Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards
MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs.
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Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband and Jobs before the Lips perform "Revolution," a Lennon-McCartney composition from the Beatles' White Album. The performance was completely shot on iPads.
"Like John Lennon, the man I love deeply, Steve Jobs was a dreamer who changed the world," Ono is expected to say during the online awards ceremony that begins Oct. 31 at 8:30 p.m. PT at www.omusicawards.com. "But of course when we lose a genius of that caliber, they are never really gone. They live on all around us, through our memories, their words, and their work. Their spirit grows in us forever to the end of the days."
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The Beatles' company and label is also named Apple and the two sides were involved in numerous lawsuits over rights and images that needed to be resolved before the Beatles catalog was made available on iTunes.
In addition, at midnight on Oct. 31, the Flaming Lips will release their 24-hour song, titled "7SkiesH3," on a USB drive packaged inside a human skull. There have been only 13 made.
Among the other performers and presenters at the awards show are Robyn, Alabama Shakes, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Odd Future's Tyler the Creator, Travie McCoy, Midi Mafia and DJ Diamond Kuts.