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Flaming Lips Star Turns Roving Reporter

Eccentric FLAMING LIPS star WAYNE COYNE turned roving TV correspondent for US TV's THE TONIGHT SHOW at the weekend (17-18MAR07) when he signed on to cover the South By Southwest music festival in Texas for...

Fascinating Fact 2977

THE FLAMING LIPS are in talks with Broadway impresario DES MCANUFF to turn their concept album YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS into a new stage musical....

Allen Created As Sims Character

British pop star LILY ALLEN has been recreated as a character in role playing computer game THE SIMS. The singer has also reworked hit song SMILE in fictional language Simlish with fans given the opportunity...

Celebrities Asked To Pick Shortlist Prize Finalists

SNOW PATROL's GARY LIGHTBODY, KT TUNSTALL and the FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE have been invited to select the 10 albums which will compete for the 2007 Shortlist Music Prize. The celebrity panel must select...

Carrey Offers Up His Ipod Hitlist

JIM CARREY has turned iPod DJ to give movie fans a taste of what he listens to when he's at the gym, hiking or in the car. The movie star, who had a special hardcore...

Grammy Wins Cure Coyne's Stomach Ache

THE FLAMING LIPS star WAYNE COYNE was so overcome with emotion after learning of his group's two Grammy Award wins on Sunday (11FEB07) he threw up. Coyne and his bandmates were unable to attend the...

White Stripes Join The Police At Bonnaroo

THE POLICE won't be the only big reunion at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee this June (07) - THE WHITE STRIPES will also regroup after a two year hiatus. Singer/songwriter JACK WHITE put the duo...

Lips To Ring In The New Year In Style

Rockers THE FLAMING LIPS will celebrate the New Year in style with two big shows within hours of each other. The Oklahoma group will headline a New Year's Eve (31DEC06) show at Los Angeles' new...

Fascinating Fact 2583

Rockers THE FLAMING LIPS are giving fans the chance to dance with them onstage at their New Year's Eve (31DEC06) show in Los Angeles. The group has invited the public to audition via video website...

Fascinating Fact 2453

The title of YOKO ONO's new album, which features collaborations with THE FLAMING LIPS, SPIRITUALIZED and PEACHES, among others, will be called YES, I'M A WITCH.

Coyne Appeals For Theft Clues

Flamboyant rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have kicked off their UK tour by appealing to the audience for help capturing a thief. Distressed frontman WAYNE COYNE urged the Brighton, England crowd on Saturday (04NOV06) for information...

Lips Get Hometown Alley

Rockers THE FLAMING LIPS are to be honoured in their native Oklahoma City with their own alley. City officials have voted to name a downtown street in the band's honour. And, in fitting with the...

Flaming Lips Show Cut Short At V Festival

THE FLAMING LIPS disappointed fans when they were forced to cut their set short at the Canadian V Festival this weekend (09SEP06). The band were headlining at Toronto's Islands Park, but due to logistical problems...

Former Alfie Singer Wants To Help Unsigned Acts

Former ALFIE frontman LEE GORTON is set to help unsigned acts by enrolling huge bands, including THE FLAMING LIPS and SNOW PATROL, to sing their songs. The A WORD IN YOUR EAR hitmaker has asked...

Fascinating Fact 1842

Christmas came early for THE FLAMING LIPS when the group performed on US chat show JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on Monday night (24JUL06) - their dancers were dressed up as Santas.

Flaming Lips Plan Vibrating Panties Merchandise

Eccentric THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE is keen to sell vibrating panties to his fans - so he can activate them from the stage at concerts. The DO YOU REALISE hitmaker has already tested...

Fascinating Fact 1717

Eccentric THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE's Oklahoma City estate in Oklahoma was once home to an illegal methamphetamine lab. The bedroom that was once used for the practice now houses Flaming Lips crew members.

Coyne Blasts Tour Mate Dylan

Outspoken rocker WAYNE COYNE is sure to have a confrontation with BOB DYLAN when the folk-rock legend tours with THE FLAMING LIPS later this summer (06) - after attacking the LAY LADY LAY singer in...

Flaming Lips Star: 'I'm Not On Drugs'

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE is perplexed by assumptions he spends his life high - because he hasn't touched drugs for over 20 years. The eccentric rocker accepts his music and lyrics can be...

Flaming Lip Coyne Slams 'Pompous' Ashcroft

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE has hit out at British rocker RICHARD ASHCROFT, branding the singer a "pompous d**k". Coyne is furious with the former THE VERVE star for dropping out of a recording...

Flaming Lip Switches Soccer Sides

FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE pledged his support to England in the FIFA World Cup last night (23JUN06), after his native team USA were knocked out of the tournament. The Oklahoma band was one of...

Coyne Aids Proposal

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE brought a bit of romance to London last night (23JUN06) when he aided an on-stage proposal. The IT OVERTAKES ME hitmaker was headlining the O2 Wireless Festival in London,...

Lips Sell Out The Bowl

Quirky rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have smashed 2006 records at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl by selling out their 23 July (06) show faster than any other. All 17,500 tickets for the Oklahoma group's show have...

Coyne Tells Graduates To Avoid Jellyfish

Oddball FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE baffled students at Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, when he urged them to "avoid jellyfish" during a bizarre videotaped graduation address on Friday (26MAY06). Coyne,...

Rascal Flatts Take Their Gang To Number One

RASCAL FLATTS have joined the country superstars after charging to the top of the US album charts with one of the biggest hits of 2006 so far. The trio's ME + MY GANG album sold...

Flaming Lips Pen Love Song For Stefani

THE FLAMING LIPS have composed a new song dedicated to GWEN STEFANI - the quirky trio all have crushes on the expectant mother. The rockers were planning to call the new tune I LIKE TO...

The Things They Say 1812

"If SANTA CLAUS came down the chimney in a f**king jogging suit, you wouldn't even know it was him." THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE explains why he insists on wearing his trademark white suit.

Coyne Knocks Lips' Ability

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE has branded his band "weird" and "sloppy" - hinting their string of hits are a lucky accident. The rocker reveals the band's music is not the product of musical...

Coyne: 'I Think Prince Could Beat Me Up'

THE FLAMING LIPS frontman WAYNE COYNE's admiration of PRINCE has been tempered by fear after they met at a recent awards show. The YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS hitmaker is a huge fan of the...

Tunstall: 'I'm A Freak'

Singer/songwriter KT TUNSTALL feared she would be seen as a "freak" at last month's (FEB06) Brit Awards ceremony - as she had no idea who any of her fellow pop stars were. The Scottish guitarist,...

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