Wayne Coyne and co take on Queen classic
The band uploaded the slightly NSFW video, which features footage of the band playing as well as a nude sunbather, to their own YouTube account. Their rendition of the Queen anthem follows hints from frontman Wayne Coyne earlier this week that the band could release a remake of The Stone Roses’ debut LP.
The album would be part of Wayne Coyne’s plans to remake entire classic albums in a series of collaborate projects with other bands. In 2010, The Flaming Lips released a track-by-track cover of Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’. Last year Wayne Coyne was behind a remake of the debut album by British prog rock group King Crimson ‘Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn’ which covered every song from the band’s ‘In The Court of The Crimson King’.
The band will also release a new USB compilation album encased in an anatomically correct chocolate heart for Valentine’s Day. They have teamed up with Dallas chocolatiers Dude, Sweet Chocolate to produce their latest unique stunt, following the 2011 release of released the ‘Gummy Song Skull’ EP, a seven-pound skull made of gummy bear material with a gummy brain. Each heart-shaped box houses a USB stick, featuring a compilation from the band titled ‘Songs Of Love’. A statement from the band states that the hearts are made of “72% South American dark chocolate studded with hazelnut mini whoppers and waffle cone crunch”.
The Flaming Lips release their next studio album, ‘The Terror’, in April. The album will be released on April 1 via Bella Union (in the UK) and was produced by Dave Fridmann and the band at Tarbox Road Studios in New York State. The album is described as “nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect – but then again, maybe not”.