Planning on putting the wrecking ball to expectations this fall. Meanwhile, watch some live video foreshadowings, below.
By Barbi Martinez, Blurt Intern
You heard right: the Flaming Lips are prepping a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album entitled… drumroll, please…With A Little Help From My Fwends, on October 28th. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles’ 1967 LP, and pitching in are “special fwends” Miley Cyrus, Moby, Electric Würms (A LIPS side project) and more. Erykah Badu is apparently not on the album, however, in case you were wondering.
Yes, THE Miley Cyrus. (Are there more than one?) You can say what you want about hip/cool etc., but there’s no doubt it’s a savvy marketing move, because the idea is to sell records: a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
With A Little Help From My Fwends will be available for pre-order on May 18th and at all participating retailers, pre-orders will include an instant download of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” feat. Moby ‘n’ Miley.