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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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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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Watch The Flaming Lips On Colbert

It takes a certain panache to reel off zingers while you're lying down next to Wayne Coyne in a space capsule, but that's why Stephe…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2012 - 9:53 am
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Watch Father John Misty Cover “Do You Realize??”

The latest entry to AV Club's latest Undercover series is Father John Misty's straight-up-but-real-nice take on the Flaming Lips' classic "Do You Realize??" Watch it…
Corban Goble | July 3, 2012 - 11:56 am
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Watch The Flaming Lips Debut “You Lust” In Biloxi

Yesterday, in their latest goofy publicity stunt, the Flaming Lips successfully attempted to break Jay-Z's record of the most shows anyone's ever played in a…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2012 - 10:40 am
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The Flaming Lips’ 11 Weirdest Stunts

The Flaming Lips have always been weird, and they have a penchant for showing it off in pretty spectacular, and sometimes head-scratching, ways. They’re currently…
Wyatt Marshall | June 28, 2012 - 3:29 pm
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The Flaming Lips & Ghostland Observatory – “Tasered And Maced”

The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends was definitely one of the coolest contributions to Record Store Day 2012. The extremely limited double-LP set featured the…
Michael Nelson | June 22, 2012 - 3:39 pm
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Erykah Badu Is Not Happy With Wayne Coyne

Last week, we posted the video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," the Erykah Badu collaboration from the Flaming Lips' collaborative album…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2012 - 9:14 am
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The Flaming Lips & Erykah Badu – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Video (NSFW)

When the Flaming Lips linked up with Erykah Badu for their all-collaborations album The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, they recorded a cover of the…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2012 - 12:24 pm
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Flaming Lips Rewrite “Race For The Prize” For OKC Thunder

Oklahoma City bannermen the Flaming Lips have slightly rewritten their "Race For The Prize" in honor of the Oklahoma City Thunder's race for the NBA…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 9:49 am
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Flaming Lips Bloody Vinyl Costs $2,500

The Flaming Lips have long promised to release “blood vinyl” copies of their new collaborative record The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends. These copies of…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2012 - 12:53 pm
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Wayne Coyne Does WTF

Yesterday, Marc Maron’s über-popular WTF podcast ventured to Oklahoma City to hang out with Wayne Coyne. They chatted some about flying, drugs and their personal…
Corban Goble | May 3, 2012 - 9:31 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For the most part, I've got nothing but disdain for Machine Gun Kelly, the goofball white rapper from Cleveland who did his very best to…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2012 - 11:47 am
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Hear The Flaming Lips Cover “God Only Knows”

My third Flaming Lips post in a row, but this one surprisingly has nothing to do with Record Store Day. In celebration of the Beach…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2012 - 9:39 pm
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Hear Mastodon Cover The Flaming Lips

Yesterday we heard Mastodon cover Feist for a Record Store Day 7". Now we've got their faithful take on the Flaming Lips' Soft Bulletin classic…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2012 - 8:29 pm
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The Flaming Lips – “Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee” (Feat. Prefuse 73) Video (NSFW)

Only a couple of hours too late for the 5 Best Videos Of The Week, here's an awesomely deranged animated clip for "Supermoon Made Me…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2012 - 4:26 pm
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Preview The Flaming Lips & Chris Martin’s “I Don’t Want You To Die”

Tomorrow's Record Store Day, and many of our 10 Most Anticipated Record Store Day Exclusives are finding their way to us a day early i…
Amrit Singh | April 20, 2012 - 3:36 pm
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Wayne Coyne Walks Us Through Heady Fwends

The star-studded Heady Fwends was always a lock for our 10 Most Anticipated Record Store Day Exclusives because it includes the likes of Bon Iver,…
Corban Goble | April 19, 2012 - 2:48 pm
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