Following a series of quizzical tweets, frontman Wayne Coyne states their Twitter was hacked
For about 15 minutes Thurs night, indie-rock jokesters the Flaming Lips pronounced their own demise. In a Tweet they’ve since deleted, they wrote, “We have sad news. We’ve broken up…” A whole eighteen minutes later, though, they messaged again, “lol just joking men, ” and deleted their farewell. A representative from the Lips’ label had written “not true” when Rolling Stone attempted to confirm the group’s disbandment.
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During the midst of it most of, the group’s frontman, Wayne Coyne, tweeted from his own personal account, “The Flaming Lips twitter has been hijacked!!!! ” Still the unusual tweets continued.
The Flaming Lips account messaged a request for their fans to buy the newest single from the boy band Marriage J, a tweet claiming “that last announcement was a bit early, ” accompanied by an image of a skeletal system in tagging “The Flaming Lips, 1983 – 2013, ” a request to Justin Bieber for your pet to follow them. It then went on in order to retweet a number of random tweets from the British marble designer.
Then it all made feeling when it asked for “everyone to follow @CallumB95 and help him reach 400 supporters! ” The Lips tweeted twice more asking people to follow the account. Then those tweets began getting deleted at around 6: fifty two. By that time, though, the Callum account had gotten up to 455 followers. No one from the band has made any further comment about the situation.
Just yesterday, the Lips premiered the song “Wolf Children, ” from their forthcoming Peace Sword EP, a release that contains tracks from the movie Ender’s Game. It will appear on Black Friday, as part of Report Store Day’s “Back to Black Friday” event.