1. Keith Richards, Sting, Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen & More Star in Refugee Support Video 'We Are Not Afraid': Watch

    December 23, 2016 12:00 AM EST Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono , along with Keith Richards , Robert Plant , Bruce Springsteen , Robert De Niro , Sting and Patti Smith are among the 200 celebrities in a video, “We Are Not Afraid,” which is raising funds for victims of religious and political violence around the world. The clip…

  2. Yoko Ono's Response to Donald Trump's Win Is Too Much for Words

    November 11, 2016 6:30 PM EST Yoko Ono has responded to Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's presidential election and it's unprintable.  "Dear Friends," she tweeted with an audio clip. "I would like to share this message with you as my response to @realDonaldTrump." That response is…

  3. The Story of the Man Who Saved John Lennon & Yoko Ono from Being Deported

    August 04, 2016 11:40 AM EDT The 1976 Robert Redford-Dustin Hoffman film All the President''s Men  about the Watergate break-in gave movie viewers an idea of the chilling atmosphere during the years of the Nixon Administration when political opponents were followed by FBI agents and wiretapping of telephones…

  4. George Harrison's Widow Says Their Son Dhani May Finish The Beatle's Unreleased Songs Plus More Inside Scoop

    July 25, 2016 6:00 PM EDT New George Harrison Music? His Widow Says ‘Maybe’ On July 14, along with  Paul McCartney  and Ringo Starr,  Yoko Ono  and Olivia Harrison attended the 10th anniversary of  The Beatles Love  by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas -- with an updated, remixed soundtrack by Giles…

  5. Yoko Ono Released From Hospital After Suffering Flu Symptoms

    February 27, 2016 6:44 PM EST Yoko Ono 's son says his mother has been released from a New York City hospital after being treated for flu-like symptoms. Yoko Ono Hospitalized for Dehydration, Says Rep Sean Ono Lennon said on Twitter Saturday afternoon that his mother was home and "running about as usual."…

  6. Yoko Ono Hospitalized for Dehydration, Says Rep

    February 27, 2016 12:35 AM EST After a Page Six   story first published on Friday night reported  that Yoko Ono  had been rushed to the hospital after possibly suffering from a stroke on Feb. 26 , longtime Ono spokesperson Elliot Mintz tells Billboard that the artist and widow of  Beatles  legend John Lennon was…

  7. Did John Lennon Chant 'Let's Go Mets' on a 1972 Song?

    October 29, 2015 4:00 PM EDT Musician David Peel's “The Ballad of New York City," a track from the album "The Pope Smokes Dope," was produced by the Beatle and wife Yoko Ono. Tom Frangione, the host of Beatles radio show Things We Said Today, is a big Mets fan, so much so that he wants to believe with…

  8. John Lennon Honored In New York as Thousands Form Peace Sign

    October 06, 2015 10:39 PM EDT Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono in Central Park on Tuesday to try to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign. The record attempt to honor Ono's husband, John Lennon , didn't succeed. Still, the crowd celebrated the upcoming birthday of the late…

  9. Yoko Ono Talks Modern Sky Festival, the Future of Plastic Ono Band & Archival Beatles Plans

    October 02, 2015 8:57 PM EDT As for her favorite part of Central Park, where the fest is held, "You probably think I'm going to say Strawberry Fields, but no." Should Hurricane Joaquin skip New York City this weekend, another force of nature will perform in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on Sunday.…

  10. Raury Brings His Unique Mash Of Genres To The Highline Ballroom: Live Review

    June 23, 2015 1:30 PM EDT Raury , a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, emerged in 2014 with a story like an artistic fairy-tale. He played foot-stomping folk speckled with hip-hop, which seemed to situate him a long way from pop's center. But the center made room, scooped him up, and showered him with praise. His…

  11. Epik High Talk U.S. Tour, Getting Randy Jackson's Co-Sign & Being 'Afraid' of Yoko Ono: Watch

    June 19, 2015 3:10 PM EDT In the midst of their 2015 North American tour -- the largest K-pop tour in years -- Epik High came to the Billboard studios to share their goofy attitudes and some of their experiences from their first trek American trek since 2009. While fans responded to the tour dates with an extreme zeal…

  12. Yoko Ono's First U.S. Permanent Art Installation Heading to Chicago

    June 13, 2015 11:59 AM EDT Yoko Ono 's first permanent public art installation in the United States will be in Chicago, the artist announced Friday, June 12, alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The two held a news conference in Jackson Park on the city's South Side, where the installation "SKY LANDING"…

  13. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett at Star-Studded Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 4:22 AM EDT April 18, 2015 was a night for the young to honor the old -- and perhaps prepare for a later visit -- at the Cleveland Museum. The key to rock’s longevity is it never defines itself into irrelevance. So while there were some loud dirty guitars at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  14. Patti Smith Gets Emotional, Yoko Misses John (and George), More Seen & Heard at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT "You're recognized when you're recognized -- I'm only doing it so Paul can have a day out," cracked honoree Ringo Starr backstage at the April 18 induction event. The music world descended on Cleveland on April 18 for the 2015 edition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…

  15. Amazon Prime Music Debuts First Exclusive Content

    November 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST Amazon has made exclusive video a component of Prime Instant Video streaming service, its answer to Netflix. Now the company is doing the same with music -- sort of. Amazon quietly debuted last week its first exclusive music release, the 43-track, Christmas-themed All Is Bright , through…

  16. Watch Katy Perry, Will.i.am, Adam Lambert, Others Sing 'Imagine' for UNICEF

    November 21, 2014 8:23 PM EST To celebrate the 25th anniversary of United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has teamed up with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to assemble a star cast to cover John Lennon 's beloved "Imagine" for what they're calling the #IMAGINE Project. …

  17. Hear Yoko Ono & the Flaming Lips Cover John Lennon's 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'

    November 20, 2014 4:44 PM EST Around this time of year, John Lennon 's 1971 song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" becomes one of the most-covered songs on radio -- but we've got a promising one here with some strong connections to the original. Flaming Lips, 'With a Little Help From My Fwends':…

  18. Calvin Harris Sets Dance/Electronic Chart Records

    October 31, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Calvin Harris becomes the first act to place three songs simultaneously in the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs top 10, as "Outside," featuring Ellie Goulding , debuts at No. 7. It joins "Blame," featuring John Newman (No. 2) and "Summer" (No. 9) in the upper tier. …

  19. Yoko Ono Brings the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus to Harlem

    September 15, 2014 4:50 PM EDT "I love you and I'm so glad that I'm here today," Yoko Ono told an auditorium full of elementary schoolers, teachers, and special guests at New York City's Patrick Henry Prep this morning. The 81-year-old visited the East Harlem school along with the John Lennon…

  20. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one-line zingers and interviews, it seems Rivers…

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