Born of a noisy punk ethos, the Flaming Lips' evolution from art-rock space cadets is the product of three decades of sonic experimentation. After straying from the blustery garage-steeped cacophony of their early independent releases, the Lips have spent the better part of their modern years toying with the crux of performance pop artistry and theatrical kitsch. While 1993’s ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ is their only song to get much airplay, the band has continued to carve out a niche for eccentricity among the lush orchestration of acclaimed albums like ‘The Soft Bulletin’ and ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.’ Over the years, their neo-psychedelia has earned them three Grammys, but it's their notorious antics both onstage and off -- blood-infused vinyl, robot-inspired musicals and live spectacles that include riding around audiences in life-size bubbles and lots and lots of glitter – that has amassed a loyal following.
Listen to Miley Cyrus + the Flaming Lips' Aptly Titled 'My Sad Christmas Song'
The shock-pop princess and her Dead Petz collaborators unveiled a moody Christmas gift to fans.
Miley Cyrus + the Flaming Lips Share Infantile Video for ‘BB Talk’
Cyrus complains about an overly affectionate partner while dressed as a full-grown baby in the new video for the 'Dead Petz' song.
The Flaming Lips Give a Luminescent Performance of ‘Bad Days’ on ‘The Tonight Show’
The Flaming Lips recently celebrated 'Clouds Taste Metallic''s 20th birthday, and yesterday, Wayne Coyne and company took the 'Fallon' stage to play “Bad Days.”
Miley Cyrus + the Flaming Lips Plan to Play a Concert Completely Nude
That's not all: the audience will be naked, too.
The Flaming Lips WIll Be Miley Cyrus' Band on 'SNL'
Like it or not, the Flaming Lips' creative dalliance with Miley Cyrus continues.
20 Years Ago: The Flaming Lips Release ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’
'Clouds Taste Metallic,' one of the Flaming Lips best and most overlooked albums, is a record unlike anything else in the band's catalog, and in that way more than any other, it's a true Lips record through and through.
David Bowie to Write Songs for SpongeBob SquarePants Musical
All of Bikini Bottom will be reimagined for a live action Broadway musical featuring original songs some of the biggest names in music.
Wayne Coyne’s Art Will Make Its Debut at Baltimore Museum
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne’s artwork will its debut at an upcoming exhibit at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum.
Flaming Lips Cover the Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’
The Flaming Lips recently performed a psyched-out cover of the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” at a Brian Wilson tribute concert, Brian Fest.
Finally, the Flaming Lips + Miley Cyrus Album Is on the Way
Flaming Lips headmaster Wayne Coyne has been talking about working with smoking buddy Miley Cyrus for a while, but he's been frustratingly opaque about it.