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Flaming Lips Chat with SPIN at ACL Fest

Frontman Wayne Coyne talks about Austin and why he needs his band

picture-18132-1372868531Luke McCormick // October 15, 2010

During this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, artists stopped by the American Express® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival experiences and much more, among them Wayne Coyne, frontman of indie rock veterans the Flaming Lips — watch our video interview, plus performance footage below!

According to frontman Wayne Coyne, Austin has always been very welcoming to his band’s unusual antics.

“Austin was one of the first places that allowed us to play, this was in 1984,” Coyne said.”We ran into a lot of weirdos and suddenly we didn’t feel like being the Flaming Lips from Oklahoma was such a bad thing.”

Coyne also said creating music with the band is a necessity to his own well being.

“If you’re lucky or however you want to call it, if you’re like me you do it because… if I don’t do it I’ll go insane,” he said.

See our exclusive interview with the Flaming Lips below, and click here to check out more interviews from the American Express® ZYNC ZONE!Scalable, non-watermarked