American rock band Flaming Lips have announced that they will be releasing a tribute to The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album. The album, titled With a Little Help from my Fwends, is due to be released in October.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Wayne Coyne, frontman of the band, said: “People are like, ‘Why do you do Beatles songs?’ and I’m like, ‘Because people love them.’ I think it’ll generate a lot of interest.”
The album is also said to feature appearances from artists including Miley Cyrus and Moby. Cyrus will be collaborating with the band for the track Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, which she performed with the Flaming Lips recently on the Manchester stint of her Bangerz tour. “It’s really just a lot of great friends of mine who are all contributing,” says Coyne,
It isn’t the first time the rockers have released a tribute album. In 2009, they released a version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon which also featured contributions from other artists.
It is believed that a portion of the proceeds from the album will be donated to Bella’s Foundation, an Oklahoma charity which assists pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
The album is due to be released on the 28th of October, with pre-orders available from the 18th of May.