Flaming Lips record 6-hour song for animals, music

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City-based alternative rock band Flaming Lips has recorded a six-hour song to raise money for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the University of Central Oklahoma’s Academy of Contemporary Music.

The band said Monday that the project has raised about $20,000 with fans donating $100 each to hear their names spoken by Sean Lennon — the son of John Lennon — in the song.

Lead singer Wayne Coyne said the project will reduce the number of homeless animals in Oklahoma City and invest in equipment and technology for the music academy.

The song will only be available within a toy called a “Strobo Trip,” which the band describes as a “multi-sensory phenomenon” including music and lights, via the band’s website. No release date has been announced.

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