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Yoko Ono collaborates with Questlove and the Beastie Boys on new album


Avant garde musician and artist Yoko Ono is readying her new album, Take Me To the Land of Hell, for its September 17th release and the 80-year-old has a wide range of names appearing with her on the project. Alongside Ono and her Plastic Ono Band, there are tracks that feature Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, as well as hip-hop mainstays Questlove of the Roots and Ad-Rock and Mike D, the surviving members of the Beastie Boys.

The two former Beasties appear on one of the album’s most-anticipated tracks, “Bad Dancer,” which has already been previewed online. The electronic song marks the first recorded appearance of Ad-Rock and Mike D since the death of their bandmate Adam “MCA” Yauch, in May of 2012.

“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,” Ono said via press 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 in my life.”