My best friend sent this to me without a link. Also, I'm on my phone so I don't wanna find the source either.
Do The Flaming Lips plan to do any more Beatles covers? Seems to me that you’d do a mind-blowing “Taxman” – kind of in the style of “Free Radicals” or “The W.A.N.D.”, led by the big riff…
Yeah, I could see us doing that. Right now though I think Wayne is hoping to put together a Sgt. Peppertribute record and “Taxman” isn’t on that. I know we’ve got some people interested – I’ve been doing stuff with Foxygen, they’re my favourite band at the moment.
The Miley Cyrus thing was Saturday night, then on Sunday I went over to Jonathan from Foxygen’s home studio to play some drums. They played me a bunch of their new songs and, dude…I try not to say ‘dude’ too much, but dude… I keep calling it ‘freedom rock’ – they just don’t give a shit about anything, and it’s wonderful.
We’re trying to get them to do a Sgt. Pepper track, I think we’re talking to MGMT, trying to get a bunch of different bands. We’ve done a couple of these things but I think Wayne is trying to make this one a little more high-profile, more stuff going on, more things connected. It’s still in the very early stages though, so I can’t say too much about it.
I didn’t take to MGMT at first, but their last couple of albums have been superb.
Yeah, I love them. I think when they first came out I was like, “Yeah, it’s alright,” and then after a couple of records I was like, “Okay, these guys are still doing some weird shit, it wasn’t a fluke.” I love MGMT and I hope we can do more stuff with them in the future. They did some vocals on “Worm Mountain”, but I would like us to get together for a mega-jam.
Tame Impala would be a good one to throw in the Sgt. Pepper mix.
Oh wait, I forgot to mention Tame Impala – they would definitely be on the list. This might sound a little hokey or something, but it’s just a wonderful thing to me that I’m almost 45 years old, just this old dude who’s been playing music since he was a little kid – and four or five of my favourite bands on the planet right now, we’re friends with. How cool is that?