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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 comes…
Corban Goble | September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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

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

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

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 Stephen…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2012 - 9:53 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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