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Today’s Music News: Yoko Ono to critics: Can I live?

via Yoko Ono on Facebook

Bob Dylan‘s not the only venerable musician who’s sick of having his distinctive singing style attacked: Yoko Ono has published a scathing rejoinder to her critics. “DON’T STOP ME!” reads the headline of the post on her website, which goes on to say, “Let me be free. Let me be me! Don’t make me old, with your thinking and words about how I should be. You don’t have to come to my shows. I am giving tremendous energy with my voice, because that is me. Get my energy or shut up.”

Pre-publication readers’ copies of Kim Gordon‘s memoir included a sharp critique of Lana Del Rey that included the sentence, “If she really truly believes it’s beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, why doesn’t she just off herself?” In the published version of the book, that line has been emended to, “Does she really truly believe it’s beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, or is it just her persona?” (Pitchfork)

As Led Zeppelin release a deluxe reissue of their 40-year-old classic Physical Graffiti, this month’s Mojo magazine is being published with a disc of Led Zep covers performed by Laura MarlingMark Kozelek, and others. (Nova.ie)

Foo Fighters are releasing a special line of St. Patrick’s Day shirts. Would you kiss someone wearing this tee? (Nova.ie)

Best Coast have released a video for “California Nights,” the title track and first single from their new album due out on May 5. (Pitchfork)

Iggy Azalea has decided not to sue Papa John’s over a delivery person who allegedly distributed her personal phone number, but she’s still upset—and won’t be mollified with free pizza. (Billboard)

Roger Tullgren of Sweden has been declared eligible for disability benefits after his heavy metal obsession was officially declared an addiction, with affidavits from multiple physicians. (NME)

“If you’re down with Warren G and Kenny G,” rapped the “Regulate” hitmaker on Jimmy Kimmel Monday night, “somebody say, ‘Oh yeah!'” The appearance by “Kenny and Warren G” was the last in a series of four live musical mash-ups that also included Morris Day and the Haim.

Christina Aguilera is pretty good at vocal impressions, she demonstrated on The Tonight Show.

While interviewing Big SeanLarry King asked the rapper about his relationship with Ariana Grande and asked whether there would be a “Little Sean.” Awk-ward. (Billboard)