Lady Gaga Plays John Lennon's Piano. Big Deal?

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After Sean Lennon, the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, tweeted a picture of Lady Gaga playing his father's iconic white piano, a firestorm ensured. "WHY WOULD YOU LET LADY GAGA PLAY ON JOHN'S PIANO?" one Twitter-er demanded to know, leading Lennon to gallantly come to the divisive popstar's defense. EW.com's Music Mix blog sifts through the details of the pseudo-controversy, concluding, concisely, who cares:

I can't tell if it's her outfit, the generalized ill Twitter will towards Sean ("thus far, you've proven to be nothing more than a lucky c-shot"), or a more obtuse hatred for Lady Gaga, but her momentary contact with those keys doesn't make her an honorary Beatle; John's spirit most likely did not shoot up her garter belt and make her play "And Your Bird Can Sing" like a woman possessed.

Maybe it will inspire her later, who knows. Most likely, she was just super stoked to touch a pretty phenomenal piece of music history, and if you had the chance (and the blessing of Lennon's immediate family), wouldn't you?


Read the full story at EW.com.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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