May 29, 2017  

The Flaming Lips Love Being Attacked by Pink Floyd's Devotees

April 12, 2010 (6:32 am) GMT
After receiving numerous criticism of their reworking of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', The Flaming Lips state they 'love that controversy and welcome any enemies.'
The Flaming Lips Love Being Attacked by Pink Floyd's Devotees

welcome critics of their reworking of 's "Dark Side of the Moon" because the nasty blog attacks are winning them new fans. The band first tackled the classic album at the Bonnaroo festival in America in 2003 and they plan to revive the performance at this year's Bonnaroo in June.

But, after performing the iconic album in its entirety during a hometown show in Oklahoma on New Year's Eve, on December 31, 2009, the band have been hit by a deluge of angry comments from Pink Floyd purists. And frontman Wayne Coyne admits the criticism is welcome.

He says, "The only people who seem to come at you with 'how dare you touch this music?' sort of attitude are the old school Pink Floyd fans. There are these mean-spirited 'how dare you touch Pink Floyd, you guys suck' sort of blogs."

"I don't read the blogs but some of the guys in the group do... I love that controversy and welcome any enemies who want to try and stop us, because, any time people attack you, people want to come to your rescue. If you've never been attacked, you never know what affection and what love and what loyalty you have in your fans."

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Big Bang's G-Dragon Sports Cornrows and Heavy Makeup in New Instagram Pics
  2. Pregnant Nikki Reed Bares Cleavage in Sexy Maternity Clothes
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo's Mother Laughs Off Georgina Rodriguez Pregnancy Rumor: 'It's Nonsense'
  4. Lamar Odom Is Refused Entry at Los Angeles Strip Club
  5. Kim Kardashian Is Begging Khloe to Be Her Surrogate for Baby No. 3
  6. So Cruel! Travis Scott Compares Kylie's Bedroom Skills to Sister Kendall Jenner's
  7. Selena Gomez Denies Collaboration With The Weeknd on New Music: 'It's Not True'
  8. 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Iconic Character Holly Golightly to Become a Merchandise Queen