Drummer Kliph Scurlock Parts Ways with The Flaming Lips
Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock has left the band. Pitchfork is reporting that the representatives from the band has confirmed his departure. Rumors of his exit began circulating after fans noticed that Scurlock was not present for the groups recent performance at the Buku Music + Art Project in New Orleans on March 22.
Matt Duckworth, drummer for Lips collaborators Stardeath and White Dwarves, filled in for Scurlock during the Buku show. He also took up the drums in the Flaming Lips’ April Fools Day videos, which the band created with comedy website Funny or Die. There is no word yet on whether or not he will be joining the Lips in a more permanent fashion.