Wayne Coyne In Virgin Mobile Commercial

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has really been getting his pitchman reps in lately. First, there was the Hyundai Super Bowl commercial. And now he’s the focal point of a trippy-as-fuck Virgin Mobile ad, which feels like maybe the billionth example of Richard Branson attempting to convince his kids that he’s cool. Watch it below, and consider the implausible chain of events that led Wayne Coyne from the ’80s DIY psych-rock underground to “weird guy in commercials.”

This might be a good time to point out that the Flaming Lips’ new album The Terror is out 4/1 on Bella Union/Warner Bros.

Comments (3)
  1. Wayne Coyne? Nah, the highlight is definitely Colonel Meow’s cameo beginning at 0:24.

  2. The Flaming Lips are basically a brand at this point, sort of an indie-level Kiss. The remarkable thing, however, is that amidst all the monkeyshines they still put our reliably good and often excellent albums. I can only assume that much of the credit of this needs to go to Drozd.

  3. Two great guys, I have seen Wayne Coyne 4 times live, love The Flaming Lips,

    and I used to work for Richard Branson in the late 70′s at The Venue…..

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