Friday, August 08, 2014

Fwends in high places

J Mascis, Moby, MGMT, Lightning Bolt, Maynard James Keenan, My Morning Jacket, Miley Cyrus: yep, the Flaming Lips have assembled quite a cast for their forthcoming full-length cover of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - called, naturally, With A Little Help From My Fwends. Mascis and My Morning Jacket will be teaming up for the title track, while interestingly Cyrus will feature on 'A Day In The Life', rather than 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds', the track she's already recorded with Wayne Coyne and company.

Having worked with the Lips, it looks as though Cyrus may now be branching out with her alt-rock collaborations - if Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre gets her way. After Cyrus posted pictures of Hanna in her riot grrrl days on Instagram, Hanna contacted her on Twitter about "an idea for an album that only you are daring enough to make". Could be interesting (not least to see what Sinead O'Connor makes of it) - watch this space...

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