Flaming Lips pay tribute to Sgt Pepper...with Miley Cyrus

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The Flaming Lips will release their version of classic Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in October, frontman Wayne Coyne has confirmed.

The album will be called With A Little Help From My Fwends and it’ll feature a number of guest vocalists including Miley Cyrus and Moby.

Coyne tells Rolling Stone: “It’s really just a lot of great friends of mine who are all contributing. Sometimes it’s two groups doing a song; sometimes it’s one. And it’s not always the Flaming Lips and someone – sometimes it’s just other groups. But I think all that’s gonna be great.

“People are like, ‘Why do you do Beatles songs?’ and I’m like, ‘Because people love them.’ I think it’ll generate a lot of interest.”

The Flaming Lips recently performed a version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds with Miley Cyrus on her Bangerz tour. A studio version of the track is available as a download with pre-orders of the album.

The band recently dismissed drummer Kliph Scurlock after he and Coyne fell out over a friend’s decision to wear a Native American headdress, which led to accusations of racism.