Miley Cyrus is Recording a Beatles Cover With the Flaming Lips
By Shannon Carlin
According to Idolator, Miley and the Lips, along with MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden, are teaming up for a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.” It’s a song the band knows well, previously covering it last year and more recently, did a live version–with John Lennon’s son, Sean, helping out–at the Amnesty International Benefit Concert in Brooklyn last month.
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne took to his Instagram on Saturday (March 15) to show off a few photos of his recording session with Miley, including one photo that shows the pop star making good use of her 24-Karat gold rolling papers. In another shot, he shows Miley puking up some diamonds. In the caption Coyne writes, “If you’re a Beatles and John Lennon freak you gonna love love love this track!!” using the hashtag #musicthatishardtotwerkto.
Miley has made it clear that she’s a big fan of and the band, even bringing Coyne out at a stop earlier this month on her Bangerz tour to sing “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1.” Coyne has a little trouble keeping it together so over the weekend, Miley brought him out again to give it another try. He got the words right and also got a few bras thrown at him.