Wayne Coyne

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    September 9, 2014

    Wayne Coyne Swaps Phantogram for Treasure MammaL on "She's Leaving Home"

    Back in April, we reported that Wayne Coyne had tapped beloved Phoenix weirdo-rockers Treasure MammaL to participate in a Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album, called With a Little Help From My Fwends. It started after the Flaming Lips saw Treasure MammaL perform at Coyne's Oklahoma Ci ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Phoenix's Treasure MammaL Joins Forces with Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

    Treasure MammaL has been one of the weirdest musical acts in Phoenix for a decade, and soon the rest of the country will share Phoenix's spirit animal. Treasure MammaL has been invited by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne to play on his upcoming compilation tribute to the Beatles' classic Sgt. Pepper's ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Despite All Logic, The Original Batman Soundtracks are Actually Pretty Okay

    Credit to the pride of Minnesota, Prince, for nailing it right out of the gate: Few Batman the right age can hear his infectious "Partyman" and not envision Nicholson-as-Joker destructively "broadening his mind" with a purple paintbrush in the Gotham art gallery, goofily dancing to Prince's funky aw ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Justin Timberlake is Totally Shit at Music, But Here's Why You Should Still Like Him

    Justin Timberlake's reunion with music is causing some weird flashbacks and leaving a miserable taste in my mouth. His new album is the pinnacle of mediocrity and exemplifies all that can go wrong when commercialism meets music. "Suit And Tie" makes me want to burn a stack of Esquire magazines and i ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Worst Shows of SXSW 2013

    Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 Commandments of SXSW

    You're going to South by Southwest, right? Or you're already there? One of those things is bound to be true. Well, we here at DC9 have got some advice for you, and we've managed to format it all into the style of commandments, because one of our favorite things to do is pretend we're angry gods. Or ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013
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    March 7, 2013

    Parenthetical Girls' Zac Pennington Learned To Loathe Popular Music While a Music Journalist

    It's not easy being beautiful. Just ask Zac Pennington, frontman of experimental pop group Parenthetical Girls, whose vocal strains fall halfway between Perfume Genius and Lightspeed Champion, complimented with the baroque pop stylings of Belle and Sebastian. Pennington, known for his gender-neutral ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Most WTF Moments of 2012

    Election years tend to carry more chaos then normal ones, but there was something else going on in 2012. Maybe it's the aura of apocalypse made people a little stranger this year. We had the Syrian Civil War, the Aurora Shooting, Israel being dicks to Gaza and vice versa, Mitt Romney was treated l ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Five Summer Releases We're Excited About

    To our extreme delight, there are quite a few artists that are dropping new music this year for the first time in a long time. We've been waiting seemingly forever for No Doubt's next album. Thankfully a few other artists didn't leave us hanging for as long. We've selected five albums you definitel ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Blood Diamonds, Grimes, Kreayshawn and Tragik Make Fools of Themselves in New Group L$D

    See also: Kreayshawn at Marquee Theatre See also: Grimes at Rhythm Room For the most part, Blood Diamonds, Grimes, Kreayshawn and Tragik are each decent artists as separate entities (with the exception, of course, being Kreayshawn). For whatever reason, they've teamed up to form a group called L$D ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Most Innovative Artist of 2011: The Flaming Lips

    ​It's been a very big year for The Flaming Lips.Big ups to Wayne Coyne and the gang, who took on approximately one project in every month of 2011 and somehow managed to pull it off. They're one of the greatest and weirdest psychedelic bands out there, and you've got to love 'em.Let's take a trip d ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    The Flaming Lips Sell Gummy Skulls With Music Inside

    ​Wayne Coyne and his psychedelic gang tend to go about doing things very differently from any other band. They've made posters for their shows with their own blood and they've recorded a song that has 12 parts that must be played on separate devices simultaneously. Well, they're back at it again, ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    The 8 Most Awesome Music Stories of 2010

    ​ Despite what you may have concluded from yesterday's list of the stupidest music stories of 2010, this year in music wasn't all that bad.In fact, a funny blog of Photoshopped album covers was created, a concert for dogs was proposed, and musicians exchanged some choice words.As promised, here ar ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Wayne Coyne Makes Commemorative ACL Screen Print With His Own Blood

    ​The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne made a poster using his own blood as ink, according to Consequence of Sound.Wayne poured four vials of blood that he had drawn in early September into a cup, spilled his hemoglobin onto a screen print, and went to town on an Austin City Limits poster. A warni ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    New Flaming Lips Video For "See The Leaves" Documents Yellow Vagina Rays

    ​What will Wayne Coyne & co. do for an encore? Make another trippy, NSFW video -- this time with vagina rays! That's right, the newest video from The Flaming Lips, for their song "See The Leaves," follows a cheery, blindfolded and completely naked young lady as she parades around town slinging ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Lil Wayne's First Interview from the Big House

    Lil Wayne doesn't really care for music that he didn't make.​Rolling Stone gives a nice little recap of the first interview Lil Wayne's done since he's been in prison.Weezy called in to Funkmaster Flex's radio show from the New York penitentiary, and is apparently already planning post-release col ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Iggy and The Stooges Shake Up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Billie Joe Armstrong savors the moment with Iggy Pop.​Rolling Stone gives everyone the highlights of last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. You know -- just in case you lost your ticket to the Waldorf and/or cannot afford top-tier cable channels.While each year is unique, peop ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Was John Mayer's Racist Comment Taken Out of Context?

