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Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

Wayne Coyne has never been shy about his opinions. Known in recent years for giving freewheeling, often hilarious interviews, he’s also made some comments that have understandably pissed people off — particularly this past spring, when there were a whole bunch of headlines about the Flaming Lips’ falling out with drummer Kliph Scurlock and the… More »

“Shake It Off” is hater-proof, which is a good thing because damn do people ever hate it. Not everyone, of course: The lead single from Taylor Swift’s 1989 is projected to become her second #1 hit next week. That makes sense because “Shake It Off,” while no masterpiece, is built to be an irrepressible smash. More »

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The Flaming Lips Play Dead Petz Songs Without Miley Cyrus At Secret Show

We're about a month-and-a-half removed from the grand unveiling of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, and so far we've gotten a VMAs performance and…
James Rettig | October 12, 2015 - 4:44 pm

The Flaming Lips – “Atlantis” (Donovan Cover)

Next week, Rock The Cause Records will release Gazing With Tranquility, a benefit album that serves as an extended tribute to '60s folk-pop star Donovan,…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2015 - 10:19 am

Watch Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips Bring Dead Petz To SNL

Miley Cyrus pulled double-duty on the season premiere of SNL last night, both hosting and performing as the episode's musical guest. Hillary Clinton introduced her…
Peter Helman | October 4, 2015 - 12:44 pm

The Flaming Lips Will Join Miley Cyrus On SNL, Tour Behind Dead Petz

The Flaming Lips were one of the main musical forces behind Miley Cyrus' messy, self-indulgent, occasionally great surprise album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,…
Peter Helman | October 3, 2015 - 11:35 am

The SpongeBob Musical Includes New Music By David Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, & More

SpongeBob SquarePants is making its way to Broadway. According to Entertainment Weekly, a musical based on the popular long-running Nickelodeon series will debut in June…
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Stream Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’s Surprise Album Feat. The Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, Phantogram, & Big Sean

After a night of try-hard hosting the VMAs, Miley Cyrus ended the show with a performance of a new song called “Dooo It!” accompanied by…
Caitlin White | August 30, 2015 - 11:37 pm

VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm

Wayne Coyne Teases Big Sean For Flaming Lips x Miley Cyrus Album

It feels like the big collaborative album between the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus has been in the works forever, probably because Wayne Coyne kee…
James Rettig | August 11, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Watch A Raunchy Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips Debut “Tiger Dreams” At Adult Swim Upfront

Miley Cyrus debuted one of her long-in-the-works collaborations with the Flaming Lips during her performance last night at the Adult Swim Upfront at Terminal 5…
James Rettig | May 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus Are Nearly Done Mixing 7-Track Album

The musical collaboration and friendship between the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus has been well-teased and well-documented but, outside of two Beatles covers, we haven't…
James Rettig | May 1, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The Flaming Lips, Ben Gibbard, Sia, Tegan & Sara Write Songs For The Silver Lake Chorus’ Debut Album

L.A.-based choral group the Silver Lake Chorus will release their self-titled debut album this June, a collection of tracks written by an impressive array of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 27, 2015 - 2:46 pm

Howard Stern Announces Beatles Special With The Flaming Lips & Fred Armisen

There are going to be some confused boomers this Friday night. At 11PM, Howard Stern is turning over his Sirius XM channel to guest host…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 11:04 am

Ariel Pink’s Recording With Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips have had a random-ass collaborative mutual admiration society going for a while now; they've performed and recorded and made…
Tom Breihan | April 17, 2015 - 10:34 am

Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater…
Molly Bergen | April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Watch The Flaming Lips, Kesha, Bethany Cosentino, Norah Jones, & Brian Wilson Sing Beach Boys Songs At Brian Fest

Last night, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson was honored at a tribute concert held at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Brian Fest aligns with the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Wayne Coyne Gives An Update On His Album With Miley Cyrus And How A Joint Tour Would Work

The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus have been working together on-and-off for a few years now but, outside of a handful of songs and one
James Rettig | March 6, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Tibet House US Benefit Concert @ Carnegie Hall, New York 3/5/15

Right before Patti Smith abandoned the low, throaty hum of her alto to burst into the growling second half of "Ghandi," she spit on the…
Caitlin White | March 6, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Brandon Flowers, The Flaming Lips, Bethany Cosentino, Local Natives, & More To Play Brian Wilson Tribute Concert

Legendary Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson has come crashing back into the forefront with his biopic set to premiere at SXSW in just over a…
Collin Robinson | March 3, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Watch Wayne Coyne Discuss The Origin Of Christmas On Mars In A Clip From XMas Doc Jingle Bell Rocks!

Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company founded by the late Adam Yauch, has a new movie about obscure Christmas songs entitled Jingle Bell Rocks!. It'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 9, 2014 - 11:23 am
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