Flaming Lips Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


7th November 2014

Fact: Miley Cyrus joined the Flaming Lips for a theatrical rendition of the BEATLES' A Day in the Life on late-night U.S. show Conan on Thursday (06Nov14). The pop superstar crawled out of a huge silver gown worn by Lips frontman Wayne Coyne wearing a silver wig and a sequined body suit.


28th July 2014

Fact: Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne has completed work on the second edition of his The Sun Is Sick comic book series. The comics are available online on the group's website and they'll be on sale at the band's merchandise store when the Flaming Lips tour North America next month (Aug14).


15th June 2014

Quote: "Whenever we’ve been around her and we’ve done drugs together, it’s all just been about having fun and celebrating after absolutely working her a** off." The Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne enjoys working with Miley Cyrus.


9th May 2014

Quote: "Miley and I and everybody associated with the Flaming Lips are trying desperately to help the animal welfare situation in Oklahoma City, which is appalling. I've been all around the world, and I've never seen another city that has as many homeless animals as here... Five years from now, maybe we won't have this problem, where all these dogs and cats are being destroyed at the animal shelters. It's sickening." Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne on the band's upcoming star-studded tribute album to the Beatles, which will help raise funds for animal charities in his native Oklahoma.


7th February 2014

Fact: John Lennon's singer son Sean teamed up with rockers The Flaming Lips to pay tribute to The Beatles with a cover of Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds during Thursday's (06Feb14) U.S. broadcast of The Late Show With David Letterman. The Tv gig was part of a week-long series of performances to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first American Tv gig, which took place on 9 February, 1964 at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Letterman show tapes.


2nd July 2013

Fact: The Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne makes a guest appearance on Moby's new album, Innocents. Coyne provides backing vocals on the song The Perfect Life. Innocents is due for release in October (13).


27th November 2012

Fact: The Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne is selling off dummy grenades for $50 (£31) at his Womb Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The rocker sparked an airport shutdown earlier this month (Nov12) when he tried to take a fake explosive through security.


29th June 2012

Fact: The Flaming Lips are considering replacing Erykah Badu with Amanda Palmer on their new cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face after the R&B star objected to the video she shot with the band for the song. In the controversial promo, Badu and her sister appear naked.


21st March 2012

Fact: Rockers The Flaming Lips have teamed up with pals like Yoko Ono, Nick Cave and KE$HA to record a special new album for next month's (Apr12) Record Store Day. The band's collaborations will feature on The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends. Coldplay's Chris Martin, Erykah Badu, Jim James and Bon Iver also hit the studio with Wayne Coyne's band to record tracks for the album.


25th October 2011

Fact: The Flaming Lips will honour late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs by performing a cover of the Beatles' Revolution at the O Music Awards 2 on Monday (31Oct11). The performance will be recorded with an iPad and broadcast on OMusicAwards.com.


21st October 2010

Fact: THE Flaming Lips will ring in 2011 by performing their classic album The Soft Bulletin at their annual New Year's Eve (31Dec) concert in their native Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group performed Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety at last year's (09) bash.


16th October 2010

Fact: Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne has created a poster for the band's upcoming Austin City Limits concert in Texas using his own blood.


9th October 2010

Fact: THE Flaming Lips have announced they'll be staging their fourth annual March of 1,000 Skeletons Halloween Parade in their native Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the end of the month. This year's event will take place in the city's Bricktown district on 23 October (10), just a stones throw away from the alley named after the band.


5th September 2010

Quote: "It was 1977 and I was over at my girlfriend's house and Aja was playing. I'm pretty sure it did add to the awkwardness." Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne lost his virginity to Steely Dan.


5th October 2009

Quote: "As soon as the Mayor said, 'We should give them a street,' it became really controversial. People started saying, 'We can't give them a street; they have a song called Jesus Shoots Heroin.'" Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips' street dedication, Flaming Lips Alley, in the band's native Oklahoma City.


13th December 2008

Quote: "I've never got Arctic Monkeys - they seem too much like a British thing to me. They're like Oasis whereby Americans can't really relate to them." Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne isn't a fan of the U.K's top music exports.


9th September 2008

Fact: Avant-garde rockers THE Flaming Lips are shortlisted alongside music legends including Elvis Presley and J.J. CALE in a public vote to decide Oklahoma's official State Rock Song. The band's single Do You Realize is among ten tracks in the running for the honour.


8th July 2008

Fact: The Flaming Lips will perform a medley from rock opera TOMMY as part of The Who's VH1 Rock Honours tribute concert in Los Angeles on Saturday (12Jul08). Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam will also perform classic The Who tracks as part of the show.


13th March 2007

Fact: 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.


12th December 2006

Fact: 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 YouTube, where they can upload videos of their dancing skills to any Flaming Lips hit in a bid to impress judges.


16th November 2006

Fact: 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.


26th July 2006

Fact: 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.


3rd July 2006

Fact: 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.


9th April 2006

Quote: "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.


24th August 2005

Fact: <p>JANE'S ADDICTION star STEPHEN PERKINS' new group BANYAN will set sail with the Flaming Lips, G Love AND SPECIAL SAUCE and DJ LOGIC, among others, on the Xingolati (corr) Groove Cruise when it hits the high seas off the coast of Los Angeles on 14 October (05). </p>


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