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Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne rocks Guitar Hero double neck

Wayne Coyne, 47.
Wayne Coyne, 47.

The Flaming Lips have always done things a little differently. Whether that's involved releasing an album on four separate discs intended to be played at the same time, or crowdsurfing inside a massive bubble, Wayne Coyne and co have given it a bash.

Famed for their kaleidoscopic live shows, the band's latest piece of crazy gear has been revealed to be a double-neck Epiphone G-1275 customised to include, amongst other things, a Guitar Hero controller.

Speaking while filming a jingle for US TV network NBC, Coyne explained: "I've constructed this great looking Guitar Hero double-neck guitar thing here because there's a lot of kids out there that actually think this is how you play guitar now. You just press a series of four or five buttons and it makes every sound the guitar can make."

"There's a lot of kids out there that actually think this is how you play guitar now."

Coyne's pimped double neck consists of one regular guitar neck, and a neck with a Guitar Hero controller hooked up to a Korg Kaossilator. Check out the video here via for weird noises galore.

In other Guitar Hero news, KFC has teamed up with Activision to launch a Guitar Hero-themed fast food deal packing in a whopping 59 grams of fat and 1210 calories. And that's before you factor a vat of cola into the equation. MusicRadar attempted to contact Buckethead but he was unavailable for comment.

Finally, if that's too much for your taste buds, tongue-waggling KISS legend Gene Simmons has put his name to the Guitar Hero controller that taste forgot, due out on Halloween:

Features Editor, Guitars Group