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The 25 Best Posthumous Albums Ever

May 26th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Notorious BIG
Just because an artist dies doesn't mean their music has to. These posthumous albums prove some musicians continue to have a lasting effect long after they're gone. In no particular order, here are the 25 Best Postumous Albums Ever.

Notorious BIG - Life After Death
This ironically-titled album was the first posthumous work to score two #1 singles on Billboard. It was released only a few weeks after the rapper was killed in drive-by shooting. Mo Money Mo Problems and Hypnotize helped BIG break into popular music and introduced the world to Sean Combs.

Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of ...
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Kid Cudi Creates Beck's Beer's New Label

June 24th, 2013 2:48pm EDT
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Kid Cudi has turned artist to design a German beer company's latest label.

The 29 year-old rapper teamed up with bosses at Beck's brewery to create a piece of artwork which will be printed on the range's 12-ounce bottles throughout the summer.

Real name Scott Mescudi, says, "I haven't really done any design work outside of my albums (covers), so I took this opportunity to kind of tap into my creative side and do something cool, you know, that was another expression of me."

His label features a simplified image of the solar system and Mescudi admits the project helped him get back in t...
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Yoko Ono Grants John Lennon Song Rights To 'The New Normal' Season Finale

March 7th, 2013 6:43pm EST
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Producer Ryan Murphy has scored a major coup for his hit TV show The New Normal after landing the rights to use John Lennon's highly personal track Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) in the upcoming season finale.

The Glee creator reveals he reached out to Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who owns the rights to The Beatles icon's back catalogue, in the hope of using the touching tune on TV - and he was stunned at how easy the whole process was, considering how selective Ono is about the projects she approves.

During a panel talk with the show's cast and crew at Los Angeles' Paley Fest, Murphy said, "W...
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Pussy Riot Use John Lennon Award Money For Freedom Fight

October 6th, 2012 11:22am EDT
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Jailed Russian punk trio Pussy Riot are using a cash grant from John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fund their fight for freedom.

Three members of the controversial group - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich - are currently serving a two-year jail sentence for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow church in February.

Their case hit headlines around the world and sparked a campaign backed by stars including Madonna, Bjork, and Green Day.

Last month, Ono announced the group is among the recipients of this year's LennonOno Grant...
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Lady Gaga To Receive John Lennon Award

October 5th, 2012 4:01pm EDT
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Lady Gaga is to be honored for her political activism by Yoko Ono with a special award in memory of her late husband John Lennon.

The pop superstar will be handed the biennial LennonOno Grant For Peace at a special ceremony in Iceland later this month, and will also accept a charitable donation for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Announcing the news on Friday, Ono says, "Lady Gaga is one of the biggest living artists of our time. She is not only an artist; she is also an activist, using her art to bring better communication to the world."

"She is being acknowledged for her activism, a...
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Pussy Riot To Be Honored By Yoko Ono

September 19th, 2012 4:41pm EDT
Pussy Riot
John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is to pay tribute to jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot by handing them a special award in honor of her late husband.

The band attracted worldwide attention in February after a provocative performance at a church in Moscow where they called upon the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin.

Three members of the group - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich - were jailed for two years in August, sparking a campaign to free them which has been backed by stars including Madonna, Bjork, and Green Day.

Now, Ono is to ho...
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Yoko Ono Slams John Lennon Bulimia Claims

March 7th, 2012 8:02am EST
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono has dismissed reports her late husband John Lennon suffered from an eating disorder.

Author Debra Sharon Davis alleges in her book BackStage Pass VIP that Lennon had issues with food and would make himself sick after eating binges.

She says, "Lennon was confused about his obsession with food. One must also realize that at that time, the public and the media were unaware of bulimia as an addiction and health risk - which made it all the more frightening for John Lennon. He literally had no point-of-reference on what he was experiencing."

However, Ono is adamant the claims are ...
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Yoko Ono Crusades Against Childhood Hunger

November 2nd, 2011 1:42pm EDT
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono kept her late husband John Lennon's legacy alive on Tuesday as she launched a campaign to fight childhood hunger and poverty.

