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OKLAHOMA DREAMING

Musician Wayne Coyne with Lillian and Jessie: on disenfranchised dogs and pooch-loving pop stars.

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OKLAHOMA DREAMING

The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne is known  for incorporating giant animal costumes and fake blood into the band’s live shows, so it should come as no surprise that the musician, filmmaker, and visual artist is also  a dog lover who feels a special connection to his animals. Correspondingly, the group’s 15th album—a collection of Beatles covers titled With a Little Help from My Fwends— raised money for a local veterinary charity called the Bella Foundation and, more recently, the band backed Miley Cyrus on her latest album, which was dedicated  to the memory of her deceased pets. We met with Coyne at the house of wonders he shares with his girlfriend, designer Katy Weaver, and four mutts, to talk about his dedication to disenfranchised dogs, what fuels his artistic drive, and what it’s like going to PetSmart with a pop star.


You can read the complete interview in Four&Sons, Issue Four.
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Photography by Winnie Au

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