By 1995 Lennon had formed the band IMA (with Sam Koppelman and Timo Ellis) to play alongside his mother on her album Rising.
Lennon also made appearances in film, featured in the cast of Michael Jackson's 1988 Moonwalker and portraying a teenager experiencing visions of various M. Escher prints in Sony's 1990 promotional short-film Infinite Escher.
Despite being well received, Stereo ★ Type A was followed by an extended Cibo Matto hiatus.
In 2000, Lennon contributed vocals to Del tha Funkee Homosapien (a single stanza on the Deltron 3030 track 'Memory Loss'), Handsome Boy Modeling School and Jurassic 5.
The trailer featured scenes from the film version of the album, a DVD of music videos comprised into a film.In January 1984, when Steve Jobs was visiting Manhattan, he attended a party that Sean's mother (Yoko Ono) was throwing for Lennon, and Jobs gave him one of the very first Macintosh computers.His parents kick-started his musical career: his debut into the music world came at age five, when he recited a story on his mother's 1981 album, Season of Glass.However, he collaborated with various bands and artists as a session musician and producer.After the demise of Grand Royal Records in 2001, Lennon signed with Capitol Records, yet no solo material surfaced until February 2006, when "Dead Meat" was released as the first single from his new album, Friendly Fire.Along with Half Horse Half Musician, 1999 saw the release of Cibo Matto's second album Stereo ★ Type A.Lennon stepped out of his traditional role as the group's bass player, this time playing a much wider range of instruments (such as drums, guitars and synthesizers).It's a good feeling to know that I wouldn't have gotten the offer if they wouldn't have liked my songs. Lennon's solo debut Into the Sun, was released in 1998.A music video for "Home", a single from the album, was directed by Spike Jonze and enjoyed extended airplay on MTV.Lennon has since appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Sharon Osbourne Show.When questioned about the eight-year gap between solo albums in interviews, Lennon said that he did not feel like a solo artist during those years and that he wanted to experience music anonymously without the spotlight on him and his girlfriend.