The singer visited the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square to kick off Imagine There's No Hunger, a drive to help feed impoverished kids in the Dominican Republic, the U.S., India, Kenya and Thailand.

Ono shared a moment of silence with fans to mark the 41st anniversary of Lennon's track Imagine, the peace anthem which inspired the campaign, before releasing white balloons into the air in his memory.

She says, "This is a beautiful step towar...
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George Harrison's Son Dhani Found Documentary About The Late Beatle Tough Viewing

October 2nd, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Dhani Harrison
George Harrison's son found it difficult to watch Martin Scorsese's new documentary about the Beatles legend, because it was like watching his life repeated on the big screen.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World opened at Spain's 59th San Sebastian Film Festival last month and gets its British launch at Liverpool's Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) on Sunday.

The project, which was fully supported by Harrison's widow Olivia, documents the late star's rise to fame and his life as one-quarter of the Fab Four, and features interviews with former bandmates Paul McCa...
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Carrie Underwood's Music No Longer Welcomed in Ottawa

February 11th, 2011 5:00pm EST
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Carrie Underwood has been banned from radio in Ottawa following the trade of Mike Fisher, her husband, to the Nashville Predators. Yahoo.com as well as multiple other sources has reported that due to the trade that Canada’s capital city major radio stations have made their stance and will no longer feature the former American Idol winner.The couple has become a hot-button in the city since the veteran Fisher was seen as being the target of his wife more than the Nashville Predators.

Furthermore, to make matters worst she is now being referred to as the “Yoko Ono of hockey” in reference to ...
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Julian Lennon Still Feels 'Cheated' By His Dad's Death

December 8th, 2010 4:17pm EST
Julian Lennon
John Lennon's son Julian is still shocked by the circumstances surrounding his famous father's death - because history was "repeating itself in the most awful way."

Lennon left Julian's mother Cynthia for Yoko Ono in 1968, when the lad was aged just five - the same age as Lennon was when his parents deserted him.

And Julian is adamant the Beatles legend's murder 12 years later - on December 8th, 1980 - has chilling parallels with Lennon's own upbringing, because his mother, Julia, died when the musician was aged 17, just as he was reconnecting with her.

Julian says, "I have always felt ...
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Yoko Ono's Heartfelt Tribute To John Lennon

December 8th, 2010 11:06am EST
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono has paid a touching tribute to her late husband John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death, recalling the happy times she shared with the Beatles legend before he was killed.

The Imagine hit-maker passed away 30 years ago on December 8th, 1980 after he was gunned down outside his New York apartment in The Dakota building by deranged fan Mark Chapman. Ono has marked the date by remembering her happiest moments with the singer - sipping Lennon's favorite tea and laughing like teenagers together.

In a post on her Imagine Peace website, she writes, "John and I are in our Dako...
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After Nearly 10 Years Of Waiting, The Beatles Are Finally On iTunes

November 16th, 2010 1:46pm EST
Beatles
Apple Corps, EMI and Apple today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store. Starting today, the group's 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital "Beatles Box Set" featuring the "Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964" concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusiv...
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John Lennon Time Capsule Buried In Ohio

October 9th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
John Lennon
Bosses at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, have marked John Lennon's 70th birthday by 'burying' a time capsule containing the late Beatle's CDs, books and notes he wrote to his wife Yoko Ono.

Had he lived, Lennon would have turned 70 on Saturday.

The capsule, to be kept in the Cleveland museum's archives, will be opened in 2040 - on Lennon's 100th birthday.

Concerts, art exhibitions and other special events are being held around the world this weekend to mark the singer/songwriter's birthday.

One of the most anticipated events is an outdoor screening of the film Lennon N...
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John Lennon's Application For U.S. Residency Banned From Auction

October 6th, 2010 7:59pm EDT
John Lennon
John Lennon's application for U.S. residency has been banned from auction by officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The rare piece of memorabilia from the late Beatle was expected to fetch upwards of $100,000 at a planned Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction beginning on Wednesday - but the FBI has stepped in to remove the item, because it's considered government property.

