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The Flaming Lips Bring ‘Space Oddity,’ Chewbacca to the ‘Late Show’

The Flaming Lips brought their cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Frontman Wayne Coyne also returned to his perch on Chewbacca's…
Anna Gaca / April 20, 2016

Watch the Flaming Lips Preach the Gospel of Bowie in Their ‘Space Oddity’ Video

Wayne Coyne is not one for subtlety. Take, for example, his Chewbacca-themed tribute to Bowie, and it becomes easy to see that, at least when it…
Evan Siegel / April 15, 2016

Watch the Flaming Lips, Pixies, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, More Cover David Bowie

Despite the Roots pulling out of Carnegie Hall's series of tribute concerts to David Bowie, the first one last night went on as planned. Pitchfork has collected…
Harley Brown / April 1, 2016

The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Features Courtney Barnett, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and More

The National announced their Grateful Dead tribute album all the way back in 2011, but now it's finally coming out, and based off of the…
James Grebey / March 17, 2016

Watch the Flaming Lips Cover Nine David Bowie Songs in Concert

The music community supplied an outpouring of tributes to David Bowie since the rock icon passed away last month, but few have had the sheer…
Colin Stutz / February 14, 2016

Miley Cyrus, Dressed As a Baby, Mulls a Past Relationship in ‘BB Talk’ Video

Miley Cyrus' baby outfit might trump her unicorn getup in the video for "BB Talk" off of Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Sure, it's a little…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

The Flaming Lips Have a Good Night Performing ‘Bad Days’ on ‘Tonight Show’

The Flaming Lips' Clouds Taste Metallic turns 20 this year, and to celebrate the anniversary they're reissuing the classic LP. On Monday night, Wayne Coyne and the rest…
James Grebey / December 1, 2015

Watch Miley Cyrus’ Trippy New ‘Lighter’ Video

Shortly after her first show on tour with the Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus has released a music video for one of the better songs from…
Andrew Unterberger / November 21, 2015

Watch Miley Cyrus, Dressed as a Unicorn, Perform on Her Tour With the Flaming Lips

Miley Cyrus opened her "Milky Milky Milk" tour with the Flaming Lips on Thursday night at Chicago's Riviera Theatre, and from a clip of the…
Harley Brown / November 20, 2015

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips Play ‘Karen Don’t Be Sad,’ ‘The Twinkle Song’ on ‘SNL’

Miley Cyrus introduced the new season of Saturday Night Live last night with quietly arresting performances of "Karen Don't Be Sad" and "The Twinkle Song," both off…
Harley Brown / October 4, 2015

The Flaming Lips Answer 20 Questions for the 20th Anniversary of ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’

Many came to know the Flaming Lips via the Vaseline-happy fluke hit "She Don’t Use Jelly" from 1993 and their 1999 full-length magnum opus The…
Dan Weiss / September 18, 2015

Miley Cyrus’ Next Record Is ‘Not a Miley Record,’ According to Reports

An anonymous informant called up Billboard yesterday to shed some light onto the thing keeping you from getting any shut-eye at night: What will Miley…
Rachel Brodsky / August 25, 2015

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Talks New Album and Miley Cyrus Collaborations

Wayne Coyne calls while driving around his lifelong hometown of Oklahoma City, where they’re braced for a "sloppy" tornado/flood situation in early May.
Dan Weiss / June 30, 2015

Yoko Ono and Flaming Lips Cover John Lennon’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’

We at SPIN are of the opinion that mid-November is too early to start playing Christmas music. That said, a new cover of John Lennon…
James Grebey / November 20, 2014

Miley Cyrus Joins Flaming Lips For Woozy Beatles Cover on ‘Conan’

Miley Cyrus has been friends with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne for some time now, even going as far as inviting the singer onstage during…
Brennan Carley / November 7, 2014

Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Go Kaleidoscopic on ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ Cover

After months of Instagram teasers and live debuts of covers from the record, the Flaming Lips have finally announced the October 28 release of their…
Colin Joyce / October 12, 2014

‘Comedy Bang Bang’ Snares the National, Future Islands, and More for New Season

Scott Aukerman is considered somewhat of an esoteric comedy genius who also has stellar musical taste. As the creator of the IFC show Comedy Bang Bang,…
Brennan Carley / September 10, 2014

Flaming Lips Fwends Space Out on Beatles ‘Fixing a Hole’ Cover

Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne's blunted jam band Electric Würms release their debut EP Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk today, but they're also set to…
Colin Joyce / August 19, 2014

Outside Lands 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Nestled in the woods of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands prides itself on its sylvan aesthetic, sprinkling artisan food booths, a comedy stage,…
SPIN Staff / August 11, 2014

Flaming Lips Tap Miley Cyrus, Moby, Maynard James Keenan, and More for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Tribute

The Flaming Lips' acid-fueled friendship with Miley Cyrus has been simmering for some time, but the Bangerz star isn't the only ally the Lips have picked…
Olivia Forman / August 4, 2014
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