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Let's talk about Wayne Coyne's fierce appetite.

Over the years, we’ve interviewed a whole ton of bands, musicians and DJs about what they like to cook at home, eat on tour and keep in their fridges (and had some fairly wild experiences doing so). Anything food and music crossover is fair game for us. The fact of the matter is, we’ve never met a great band who’s not completely into food, so check out our Good Food Rocks feature for the culinary low-down on some of the best music out there.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Vietnamese Food Fan Wayne Coyne On How French Fries Are Like John Lennon

Wayne Coyne formed his band the Flaming Lips in 1983 and for over three decades has served as one of the most breathlessly prolific experimental rockers in American music (with a few crossover radio hits along the way to pay the bills). His latest Lips release is the complete reimagining — some call it covering — of the Beatles’ psychedelic classic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Called With a Little Help from My Fwends, the collaboration features tracks from My Morning Jacket, Moby, Miley Cyrus and Maynard James Keenan. It’s out now and all artists’ royalties will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care. We support that, and spoke to the singer recently about his past as a Long John Silver’s line cook.


Crobot Just Can’t Resist That Amazing Texas Brisket “Jiggle”

The group has its own hot sauce that goes everywhere the band goes, and a heavy-hitting collaboration beer: Double Barley Brewing’s SupernaturAle, an imperial brown ale with currant-flavored hops and California orange blossom honey that clocks in at a whopping 11 percent ABV. Crobot also probably tops the list of the most inventive band-wiches I’ve ever encountered.

KISS: Rock & Roll All Night, Open a Chain Restaurant Every Day
KISS rockers are venturing into the restaurant industry.

KISS: Rock & Roll All Night, Open A Chain Restaurant Every Day

There are questions in life that always require you to say yes. “Do you want fries with that?” Yes. “Would you prefer to be seated far away from the mariachi band?” Yes. “Do you want to go to Kansas City with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS as they open up a new location of their chain restaurant Rock & Brews?” YES.

Dan Boechner left a culinary career in Vancouver for a music career in Montreal, forming Wolf Parade and going on to rock stardom.

A Red-Hot Lunch At NYC’s Málà Project With Dan Boeckner of Operators

The “food is the new rock” thing has almost become cliché, so I can’t say I was surprised when the pitch came through: Dan Boeckner wanted to have lunch and talk about his pre–rock star culinary career while he was visiting NYC recently. What I did not expect, however, was that this founder of the revered indie rock band Wolf Parade would school me on Sichuan cuisine.

Drummer Julian Harmon (left) and lead vocalist Chris Chu slurp ramen and eat tempura in Tokyo.

POP ETC Jumps The Turnstile, Sips Coconut Seltzer

I caught up with Chris Chu, longtime Food Republic correspondent and reliable supplier of food porn, to see what’s delicious in Japan, the boroughs and the recording studio. Hint: It’s carbonated, which I previously thought was bad for studio time, you know, burps-wise. Oh, it’s in the headline. All right, it’s coconut seltzer.

Kings Of Leon Frontman Caleb Followill Just Wanted To Be A Chef
Long before Caleb Followill became front man of the Kings of Leon, he wanted to play his hand in the culinary arts.

Kings Of Leon Frontman Caleb Followill Just Wanted To Be A Chef

Before he had eyes on certified rock and roll stardom, Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill wanted to be a chef. “When I was really young, my cousin and I would make eggs,” he explained in a recent call from the band’s tour bus. “Once, we went hunting and killed a rabbit. It wasn’t hunting season, so my uncle, to teach us a lesson, made us cook it and eat it — it was awful.”