Guitarist Earl Slick on the Lennon Bus: “The only thing it doesn’t have is a big room for an orchestra”

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ITV News featuring Yoko Ono with Students on board the Lennon Bus at The Meltdown Festival in London

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ITV News interview featuring Executive Director, Brian Rothschild

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‘Ticket to Ride’ for musicians on Merseyside

It’s the bus giving aspiring musicians a ticket to ride on Merseyside.The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus launched in Liverpool today.

It promises to give young people a hands-on chance to make music, videos and computer games and it got the backing of John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono.

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BBC Coverage of European Lennon Bus Launch

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Yoko Ono has visited Liverpool to launch a bus which will tour Europe and be used by young people to make music.

John Lennon’s widow unveiled the bus at the Museum of Liverpool before it sets out for London and the rest of Europe.

Young people will be able to take part in workshops and produce music, video and photography projects inside the bus’s recording studios.

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Liverpool Echo covers European Lennon Bus Launch Event

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Yoko Ono returned to the home of John Lennon to unveil a new bus dedicated to her husband’s memory.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus was launched at the Museum of Liverpool yesterday and the former Beatle’s widow – the patron and major sponsor of the project – was guest of honour.

The bus, equipped with the latest studio equipment, is designed to give young people across Europe the chance to try their hand at music and the creative arts.

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NME covers European Lennon Bus launch

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The bus is dedicated to giving young people the chance to get involved with music, video, photography, game and broadcast projects inside the bus’s mobile recording studios. Its sister bus in the US was set up by Ono 16 years ago.

Ono will launch the bus at the Museum of Liverpool on May 8 before it embarks on a tour around schools, colleges and festivals across the UK and Europe, including a stint at London’s Southbank centre as part of the her Meltdown Festival in June, which will see a raft of artists including Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Iggy Pop and Savages perform. To continue reading, click here.

Music Week announces EU Lennon Bus launch

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A new non-profit John Lennon Educational Tour Bus supported by Yoko Ono Lennon will reach the UK this summer.

The bus aims to provide young people with free hands-on opportunities to produce original music, video, photo, game app and broadcast projects within its mobile recording studios.

Yoko, along with special guests, will be in Liverpool for the European launch of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on Wednesday 8th May at the Museum of Liverpool. The event will be streamed live online. To continue reading, click here. covers European Lennon Bus launch

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Brian Rothschild, Executive Director of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus today announced that the U.S.-based charity will debut its new European tour bus at a ceremony to be held outside the Museum of Liverpool at Pier Head, Merseyside, England on May 8, 2013. The newly minted Lennon Bus — which is currently being outfitted with studio equipment by Sony Pro Europe — is intended to provide kids and students across the continent with a hands on digital media production experience. Fittingly, the state-of-the-art mobile studio is set to be unveiled in the “Capital City of Pop” by John Lennon’s widow and former creative partner, Yoko Ono Lennon.

“The educational bus is a huge success in the USA. But John would have been extra thrilled that it is now launching in Europe, starting in Liverpool, his home town,” said Yoko Ono Lennon in a Cornerstone Agency press release. To continue reading, click here.