Magnet: Everything Was Beautiful – interview with Yoko Ono by Thurston Moore

Fri 27 Sep 2013 - Interviews & Articles

EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL In a MAGNET exclusive, Yoko Ono talks family, art history and the revived Plastic Ono Band’s Take Me To The Land Of Hell with Thurston Moore. Portraits by Gene Smirnov We Americans aren’t very comfortable with avantgarde artists. Neither are most other cultures, taken all around, but there’s something distinctively American in […]


Yoko Ono to receive the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award in Berlin

Thu 26 Sep 2013 - Awards

Yoko Ono will receive the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award for her strong commitment to world peace and gender equality over her entire career. The prize will be awarded on October 17th in Berlin, Gemany. The award recalls the german manager and patron Theodor Wanner (1875-1955), on whose initiative the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations […]


WNYC Soundcheck Interview: Yoko Ono At 80: Dancing Through Life

Wed 25 Sep 2013 - Interviews & Articles

Yoko Ono almost needs no introduction. The 80-year-old artist, activist and musician recently told a reporter for The Australian that “art is breathing” — and she has been breathing, and making art for more than half a century. Among her recent projects is a new album with the Plastic Ono Band called Take Me To […]


The Talkhouse: David Harrington & Yoko Ono

Mon 23 Sep 2013 - Music News

David Harrington There was a recent article in the paper about how ancient redwoods and sequoias are growing faster now than at any other time in their long lives. When I read this I had just begun my first listenings to Yoko Ono’s Take Me to the Land of Hell. That’s when I began to […]


Yoko Ono – Cheshire Cat Cry – for Peace Day

For #PEACEDAY, here is my new song CHESHIRE CAT CRY. I revised the lyrics for the version performed on September 15th at my Bowery Ballroom Concert. I love you! yoko CHESHIRE CAT CRY I’m rolling in your dreams Listening to your screams Cheshire Cat Cry The River is dry We the expendable people of the […]


Bicycle Piece For Orchestra – Homage to Yoko Ono from Norbert Krause

Sat 21 Sep 2013 - Events & Exhibitions

Dear Yoko, As I promised, this is my ‘Homage to Yoko Ono: Bicycle Piece for Orchestra’, performed by the Niederrheinische Sinfonieorchester Mönchengladbach. (trailer of a 7 minutes film, which is going to be seen in full length for the first time tomorrow at my studio) Do you like it? Love, Norbert Krause Dear Norbert, It’s […]

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Take Me To The Land Of Hell

Tue 17 Sep 2013 - Discography

TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL is the new album by YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND out Sept 17th on CD, vinyl & digital download. TAKE ME TO THE LAND OF HELL features the talents of YOKO ONO, Sean Lennon, Yuka C Honda, Keigo “Cornelius” Oyamada, Hirotaka “Shimmy” Shimizu, Yuko Araki, Nels Cline, tUnE-yArDs, […]


IMAGINE – 9/11/2013

Wed 11 Sep 2013 - Imagine All The People

IMAGINE Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today… Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace… You may say […]

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Yoko Thurston 2013

Mon 09 Sep 2013 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono & Thurston Moore  played 4 Festival dates in August 2013, combining vocals, guitar, drums and spectacular visuals from Yoko and Thurston’s film archives. 7 Aug Tranatlantyk Festival, Poznan, Poland Facebook Event 10 Aug Kampnagel Sommerfestival, Hamburg, Germany Facebook Event 18 Aug Huvila Festival, Helsinki, Finland Facebook Event 19 Aug Huvila Festival, Helsinki, Finland […]

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Yoko Ono awarded Transatlantyk Glocal Hero Award 2013

Mon 09 Sep 2013 - Awards

The most important event of the penultimate day of the Polish Transatlantyk Festival 2013 was the grand Closing Gala, held in the Concert Hall of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Jan AP Kaczmarek hosted the entire event with the openness and charm, so typical for him. The culmination of the evening was the presentation […]


Yoko Ono: Performances at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2013

Tue 27 Aug 2013 - Events & Exhibitions

Yoko Ono’s legendary performance ‘Sky Piece to Jesus Christ’ is followed by Yoko Ono doing her ‘Action Piece’ painting, clearing the air in a scream, and then introducing a ‘Promise Piece’, in this video from Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2013. In Sky Piece to Jesus Christ (1965) the members of a chamber orchestra are […]


Thanks – by Josh Fox

Thu 15 Aug 2013 - Imagine All The People

It’s been over a month since Gasland Part II premiered on HBO. I’ve spent a lot of time since then in my home in Milanville, thinking back on what an incredible journey these last five years have been. It would not have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for watching and sharing Gasland […]


Acorns for Peace in St. Petersburg, Florida

Thu 15 Aug 2013 - Imagine All The People

Dear Yoko, While listening to John’s Instant Karma in the spring of ‘70 I planted a single acorn in the ground in my front yard in St. Petersburg, Florida. I moved away for many years. I went back today and the people who now own this property are super cool. So there are pix of […]


On Hiroshima Day – August 6th, 2013 by YOKO ONO

Mon 05 Aug 2013 - Written work

  Dear Friends, The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude. Even now, 68 years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are […]

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Yoko Ono: Being a Beatle wife is harder than being married to a politician

Tue 14 May 2013 - Interviews & Articles

By Emma Barnett, The Telegraph. Life as the wife of a Beatle ‘never ends’, Yoko Ono tells Emma Barnett in a radio interview for Woman’s Hour, aired on Tuesday. They discuss John Lennon, her age – she is 80 – and her tireless passion for music. Just who is Yoko Ono and how can she […]


IMAGINE NO FRACKING: ‘Let’s Give Clean Water a Chance’ by Yoko Ono

Mon 22 Apr 2013 - Imagine All The People

  Dear Friends, I was proud to be a part of the gathering of hundreds of clean water supporters at the recent Riverkeeper’s Fishermen’s Ball. It was a true celebration of the power of the grassroots movement for clean water and sustainable energy. Through this event and my involvement with the fight against fracking in […]

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I LOVE YOU EARTH by Yoko Ono – For EARTH DAY 22 April 2013. Happy Earth Day! love, yoko

Mon 22 Apr 2013 - Imagine All The People

Earth Day 2013 Today, 22 April 2013 is Earth Day! Over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from London to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to New York, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities and helping depict The Face of Climate Change. How can you get […]

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CBC News Arts & Entertainment: Yoko Ono’s lifelong inspirations

Wed 17 Apr 2013 - Interviews & Articles

  80-year-old artist and musician looks back at her cutting-edge artistic practice At 80, Yoko Ono remains an adventurous and committed artist as well as a woman who chooses her own path. Half-A-Wind Show, a retrospective of Ono’s work, opened in Frankfurt in February. It examines both her new artwork as well as her earliest […]


‘Hold Me’ is ONO’s 10th Number One on the the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts

Mon 15 Apr 2013 - Discography, Music News, Yoko listens

Today (18 April 2013), ONO soars to the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart with her 10th #1 chart-topping single, HOLD ME featuring Dave Audé with mixes by EDM A-Listers Dave Audé, Ralphi Rosario, R3HAB, Papercha$er, Dirty Loud, Emjae, Rich Morel, Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado and Tommie Sunshine. ONO, once again, soars […]

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Yoko Ono – ACORN – a new poetry and art book from OR Books

Sun 14 Apr 2013 - 100 Acorns, Written work

In her new book ACORN from OR Books, renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit. Throughout the book are drawings by Yoko, many never before seen. Paperback: $16/£11, Ebook: $10/£7 Print + Ebook: $20/£14. PRE-ORDER […]

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