When a famous rock band gets a chance to share the stage with the Flaming Lips, they best alert their crew and all group members to be on their top behavior ‘cause Wayne Coyne can, and will, call you out, take it back, and then call you out again. After all, as one of our readers once pointed out, Okies don’t lie. In an interview posted on Coldplay.com, Coyne discussed his long-running friendship with Coldplay and whereas he previously asserted that Arcade Fire and the “dudes running their stages” treated people “like shit,” he has nothing but praise for the good vibes in the Coldplay camp.
“Of all the giant groups out there in the world, they probably are the coolest as far as people and the way they treat their audience and their crew,” Coyne said on his reasons for joining Coldplay’s European stadium tour. “So we kind of knew going into it that we’d have a good time, even if the audience didn’t understand us.”
Not only have the Lips shared the stage with Coldplay many times, been covered by Chris Martin, and shared a love for balloon drops, Coyne also catches his BFFs whenever they play his home state. “The previous time I went down there in my truck and Chris and Jonny [Buckland] jumped in the back and I gave them a tour around Oklahoma and some of the significant places that are important to Flaming Lips folklore, like the first place we played and where we filmed Christmas On Mars.”
Aww. It’s so nice to see rock stars getting along for a change. For more of Coyne’s gushing over their musical bromance go thataway.