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's Guide to the Beatles

October 30, 2014

Wayne Coyne was born in 1961, and some of his earliest memories include his older siblings playing newly released Beatles records at their Oklahoma house. "It just always had this power over me," Coyne says. The Beatles' influence can prominently...


Hear the Flaming Lips' Trippy 'Sgt. Pepper's' Tribute LP

October 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips will release their all-star Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute, With a Little Help From My Fwends, on October 28th – but chapped Lips fans can stream the fearlessly freaky LP one week early at...


Watch Miley & the Flaming Lips' Wild Video

July 7, 2014

Miley Cyrus has made no secret of her obsession with the Flaming Lips: She's invited the band onstage several times, recorded with them and even made a playlist of her favorite Lips tracks for Rolling Stone. "Once you listen to the them, it's hard to...


Miley Cyrus Covers the Smiths in Belfast

May 20, 2014

Miley Cyrus has added a true tear-jerker to her growing repertoire of covers, breaking out her best Morrissey warble for a version of the Smiths' classic, "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out," at her recent show in Belfast, Ireland. The performance...


Riot Fest Lineup: The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan, Rise Against, Weezer

May 13, 2014

Riot Fest will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in three cities this year, with the lineups for its Chicago and Denver editions joining the previously announced Toronto festival in showcasing a diverse roster of talent. The Cure, Jane's Addiction, Wu-Tang...


Inside Miley and the Flaming Lips' Unlikely Collaboration

May 9, 2014

Last fall, Miley Cyrus broke off her engagement and found herself living alone for the first time in her life. Then, to make matters worse, in April her dog Floyd was killed by coyotes. "It's the fucking worst," she says. "I always depended on my boyfriend,...


Flaming Lips Respond to Drummer's Allegations of Abuse and Racism

May 3, 2014

Intrigue surrounding the split between the Flaming Lips and longtime drummer Kliph Scurlock surfaced this week as Scurlock accused frontman Wayne Coyne of abusive behavior and said he was fired for calling out a friend of Coyne's for what he perceived...


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...


Watch Flaming Lips Dissect the Making of Beatles Covers LP

October 29, 2014

On the brand-new With a Little Help From My Fwends, the Flaming Lips take a crack at one of the greatest albums of all time, covering the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track by track. As the title suggests, artists including...


Flaming Lips Share 'Sgt. Pepper's' All-Star Tribute Details

October 11, 2014

The Flaming Lips' long-awaited Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band all-star tribute With a Little Help From My Fwends will finally arrive on October 28th, and today Wayne Coyne shared the full details, cover artwork and pre-order information...


Pharrell Apologizes for Wearing Headdress on Magazine Cover

June 5, 2014

Pharrell apologized for wearing a Native American headdress in a recent Elle UK cover photo, writing in a statement: "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry." The photograph quickly stirred up controversy...


Flaming Lips' 'Sgt. Peppers' Tribute Album Out this Fall

May 15, 2014

The Flaming Lips' track-for-track tribute to the Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, aptly titled With a Little Help From My Fwends, will see release on October 28th via Warner Bros. Go Inside the Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus'...


Miley Cyrus Goes Deep on Her 10 Favorite Flaming Lips Songs

May 13, 2014

"Once you listen to the Flaming Lips, it's hard to listen to anything else," says Cyrus, who recently hit the studio with her psychedelic-rock heroes to record some Beatles covers. "I've been listening to them for the past three months, to the exclusion...


Wayne Coyne Lambasts 'Liar' Kliph Scurlock

May 9, 2014

The Flaming Lips received widespread coverage last week when former drummer Kliph Scurlock wrote a scathing letter to Pitchfork accusing frontman Wayne Coyne of "endless verbal (with threats of physical) abuse," among other charges. Scurlock wrote he...