The document, dated May 8, 1976, features Lennon's finger and thumbprints and his signature.

A spokesperson from the auction house confirms to TMZ.com: "The item has been under investigation by the FBI beca...
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Lady Gaga's Sheer Outfit Steals The Show At John Lennon Tribute

October 5th, 2010 11:06am EDT
Lady Gaga and Yoko Ono
Lady Gaga performed at a tribute show with Yoko Ono for the late John Lennon, but all anyone could talk about was the sheer outfit Lady Gaga wore on stage.

The dark one-piece seemed to conceal all, but with the right light - and once she turned around - it was very apparent it was meant to show off almost everything!

After the concert Gaga took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans about the show, posting a picture of herself posing with Lennon's son Sean, writing: "I got to sit in as a guest musician tonight, what a legendary band + mother, Yoko."

Lennon's widow organized three nig...
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Lady Gaga Duets With Yoko Ono

October 4th, 2010 11:45am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga took to the stage with Yoko Ono on Saturday night to duet at a tribute concert for late Beatles legend John Lennon.

Lennon's widow organized three nights of shows in Los Angeles over the weekend to mark what would have been the musician's 70th birthday on October 9th.

Stars including Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore and rapper RZA all appeared at the Plastic Ono Band gig on Saturday night, but the highlight of the evening came when the Poker Face hit-maker joined Ono for a duet.

After the concert Gaga took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans about the show, posting ...
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Yoko Ono Says John Lennon Would Have 'Loved The Internet'

September 20th, 2010 8:10am EDT
Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono is convinced John Lennon would have loved the creation of the internet - because he "always jumped" on new technology.

The Beatles star, who was gunned down outside his home in New York City in 1980, would have turned 70 on October 9th.

And his widow is sad the late musician never saw the evolution of the web, which came about in the 1990s - as she's sure he would have loved the invention.

Ono tells Britain's The Andrew Marr Show, "I think he would have been going very strong and creative, still, and I think he would have been very interested in playing (on) the computer beca...
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John Lennon's Last Note On Sale

September 12th, 2010 6:07pm EDT
John Lennon
A handwritten note John Lennon penned on the day of his murder has gone on sale for $154,000.

The Beatles legend was gunned down outside his home in New York City by Mark Chapman in December 1980.

The day before his death, Lennon had borrowed a guitar string from another band while recording at the Record Plant Studio in the Big Apple.

He returned the next day and gave an autograph to one of the studio's sound technicians, writing, "For Karl, who strung me along, thanx, John Lennon, 1980."

Lennon then returned to his home at The Dakota apartment block and was shot at the entrance.

His ...
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John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Again

September 7th, 2010 9:33pm EDT
John Lennon
John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman has been denied parole for the sixth time.

The murderer, who gunned down the former Beatles star outside his home in New York in 1980, has been eligible for parole since 2000.

He's scheduled to appear before the parole board again in 2012.

Chapman, 55, was convicted of murdering Lennon and sentenced to 20-years-to-life behind bars.

Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has always fervently opposed Chapman's parole bid.

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Yoko Ono Planning Tribute Gig For John Lennon

August 29th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Yoko Ono is planning a special tribute gig in Iceland to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday in October.

The Beatles legend, who was shot and killed in New York City in 1980, would have celebrated the milestone on 9 October and his widow is planning a series of events to mark the occasion.

Ono will present the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace award, which was created in 2002, to four key figures for their contribution to world harmony, and after the ceremony she will light the Imagine Peace Tower illuminated memorial, located on an island close to the Icelandic capital of Reyk...
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Bid On John Lennon's Toilet

August 23rd, 2010 12:38pm EDT
John Lennon
A lavatory from the home of late Beatles legend John Lennon is to go on sale at an auction of Fab Four memorabilia later this month.

The porcelain toilet bowl was installed at Tittenhurst Park, Lennon's luxury mansion in Berkshire, England, where he lived until moving to New York with Yoko Ono in 1971.

The lavatory is expected to fetch $1,500 when it goes under the hammer in the Beatles' hometown of Liverpool on Saturday.

