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The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne in bomb scare incident

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne in bomb scare incident

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has revealed that he found himself at the centre of a bomb scare earlier this month.

The singer was stopped at Will Rogers airport in Oklahoma City on November 10, after a dead grenade in his hand luggage set off alarms at a TSA checkpoint, reports TMZ.

Wayne was on his way to Los Angeles to catch a preview of the new Flaming Lips musical Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, and told police that the grenade was given to him at a party as a joke.

Coyne was released once the TSA found that the grenade was harmless. Several flights were delayed as a result.

The singer later tweeted after the incident:
Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!

Coyne recently revealed that their new the album was inspired by band member Steven Drozd when he was in the middle of a serious drug addiction, from which he has now recovered. Coyne added: "It was probably the worst time of his life. I knew he was really, really struggling. He was in a bad way."


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