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New Wayne Coyne closed the VMAs with Miley Cyrus

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If you would have appeared from the future back in 2005 and told me that Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips would be closing the 2015 MTV VMAs with one of the world's most famous pop stars, I would have called you a Pink Robot and asked how the hell you built a time machine. Then I would have said something like "That's awesome! The Flaming Lips are one of my favorite bands! It's good to see them finally getting the fame and recognition they deserve." It never would have occurred to me that you were actually warning me not to watch.

In case you missed it, Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips closed last night's VMAs with an absurd, over-the-top performance. If you like dancing drag queens, color wheel vomit and watching a 54-year-old man shove a smoke cannon underneath a 22-year-old girl's crotch, you'll really enjoy it.

Okay, that was dumb and kind of a parody of itself, but on a positive note, at least New Wayne Coyne brought back the gray suit and retired his tinsel dick costume:

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The song was part of a new album collaboration between Miley and The Lips. It's called "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz." Hehe. Do you see what they did there? They used a "Z" instead of "S" in "Petz." That's so funny and clever. I'm sure all my "Fwends" would agree.

Anyway, it's easy to criticize Wayne Coyne for going all Fonzie on us and jumping the shark, abandoning his roots and selling out his legacy and soul to ride on a trainwreck, but I really think we should just bow down to the guy and give him credit. Sure, he's no longer the beloved musician that we all came to admire 10 to 15 to 20 to 25 years ago, but he's going all out and living life like it's his final 8-ball. Most artists his age should be coming up with an acoustic set for VH1 Storytellers. He's literally blowing smoke out of Miley Cyrus' ass. I guess life could be worse.

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