Wayne Coyne Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

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.

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.

22nd November 2012

Quote: "The truth is unfortunately boring, you know, pot and booze and drugs and people playing music until six o'clock in the morning. It was an actual grenade that was now missing its explosive parts and painted gold. I just threw this gold grenade in my bag and had not quite thought about it." Rocker Wayne Coyne wasn't thinking when he drunkenly threw a decorative grenade into his bag at a recent party, hours before heading to an Oklahoma airport, where he sparked a security scare with the fake explosive.

24th January 2012

Tweet: "She's crazy. But s**t!!!! she can really f**kin Sing!!!" The Flaming Lips star Wayne Coyne on his latest duet partner, KE$HA.

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.

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.

23rd December 2008

Quote: "I almost prefer it when people don’t wonder, 'Well, what’s my motivation?' I’m a Woody Allen kind of director. Your motivation is, 'It’s f**king four in the morning. Let’s go! We’re tired!'" Rocker-turned-moviemaker Wayne Coyne inspires his actors on set by channelling the legendary star.

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.

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.

22nd May 2006

Quote: "When the sun goes down, it'll be a perfect time to take acid, have sex, all the things summertime's about." THE FLAMING LIPS star Wayne Coyne loves summer festivals.

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.

21st March 2006

Quote: "I'd like to be known as WAYNE from Oklahoma... like SANTA CLAUS and the North Pole." FLAMING LIPS star Wayne Coyne on his status in his native Oklahoma.

1st September 2005

Quote: <p>"I remember playing CBGB and thinking that no one had cleaned the toilets in there for at least six or seven years... It's horrible." The FLAMING LIPS' star Wayne Coyne has mixed emotions about the New York punk mecca facing closure. </p>

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