When it comes to Flaming Lips, things are never easy. Yesterday, fans of the psychedelic band from Oaklahoma were surprised with a post on the band's official Twitter saying: "We have bad news for you. ... We parted."
As soon as fans and journalists began to comment on the issue, a new message was posted saying that it was all a joke. A spokesman for the band also denied any news about the end of the band’s career.
Another tweet saying that the message "was a bit premature," it was also posted on their official website. To complete the frontman Wayne Coyne also used his personal account on the microblogging to say that "Flaming Lips’ Twitter Account was hacked!".
The Flaming Lips were one of the attractions of Lollapalooza this year in São Paulo. The band is now preparing for a tour together with another band that has a predilection for psychedelic music of the 60s - the Australians Tame Impala.