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Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips Perform ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’

Sun, May 18, 2014 10:37pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 21 Comments

Even though Miley’s album is full of hits, she opted to go with a way different route for the year’s BBMA performance — and took on a Beatles classic!

Miley Cyrus was joined on stage in England for a remote performance with The Flaming Lips to perform one of our favorite Beatles songs, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds!” She was wearing quite the outfit — she looked like a gold sparkly bird!

Miley Cyrus’ Performance At Billboard Awards

What a different kind of performance from Miley! Live from a stage in England, Miley had pink stripes on her face and a black leotard under a huge gold jacket. Wayne Coyne, from The Flaming Lips stood barefoot next to her also singing, wearing a similar outfit which was silver. It had to be the strangest outfits we’ve every seen, but it was pretty great — they sang the Beatles classic flawlessly.

This is actually not the first time they’ve collaborated on stage! The Flaming Lips are releasing a Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album, and they recorded with Miley for it.

Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd from the band joined her during her Bangerz tour on multiple times where they performed “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1,” as well as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Wayne complimented her in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, so it’s definitely going to a be a great collaboration.

“I like her aesthetic more than a Lady Gaga, who this year to me feels like, ‘Take me serious’ and Miley’s like, ‘I don’t give a fuck,’ which to me is always a lot more fun,” he said. “I really like that thing where the people are inside the rainbow and they walk around. I just like that sort of stuff.”

What did you think of their collaboration, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!

— Emily Longeretta

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