The Flaming Lips play London's Brixton Academy on May 28, ahead of their full cover of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on October 28 – but back in September 2010's Uncut (Take 160), frontman Wayne Coyne revealed the strange listening experiences that have shaped his life… Neil on acid! The Beatles through one speaker! And Amy MacDonald… Interview: John Lewis______________________The first record I ever bought
Jimi Hendrix – Crash Landing (1975)
The Flaming Lips have debuted a preview of their new track 'Sun Blows Up'.
The band wrote the song, which will not feature on their forthcoming album 'The Terror', to be used in an advert for car company Hyundai, with the commercial set to air during the Super Bowl on February 3. It is currently being shown on Billboard.
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips answers your questions in An Audience With… in this month's new issue of Uncut, out now. In this week's archive feature we head back to our June 2008 issue (Take 133), to find the band's frontman looking back over their back catalogue, taking in Vaseline, drug addiction, union picket lines, the religious right and nothing short of the collapse of civilisation. “My agenda is to go somewhere where we’ve never been before…" Interview: Jaan Uhelszki
The Flaming Lips answer your questions in the new issue of Uncut, out tomorrow.
Wayne Coyne takes your queries, as well as those from famous fans, on subjects including David Bowie, Oklahoma City and his favourite bugs.
Asked how he came to meet William Burroughs, Coyne explained that the band spent time hanging out with the Beat icon in Lawrence, Kansas, not far from Oklahoma.
“We ended up spending this extraordinary day with William and his friends, shooting pistols. For me it’s a big deal just to shoot guns at all, but to shoot guns with Burroughs?”
The Flaming Lips have re-recorded 1999's "Race For The Prize" for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.
The band pay tribute to their hometown NBA team in the new version of the song, which was originally on their acclaimed album "The Soft Bulletin".
The bandmembers repeatedly chant "Thunder up!" over the song's main refrain, while the verses end with the lines: "They'll keep fighting/For Oklahoma!"
You can watch a video featuring the new version below.