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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 »

On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free download of The Grey Album, Danger Mouse’s mashup of the Beatles’ self-titled “White Album” and Jay Z’s The Black Album, and more than 100,000 fa… More »

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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,…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

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,…
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. I…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 8:09 pm
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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 alway…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 10:25 am

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…
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 soo…
Miles Bowe | August 14, 2014 - 4:40 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2014 - 9:48 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2014 - 11:53 am
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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,…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2014 - 9:01 am
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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…
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 award…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2014 - 8:48 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2014 - 9:23 am
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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'…
Chris DeVille | May 13, 2014 - 12:28 pm
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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'…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2014 - 11:53 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 9, 2014 - 10:48 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | May 2, 2014 - 1:48 pm
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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)…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2014 - 3:57 pm
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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
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2014 - 11:48 am
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