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Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected consequences. Benjamin Franklin taught us that time is money — therefore, time is Benjamins? — and with billions of social media profiles vying for the public’s attention, the people who… More »

Last year, I spoke with Wayne Coyne and asked him to review 2014 — basically, to give us his opinions on a few of the year’s big music stories. Though the Flaming Lips are a band who always seem to be around, who are never too far from the headlines, who you can often see… More »

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 »

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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 famous…
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 women…
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 down…
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

Turntable Interview: The Flaming Lips

When you name your album The Terror, you better hope your fans are prepared for a dark and twisty album filled with sweetly paranoid tracks…
Melissa Locker | April 24, 2013 - 3:56 pm
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Stream The Flaming Lips The Terror

The Flaming Lips' dark and paranoid new album The Terror is coming shortly, and we've been posting its songs for what feels like forever: "Look...
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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The Flaming Lips – “You Lust”

The Flaming Lips' new album The Terror is already out in Europe, and its American release is imminent. And now the band is sharing the…
Tom Breihan | April 8, 2013 - 10:33 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips Freak Out On Letterman

The Terror, the dark and anxious new album from the Flaming Lips, is already out overseas, and it arrives here in a couple of weeks.
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2013 - 8:51 am
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