Flaming Lips record 6-hour song
Published 05/10/2011 | 10:32
Flaming Lips have raised thousands of dollars for charity by recording a marathon six-hour song with John Lennon's son Sean.
The band said that the project has generated about 20,000 dollars for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the University of Central Oklahoma's Academy of Contemporary Music, with fans donating 100 dollars each to hear their names spoken by Sean in the song.
Lead singer Wayne Coyne said the project will reduce the number of homeless animals in Oklahoma City and invest in equipment and technology for the music academy.
The song will only be available within a toy called a Strobo Trip, which the band describes as a "multi-sensory phenomenon" including music and lights, via the band's website. No release date has been announced.