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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