The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd joined Miley Cyrus onstage from Manchester, England to perform the Beatles’ 1967 classic “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” at the Billboard Music Awards.
The collaboration is less incongruous as it may seem. As Rolling Stone reported earlier this month, Cyrus turned to the Flaming Lips’ music after she called off her engagement and her dog Floyd was killed by coyotes. “Floyd and I always listened to the Flaming Lips,” she said. “So now when I listen to that music, I totally feel the presence of him still being there, you know?”