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We Are Plastic Ono Band (Feat. Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Sean Lennon & Friends) @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/16/10

A hefty price tag accompanied tickets to this very special one-off at Brooklyn Academy Of Music last night, a mix of simple supply-demand economics and, presumably, underwriting costs associated with corralling these names under one ornamented roof: The reconstituted, radicalized Plastic Ono Band boasted a lineup of legends and friends of Sean Lennon to survey… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 17, 2010 - 12:46 pm

CMJ ’09: Weekend In Photos

One last gargantuan batch of photos from an exhausting, exhaustive week of NYC showgoing. On Friday Jessica Amaya joined us at Doveman’s record release party at the Elevated Hole, a Chelsea loft owned by the Yale English Dept. chair Michael Warner. The room was a perfect foil for Doveman’s candlelit Conformist material, along with guest… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2009 - 9:07 am

Lennon Brothers On The Road To Reconciliation

After nearly a lifetime of estrangement and allegations of making “cheesy pop” records, the fruit of Lennon’s loins are making an attempt to bond by cruising Europe together. Via ContactMusic:Half brothers JULIAN LENNON, 43, and SEAN LENNON, 31 – both musicians – have different mothers and have rarely seen each other over the years. But… More »

By: Stereogum / March 12, 2007 - 5:19 pm

Critics Corner: Chapter 27

Jared Leto as Mark David Chapman! Reviews are coming in from Sundance. Hoo. Ray.

Rotten Tomatoes writes “Leto did a great job of gaining those extra pounds.”

Slash Film says, “Leto is almost entirely unrecognizable!”

Sean Lennon raves, “Tacky!”

Hope your gout’s better Jared. More »

By: Stereogum / January 29, 2007 - 11:50 am

Ono He Didn’t!

Tough weekend for Yoko. On the 26th anniversary of John’s death, Ms. Ono’s driver of six years, Koral Karsan, launched a plot to extort from her over a million quid (via NME:He is believed to have sent a letter with a photograph of Ono in her nightclothes, saying that he would release further photos and… More »

By: Stereogum / December 14, 2006 - 9:40 am

Not So Friendly Fire

So the British press may unfairly razz Sean Lennon ’cause of his regal surname, but Yoko’s boy does himself no favors with press like this conversation with the SF Chronicle. It’s an interview to promote his album! Sure, journalists can ask some retarded questions, but these were hardly offensive. Were they? (Thanks, Tugboat!)

Q:… More »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2006 - 10:32 am

The Prodigal Son Gets Bitch Smacked

Sean Lennon may have been #10 on the list of disappointing rock royalty children, but he’s #1 in many of your hearts — and the Evening Standard wholeheartedly concurs. They minced no words in review of Sean’s gig at London’s St. James on 11/9:He, more than anyone, will never be the Beatles. And if he… More »

By: Stereogum / November 13, 2006 - 11:34 am

Top Ten Most Disappointing Musical Royalty Progeny

The folks at Flumesday recently ranked the apples that have fallen furthest from some of rock’s most regal trees. One can imagine that the factors for consideration included the height of said tree (to continue this weak metaphor) and the degree of pathos for the apple.

10. Sean Lennon ? At least he… More »

By: Stereogum / November 10, 2006 - 10:26 am

Stream New Sean Lennon

After watching that theatrical trailer for his new record, we know you’re dying to hear Sean’s Friendly Fire (out 10/3) at VH1. Mac users may find themselves up a creek, but the album’s lead track “Dead Meat” is also streaming at SeanOnoLennon’s Myspace. Here’s the vid:

Anyone catch him on Letterma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 27, 2006 - 9:20 am

Lennon Vs. Lennon

Sean Lennon talks to Time Out New York:TONY: Were you disappointed at what you accomplished with your debut?

SEAN LENNON: Oh, no. At the time, I could have signed with a major label, hired a famous producer and tried to be a pop star. Like people expect me to do?like my brother did. But… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 7, 2006 - 4:04 pm

New Sean Lennon – Friendly Fire

On 9/26, Sean Lennon releases his sophomore solo album Friendly Fire, eight years after you didn’t buy Into The Sun. Lennon explains his absence:”There was a long period after the first album where I felt disillusioned with the machinery of the industry. It’s not that I stopped recording, playing, performing, I did all those things,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2006 - 4:48 pm
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