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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 photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

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 “How Can You Really“… More »

By: James Rettig / September 10, 2014 - 8:09 pm

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. A… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2014 - 10:25 am

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 smash. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014 - 5:02 pm

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 take… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 9:47 pm

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 “The Bat.”… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm

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 - 5:30 pm

Flaming Lips’ Sgt. Pepper’s Tribute Tracklist Revealed: My Morning Jacket, MGMT, Miley Cyrus, Tegan And Sara, J Mascis, More

The Flaming Lips already announced the impending release of With A Little Help From My Fwends, their guest-heavy full-length tribute to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album will include covers of every single song on the Beatles’ original album, and we already knew that it would feature guests like Miley Cyrus,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 4, 2014 - 9:48 am

Wayne Coyne & Miley Cyrus Did All The Drugs And Made This NSFW Movie With Moby

The Wayne Coyne/Miley Cyrus friendship continues to discomfit! Already today, we posted the queasy news of their matching chest tattoos, and now Cyrus and Coyne have teamed up with Moby to make a deeply and knowingly freaky short film called Blonde SuperFreak Steals The Magic Brain. Cyrus filmed her part in the short film, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 7, 2014 - 11:53 am

Wayne Coyne & Miley Cyrus Got Matching Chest Tattoos Of Her Dead Dog

The Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus party train rolled on Saturday in the form of matching tattoos. Specifically, at a house party in Los Angeles, the controversial Flaming Lips frontman and the also-controversial pop superstar (as well as Coyne’s girlfriend, Katy Weaver) got matching chest tats of Cyrus’ dead dog Floyd along with the saying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 7, 2014 - 9:01 am

Electric Würms – “Heart Of The Sunrise” (Yes Cover)

Electric Würms is the side-project duo of longtime Flaming Lips partners Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, and they’ve just announced the impending release of their new EP Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, set to arrive later this summer. The EP’s first single is a cover of Yes’s “Heart Of The Sunrise,” a 10-minute prog odyssey… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2014 - 9:59 am

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Watch Hologram Michael Jackson, Miley Cyrus With Wayne Coyne, Iggy Azalea, & More

Tonight is the Billboard Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Which raises questions such as “Why does Billboard throw its awards show in May?” and “Who will be there?” To answer your first question, when ABC brought the show back in 2011 after four years off the air (it aired o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2014 - 8:48 pm

The Flaming Lips Announce Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Tribute Feat. Miley, Moby

If you’ve kept up with the Flaming Lips for the past few turbulent weeks (or, honestly, years), you may be encouraged to learn that they have some actual new music coming out, even if that new music does involve one Miley Cyrus. For a while, we’ve been hearing noises about the band’s forthcoming full-length cover… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014 - 9:23 am

Kliph Scurlock Clarifies That Wayne Coyne Is Not Racist, Regrets Refusing To Work With Kesha

Earlier this month former Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock caused a stir by claiming that he was fired from the band for criticizing Wayne Coyne’s friend Christina Fallin, who had controversially posted a photo of herself in a Native American headdress on Instagram. Coyne responded by calling Scurlock an asshole, a hater, and a pathologicalMore »

By: Chris DeVille / May 13, 2014 - 12:28 pm

Miley Cyrus Gives An Update On Flaming Lips Collaborations

What the fuck are Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne doing in that Instagram photo up there? Shooting porn? According to Rolling Stone, the fearless freaks’ friendship has been blossoming in other ways lately: clubbing, getting lip tattoos together, checking out 2 Chainz in concert. Cyrus also says she’s writing material for her next record with… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 12, 2014 - 11:53 am

Wayne Coyne Calls Kliph Scurlock An Asshole And A Hater, Apologizes To Native Americans In First Interview Since Headdress-Gate

Kliph Scurlock, who played drums in the Flaming Lips for 12 years, recently parted ways with the band. And last week, after a great deal of online speculation, Scurlock gave his side of the story, claiming that frontman Wayne Coyne had been verbally abusive and threatening for years, and that the final breaking point came… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2014 - 10:48 am

Flaming Lips Drummer Says Wayne Coyne Fired Him For Criticizing The Governor’s Daughter’s Native American Headdress

Wayne Coyne likes to pal around with other Oklahoma celebs — here he is hanging out with Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant — and one of those pals is Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin. The younger Fallin drew a lot of criticism in March for posting a photo of herself… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 2, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Hear A Snippet Of The Flaming Lips & Miley Cyrus’ “A Day In The Life” Cover

In recent weeks, Miley Cyrus hasn’t just shared her stage with the Flaming Lips; she’s also gotten together with them (and with MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden) to record a cover of the Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” And now, according to Lips leader Wayne Coyne, we know they did “A Day In The Life,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Watch The Flaming Lips’ April Fool’s Videos For Funny Or Die

The Flaming Lips recently shared Flaming Side Of The Moon, a new piece of music that’s intended to accompany both Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wizard Of Oz — which requires nearly as much media-syncing as Zaireeka once did. And now they’ve made a series of April Fools-themed videos for Funny… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014 - 11:48 am

Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips Headline Inaugural Huson Project Festival

The summer festival scene grows ever more crowded, and now a fairly major new one called the Hudson Project Festival has announced that it’ll come to Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York (near the site of the original Woodstock) 7/11-13. Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, the Flaming Lips, and dance music dude Bassnectar will serve a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
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