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Ronald Jones, John Tesh, and Metallic Clouds: An Interview with Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

Fresh off the massive re-release of the Flaming Lips' fan-favorite 1995 album Clouds Taste Metallic, frontman Wayne Coyne reminisces on its creation, its influence, and mystery surrounding former band member Ronald Jones.

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The Flaming Lips: Peace Sword

The title track will floor you: a stunning return to form for our favorite indie rock weirdos. The rest of this slapdash EP? Not so much.

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Moby: Innocents

By hiring an outside producer and inviting male vocalists to sing on it, Innocents proves to be a unique album for Moby... on paper.

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Going Wrong: An Interview with Moby

He's memorized the worst live review he ever received. He's still outspoken politically. Moby's Innocents is a change of pace for the techno maestro.

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Ke$ha: Warrior

Ke$ha might be one of the easiest pop stars to mock in history, but with Warrior's surprising detours, Iggy Pop cameos, and Wayne Coyne collaborations prove, Ke$ha is a very smart girl who knows exactly when and how to deviate from her image, resulting in some remarkably good pop music (no, really).

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The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.

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Different Flavored Skulls: An Intimate Chat with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

In speaking to PopMatters about the creation of the Flaming Lips' latest edible piece of insanity, frontman Wayne Coyne reveals how he turned mistakes into opportunities, gives much love to the major label he's signed to, and remains unshakably upbeat about what's next for one of the greatest bands working today.

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The Hippie That Wasn’t: An Interview with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips have spent the past year doing off-beat collaborations, releasing songs in skulls both Gummi and real, and creating songs that last up to 24 hours. In this extensive interview with PopMatters, frontman Wayne Coyne discusses all of this... as well as his peacocks.

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The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York

Delivered with the alacrity one has come to expect from the Flaming Lips, Monday night's Central Park Summerstage show was a perfect balance of grandiosity, sincerity and weirdness.

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An Impressive Group of Artists Attempt to Explain our Essential Bond With the Beat

Even the most eloquent speakers struggle to truly describe their unending passion for music.

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"A Fanatical Fan with Fanatical Opinions": An Interview with Jim DeRogatis

Noted pop music critic Jim DeRogatis discusses much with PopMatters, including getting into fights with Wayne Coyne, why Lou Reed is frustrating to talk to, and why Lollapalooza is Wal-Mart ...

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Stardeath & White Dwarfs: The Birth

It's unfortunate, but it bears mentioning. This is Wayne Coyne's nephew's band. That might explain some things.

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"To Be Happy in Your Own Life is All You Can Do": An Interview with Wayne Coyne

It laboured for years in production, all while its lead actor was at the height of his drug addiction and the press grew wary of its many delays. Finally, the Flaming Lips' full-length film Christmas on Mars is seeing the light of day, and Wayne Coyne couldn't be happier to talk about it.

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