When I first read the title of this Huffington Post article, I thought The Flaming Lips broke Jay-Z‘s record of “most problems that don’t involve bitches”. Turns out? Not an actual record. Who knew, right? Anyway, turns out The Flaming Lips have been trying to break a record for a while now, and have finally succeeded: they’ve successfully played the most live shows in 24 hours, with eight performances (narrowly beating out Jay-Z’s seven).
The psychedelic rockers from Oklahoma set a new Guinness World Record for most live shows in a 24-hour period, finishing off their feat of eight performances Thursday night in New Orleans. Their journey started a day earlier in Memphis, Tenn., and they were joined on their trip south through the Mississippi Delta by several other acts and celebrities in celebration of MTV’s O Music Awards. Jay-Z held the record previously at seven shows in 24 hours. Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne called the record “an absurd joy” in a news release.
Well, it was bound to happen eventually; The guys in The Flaming Lips have been trying forever to break a record, so hopefully they’ll settle down now and go back to making music instead of seeing how many golf balls can fit inside a human head.