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Morning click: Yoko reforms Plastic Ono Band, Wale lets go-go beef simmer

Yoko Ono is getting the band back together -- and what a band it is. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

- Yoko Ono is reforming her Plastic Ono Band for a Feb. 16 performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York -- and the crew is motley. Among the dozen-plus musicians slated to join her: Eric Clapton, Bette Midler, Sonic Youth husband and wife Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, father and son Paul Simon and Harper Simon, son Sean Lennon and the ubiquitous Mark Ronson.

- Local rapper Wale took to Twitter yesterday to try and dispel rumors that he's squabbling with local go-go bands TCB and Backyard Band. Rap Radar reports that Backyard was upset about being snubbed for the forthcoming video for "Pretty Girls" (a song in which the band is sampled), while TCB felt it didn't receive credit for its contribution to Wale's mix tape anthem "Ice Cream Girl."

- The local concert announcements came fast and furious yesterday: James Taylor and Carole King will visit the Verizon Center on June 8. Tickets go on sale January 23. Meantime, Spoon announced a two-night stand at the 9:30 club on March 22 and 23. Not to be outdone, Joanna Newsom is planning a twofer of her own. She recently announced plans to play the Sixth & I Synagogue on those same exact nights: March 22 and 23.

By Chris Richards  |  January 12, 2010; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Carole King, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Joanna Newsom, Paul Simon, Sonic Youth, Spoon, Wale, Yoko Ono  
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