Wayne Coyne Comments On Kesha/Dr. Luke Controversy

The Dr. Luke/Kesha situation is getting increasingly ugly, and now frequent Kesha collaborator Wayne Coyne has weighed in. As you may recall (and was detailed in Chris’ excellent timeline of their relationship), Coyne was working with Kesha on a collaborative album with the Flaming Lips for a long time, which was called Lip$ha, but was supposedly blocked from release by Dr. Luke. In a new interview with Radio.com, here’s what Coyne had to say:

[Miley Cyrus] doesn’t have a dilemma like Kesha did, or does. But the stuff that we did together [with Kesha] was just spectacular, and it made us want to do more. And I think we did like four or five songs, and then Kesha would remind me, ‘Wayne, I can’t put this music out, Dr. Luke will kill me.’ I was like, ‘Oh! I didn’t know!’


If the music is great, all these other things that get in the way — like the Dr. Luke thing — it’s like, ‘We can get through that, it’ll be OK.’ I don’t really know the situation, only they do, I hope it works out. I hope that everybody can hear this music [that we made], it’s great. It will be great [even] if it takes five years to come out. The music that we did together, it’s just stellar and I know that’s why she wants it to come out.

I don’t know Dr. Luke at all, but when we [Kesha and I] speak, I know there’s some anxiety about their relationship. I think she would like to have the freedom to do more things in that spirit. Where it’s not — again, I don’t know their situation — but where it’s not producers producing her. She could produce herself, that’s probably what she is wanting to happen with her own career. I love Kesha, she’s great. Miley is a lot more of her own entity, I think the success of Hannah Montana has allowed her to be the king of her own destiny. And I think Kesha will get to that eventually. She doesn’t have that sort of power now, but I think she will eventually.

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