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She's been everywhere else, why not TV?

British Singer/songwriter Beth Orton will be appearing on the WB television series Charmed on February 9. She'll be performing her new single "Thinking About Tomorrow".

Beth recently joined The Flaming Lips during their London Forum gig in January for a cover of Kylie's 'Can't Get You Outta My Head'. She performed 3 songs with the band including a new, as yet untitled track and "The State We're In" (her collaboration with The Chemical Brothers on their 'Surrender' album).

Justin Timberlake Joins The Flaming Lips!

Ok, nothing like a bit of exaggeration for a headline eh? No, Justin Timberlake hasn't *really* joined The Flaming Lips but he did perform with them on Top of the Pops on Friday. The segment, which was recorded Thursday, has Timberlake appearing with the band on bass during their rendition of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Apparently Timberlake and Wayne Coyne had met earlier in the week while taping separate interviews with Radio One. Timberlake took a copy of the track to study, and came to TOTP wearing a dolphin costume until the taping actually began. What's that saying about strange bedfellows?

Flaming Lips flying into the Windy City

The Metro in Chicago is set to be the site of a special New Year's Eve gig by the Flaming Lips. Tickets can be purchased TODAY at noon (CDT) at any Ticketmaster outlet or www.ticketmaster.com. This gig is not being announced to the public until Saturday at 9 AM. Tickets are 75 USD plus fees.

Editorial note: What a great way to ring in the new year and celebrate the Metro's 20th Anniversary!

The Flaming Lips to Support Beck

Nick sent in the bit of info that the Flaming Lips will be Beck's supporting band on his upcoming tour. Beck will be touring in support of his acoustic album, "Sea Change". The Flaming Lips will also be opening the show with their own material before Beck joins them onstage. You can currently see the Flaming Lips on the Ultimate Sunshine tour. I just saw them last week and it was fantastic! The headliner, Cake, took the second to last spot to give the Lips, "more darkness for their audio/visual show". Finally, if you haven't heard their performance on KCRW, head on over there with your Realplayer and check it out. I don't want to give anything away but their first song is a cover of Radiohead's "Knives Out"

The Flaming Lips Plan For 2002

There's a Sonicnet article on The Flaming Lips about their next album which is scheduled to be released in May. They also talk about their "X-mas on Mars" movie that is currently being produced by the band and is scheduled to be released for this Christmas.