November 21, 2012


Surprise! Sean Lennon Joins Aerosmith at Madison Square Garden for Beatles Cover

Toward the end of their killer set at Madison Square Garden last night, Aerosmith brought out a special guest for their cover of the Beatles' "Come Together"—Sean Lennon himself. John's youngest son duetted with Steven Tyler and traded guitar licks with Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on the Abbey Road classic, looking happy as hell to be jamming on his dad's song with the Bad Boys from Boston. Fittingly, Lennon literally had a feather in his cap during the performance.

It was an unexpectedly fab night for Beatles fans at Aerosmith's New York show. In addition to "Come Together," Cheap Trick--who once backed up John Lennon during sessions for his Double Fantasy album--tackled the famous "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" medley during their opening set. Not quite as astounding, but still awesome.

Aerosmith's Beatlemania definitely reached new heights this year. After recording three studio covers of Beatles tunes over the years, they recruited John's other son, Julian Lennon, for a track on their latest album, Music From Another Dimension! And now with this duet, all they gotta do is get Yoko to wail the end of "Dream On" at their next show and they've got the Holy Trinity under their belt.

Speaking of Yoko Ono, we chatted with her the other day about her "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign. So check that out after watching Aerosmith and Lennon at MSG above.