Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne chatted with Alexis Petridis of The Guardian on his unusual approach to performing live. “If I was in the audience and I saw this fu**ing weirdo-looking Tony Bennett-on-drugs type pour blood on his head,” he explained. “I’d think, ‘Well, I got something to talk about when I get to work tomorrow’, y’know? ‘What did you do last night?’ ‘I watched Cheers for the thousandth time.’ ‘Well, I saw this drugged-out old man from Oklahoma pour blood over his head while singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow’. I’m not a drug-damaged idiot, but I think, ‘You came to see a show, we came to put on a show, let’s do it.'” Read more.
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