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Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, Maynard James Keenan to Cover Elton John


Director Christopher Pomerenke has rounded up an impressive — though somewhat random — group of artists for his forthcoming documentary The Heart Is A Drum Machine, including the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, actor/A&R man Elijah Wood, actor/Coconut Records mastermind Jason Schwartzman, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, ex-RHCP guitarist John Frusciante, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, and more. As the Playlist reports, the film features interviews with the above artists answering a not-so-simple question: “What is music?”

Okay, we’ll add that to our Netflix queue (trailer below), but here’s the part that caught my eye: “The film features an original score by The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd and a cover of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ by Drozd and Keenan.” As Larry David would say, “What a combo!”

Keenan’s connection to Pomerenke isn’t a surprise, as the pair recently collaborated on Blood Into Wine, a documentary about the Tool singer’s vineyard in northern Arizona, which isn’t currently making the film festival rounds.

Check out the trailer to The Heart Is A Drum Machine below: