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Grammy Award-winning musician Wayne Coyne has been the frontman of the Flaming Lips since 1983.
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The following year, the Flaming Lips was awarded a Grammy Award for best rock instrumental performance for "Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)." The band earned a second Grammy (best rock instrumental performance) in 2007 for The Wizard Turns On...The Giant Silver Flashlight and Puts on His Werewolf Moccasins.
On April 16, 2012, the Flaming Lips released their 13th album, The Terror, which was met with mixed reviews.
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