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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 crazy video, they haven't put out much to show for it. In a new interview with Billboard, Wayne Coyne hints that may change: At the moment we… More »

By: James Rettig / March 6, 2015

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 Carnegie Hall stage. If it had been anyone else, the act would've seemed careless, like an afterthought, an accident maybe. It seemed like an act: not of attrition against the… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 6, 2015

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 week and his 11th solo album, No Pier Pressure, due in April. In addition, Wilson will be the focal point of Brian Fest, a tribute concert to benefit… More »

By: Collin Robinson / March 3, 2015

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's directed by Mitchell Kezin, and features interviews with Run–D.M.C., John Waters, and the Flaming Lips, among others. In the film, Wayne Coyne discusses the real-life inspiration behind 2008's ChristmasMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 9, 2014

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2014: The Flaming Lips Leader On U2, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, And What’s Next With Miley Cyrus

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… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 4, 2014

Yoko Ono & Flaming Lips – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (John & Yoko Cover)

The Flaming Lips joined Yoko Ono for a studio version of John & Yoko's now-classic Christmas song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," which was originally recorded in 1971 with the Harlem Community Choir. The Flaming Lips and Ono have performed the track live together in the past, with Wayne Coyne adopting John Lennon's lyrical parts. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 20, 2014

Iceland Airwaves 2014: The War On Drugs, The Flaming Lips, & The Knife’s Final Show

While I might be in some kind of minority here, Iceland Airwaves is the kind of thing I prefer to a normal festival. Not that I'd be in a minority because of the Iceland thing -- in the past few months of me mentioning I was about to go to this festival, I've discovered that… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 10, 2014

Watch The Flaming Lips And Miley Cyrus Perform The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” On Conan

The Flaming Lips are making the late-night rounds for their new Sgt. Pepper's tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends. They did "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" on Kimmel last week, and tonight they performed "A Day In The Life" with Miley Cyru… More »

By: James Rettig / November 6, 2014

Watch The Flaming Lips Bring The Beatles To Kimmel

The Flaming Lips wore their best Wizard Of Oz costumes for their performance on Kimmel last night. They did two covers from their Sgt. Pepper's tribute album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, with help from Morgan Delt and Grace Potter. Watch them perform "With A Little Help From My Friends" and "Lucy I… More »

By: James Rettig / November 1, 2014

Watch Wayne Coyne Tell A Halloween Story On Comedy! Bang! Bang!

Wayne Coyne makes an appearance on the next episode of IFC's podcast-turned-TV-show Comedy! Bang! Bang!. He's (badly) dressed as a bloody Carrie (from the movie Carrie, of course) and tells a whole Halloween story using only the names of candy bars (and a few other food items that sneak in towards the end). He also… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014

Stream The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends

The Flaming Lips' much-discussed tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is finally here. Like their Dark Side Of The Moon reimagining from a few years ago, With A Little Help From My Fwends has a long list of famous collaborators, including My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Tegan And… More »

By: James Rettig / October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips – “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds” (Feat. Miley Cyrus & Moby) (The Beatles Cover)

The Flaming Lips have set up a preorder page for their full-length tribute album to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and it contains their full version of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus performed at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year. The album… More »

By: James Rettig / October 12, 2014

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest, was a benefit for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund and proceeds for this particular show went to Sweet Relief and helping out L.A. area musicians. George Fest featured (deep breath)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014

Foxygen’s …And Star Power Features Flaming Lips, of Montreal, White Fence, Bleached, & More

When Foxygen announced their new album ...And Star Power, they promised a "gaggle of guest stars" and now they've revealed some of that gaggle. In a tweet today, they said that the Flaming Lips, of Montreal, Bleached, White Fence, and more would make appearances. So far, we've heard studio versions of "HowMore »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014

The National, The Flaming Lips, Future Islands To Appear On Comedy Bang! Bang! TV Show

Comedy Bang! Bang!, the comedy podcast that became an IFC TV show, has always been a hub of the indie comedy universe, and that's always had plenty of overlap with the indie rock universe. But even with that in mind, the slate of musical guests for the show's upcoming third season is pretty impressive. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014

The Week In Pop: On Not Hating Taylor Swift’s Much-Hated Anti-Hater Anthem

"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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014

Electric Würms – “Fixing A Hole” (The Beatles Cover)

Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd's side project Electric Würms are releasing their new EP soon, and the band will also have a song on the Flaming Lips' upcoming Sgt. Pepper's tribute With A Little Help From My Fwends. "Fixing A Hole" is their contribution to that album and it's a slowed down and druggy… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

Electric Würms – “Transform”

Electric Würms have basically become the outlet for Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd's ideas that are too weird even for the Flaming Lips. Pretty soon they'll put out their new EP titled Musik Die Shwer Zu Twerk. We've already heard their cover of Yes' always amazing "Heart Of The Sunrise" and this week's "More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2014

Electric Würms – “The Bat”

Electric Würms are a Flaming Lips side project featuring band members Steve Drozd and Wayne Coyne. This month, the new band will release the 6-song EP Musik Die Shwer Zu Twerk. They've described it as being influenced by prog rock and Miles Davis, with Coyne calling himself "the Brian Eno character of this group --… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2014
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