The Flaming Lips split with drummer Kliph Scurlock

on April 08, 2014, 11:18am

The Flaming Lips have parted ways with their longtime drummer Kliph Scurlock.

As The Future Heart points out, Scurlock didn’t perform with the band during their set at The Buku Project in New Orleans last month. Now, a representative for the band has confirmed to Pitchfork that Scurlock is no longer an active member.

Based on some of his recent tweets, it appears Scurlock was fired from the band. “Yeah….it would be nice….but it’s not up to me,” he wrote in response to a fan who tweeted, “The Lips are much better with you, not than you! Sorry for the mistype! Hope yr still in the band…#flaminglips”.

Stardeath and White Dwarfs drummer Matt Duckworth filled in for Scurlock at The Buku Project and also appeared in Funny or Die’s April Fools’ Day videos. It’s unclear if he’ll be joining the band as Scurlock’s permanent replacement.

The Flaming Lips are next scheduled to perform the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 17th and will appear at Bonnaroo in June. Check out their complete tour docket below.

The Flaming Lips 2014 Tour Dates:
05/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
05/24 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
05/26 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
05/27 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
05/28 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
05/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Capital FM Arena
05/31 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/06 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
06/08 – Austin, TX @ X Games Festival
06/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
06/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
07/11 – Saugerties, NY @ The Hudson Project
07/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
07/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
07/16 – Fargo, ND @ The Venue
08/30 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival
11/09 – Reykjavik, IC @ Iceland Airwaves


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Zeus freedlander
April 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm

The firing of Kliph is due to a combination of Wayne having shrunken testes, no actual care for anything he says he stands for, a midlife crisis (Mylee Cyrus, really Wayne?) And an overload of diet Red Bull and Aderol (cue Beastie Boys heart attack man) To the rest of the band who files in behind him, I say, grow a pair!

April 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I think there’s a typo in the third paragraph. “It’s unclear if he’ll be joining the band as Duckworth’s permanent replacement.” I think “Duckworth’s” is supposed to be “Scurlock’s”. Now I’m that guy. I’m an asshole. Thanks for reading.

Neal Adkins
April 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

They’ll be playing at OSL too as revealed on Instagram. Just throwin’ that out there.


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