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Chicken-Fried News: Moving on


(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

The well-documented split between former Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock and Wayne Coyne is rather complex.

But for the uninitiated, here’s the condensed version: Scurlock no like Coyne. Coyne no like Scurlock.

It all started back in March, when Scurlock took to social media to criticize Christina Fallin (our governor’s daughter) for sporting an American Indian headdress in some sort of bizarre glamor shot-type thing.

So when Coyne — a friend of Christina’s — found out about those mean words, he had some disparaging comments of his own for the band’s then-drummer, even going so far as to “fire” him Donald Trump-style. Fun stuff, right?

Well, it wasn’t so fun for the parties involved. But Scurlock, who drums now for Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys’ backing band, told The Kansas City Star he’s in a much better place in his post-Lips days.

“I hadn’t really liked Wayne very much for a few years now,” he said, “and as I get more perspective on it, I miss the guys and the songs and knowing where next month’s rent was coming from. But for the most part, I’m a lot happier.”

So it sounds like everything worked out, even if Coyne and Scurlock are no longer “fwends.”

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