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The Flaming Lips Redo 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'

Normally, I'd consider this sort of thing sacrilege. But I guess if any band is going to reinterpret Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, I can at least be relieved that it's The Flaming Lips.

According to the L.A. Times, during a live performance last night, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told the crowd that the band had already recorded a followup to its latest album, Embryonic — a track-by-track interpretation of the legendary Pink Floyd album. Henry Rollins and Peaches both reportedly make appearances on the record, along with members of the band Stardeath & The White Dwarfs.

A fan video of The Flaming Lips' performing "Watching the Planets" last night in Los Angeles

It's a pretty ballsy move for The Flaming Lips, a band that's been mixing it up for more than 25 years, and one that could anger diehard Pink Floyd fans. But Coyne tells the L.A. Times, "I think our audience would forgive us for going out in the further regions of whatever we could think of. But I don't think we'd be worthy of being forgiven if we didn't do that. They're giving us the freedom, the encouragement, the money and the time to say, 'Go somewhere where no other band could go, and come back and tell us what it was like.'"

The Flaming Lips' version of The Dark Side of the Moon will be released sometime soon, and will likely only be available on iTunes, at least initially.