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Aaron Sorkin will collaborate with The Flaming Lips for a stage musical based on the band's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The musical, based on The Flaming Lips' flawless 2002 album, will feature songs by the band and a book by Sorkin. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff will stage Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips said 'When Des heard the record, he heard a lot about death and loss and the triumph of your own optimism... he had an emotional attachment to it." According to Coyne, the plot of the musical will be as follows: 'This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of something. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It's almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.'

Listen to a couple of the discs finest moments...

"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1"

"Do You Realize"

If by some strange design you do not own Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, purchase it here.

For more info on the musical visit La Jolla Playhouse.

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