Flaming Lips and Fred Armisen to Host Beatles Tribute Show
The Flaming Lips will be playing songs from their tribute to the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on Howard Stern's SirusXM Channel Howard 101 on Friday. The program will be hosted by Fred Armisen (from Saturday Night Live and Portlandia).
Fans can listen to the show, which will begin at 11PM ET, on all of SiriusXM's platforms, including their receivers, web browsers and mobile apps. And while the group is singling out the Beatles covers, they have a few surprises in store. "This being the Flaming Lips," the press release says, "expect the unexpected."
Last year, the Flaming Lips released With a Little Help From My Fwends, a song-for-song remake of Sgt. Pepper's. To help them out, they roped in some of their friends from the indie rock world, like My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Tegan and Sara. Miley Cyrus also sang on two songs.
Proceeds from the sale of the Flaming Lips album are going to the Bella Foundation. They are a non-profit that provides financial assistance to low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners in Oklahoma City, the band's hometown.
In other Flaming Lips news, they are prepping a 20th anniversary release of their 1995 album, Clouds Taste Metallic. It will contain previously unreleased recordings and live performances. They haven't announced a release date yet.
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