John Lennon‘s widow, Yoko Ono, may be 80 years old, but she remains as creative and active as ever. The avant-garde artist and the latest incarnation of her Plastic Ono Band have recorded a follow-up to their 2009 album, Between My Head and the Sky, that’s scheduled for a September 17 release.
The new collection, titled Take Me to the Land of Hell, includes guest appearances by Roots drummer Questlove and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, while surviving Beastie Boys Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond collaborated on remixes for the release.
“The energy I have right now, and the desire to continue to make as much great work as I can, is really moving me forward all the time,” says Ono in a statement. “This album is the culmination of a lot of ideas I’ve been having over the last few years and I feel proud to release it at such an exciting time of my life.”
The Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band lineup also includes her and John’s son, Sean Lennon, and keyboardist Yuka Honda of the alternative-rock duo Cibo Matto. The lead track from the forthcoming record, “Moonbeams,” can be heard now at YOPOB.com and SoundCloud.com. Take Me to the Land of Hell will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download. You can pre-order it now at ChimeraMusic.com.
Yoko and John Lennon began the original Plastic Ono Band in 1969 as a conceptual supergroup that would encompass various musicians backing the duo on their assorted musical projects.
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