The Flaming Lips have set a new Guinness Book World Record for the most concerts performed in a 24-hour period, breaking Jay-Z’s record. The band trekked from Memphis to New Orleans and played eight shows in total, with a myriad of openers and special guests including Neon Indian, Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr., Jackson Browne and Phantogram. They also performed a few different covers, including the Police’s “Invisible Sun,” Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” and Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same” and “The Rain Song.”
The band performed as a part of MTV’s O Music Awards, which spliced streaming Lips sets with awards for innovation in the digital music space over the last eight months.
In Biloxi, Miss. the Lips were joined by Phantogram, where they performed a new song called “You Lust.” Messageboard chatter suggests that this will be the title of the band’s forthcoming 9th studio album which is tentatively due out this November. When Hive spoke with Coyne late last month about stripper poles and peyote, Coyne had something different in mind. “I think it’s going to be called ‘The Terror,’ he told us. Of course, in the Lips’ world, things can change quickly.
Head here for a selection of Hive’s favorite performances throughout the 24 hours.