Yoko Ono Collaborates With Surviving Beastie Boys, Tune-Yards

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Yoko Ono Collaborates With Surviving Beastie Boys, Tune-Yards

Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band's next album Take Me to the Land of Hell (due September 17th) features big-name collaborations with Questlove and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, among others. One of the most anticipated team-ups — "Bad Dancer," a track recorded with surviving Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D — has now surfaced over at Pitchfork, while "Tabetai," her song with Tune-Yards, has also emerged online.

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"Bad Dancer" marks Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond's first released work together since the death of the trio's third member, Adam "MCA" Yauch, last May. The electronic track features Ono's shout-spoken lyrics over a surfy guitar riff. (Lyrics include "Bad dancer! No regrets! Break a leg!")

"Tabetai" rides a different vibe with spiritual chants and clattering rhythms characteristic of Tune-Yards' innovative work.

"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 in a statement in June. "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."

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