You might not think that the head of Oklahoma’s Flaming Lips, 53-year-old Wayne Coyne, would have a whole lot in common with ex-Disney star Miley Cyrus, but you’d be wrong.
As well as the obvious similarities, like the tattoos and dress sense, it seems the pair have other things in common too, like their love for The Beatles, and for performing together.
Having landed in Miami Beach recently, Coyne spoke to reporters.
“Miami is split into a couple of parts — one part is 24/7 everywhere, so we’re going to party for a few days. You get good rest over there in the UK, which is a good thing. I guess the working people over here would prefer that way of life. Places are different like that — in Hong Kong they’ll work ’til 4am. I don’t think there are many people here working, though. It’s mainly just rich people partying.”
In a party hosted by art dealer Jeffrey Dietch, Miley Cyrus will find herself onstage, along with the Flaming Lips, to perform some “rock classics” for at least four or five tracks, as reported by the Mirror.
In talking about his new friend, he said the following about Miley.
“Anyone who meets her will tell you she’s f***ing crazy. We’re not really open to working with anyone else as much as with her. We just forget she’s so huge – like, oh yeah, the paparazzi are over there. She’s just a lot of fun to be around. Very into music. It’s hard to hang around with her and not do music. But we’ve known her for barely a year. We feed off it. I probably get more from it than she does….She’s fun and a freak.”
There’s no doubt that Miley Cyrus, unlike some other more vain stars of her creed, will take Wayne Coyne’s words about her as a pure compliment, and she probably feels the same way about him.