Yoko Ono and Bon Iver to work on Flaming Lips album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 January 2012

This article is from 2012.

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

The Flaming Lips are set to work with Yoko Ono and Bon Iver on their new album, frontman Wayne Coyne has confirmed

The Flaming Lips are set to work with Yoko Ono and Bon Iver on their new album.

The psychedelic rockers frontman Wayne Coyne has named a list of stars who will appear on their upcoming release - expected for April - including Nick Cave and Edward Sharpe.

He told Rolling Stone magazine: "All these things happen within a couple of days.

"You set up these collaborations in your mind and immediately get to work."

Wayne is also hoping to perform a "weird rap" with Kesha on the album, but he admits the collaboration is yet to be set in stone.

He said: "Sometimes it just takes a matter of connecting.

"We knew that she was a fan. There are a lot of these sort of druggy outlets out there that people get connected through."

Yoko's group, the Plastic Ono Band, have already worked with The Flaming Lips on a four-song Christmas EP, but the singer was not in the studio for the sessions and had to record her parts remotely, which prevented Wayne from being too star struck.

He explained: "It would be nerve-wracking to be around as someone as mythologised as a Yoko Ono in the studio.

"What would I say? 'Yoko, could you do that one take again?'

Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips bring their cosmic eccentric live show, furry animals and fake blood back to the UK.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Tue 15 Aug

£38.50 / 0141 552 4601

Colston Hall, Bristol

Sun 13 Aug

£43.48 / 0117 922 3686

The Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham

Sat 12 Aug

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