Beatles Fans Freaking Out Over Photo of Lady Gaga Playing John Lennon's White Piano
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:12:56
Beatles fans sure are an ornery, miserable and elitist bunch! After Sean Ono Lennon let pop queen Lady Gaga play the white piano that his father John Lennon gifted to his mother Yoko Ono in the early '70s and Tweeted a photo of Gaga running her fingers over the keys, Beatles fans went ballistic. Like off the chart, bat shit crazy. For what? Why is Gaga playing a Lennon piano such a blasphemous sacrilege? Because Gaga was wearing black fishnets while sitting at the instrument? Because she is still so new and is not yet of the same revered artistic level as the Beatles? Who the fuck knows!
Once fans started firing off the critical backlash via Twitter, Lennon caved and removed the picture. Most of the brouhaha was of the "Gaga is not good enough to be playing such a musical relic" sort. Something tells me old John himself wouldn't have been pissed at Gaga playing the instrument.
According to Zap2It, Sean Lennon defended Gaga, saying that "Pianos meant are to be played. Why is everyone so uptight? What should we do, lock it away in a dusty room? So judgmental..." and he also said, "Come on, lighten up ... life's too short, there're enough real problems in the world..." I could not agree with him more.
And what about you, dear reader? Are Beatles fans being ridiculous about this or is Gaga not established enough to be tickling the ivories of a Lennon piano?