    ​No, not exactly. The recent controversy over John Mayer's interview with Playboy has been discussed from nearly every angle since the article came out. The journalist who interviewed him, Rob Tannenbaum, said that there was much more to the interview than the tiny blip that got repeated, re-poste ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Answers Tough Questions About His Non-Profit

    The world has watched closely as the effects of the earthquake in Haiti are beginning to reveal themselves, both to the island nation and to the rest of the world. Prominent figures in the entertainment industry have made sure that the media know that they care, and that in their own, often half-h ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Flaming Lips Take On Pink Floyd

    The Flaming Lips.​The general rule for New Year's Eve is to try and top every outlandish thing that you've done at a party in the last year. That's kind of tough if you're the Flaming Lips and you've already topped yourself more times than you can count. So Wayne Coyne and the boys did practical ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Black Eyed Peas Show Band Muslims, Guitar Hero Gets Cobain Avatar, Puff Daddy Hearts Arctic Monkeys

    NME: Malaysian Muslims banned from Black Eyed Peas showNME: P Diddy tells Twitter followers to buy Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug'Idolator: "Twilight" Fans To Be Over The Moon For Death Cab For Cutie Really SoonIdolator: Music Biz Hoping That Whitney Houston's New Album Will Restore At Least A Little Honor ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Pitchfork and Siren: A Weekend of Music Festivals

    Nick LucchesiThe Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne pulling off the old "human hamster" trick at Pitchfork 2009. See more shots in our slide show from Pitchfork. As much as we wish it wasn't true, there's not a whole lot happening around these here parts. At least not as much as is happening in par ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    The Flaming Lips, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salsa and Hotties Over the Weekend

    The Flaming Lips Dazzle at McDowell Mountain Music Festival Major labels get a lot of flack. Whether it's because they supposedly put out nothing but overly-commercialized crap, or because they're suing computer-using kids in a vain effort to salvage their busted business model, it's rare to hear a ... More >>

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    April 26, 2009

    The Flaming Lips Dazzle at McDowell Mountain Music Festival

    Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots of The Flaming Lips in our slide show. Major labels get a lot of flack. Whether it's because they supposedly put out nothing but overly-commercialized crap, or because they're suing computer-using kids in a vain effort to salvage their busted business model, it's rare ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 20, 2009

    Zaireeka: Listening Party at Yucca Tap Room Tonight

    We're pretty excited about The Flaming Lips at McDowell Mountain Music Festival this weekend. So excited, in fact, that we're having a little shindig tonight to pre-game for the show. It's our first tweetup (follow Phoenix New Times and me) but we're also promoting it here, in case you're not yet fo ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    First Friday, The Heart is a Drum Machine, and More Over the Weekend

    First Friday: February 2009 Modified bikes, tasty drinks and The Love Me Nots had Phoenix's streets covered in First Friday fans on February 6, 2009. See: shots direct from Phoenix in this First Friday Slide Show. 'The Heart is a Drum Machine' Draws Big, Loud Crowd For Premiere It's not often a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2009

    'The Heart is a Drum Machine' Draws Big, Loud Crowd For Premiere

    It's not often a movie with Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne and a host of other big names premieres in Phoenix, so it probably wasn't surprising that The Heart is a Drum Machine's opening at Phoenix Art Museum drew a huge crowd last night. Free wine from the Arizona winery o ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Behind the Music

    Valley vet world-premières new film at PAM

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    January 29, 2009
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    October 10, 2007
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    April 20, 2006

    Flaming Lips

    At War With the Mystics
    (Warner Bros.)

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    April 13, 2006

    Rock On, Write Off

    Music can be a taxing enterprise

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    October 20, 2005

    O.C. Can You Say

    When indie goes prime-time, what's left?

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    August 11, 2005

    Mt. Egypt

    Contact high

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    May 13, 2004


    Getting nostalgic at Coachella

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    December 18, 2003

    Holly, Jolly Mess

    Who doesn't kid themselves nowadays they can pull off a Christmas album? Thankfully, a few of this year's offerings don't suck.

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    July 31, 2003


    Enter into an eerie haiku dream world

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    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

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    October 24, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid, 1983-1988;

    The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg -- The Priest Driven Ambulance Album, Demos and Outtakes, 1989-1991 (Rykodisc/Restless)

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    July 25, 2002

    The Flaming Lips

    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros.)

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    September 20, 2001

    Sugar, Sugar?

    The music of San Fran popsters Beulah isn't quite as sweet as you think

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    March 30, 2000

    Race for the Prize

    After a monumental 1999, the Flaming Lips return to the road, ponder their legacy and look toward the future

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    October 28, 1999

    Unconsciously Brilliant

    Restless Records' Flaming Lips anthology recounts the early chapters of one of indie rock's finest

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    June 24, 1999
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    November 2, 1995
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