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

More

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.

Jump to comments
Presented by

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.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

The Remote Warehouse Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In