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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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 famou…
Miles Bowe | October 23, 2013 - 10:03 am
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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
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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
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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
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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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Watch Tame Impala Cover The Flaming Lips

Tame Impala have been covering the Flaming Lips lately, and a very nice quality live version of "Are You A Hypnotist??" was played and filmed…
Miles Bowe | August 30, 2013 - 5:39 pm
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Photos: The Flaming Lips, The Growlers @ Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa 7/31/13

The Flaming Lips brought their sci-fi psychedelic stage setup to the Orange County Fair last night in support of their latest album, The Terror. Confetti,…
Andrew Youssef | August 1, 2013 - 4:12 pm
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The Flaming Lips – “Gates Of Steel” (Devo Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week, the Flaming Lips shared their video for "Turning Violent," a song from their new album The Terror. At that same session, they also…
Tom Breihan | July 22, 2013 - 11:45 am
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The Flaming Lips – “Turning Violent” Video

Perhaps congratulations are in order. For the first time in what feels like forever, a Flaming Lips video isn't dominated by visions of naked wome…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2013 - 12:23 pm
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Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2013

NorthSide festival, a young upstart on the Danish festival scene, kicked off on June 14th, with three days of high caliber performances. Situated in Aarhus,…
Clint Heyer | June 20, 2013 - 2:14 pm

Watch The Flaming Lips Cover Bowie On Fallon

The promo-mode Flaming Lips checked into 30 Rock last night to perform Jimmy Fallon once more before Fallon makes the long move to another floor…
Amrit Singh | May 16, 2013 - 9:01 am
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Photos: The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips @ Aaron’s Ampitheatre At Lakewood, Atlanta 5/2/13

The Black Keys and the Flaming Lips, who released a 7″ split for Record Store Day 2009, are currently on a little mini tour together.
Stereogum | May 3, 2013 - 11:57 am
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The Flaming Lips – “You Lust” Video (NSFW)

"You Lust" is the pounding 13-minute drone-groove at the heart of the Flaming Lips new album The Terror, and its video cuts the song dow…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2013 - 4:24 pm
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Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The Terror, Ke$ha, And How Not Giving Too Much Of A Shit Is Usually A Good Thing

Given the fact that the Flaming Lips have been a band now for more than thirty years, it's hard to imagine a time without the…
T. Cole Rachel | May 2, 2013 - 1:01 pm
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