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If you hadn't already noticed, this year is going to be jam-packed with Flaming Lips releases. Already this year, the band let loose their wild iPhone jam, Two Blobs Fucking, with box sets and collaborations with Neon Indian and Ariel Pink on the way. Things have just got 100 percent weirder though, with the band's latest announcement: they're releasing new music via a life-size human skull made out of gummy candy.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Lips leader Wayne Coyne revealed that the band are gearing up for the confectionery collection, which will be released sometime in April.

"It's a life-sized human skull completely made out of edible gummy bear stuff," Coyne said. "It also has a gummy brain inside of it and, inside of that, there's a USB flash drive that has three new songs on it. It's pretty outrageous."

Coyne went on to explain how they even came up with the oddball idea. "We found this guy in Raleigh, North Carolina, who makes all these gummy bear things -- even adult toys. I don't know if he's making giant dicks and pussies out of gummy bears, but we called him and said, 'Hey, would you want to make a life-size human skull with a brain in it?' And he's like, 'Who is this?' We said, 'the Flaming Lips.' He's like, 'I love you guys!' So sometimes you're lucky and you'll run into someone with enthusiasm."

If that weren't enough, Coyne also added that future releases may include "a salt box" and "a little spinning stroboscope thing."

As for upcoming collaborations, on top of the already reported Neon Indian, Ariel Pink and Deerhoof jams, the band have apparently been in talks with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. They have also tried to court legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. That doesn't mean they will be working in the studio together though. Ah, the wonders of technology.

"I know he likes our music," Coyne said of Page. "It doesn't always mean we get to sit in the same room as someone, and lot of times you're just sending tracks back and forth, but I'm hoping he's open to it. We always have a lot of stuff that someone like Jimmy Page could play over and we have a whole year to try and work this out."

From: Exclaim
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June 29, 1969 - Led Zeppelin play the prestigious Royal Albert Hall
June 28, 1970 - Zeppelin reach mass acceptance in Britain by playing Bath
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June 21, 1972 - Eighth American tour begins in Denver, CO, almost four years since Zeppelin’s American debut
June 03, 1973 - Zeppelin play the Fabulous Forum in LA, a favorite venue to the band
June xx, 1973 - The band takes a mid-tour holiday in Hawaii
June xx, 1974 - Promoter Fred Bannister announces that Led Zeppelin will play Knebworth, the band declines
June xx, 1975 - John Bonham loses his license for six months over a drunk driving charge
June xx, 1976 - Filmmaker Kenneth Anger tells media that Jimmy Page is partly responsible for the failure of his film over the delayed soundtrack he provided
June 07, 1977 - The first of six nights at Madison Square Gardens
June xx, 1978 - Robert feels new life within Led Zeppelin again
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