The Flaming Lips

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Wayne Coyne: ‘Once you’ve had a gun to your head, petty things don’t bother you’
As the Flaming Lips play Womad festival, their frontman answers your questions on the vastness of the universe, the musical taste of seagulls, and more

As told to Rich Pelley

07, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Post your questions for the Flaming Lips’s Wayne Coyne
As the psychedelic pop band prepare to play Womad, their frontman will take on your questions about their nearly 40-year career

Rich Pelley

29, Jun, 2022 @8:59 AM

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‘Like them, we’re fragile’: how Randall Poster assembled his star-packed birdsong project
The esteemed music supervisor enlisted stars such as Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Beck, Sean Penn and Tilda Swinton for an ambitious new project

Jim Farber

23, May, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Various artists: Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono review – tribute to brilliance of rock icon’s music
Death Cab for Cutie, David Byrne and the Flaming Lips are among artists reworking Ono’s strange sound and outsider songs into something more palatable

Rachel Aroesti

18, Feb, 2022 @8:30 AM

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'My coolness has disintegrated': how pop stars cope with fatherhood
Pop’s mothers have told of guilt, loneliness and record-label prejudice – so do men face the same problems? Wayne Coyne, Ghetts, Thurston Moore and others respond

Rachel Aroesti

02, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Wayne Coyne's fantasy festival: the Beatles on the International Space Station
The Flaming Lips frontman curates a cosmic lineup featuring Miles Davis, Igor Stravinsky, Pink Floyd – and space cakes

Interview by Dave Simpson

13, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The Flaming Lips: King's Mouth review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
After a long spell of indulging in 24-hour jams and Stone Roses covers, Wayne Coyne’s band marshal their psychedelic powers for lush, honed songs

Alexis Petridis

18, Jul, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Bluedot festival review – Gary Numan makes waves at science-pop mashup
The Flaming Lips and Future Islands share the limelight with fake fungi and a luminarium at the event where revellers can flaunt their geek bona fides

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Jul, 2018 @12:31 PM

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Festival No 6 review – Charlotte Church throws curveballs and the Flaming Lips ride unicorns
The Portmeirion festival headliners were as eccentric as the location, with operatic pop covers from Church and a typically psychedelic turn from Wayne Coyne

Alexandra Pollard

11, Sep, 2017 @1:25 PM

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The Flaming Lips and Green Man: this week’s best UK pop and rock gigs
Catch Wayne Coyne Zorbing overhead in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow or Nottingham, then get yourself to the Brecon Beacons for the eco-friendly festival

Harriet Gibsone

11, Aug, 2017 @10:00 AM

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The Flaming Lips review – potent hit of feelgood psychedelia
The psychpop veterans throw rock’s greatest acid punch party, complete with confetti canyons, balloons and overgrown aliens

Mark Beaumont

22, Jan, 2017 @1:10 PM

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The Flaming Lips: Oczy Mlody review – ponderous synth psychedelia
(Bella Union)

Phil Mongredien

15, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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