Flaming Lips plan 'Yoshimi' musical

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The Flaming Lips are set to become the latest act to turn a hit album into a Broadway show - the man behind The Who's Tommy wants to adapt their cult hit Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots for the stage.

As Green Day prepare to stage their American Idiot musical in New York, The Flaming Lips have revealed they're in talks with Des McAnuff to turn their hit 2002 album into a theatrical spectacular.

Frontman Wayne Coyne tells WENN, "We've talked about doing something with Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots now for about five or six years. They did it with Tommy and Des McAnuff was the director, and he's the one that wants to do Yoshimi.

"We've actually pursued it to a certain extent and I think that where it sits is really just me deciding to dedicate a couple of years of my life to making it.

"It's a strange opportunity but I know we've talked about it since 2003. We would incorporate all the songs and probably write some other music that told a little bit more of a story. I guess my biggest dilemma is there's not really a story with Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots; it's just a series of unconnected songs that sound connected when you listen.

"That being said, I don't think it would be overly impossible to draw some connections and come up with some type of emotional storyline."


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