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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 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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The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – “Ashes In The Air” Video (NSFW)

The Flaming Lips have a new album called The Terror coming out this month, so of course this was a great morning to release a…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2013 - 8:54 am
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flaming Lips Headlining GoogaMooga 2013

Last year, Brooklyn welcomed the inaugural edition of Great GoogaMooga, a food and music festival run by the folks behind Bonnaroo (Superfly) in a large…
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2013 - 2:43 pm
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Stream A Medley Of Clips From Flaming Lips’ The Terror

When The Flaming Lips released the first single off The Terror a few weeks ago, it was pretty clear why they considered the album to…
Miles Bowe | March 26, 2013 - 2:02 pm
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Stream The Flaming Lips’ SXSW Performance Of The Terror

The Flaming Lips debuted their new album The Terror in Austin over the weekend at SXSW. Two fan sites, The Future Heart and Slow Nerve…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 18, 2013 - 1:44 pm
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Watch Wayne Coyne In A Virgin Mobile Commercial

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has really been getting his pitchman reps in lately. First, there was the Hyundai Super Bowl commercial. And now he'…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2013 - 11:32 am
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The Flaming Lips – “Look… The Sun Is Rising”

The Flaming Lips are less than a month away from releasing their new album The Terror, though they’ve already managed the implausible feat of performing…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 2:36 pm
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Flaming Lips To Cover Stone Roses Debut Album?

I'm starting to think the Flaming Lips are feeling a bit upstaged by My Bloody Valentine: Just this morning we got an announcement that the…
Michael Nelson | February 5, 2013 - 1:44 pm
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The Flaming Lips Release Love Songs In Chocolate Heart – Hear Two Tracks

The Flaming Lips are no strangers to releasing music in unconventional formats -- heck, they've already released music inside human body parts made of candy
Michael Nelson | February 5, 2013 - 10:33 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips’ Hyundai Commercial

Not to sound like a square, but there’s something about Wayne Coyne — especially his prowess for hanging out with “Brush My Teeth With A…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 29, 2013 - 10:32 am
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The Flaming Lips – “Sun Blows Up Today”

Yesterday, we learned that the Flaming Lips have a new album called The Terror coming in a few months. The album's first single is actually…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2013 - 10:27 am
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The Flaming Lips The Terror Details

UPDATE: We've got The Terror's tracklist below. Also, "Sun Blows Up Today" will apparently show up in a Super Bowl commercial, which go Ravens.
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 1:16 pm
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The Flaming Lips Albums From Worst To Best

Which is more amazing: that 2013 marks 30 years of the Flaming Lips as a functioning concern, or that it heralds the 23rd year of…
Brad Shoup | January 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm
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Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2012 - 9:57 am

Progress Report: The Flaming Lips

Name: The Flaming Lips Progress Report: Steven Drozd talks about the Lips forthcoming studio album (their 15th!) and the joys of being loved…
T. Cole Rachel | November 21, 2012 - 10:00 am
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Wayne Coyne Apparently Brought A Grenade To The Airport

A week and a half ago, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tweeted this: "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2012 - 9:27 am
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Grizzly Bear, Death Cab, St. Vincent Remind You To Register To Vote

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push come…
Corban Goble | September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm
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New Fumes & The Flaming Lips – “Moonchild” (King Crimson Cover)

For a while now, the Flaming Lips have been kicking around the idea of recording a full-length tribute to King Crimson's 1969 prog-rock classic In
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2012 - 11:40 am
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The Flaming Lips & Amanda Palmer – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Video (NSFW)

For their collaborative album The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends, the Lips recorded a version of the old folk song "The First Time Ever I…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2012 - 8:50 am
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The Flaming Lips – “Smoke On The Water” (Deep Purple Cover)

There’s a Deep Purple tribute album on the horizon called Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head, which, as you can imagine, is a reimagining of…
Corban Goble | August 21, 2012 - 1:42 pm
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