THE Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne hit out at US President George W Bush at the Brit Awards yesterday (15FEB06), labelling the leader "an idiot".

The Oklahoma trio have used Bush as the inspiration for their forthcoming album At War With The Mystics and brought their dislike of the US President to London when they presented James Blunt with the British Male Solo Artist.

Coyne shouted, "George Bush is an idiot!", before going on to congratulate the YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL singer on his win.