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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 rules…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2013 - 2:12 pm

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

Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The New Flaming Lips EPs, Passing Off The Space Bubble To Diplo, And His Rivalry With Arcade Fire

We already spoke to Wayne Coyne once this year and turned him loose on the turntables, but the Flaming Lips have had such a whirlwind…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2013 - 2:32 pm

The Flaming Lips – “Elephant” (Tame Impala Cover) Video

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala continue their creative back-and-forth that started with 2012's Heady Fwends with a video for the Lips' cover of "Elephant."…
James Rettig | October 29, 2013 - 1:16 pm

My Morning Jacket Add The Flaming Lips To Inaugural One Big Holiday In Mexico

My Morning Jacket will launch a brand new music festival in Playa Del Carmen (near Cancun) this January called One Big Holiday. They are billing…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 24, 2013 - 4:17 pm

The Flaming Lips – “Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we learned that the Flaming Lips would have a new song in the upcoming movie Ender's Game based on Orson Scott Card's famous…
Miles Bowe | October 23, 2013 - 10:03 am

Watch The Flaming Lips Join Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band On Letterman

The Flaming Lips collaborate so widely and so frequently that it's easy to shrug and move along without investigating when you see their name attached…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2013 - 10:28 am

The Flaming Lips Prep Peace Sword EP Inspired By Ender’s Game

The other day we learned the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala will cover each other on a new EP. Now we've got details on a…
Miles Bowe | September 30, 2013 - 10:28 am

Preview The Flaming Lips’ Cover Of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”

In August, we saw a couple of videos of Tame Impala covering the Flaming Lips. Now, the Flaming Lips are working on some Tame Impala…
Liz Pelly | September 28, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Wayne Coyne Kicked Off Instagram

Giving Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne’s tendency to throw vast levels of psychedelic nudity up on the internet, it’s not a tremendous shock that Instagram…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 10:01 am
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