Lady Gaga's the most popular of internet. But they have someway to go until they can match The Beatles fans for dedication. Forty years after the band went their separate ways, devotees have been attacking John Lennon's son Sean for allowing the modern pop star to play on their hero's piano. Sean had tweeted a photo of the fishnet-clad Gaga seated at the white grand piano.
But in response to a barrage of criticism, he removed the snap of his friend. Beatles fans raged that Gaga wasn't worthy to play the relic. Sean pointed out: "Pianos are meant to be played. Why is everyone so uptight? What should we do, lock it away in a dusty room? So judgemental..." When the criticism continued, he added: "come on, lighten up...life's too short, there're enough real problems in the world . . .
Firstly, he gave that piano to my mother for her birthday, it is hers, secondly, he was not uptight the way you seem to be." Poker Face singer Gaga may produce modern pop songs, but she is also an accomplished pianist.
She was a child prodigy on the instrument, playing from age four and writing her first piano ballad at the age of 13. While Beatles fans were concerned that Gaga was playing Lennon's piano, her fans were sleeping in the overheated New York streets for a chance to see her play on the Today show. Gaga tweeted encouragement: "Thousands of precious lil' monsters are sleeping in street outside Today Show. May NY watch over you, and may you sleep smiling under the stars. Amen."