May 5, 2009 17:03

Wayne Coyne offers apology to Arcade Fire

The Flaming Lips frontman wants to put an end to the feud

Wayne Coyne offers apology to Arcade Fire
The Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne has apologised to Arcade Fire for the derogatory remarks he made about the band earlier this year.

Coyne, who allegedly said the band were "pricks" who "treated their crew like shit", admitted he wishes the incident had never happened.

"I didn’t necessarily mean it about the people in the Arcade Fire," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I meant it about the guys that were running their stages at a couple of festivals. I wish whatever had been said wouldn’t have been taken as such a defiant statement from The Flaming Lips, because it wasn’t. I just assumed it was a joke."

When asked if he would like to apologise to the band, he said, "I would. I really feel bad about it. I like enough of their music. The idea that I'm somehow against them… I'm not!"

Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips are working on a new album, which they intend to release in September and have tentatively titled 'Embryonic'.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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