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Flaming Lips cover Lennon track with Yoko Ono

The Flaming Lips have released a cover of John Lennon’s 1971 track Happy Xmas (War Is Over) featuring Yoko Ono.

It’s one of 43 tracks in Amazon playlist All Is Bright (opens in new tab), which is available free of charge to customers of the retailer’s Prime service.

Last month the Lips released With A Little Help From My Fwends, their take on the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album. Frontman Wayne Coyne – whose recollections of an armed robbery when he was 17 got a new lease of life this week – admitted that tackling the Fab Four’s 1967 masterpiece was a “risk.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.