Other lots in the auction include a mono copy of Lennon and Ono's Two Virgins album, expected to sell for $3,750, and a black-and-white photo of Paul McCartney outside...
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Yoko Ono Still Opposes Parole For John Lennon's Killer

July 27th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Yoko Ono
John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is continuing her staunch opposition to his killer's release - she has submitted her sixth letter to U.S. court officials in a bid to deny Mark Chapman parole.

The Beatles legend was shot dead in New York in 1980 and Chapman was later convicted of his murder and sentenced to 20-years-to-life behind bars. He became eligible for parole in 2000 and Ono has consistently opposed his release. Chapman, now 55, will face another parole board hearing early next month and Ono has written to officials once again to insist she would not feel safe if her husband's killer i...
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Cheryl Cole Might Be The Hottest Woman On The Planet

June 9th, 2010 9:44am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole is celebrating after picking up the top honor at the "Glamour Women of the Year Awards" in London on Tuesday.

The Girls Aloud star, who launched a solo pop career last year, was presented with the "Woman of the Year" prize, voted for by readers of the magazine's British edition.

Rockers Florence and the Machine took "Band of the Year" honors at the ceremony, while Lily Allen received the Solo Artist of the Year award.

Australian pop star-turned-TV host Dannii Minogue was named "TV Personality of the Year" for her judging panel role on Simon Cowell's talent show...
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Paul McCartney's Tribute To Michael Jackson

June 26th, 2009 3:40pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has posted a heartfelt tribute on his website to Michael Jackson following his death.

"It's so sad and shocking. I feel privileged to have hung out and worked with Michael. He was a massively talented boy man with a gentle soul. His music will be remembered forever and my memories of our time together will be happy ones.

"I send my deepest sympathy to his mother and the whole family and to his countless fans all around the world."

McCartney and Jackson worked together several times, first on the former Beatles' solo album Pipes of Peace, and then on Jackson's Thrille...
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Wild Olivia (Links & Stuff)

May 15th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Olivia Munn
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

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The Beatles' Entire Original Recorded Catalog Remastered; Out Sept.9

April 10th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
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Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalog, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated "The Beatles: Rock Band" video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date,...
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Pet Shop Boys Release 10th Studio Album, 'Yes', April 21

March 8th, 2009 12:20pm EDT
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One of the most iconic and influential pop acts in the world, Pet Shop Boys return with their tenth album and first for Astralwerks on April 21, 2009. In a career spanning over two decades, the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have created some of the most beloved and recognizable hits in the world ('West End Girls', 'It's A Sin', 'New York City Boy', etc.), and sold over 30 million records. They've worked with artists like Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Liza Minnelli, Robbie Williams, Electronic, The Killers and Madonna. In the USA, Pet Shop Boys are the fourth most successful artist in...
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Sarah Brightman To Release First Ever Christmas CD, 'A Winter Symphony,' Nov. 4

October 18th, 2008 10:00am EDT
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It continues to be a stellar year for soprano Sarah Brightman, who recently captivated the world with her stunning performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 World Olympics. Brightman was chosen as the sole international performer to perform at the Olympic opening ceremony and was given the honor of singing the Olympic theme song, "You and Me," with Chinese star Liu Huan. The song was a highlight of the spectacular opening ceremony, which was broadcast to over five billion viewers. In only 26 hours after the ceremony, "You and Me" was downloaded a staggering 5.7 million times. ...
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NY Judge: Film Can Use John Lennon Song

June 3rd, 2008 11:18am EDT
Yoko Ono
NEW YORK (AP) - Yoko Ono lost her legal bid Monday to stop the playing of a 15-second excerpt of John Lennon's song ''Imagine'' in a film challenging the theory of evolution.

Lennon's widow had sued the makers of ''Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,'' saying they used the ex-Beatle's anthem without her permission. Ono, who had sought a preliminary injunction before the movie gets a wider release, said she would appeal. The other plaintiffs were Lennon's sons, Sean and Julian.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein ruled that if the case went to court, the filmmakers would probably win u...
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