After previously teaming up for a psychedelic rendition of Yoko Ono and John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," The Flaming Lips and Ono are slated to release a 7" Christmas edition vinyl of the track, which was originally crafted for the Amazon Prime All Is Bright seasonal compilation, Pitchfork notes.
Due out on Dec. 11 via Chimera Music, the single will include a B-side of "Atlas Eets Christmas." The avant-garde artist and the Transmissions From The Satellite Heart musicians joined forces in 2011 to record both tracks, later performing each one with Neon Indian at an Oklahoma New Year's gig, NME reports. Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips front man, took to Twitter to post an "Atlas Eets Christmas" lyrics sheet from 2011.
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) December 5, 2011
As a whole, The Flaming Lips has proven to be Beatles fanatics by crafting their 15th studio album into their own track-by-track tribute to Sgt. Peppers and the Lonely Hearts Club, titled With a Little Help from My Fwends. Speaking of friends, Coyne and company are known to be pretty tight with the wild and outspoken "Dooo It!" singer, Miley Cyrus. The band of buddies, who will perform an entirely nude gig together, came together on both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan for multiple flashy renditions of classic Beatles tunes such as "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life."
The Beatle's widow, Ono, recently organized an attempt to break a world record for the largest, human made peace sign, in order to honor Lennon on what would've been his 75th birthday. Even though the celebration gathered 2,000 people in New York City's Central Park, the peace sign was unsuccessful in beating the world record. Speaking on Lennon's sexuality, Ono recently clued fans in that he may have been bisexual.
Ono revealed: "John and I had a big talk about it, saying, basically, all of us must be bisexual. And we were sort of in a situation of thinking that we're not [bisexual] because of society. So we are hiding the other side of ourselves, which is less acceptable. But I don't have a strong sexual desire towards another woman."
"I think he had a desire to [sleep with men], but I think he was too inhibited," she continued.