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Countdown To VH1′s Who Rock Honors: The Flaming Lips Interview, Pt. 3

Lyndsey Parker
Maximum Performance

Some people may think the Flaming Lips are an odd addition to the VH1 Who Rock Honors bill. After all, the other tribute acts--Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Tenacious D, and Incubus--are more mainstream, VH1-friendly marquee names.

But anyone familiar with Pete Townshend's musical tastes knows he still has an appreciation for the avant-garde and under-the-radar (Gaz Coombes from Supergrass made a stupendous surprise appearance at Saturday night's Rock Honors taping, too). And anyone familiar with the Flaming Lips knows that there's no better band out there to recapture the freaky-deakiness of the Who's fabled theatrical period. (The Lips performed a Tommy medley on the show, which airs on VH1 this Thursday night.)

In part 3 of his one-on-one Yahoo! Music interview on the VH1 Who Rock Honors set, Wayne discussed just what the Flaming Lips' wacked-out pop & circumstance has in common with the Who's early career, how the Lips got involved with this awesome event, and what VH1 viewers can expect on Thursday. (SPOLIER ALERT: They can expect it to be amazing. Duh!) 

See him wax and Wayne here:

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Watch part 1 of Wayne's interview

Watch part 2

 

View performance photos

View red-carpet photos

 

Visit the official VH1 Who Rock Honors website

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