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Flaming Lips' 'Dark Side Of The Moon' Companion Piece Just An April Fool's Prank

March 31st, 2014 10:06pm EDT
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UPDATE: the album is a total hoax, the band confirmed on Tuesday, revealing that it was just an April Fool's prank set up in conjunction with website FunnyorDie.com.

The Flaming Lips Sell Out from April Fools' Day

The Flaming Lips are paying tribute to rock icons Pink Floyd for the second time, releasing a digital-only LP called "Flaming Side of the Moon."

The new release is meant to be played simultaneously with Floyd's 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon; and better yet, it even syncs up with "The Wizard of Oz" the same way that "DSotM" does (despite Pink Floyd maintaining that an...
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Miley Cyrus And Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne Cover The Beatles' 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

March 16th, 2014 11:40pm EDT
Miley Cyrus And Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne Cover The Beat
Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne has teamed up with Miley Cyrus for a cover of the Beatles' classic "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

The two singers have collaborated in the past, with Coyne joining Miley on stage during her "Bangerz" tour. Now they're in the studio laying down the track. And smoking lots of marijuana.

Coyne wrote on his twitter page, "Miley in the studio vomiting diamonds while singing Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!! If you're a Beatles and John Lennon freak you gonna love love love this track!! Got Andrew from MGMT too!!!!"

The frontman also shared a photo of Miley from...
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Wayne Coyne Of The Flaming Lips Performs Naked With Glowing Wires On Jimmy Fallon - Watch It!

May 17th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
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The Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne made a bizarre appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday by performing naked on the talk show.

The frontman sang David Bowie's "Heroes" and the band's new song "Try To Explain" wearing nothing but a strange loincloth made up of glowing wires.

Prior to his performance he posted on Twitter a photo of himself backstage wearing only underwear. He captioned the pic: "singing... naked... on the Jimmy Fallon show tonight... yep."

Coyne later joined Demi Lovato, Julie Bowen and Fallon for a game of Pictionary. By that point, he had put on some ...
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Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne Splits From Girlfriend

February 28th, 2013 5:24pm EST
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Rocker Wayne Coyne struggles to listen to The Flaming Lips' new album as it reminds him of his recent split from his long-term partner.
 
The singer parted ways with Michelle, his girlfriend of 25 years, last summer and admits his band's upcoming release The Terror captures his feelings of disillusionment with love.

He tells MOJO magazine, "I don't really listen to the record that much now. I mean, I like it, but it has an effect on me, too. I'm not really a hopeless person, but when I get immersed in it, I start to believe the things that it says."

"Some of it, it's uncomfortable for ...
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Flaming Lips Singer Wayne Coyne Tries To Take Fake Grenade On Flight

November 22nd, 2012 1:45pm EST
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Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne caused a huge security scare at an Oklahoma City airport last week when he tried to pass a dummy grenade through airport security in his carry on luggage.

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officials at the Will Rogers airport were forced to shut down the entire terminal on November 11th and conduct an investigation when they spotted the fake hand grenade in one of his bags.

Coyne apologized for his mishap on his Twitter page; writing, "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced by my grenade at OKC airport."

The singer says that he rec...
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Flaming Lips Break Jay-Z's World Record With 24-Hour Tour, Contribute To Huge Success Of O Music Awards

July 2nd, 2012 11:59am EDT
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Viacom Music & Logo Group's O Music Awards and The Flaming Lips have successfully smashed the Guinness World Record previously held by Jay-Z for most concerts performed in multiple cities after a historic road trip through the Mississippi Delta region which now ranks as the most-viewed digitally driven event in Viacom Music & Logo Group history, including generating more than 43 million votes (nearly twice more than the previous record) and producing a US trending topic (#OMA).

"To be able to pick up this silly drinking book-after all, Guinness is a beer-this funny book that when I was gro...
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Flaming Lips Beat Jay-Z's Record By Playing Eight Shows In Eight Cities In 24 Hours

June 28th, 2012 10:47pm EDT
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The Flaming Lips have one-upped rapper rapper Jay-Z's concert world record of performing seven shows in seven different cities in just 24 hours by performing eight shows in eight different cities in 24 hours.

The band kicked off their trek across the Mississippi Delta in Memphis, Tennessee, and finished up in New Orleans on Thursday. The one-day tour served as the backdrop for this year's third annual O Music Awards, which spotlight's the best in digital music. This year's awards took place online as a vintage tour bus named "Endeavor" took the band and organizers from venue to venue for t...
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Wayne Coyne Explains Raunchy Flaming Lips Video Featuring A Very Naked Erykah Badu

June 8th, 2012 1:09am EDT
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Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is attempting to patch up his friendship with R&B star Erykah Badu via Twitter.com after upsetting the singer by prematurely releasing the disturbing video accompanying their "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" collaboration.

In the slow-motion promo, the "On & On" singer writhes around naked in a bathtub while singing the Roberta Flack love song. Close-up shots appear to show her rubbing white paste, a blood-like liquid and glitter over her bare breasts, buttocks and genitals, although it's unclear whether the footage is of her or her sister Nayrok, who...
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