Miley Cyrus Brings Flaming Lips, 'Dead Petz' to 'SNL'

October 4, 2015

Miley Cyrus served as both host and musical guest for the 41st season-opening episode of Saturday Night Live, where the singer debuted a pair of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz tracks live. After being introduced by SNL's unannounced guest Hillary...


Flaming Lips Plan 'Heady' 'Clouds Taste Metallic' Reissue

September 25, 2015

After taking Miley Cyrus to adventurous new places, the Flaming Lips will circle back on their history with a massive reissue of their 1995 LP Clouds Taste Metallic. Dubbed Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, the 3-CD set...


David Bowie, Aerosmith Pen Songs for 'SpongeBob Musical'

August 31, 2015

A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will...


Miley Cyrus Talks ‘Dead Petz,’ Wayne Coyne Friendship

August 31, 2015

Miley Cyrus staged the biggest surprise in a VMAs full of unexpected moments when the singer announced at the end of the show that her new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz was available to stream for free. Speaking to the New York...


Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten to Cover Donovan

July 23, 2015

The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, Lissie and more will join forces on a tribute album dedicated to Scottish folk star Donovan. Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute to Donovan will be released on October 16th via nonprofit label Rock the Cause...


Watch Flaming Lips Perform 'Good Vibrations'

June 3, 2015

The Flaming Lips joined a roster of high-profile bands to honor Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson at the March tribute concert Brian Fest. In the above video – the first installment of a two-part documentary – the Lips...


Flaming Lips Plot Beatles Tribute for Howard Stern Radio

April 22, 2015

The Flaming Lips are taking over Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio studio this week for a Beatles celebration. The broadcast – airing Friday, April 24th at 11 p.m. EST – will be hosted by Portlandia's Fred Armisen and feature songs...


Watch Miley Cyrus Make Glittery Mess in 'Dooo It!' Video

August 31, 2015

Following Miley Cyrus' unannounced performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and the surprise release of her new album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, the VMA host dropped the new video for the LP's opening cut "Dooo It!" The video takes the Dead...


Miley Cyrus Surprise-Releases New Album After VMAs

August 31, 2015

Miley Cyrus capped off the show with a glittery, wild performance of a new song titled "Dooo It" before announcing her new album, titled Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, was available to stream for free at her website. After a slow, solo entrance,...


Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Plots Art Exhibit Debut

July 20, 2015

Wayne Coyne's visual weirdness is embedded in the Flaming Lips' DNA – from psychedelic stage designs to experimental music video concepts. Now Coyne is making his museum debut with "King's Mouth," an art installation opening October 3rd at...


Watch Miley Cyrus, Flaming Lips Debut Spacey 'Tiger Dreams'

May 14, 2015

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne debuted a new track, "Tiger Dreams" — a potential cut from their upcoming collaborative album — during the Adult Swim upfronts at New York City's Terminal 5 Wednesday night. The spacey,...


The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus Prep Joint Album

May 4, 2015

The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus are continuing their weird sonic friendship with an upcoming collaborative LP. The seven-track album was co-written by the psychedelic rock band and pop star during the past year and is currently being mixed by...


Charli XCX, Wayne Coyne and More Predict the Grammys

February 2, 2015

Is this Iggy Azalea's year, or could Sam Smith pull off a sweep? Who rocked harder, Beck or U2? And we can't count out Taylor, right? Our expert panel of artists predicts the top winners in six categories.



Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono Cover 'Merry Xmas (War Is Over)'

November 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono have mistletoe and world peace on the mind, teaming up for a reimagining of Ono and John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" for Amazon's new playlist, "All is Bright." While Lennon and Ono's original is...

Live Review

Flaming Lips Treat Iceland Airwaves' 'Freaks' to Stellar Set

November 10, 2014

Singer Wayne Coyne began the Flaming Lips' closing performance at Iceland Airwaves 2014 yesterday with an expression of marvel, remarking to the packed crowd at Vodafone Hall, a sporting arena in Reykjavik, that it had been "nearly 15 fucking years"...

Album Review

With a Little Help From My Fwends

November 5, 2014

Rockers from Jimi Hendrix to Sonic Youth have futzed about with songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but none have approached the acid burnout of the Flaming Lips and their many "fwends" on this track-by-track remake. Wayne Coyne and Co....


Wayne Coyne Recalls Near-Death Experience

November 12, 2014

Wayne Coyne has his share of far-out stories that would be perfect for PBS Digital Studios' Blank on Blank series, which takes previously unheard clips from interviews with musicians and artists and animates them. But in the latest installment, the...


Watch Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus Cover Beatles on 'Conan'

November 7, 2014

The Flaming Lips brought their psychedelic spectacle to Conan on Thursday night, teaming with Miley Cyrus for a mind-altering cover of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band epic "A Day in the Life." Check out...


Watch Flaming Lips Play 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tracks on 'Kimmel'

November 1, 2014

Jimmy Kimmel Live threw a Halloween party on Hollywood Boulevard for their October 31st episode as the late night show invited the Flaming Lips and their "fwends" Grace Potter and Morgan Delt to cover a pair of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely...