Michael Lee Ivins (born March 17, 1963 in Omaha, Nebraska) is the bassist, keyboardist, backing vocalist and one of the founding members of The Flaming Lips.
Along with Mark Coyne and Wayne Coyne, he formed The Flaming Lips in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. According to frontman Coyne, Ivins was found as the bassist for the band because of his punk-rock look, and not because of his musical ability. In fact, Ivins initially couldn't play bass, but he learned how and has been the bassist for the band ever since. Ivins developed an interest in the recording process and has helped engineer the Flaming Lips' studio recordings since 1994.