The Flaming Lips

  1. Backbeat: Crazy Photos From the Flaming Lips ‘Terror’ Listening Party, Presented by Warner and Billboard

    April 04, 2013 6:29 PM EDT Last night at the General on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Warner Sound and Billboard teamed up to present a listening party for the Flaming Lips’ characteristically mind-bending new LP, The Terror, out April 16 on Warner Bros. Records . A ...

  2. Exclusive: Watch the Flaming Lips’ ‘Epic PlayDate’ Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial

    January 29, 2013 7:00 AM EST When the Flaming Lips formed nearly 30 years ago, the notion that the group would be performing a song called "Sun Blows Up Today" in a Super Bowl ad would have been as surreal as some of their lyrics. But that's exactly what ...

  3. Exclusive: Flaming Lips-Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial

    January 27, 2013 1:00 PM EST When the Flaming Lips formed nearly 30 years ago, the notion that the group would be performing a song called "Sun Blows Up Today" in a Super Bowl ad would have been as surreal as some of their lyrics.   But that's exactly what wi ...

  4. Morning Fix: Canada Approves UMG-EMI; Grammy Noms To Nashville; iPhone Leaks, Flaming Lips' Pub Deal

    August 21, 2012 8:20 AM EDT Universal-EMI Merger Approved By Canadian Regulators Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded music division has passed another hurdle, albeit not the European Commission or FTC approval the companies are so activel ...

  5. MTV O Music Awards: Recapping 23 Awards In 24 Hours As The Flaming Lips Break A World Record

    June 29, 2012 3:35 PM EDT MTV's quirky award show, the O Music Awards, set out to be even quirkier and more ambitious with their latest "ceremony." As with the show's previous installations, this iteration focused on setting a Guinness World Record. Thi ...

  6. Flaming Lips Set Guinness World Record at O Music Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:06 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It's official: The Flaming Lips are the music world's road warriors. The psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma set a new Guinness World Record for most live shows in a 24-hour period, finishing off their feat of eight per ...

  7. Inaudible Frequencies, InConcert Amp'd, And More -- 5 Apps That Are Changing Live Music

    June 26, 2012 2:09 PM EDT The Flaming Lips hacked FM radio as part of their boombox experiments, which started in the '90s. Smartphones are better than FM radios. The Flaming Lips blew us away in the '90s, when they invited the crowd onto the stage as part of the ...

  8. Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr., Grimes to Play O Music Awards Opening for Flaming Lips' Guinness Record Run

    June 07, 2012 12:05 AM EDT The Flaming Lips will be flirting with the Guinness World Record for most live concerts within a 24 hour period (multiple cities) at this month's O Music Awards, and today Viacom Music Group announced the eclectic and exciting series of opene ...

  9. Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on Attempt at Record For O Music Awards, 'Great' Relationship With Warner Bros.

    May 23, 2012 4:05 PM EDT When the Flaming Lips set out to break Jay-Z's world record for most live concerts in multiple cities in 24 hours as part of MTV's O Music Awards on June 27th , it will probably look like a scene straight out of "The Magical Mystery ...

  10. Record Store Day Unveils Extensive List of Releases, fun. To Play Boston In-Store

    March 26, 2012 1:10 PM EDT There have been a lot of announcements building up in anticipation of Record Store Day 2012 (set your calendars for April 21 this year) but the largest one of them all dropped today in the form of the official list of every Record Store Day releas ...

  11. Exclusive: Yoko Ono to Introduce Flaming Lips' Steve Jobs Tribute at MTV's O Music Awards

    October 29, 2011 1:32 PM EDT MTV is upping the Apple factor at its O Music Awards with a plan to have Yoko Ono introduce the Flaming Lips' musical tribute to Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs. Ono, the window of Beatle John Lennon, will speak about her late husband an ...

  12. Exclusive: Flaming Lips Plan Record Store Day Release

    October 06, 2011 3:43 PM EDT Ardent Record Store Day supporters the Flaming Lips have started to plan next year's release. Wayne Coyne says he intends to create a compilation of tracks the Lips have done with other artists such as Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt and Prefuse ...

  13. Video: Flaming Lips' Lighting Rig Collapses During Storm in Oklahoma, Show Canceled

    August 08, 2011 1:56 PM EDT Heavy wind and rain knocked over the Flaming Lips' lighting rig Saturday (Aug. 6) at the Brady District Block Party in Tulsa, Okla. No one was injured, but the collapse affected about $800,000 of equipment, Pitchfork reports . Frontman Wayne ...

  14. Flaming Lips Play Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    June 17, 2011 7:34 AM EDT If you were at either of the Flaming Lips shows in Los Angeles this week and didn't enjoy yourself, you were probably dead. That's not just because the veteran psych-rock band delivered on all cylinders during their two-night bow -- the ...

  15. Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Killers Headlining Lollapalooza Chile

    January 28, 2011 1:40 PM EST Kanye West, Jane's Addiction and the Killers will help Lollapalooza make its overseas debut this spring, as the U.S. festival heads to Chile on April 2 and 3. The full lineup for the festival, which will be held in O'Higgins Park in Sant ...

  16. Bestival Renews U.K. TV Deal

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bestival organizers have announced that for the fifth year running Channel 4 will broadcast highlights from the event. Topman CTRL is the official sponsor of Channel 4's coverage and will link up with Bestival founder Rob da Bank, who will cu ...

  17. The Flaming Lips to Open a Pop-Up Store

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For one day only, the Flaming Lips will have its own store in Hollywood. Warner Bros. Records is promoting the Oklahoma City band's new album "Embryonic" by opening a pop-up store on Oct. 15. The store, located at the Nike/Ricardo M ...

  18. Digital Briefs: 'The Colbert Report,' UMG, Allman Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Web site for the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" is now streaming the full albums of musical guests appearing on the show. The first band to do so is The Flaming Lips, who will exclusively debut their new album "Embr ...

  19. Flaming Lips Offer 'Embryonic' Sneak Peek

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fans who use the Internet to purchase concert tickets to the Flaming Lips' forthcoming U.S. summer tour will receive a sneak peek of the alternative-psychedelic band's new double-album, "Embryonic," scheduled for release later ...

  20. Lips, Decemberists Lead First Monolith Fest Bill

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips, the Decemberists, Kings Of Leon, Cake and Spoon lead the lineup for the first Monolith Festival, to be held Sept. 14-15 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver. Also on the bill are Ghostland Observatory, Clap Your Hands Say Yea ...

  21. Sub Pop Signs Sleater-Kinney

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records and will begin recording its label debut Friday (Nov. 5) with producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Low). Acclaimed indie-rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed to Sub Pop Records ...

  22. Lollapalooza Returns As Two-Day Festival

    March 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST As <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2073851">first tipped here</A> in January, Lollapalooza will return in July with a two-day format As first tipped here in ...