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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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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…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2014 - 11:25 am
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Stream Flaming Side Of The Moon, The Flaming Lips’ New Companion Piece To Dark Side Of The Moon And The Wizard Of Oz

Back in 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed with Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins, and Peaches to cover Dark Side Of The Moon. Now Wayne…
Scott Lapatine | March 30, 2014 - 10:48 pm
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Wayne Coyne And Miley Cyrus Got High As Fuck And Recorded A Beatles Cover With MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden

Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne made their admiration for each other well-known when the Flaming Lips joined the pop star on stage last month for…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 1:15 pm
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Watch Miley Cyrus Cover “Yoshimi” With The Flaming Lips And Turn OutKast’s “Hey Ya!” Into A Country Ballad

Miley Cyrus has long been a fan of the Flaming Lips. She's been tweeting their lyrics for years and has called Wayne Coyne one of…
Scott Lapatine | February 23, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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All-American Bacchanalia: Six Days In Mexico For My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday

Day 1 There's an eerie sense of calm hanging over the waiting area outside my gate in the Atlanta airport. All around me…
Ryan Leas | February 20, 2014 - 11:06 am
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Bonnaroo Lineup 2014

Like last year, Bonnaroo is announcing the bulk of its fest lineup via a 30-minute B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon) webcast. The 2014 reveal i…
Scott Lapatine | February 19, 2014 - 7:01 pm
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Watch Some Danish Bros Sing Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize??” On The X Factor

The American version of The X Factor was recently canceled, but Simon Cowell's U.K.-originated singing contest is still going strong in Denmark, where one of…
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2014 - 11:08 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips & Sean Lennon Cover “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” On Letterman

David Letterman continued his week-long tribute to the Fab Four with a performance from the Flaming Lips, who were joined by Sean Lennon to cover…
James Rettig | February 7, 2014 - 12:08 pm
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Bonnaroo To Announce 2014 Lineup With Flaming Lips & Ben Folds Superjam

Bonnaroo has announced the date for when they'll announce their lineup. If that sounds excessive to you, just wait a moment, because the day of…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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Broken Bells, Flaming Lips, Sting To Play Letterman’s Beatles Covers Week

Everybody's celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, even us. But CBS is celebrating extra hard because they hosted the original Ed
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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The Flaming Lips – “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (Beatles Cover)

The Flaming Lips have been pretty active with the covers lately; the last few songs they've released have been covers of tracks by Sparklehorse, the
Michael Nelson | December 30, 2013 - 4:11 pm
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Stream The Flaming Lips Extremely Rare 2nd Cassette Demo From ’83

It took the Flaming Lips a long time to become the "Do You Realize??" band, or even the "She Don't Use Jelly" band, and today,…
Tom Breihan | December 27, 2013 - 8:49 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips Christmas On Mars

The Flaming Lips have been extra generous this year. The Oklahoma fearless freaks stayed so busy releasing music that we interviewed Wayne Coyne (twice, and…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 12:40 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
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Hear The Joy Formidable And The Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse

Mark Linkous, the man behind Sparklehorse, committed suicide in 2010, and now Box Of Stars, a nonprofit that raises mental health awareness, hopes to honor…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 4:42 pm
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The Flaming Lips, Ke$ha, & New Fumes – “Elizabeth My Dear” (The Stone Roses Cover)

Back in February we wrote about the Flaming Lips and friends' plans for a track-for-track tribute to the Stone Roses' self-titled debut album. Then last…
Scott Lapatine | December 9, 2013 - 10:32 am
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Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

When I chatted with Wayne Coyne earlier this month there was so much to cover that we didn't even get around to the Flaming Lips'…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2013 - 1:04 pm
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Wayne Coyne Kicked Off Instagram Again

Well, that was fast. In September, Instagram removed the account that belonged to Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, since Coyne kept violating the site’s rule…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2013 - 2:12 pm
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The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha Album Has Been Mysteriously Called Off

Lately, the Flaming Lips have entered a strange career phase: They announce some outlandish, ridiculous plan, like releasing songs via gummy skull, and then they…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2013 - 2:21 pm
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