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

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.

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.

Join the Discussion

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

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Stop-Motion Tour of New York City

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

Video

The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

Video

This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

Video

What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

More in Entertainment

Just In