The Flaming Lips Reveal April Fools Prank
The "Dark Side Of The Moon" companion album turned out to be a joke.
On Monday, The Flaming Lips announced that they would release a companion record for "Dark Side Of The Moon" entitled "Flaming Side of the Moon", which had been created to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd's 1973 original.
They said that the album was also intended to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", much like the Floyd album is famously rumoured to do (something that the band have always denied).
It's now been revealed however that it was all part of an April Fools Prank, in conjunction with comedy website Funny Or Die.
The lid was lifted on the prank in a video on the site called "The Flaming Lips Sell Out", which includes a series of screenshots of various news outlets that reported the fake release.
You can watch the video below:
Buy Pink Floyd Albums
More from Rock News
Hawkwind Join Forces With Brian Blessed
Listen to the reworking of their 1981 classic 'Sonic Attack'
Phil Lynott's Last Ever Radio Interview
Listen to the full interview online now
Red Hot Chili Peppers Plot New Album
They've started work without producer Rick Rubin.
Rare Jimi Hendrix Albums Get Re-Release
'The Cry of Love' and 'Rainbow Bridge' are out in September
U2 To Release 13th Album This Year
The follow-up to 2009's 'No Line on the Horizon' is due very soon
Planet Rock Joins World Record Guitar Attempt!
Deep Purple's Ian Gillan will join the thousands playing 'Smoke On The Water'