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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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"...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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