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Determined to divorce herself from the image of what she's labeled a "pop pop dumb dumb," Miley Cyrus spent much of her off-tour time this summer working (and getting tattooed) with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Their collaboration yielded Miley a starring role in the tripped-out "Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain" Flaming Lips video, and a cameo on the band's Beatles tribute album, "With a Little Help From My Fwends."

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This week, Miley surprised "Conan" viewers who cheered wildly when she jumped out from beneath Coyne's giant silver cape during a Flaming Lips performance of the Fab Four's "A Day in the Life."

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Dressed in a tinsel-like silver wig and nude bodysuit embellished with bling, Miley Cyrus joined Coyne from the tune's climax through the end, with the pair exchanging grins and hugs as they riffed on an electronica-heavy, space-age rendition of the Beatles classic. Miley Cyrus, who has repeatedly pronounced her undying fandom for the Flaming Lips, appears on the band's newly released version of "Lucy in the Sky in the Diamonds."

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