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Countdown To VH1′s Who Rock Honors: The Flaming Lips Interview, Pt. 2

Lyndsey Parker
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Apparently Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips had a pipedream that involved Amy Winehouse filling the Tina Turner "Acid Queen" role for their recent VH1 Who Rock Honors "Tommy" medley performance. We at Yahoo! Music cannot think of a more perfect example of typecasting than that, or a scenario in which Amy's knock-kneed, wackjobby wobbliness onstage would be more appropriate.

Sadly, it was not meant to be: Such a collaboration was not realized when the Lips paid homage to the Who at last Saturday's allstar VH1 Who Rock Honors concert (which airs this Thursday). But the unaccompanied Lips still got to fly their freak-flag high in honor of the Union Jack-flag-waving rock icons, quite brilliantly and bizarrely representing the more theatrical and mystical side of the Who.

In a one-on-one interview his trailer on the VH1 Who Rock Honors set, Wayne hallucinated with Yahoo! Music about what the Lips' proposed Winehouse duet would've sounded like. He also discussed his band's special connection to Who's trippy Tommy era, and revealed what Who tunes his fellow Rock Honors participants Pearl Jam, Incubus, Tenacious D, and the Foo Fighters performed at the show. See him wax and Wayne here:

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WATCH PART 1 OF WAYNE'S INTERVIEW

WATCH PART 3

WATCH PART 4

WATCH PART 5

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