The Flaming Lips Will Now Try to Sell You Ke$ha’s Blood

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Ke$ha attends the 26th Genesis Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Because it would not be a Flaming Lips project without some sort of weirdo tie-in, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the band’s Record Day double-album, will apparently be released with a special edition that includes actual blood samples from some of the contributors involved. Allow Wayne Coyne to explain: “I don't have everybody's blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and it's actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak ... I'm going to try to take that same concept and put little bits of everybody's blood in the middle of this record. Like a glass specimen thing.” Some very dedicated fans have done the research and suspect that Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, and yes, possibly Ke$ha have already donated to the effort. (Warning: lots of blood at that link.) There will only be five or six blood-records, and they'll be expensive, says Coyne, so maybe cut back on your glitter-and-Jack spending if you really have to have one.