The Flaming Lips’ Stephen Drozd explains why he converted his doubleneck Epiphone into a singleneck 11-string

Stephen Drozd of The Flaming Lips is used to thinking more off-the-wall than off-the-peg when it comes to electric guitars. He is, after all, the guitarist in a psychedelic rock band marshalled by Wayne Coyne – a frontman who performs bathed in paint, amid explosions of streamers and, failing that, in a Zorb.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.