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Flaming Lips : Bonnaroo Bound

Bonnaroo Lineup News: The Flaming Lips to Cover Dark Side of the Moon, Paul Simon a Go and Paul McCartney Rumored

By Adam Gold| blogs.nashvillescene.com
In case you haven’t heard, everyone’s favorite fearless freaks of the festival circuit, The Flaming Lips, will perform Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in a late-night set at Bonnaroo 2010. This according to Lips frontman — and Raffi of indie-rock — Wayne Coyne, who yesterday revealed his bands intentions to Spinner, claiming:

…we’re gonna do it at Bonnaroo at the midnight slot, the first night… We do a Flaming Lips set then starting about 2:30 we do this ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ thing. In that sense, it’s perfect for that. It lets you play a little bit longer… We did it at the New Year’s Eve show just knowing everybody’s gonna be taking acid, staying awake until five in the morning. We might as well just be jamming on some freak-out music.

Coyne is, of course, referring the their recent New Year’s Eve show where they covered the classic album for the first time.

In other Bonnaroo news, it has also been reported that Paul Simon will appear among the festival’s headliners. No word yet on whether or not he’ll cover Piper at the Gates of Dawn (fingers crossed). According to Glide Magazine, it is now speculated that another legendary Paul will appear as well, and they don’t mean Paul Rodgers. Sir McCartney headlined Coachella last year, and he’s one legacy artist I’d really like to check off my list, so let’s hope such rumors aren’t erroneous. Perhaps he’ll cover Eddie and the Cruisers’ “On the Dark Side.”

The full Bonnaroo lineup is due to be announced throughout the day next Tuesday. We here at the Cream will do our best to keep you abreast of other ‘roo-mored performers as they trickle in. (If you’re an insider, but not “insider,” please feel free to comment, anonymously if need be, with any hot goss.) My money’s still on The Arcade Fire, and my hopes for Neil Young making an appearance are through the roof.

One act you can all count on not playing Bonnaroo is Fall Out Boy. Making the case for the existence of a God, the band has reportedly called it quits. Woo-fucking-hoo.