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Published: 2012/11/20

Wayne Coyne Brings Grenade to Airport, Causes Bomb Scare

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne accidentally brought Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Airport to a halt when he inadvertently left a hand grenade in the carry-on bag he brought through security last week. The grenade, which turned out to be dead, triggered an alarm at the TSA checkpoint and forced a shutdown of the terminal. The TSA went into a bit of a panic because they didn’t have any bomb disposal crews on hand, but Coyne was eventually released once it was determined that the grenade was harmless. The incident took place on November 10, and numerous flights were delayed because of it.

Coyne was on his way to Los Angeles for a preview of the Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots stage musical. The Flaming Lips frontman tweeted about the bomb scare saying, “Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!” As previously reported, Coyne will star in a special radio program, Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor, this weekend.


There are 11 comments associated with this post

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck November 20, 2012, 17:56:18

this just in…they SUCK

DC November 20, 2012, 17:21:45

ok now well past just eccentric and certifiably f’d up

Befuddled November 20, 2012, 17:44:42

What an effing idiot.

Rob S. November 20, 2012, 18:38:48

Couldn’t he just put it in his checked luggage instead?

coyne November 21, 2012, 07:56:52

guy’s a toolbag

wayne coyne November 21, 2012, 07:57:27

guy’s a toolbag.

me November 21, 2012, 10:55:15

This just in… not one fan of the band give a rat’s ass about you thinking they suck, or what you think of Wayne Coyne… in fact, each and every one of them think you suck…

Wain Coin November 21, 2012, 15:15:20

Band sucks for real

JoBlo November 21, 2012, 15:45:54

Everything & Everybody SUCKS!!!!

Befuddled November 22, 2012, 00:12:01

Hey “me”: Are you kidding? This has NOTHING to do with whatever anyone thinks of the band or Wayne as a musician. This has everything to do with the fact yet another moron tried to bring a “weapon” on board a plane. Real or not, how do you not know not to fuck around with stuff like that? I guess 9/11 completely missed this guy. Whether he’s a great musician or not is irrelevant. He’s a stupid, stupid human being.

Cosmickyle November 22, 2012, 10:07:07

The lips suck. Wayne coyne sucks. Throw him in jail and keep that terrible band off the scene.

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck November 23, 2012, 10:42:28

We report Just the facts ma’am

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