At #MashCon, MTV’s Dermot McCormack announced the new O Music Awards (OMAs), a 24-hour live streamed bus tour at the end of June. One of the big goals of the social media infused extravaganza would be an attempt to break Jay-Z’s record for most concerts performed in 24-hours. Today, the OMAs announced that The Flaming Lips will be the band on the bus partaking in the most un-traditional awards show ever. Before the announcement, we spoke with frontrunner Wayne Coyne at MTV’s Times Square office about how he uses social media and his favorite TV shows.
The Flaming Lips, infamous for the beautifully long, electric and stunt-driven performances couldn’t be a better fit for an awards show that will be sure remind the world that the internet has no borders. While Coyne isn’t bouncing around crowds in bubbles while dropping wads of cash from Dave Matthews Band, he’s using Twitter to engage with his nearly 95,000 followers.
In our video interview above, he jokes about tweeting naked pictures of his wife, the love he has for talking to his fans on social, how him and his wife enjoy Mad Men and Breaking Bad, and how excited he is to perform across the 24-hour OMAs.