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Yoko, Nugent, Wyman and more.
Yoko Ono, in celebration of her 82nd birthday on February 18th, has collaborated with Antony and John Zorn on two new limited-edition 10-inch vinyl releases. The first is called Antony & Yoko, which contains a duet on Yoko’s “I Love You Earth,” along with Antony’s solo rendition of Yoko’s “I’m Going Away Smiling.” The other release is Yoko Ono & John Zorn, and it features an improvisation between the two called “Blink.” They will be available on February 18th.
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton is tired of his New England Patriots taking a beating in the press. He tweets, “I think the media have made enough money pumping this deflated football idiocy. Let’s get back to the joy of anticipating next Sunday!!!” The Pats take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday.
Ted Nugent was named the Fan Favorite Best Host on the Outdoor Channel at the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. He was presented with the award by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who said Ted is “so patriotic, so bold and candid.” The Outdoor Channel is home to Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild.
Former Rolling Stones‘ bassist Bill Wyman has paid tribute to drummer Dallas Taylor, who died on January 18. He says, “Dallas was a great friend… A well-known musician, loved by many fellow artists.” Taylor played on Wyman’s first two albums – Monkey Grip in 1974, and Stone Alone in 1976. Dallas also supported Bill, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1974.