The Flaming Lips: "Bush Is An Idiot"
Frontman bashes President but says he's not trying to change the world...
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne hit out at George W Bush today during an exclusive interview with MTV.co.uk.
Wearing a badge with the President's face crossed out, he said: "I'm an American and I feel like it's my duty to kind of remind people how much George Bush is an idiot."
And talking about the band's new single, Yeah Yeah Yeah Song, he added: "I think a lot of people read into the song that we're just bashing George Bush. And I think there's probably a little bit of truth to that. Sometimes we'd be in the studio and you can't help but be involved in current events, when you're watching news programmes. And you just get so outraged, you know?"
So are The Flaming Lips trying to change the world? "I'd be the first to say that I don't think rock 'n' roll changes the world it's never going to change any politician's agenda. But I think sometimes songs " and the Yeah Yeah Yeah Song is one in particular " are where you get to say things that are just bugging the hell out of you.
"People think that rock songs change the world, and instead of really doing something that does change the world " something as simple as voting " people sit around listening to their iPods, and that doesn't change the world."
Yeah Yeah Yeah song is released on April 24, preceded by new album At War With The Mystics on April 3.