All-girls schools run by the Catholic Church are all too familiar, but can you imagine one that's supported by forward-thinking art figures like Courtney Love,…
Colin Joyce / July 27, 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

Brooklyn’s Pussy Riot Tribute Show Was an Earnest But Tepid Mess

Amnesty International welcomed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, the two formerly jailed members of Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, to the United States last night…
Claire Lobenfeld / February 6, 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

Read SPIN’s ARTPOP Issue: Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Basquiat, Yoko Ono, DONDA, Tim Hecker, More

Our November iPad issue explores the current collision between music and contemporary art — Lady Gaga going over the moon for Koons, Jay Z rapping…
SPIN Staff / November 15, 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

Yoko Ono and the Flaming Lips Shriek for Peace on ‘Letterman’

Yoko Ono was an avant-garde luminary in her own right before the mainstream notoriety that came with marrying John Lennon, and she's still ever the…
Dan Reilly / October 3, 2013

Yoko Ono Celebrates 80th Year, ‘Land of Hell’ LP With Single New York Show

There were a few moments Sunday night at the Bowery Ballroom that the seven-piece wailing pastiche-funk 2013 incarnation of the Plastic Ono Band threatened to…
Jesse Jarnow / September 16, 2013

Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock Reunite on Yoko Ono’s Oddball ‘Bad Dancer’

Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond have teamed up for the first time since the death of Adam "MCA" Yauch, but the results are more Yoko…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon Are Playing Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Fest, But Not Together

Iggy and the Stooges, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Savages, and more will all take the stage at this year's Yoko Ono-curated Meltdown Festival. The annual…
Kyle McGovern / April 4, 2013
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