The Flaming Lips are barreling their way through the O Music Awards — and into the Guinness Book of World Records — aboard a tricked-out tour bus, and they’re less than eight hours away from besting Jay-Z’s mark for most shows played within a single day.
And in typical Lips fashion, they’ve made each stop on their OMA trek — five so far, in cities throughout the South — a uniquely insane experience. They’ve been joined friends like Grace Potter, Neon Indian and Jackson Browne, torn through a litany of covers and generally wreaked havoc at every possible opportunity. If all goes according to plan, they’ll wrap things up (and officially enter the Guinness Book) with a triumphant set tonight in New Orleans, sharing the stage with Grimes.
Check out the Lips’ thundering version of Led Zeppelin’s “Song Remains the Same” with Grace Potter in Oxford, Mississippi, below:
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