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 poli ...

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

    November 11, 2016 6:30 PM EST 0 0 0 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 @ ...

  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 ...

  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 0 0 0 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 -- wit ...

  5. Yoko Ono Released From Hospital After Suffering Flu Symptoms

    February 27, 2016 6:44 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ho ...

  6. Yoko Ono Hospitalized for Dehydration, Says Rep

    February 27, 2016 12:35 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    October 29, 2015 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 f ...

  8. Yo La Tengo Band Members: Yoko Ono Is 'Wild,' 'Untamed,' And 'Amazing'

    Yo La Tengo Band Members: Yoko Ono Is 'Wild,' 'Untamed,' And 'Amazing'

    October 08, 2015 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yo La Tengo talks about what it’s like being with Yoko Ono. HuffPost Live Highlights , indie-rock , 90s music , 5minmedia , Yoko Ono Videos Yoko Ono ...

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

    October 06, 2015 10:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 c ...

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

    October 02, 2015 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Centr ...

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

    June 23, 2015 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

  12. 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 0 0 0 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 resp ...

  13. Epik High Q&A: On U.S. Tour, Randy Jackson & Being 'Afraid' of Yoko Ono

    Epik High Q&A: On U.S. Tour, Randy Jackson & Being 'Afraid' of Yoko Ono

    June 19, 2015 3:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 Epik High Q&A: On U.S. Tour, Randy Jackson & Being 'Afraid' of Yoko Ono Videos Yoko Ono Randy Jackson ...

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

    June 13, 2015 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. 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 a ...

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

    April 19, 2015 3:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 "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 20 ...

  17. 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, ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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,  ...

  20. 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 &qu ...

  21. 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 ...

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

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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- ...

  23. Obama Immigration Policy Rooted in John Lennon Deportation Case

    September 04, 2014 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Imagine. The argument over President Barack Obama 's legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono . President Richard Nixon was seeking re-election, "Am ...

  24. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  25. Epic Rights Secures John Lennon Licensing

    June 17, 2014 9:33 PM EDT John Lennon is the latest iconic personality to secure a worldwide licensing, global branding and rights management agreement with Epic Rights. Yoko Ono has pacted with Epic Rights ceo Dell Furano to develop a worldwide initiative encompassing the ...

  26. Justin Bieber, Lena Dunham, Jimmy Fallon Among Shorty Awards Finalists

    February 24, 2014 2:52 PM EST Finalists for the 6th annual Shorty Awards were announced Monday, highlighting the best content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, and the rest of the social media landscape. Among the top short-form content producers in H ...

  27. Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Jon Bon Jovi, Adam Levine & More Rock Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash

    February 01, 2014 10:59 AM EST Rock A-listers, among a throng of other celebrities, feted the King of All Media at his 60th-birthday celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom Friday night (Jan. 31). In an exclusive interview with Billboard last month, Howard Stern executive pro ...

  28. Kris Kristofferson, Beatles Honored at Special Merit Awards Ceremony

    January 26, 2014 1:19 PM EST 0 0 0 The unofficial theme for the Recording Academy's laughter-filled Special Merit Awards ceremony could easily have been old friends. When Ringo Starr and Kris Kristofferson ran into each other on the red carpet Saturday, they bear-hugged it out. ...

  29. Ringo Starr Honored by David Lynch Foundation Ahead of the Grammys

    January 21, 2014 8:13 AM EST Ringo Starr got an early start to Grammy week, with famous friends honoring him for his life and work. The former Beatle received the Lifetime of Peace and Love award from the David Lynch Foundation on Monday night during a tribute concert at the ...

  30. Beatles Go Downtown: Fab Four Classics Go to Indie Music Publisher (Exclusive)

    October 21, 2013 7:30 AM EDT The Beatles are going Downtown, or at least a small but important part of their early catalog is. In a just-announced deal with the estate of John Lennon, Downtown will now serve as U.S. administrator for the first two Beatles singles, which c ...

  31. Chart Moves: Drake Tops Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Aloe Blacc Debuts (Without Avicii); Fitz And The Tantrums Rule Rock

    October 04, 2013 4:39 PM EDT As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" leaps to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, dethroning Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball." Who else dons chart crowns and makes notable news on song charts this week? -- Drake: In the ...

  32. 'John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes' Interactive Album App to Launch

    September 23, 2013 11:52 AM EDT All proceeds to benefit WhyHunger's global anti-hunger campaign A new interactive album app called "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes" will launch Nov. 5, exclusively through the iTunes App Store. Directed by filmmaker Michael Epstein ...

  33. Paul McCartney Supports U.S. Campaign for Gun Control

    April 18, 2013 5:03 AM EDT Paul McCartney is used to winning, and bringing about change. On Wednesday, his considerable influence wasn’t quite enough. The former Beatle joined Tony Bennett's campaign for tightening U.S. gun laws -- Voices Against Violence. The Briti ...

  34. Exclusive: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Catalogs Sign With Downtown Music Publishing

    January 25, 2013 8:05 AM EST Downtown Music Publishing today announced the signing of publishing administration agreements for the U.S. with Lenono Music and Ono Music, home to the song catalogs of John Lennon and Yoko Ono respectively. Under the terms of the agreement, w ...

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  36. Yoko Ono Inspired by John Lennon's 'Hot Bod' for Menswear Collection

    November 29, 2012 12:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Yoko Ono has created a new collaboration with Opening Ceremony, inspired by her late husband, John Lennon . The 79-year-old designer and wife to the deceased Beatle debuted her new menswear line for Opening Ceremony this week, with designs that focu ...

  37. 'Inventing David Geffen' Draws Springsteen, Iovine, Gordy, Dr. Dre To L.A. Premiere

    November 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Jimmy Iovine, chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Records and co-founder, Beats by Dre, arriving to the premiere of 'Inventing David Geffen' held at Writer's Guild Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) The Wri ...

  38. John Lennon's Top 10 Albums & Singles

    October 09, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Seventy-two years after the birth of John Lennon, Billboard takes a look at the icon's top 10 albums and singles on the Billboard charts. In one of the most bittersweet moments in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 , John Lennon's joyful ...

  39. The Beat 9/27: Taylor Swift Talks 'Never' Inspiration, Pink Tops Billboard 200

    September 27, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to the Thursday, Sept. 27 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts. In tod ...

  40. The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single

    September 27, 2012 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 9/27: Katy Perry Is Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift Debuts New Single yoko ono , jonathan brooks , begin again , psy , Kim Gordon , Billboard , Kanye West , Katy Perry , Fergie , taylor swift Videos Taylor Swift Katy Perry Billboard Fergie ...

  41. Yoko Ono Q&A: 'I Know I'm Good'

    September 25, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Iconic Artist Talks Legacy, Politics and New Album With Fellow Experimenters Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon At first glance, the notion of Yoko Ono pairing with Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to create a mini-album of experimental noise ...

  42. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  43. John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman, Denied Parole

    August 23, 2012 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon, was denied release from prison in his seventh appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said. Chapman, 57, was denied parole by a three-member board after a hearing Wednesday, the st ...

  44. Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot: 'Stay Strong'

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is pledging support for Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl punk trio facing up to seven years in prison for "hooliganism." Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict The legendary singer-songwriter joins such artists as ...

  45. Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict

    August 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Punk Band, Jailed for Five Months Following an Anti-Putin Stunt, Gains Global Support The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hol ...

  46. Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Releases First Single With New Band

    June 22, 2012 1:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sonic Youth fans were in a tizzy in November when rock's longtime king and queen, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon , announced they were getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage. But just because Sonic Youth is now on an "indefinite hiatu ...

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