Despite Twitter prank, Flaming Lips say they’re not breaking up

Despite Twitter prank, Flaming Lips say they’re not breaking up

THE BAND IS STILL TOGETHER: Derek Brown and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips during a recent performance. The band says despite a Twitter prank, they are not breaking up. Photo: Associated Press/Barry Brecheisen/Invision

The Flaming Lips have assured fans they’re not splitting up after hackers announced the end of the band in what appeared to be an official tweet on Thursday.

It took frontman Wayne Coyne just 18 minutes to correct the news as fans panicked about a post, which read: “We have sad news. We’ve broken up…”

The singer took to his own account to tell concerned fans, “The Flaming Lips twitter has been hijacked!!!!”

The imposters didn’t stop with their pranks, however, and continued to post odd tweets, including one which urged fans to buy boy band Union J’s new single and a request for Justin Bieber to follow them.

Recent Headlines

in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks


LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

in Music

Jack White launches new Third Man Records store in Detroit


Rocker Jack White has launched his first Third Man Records venture in his native Detroit.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: Holiday parodies of the year’s biggest hits


From "Bad Blood" and "Watch Me," to "Uptown Funk," here are the year's hottest songs made fit for the holidays.

in Music

Adele announces tour


Adele, whose latest album "25" has smashed sales records in its first week of release, announced on Thursday she would begin a 15-week concert tour.

in Black Friday, Viral Videos

WATCH: What ‘Black Friday’ would look like as a scary movie


Black Friday would be a scary shopping experience if it got the Hollywood treatment.