Future User's "Mountain Lion" music video shows scenes of a skateboarder repeatedly taking drugs and receiving a blood transfusion, at which point Armstrong appears

Lance Armstrong seemingly can’t keep himself out of the spotlight, this time appearing in a music video for his friend Tim Commerford’s new band.

The video for Future User’s “Mountain Lion”, which is a bit too graphic to put on the Cycling Weekly website, begins in a pretty blatant fashion, with a balaclava’d man mixing up a smoothie containing a host of pills before heading out on his skateboard.

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A selection of the pills featured in the opening scenes of the Mountain Lion video

Towards the end of the video, after several scenes of the boarder topping up his pills and steroids, we see the man jump into the back of a van to hook himself up to a blood transfusion.

Then Armstrong makes his appearance. Dressed in his lycra, with World Champion stripes on the arms, the Texan calls his real life friend Commerford to leave a message with some pretty choice words.

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Former Rage Against The Machine bassist Commerford said in a press release: “Lance is a friend, an awesome person, and, as far as I’m concerned, a punk-rocker. We’re ‘cycling buddies’ and typically go after each other in a trash-talking/’I’ll one-up you’ kind of way.

“We’ll jokingly leave each other voice messages like, ‘Dude, I’m gonna crush you the next time I see you. I’m gonna take you down’.

“I thought it’d be cool to put one of his voice messages in the song. When it came time to make the video, I asked him to recreate the voice mail and he was totally cool with it.”

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Armstrong can be seen in his Mellow Johnny’s gear, the bike shop he co-owns in Austin, Texas

Commerford says the video is an attempt to highlight the US Government’s pre-occupation with performance-enhancing drugs rather than dealing with the other drugs problems in the country.

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And rather than shying away from something so close to his own story, Armstrong was more than happy to be seen in such a video.

“He’s fearless. He’s not locked in his house, hiding from people. If you live in Austin, Texas, he’s out there riding his bike and running. Let’s not forget, this is a guy who raised $500 million for cancer research and people love him. I love him. I think he’s badass.”

Meanwhile, outside of his burgeoning acting career, Armstrong has updated his Twitter biography – reinstating his seven Tour de France titles, even if the UCI are, as yet, unwilling to officially do so.

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  • elan

    Lance has done nothing to me,although it was wrong what he did,However how about telling us how much he raised for cancer research no other drug cheat has done this.He has become the scapegoat for all cyclings problems.They like to cover up bad news with some old news.

  • Namothy

    Lance is a legend.

  • Lisa Fasnacht

    I know Lance kinda blew it totally out of the water, but I do not believe he did anything that the others did not do too. He is just the one they made an example out of. Armstrong is a super cyclist with much knowledge. I am not defending him, esp his lying about it for so long, but I am saying he paid the price in more ways than the rest of us could ever know. I have much respect for him regardless.

  • Kane ‘Castro’ Pickles

    It wouldn’t surprise me if lance came up with the idea, financed it, produced it, wrote it, sang it, played in it, filmed it, directed it, released it, about him so he can cry himself to sleep knowing how many people have suffered through a rubbish song about a pathetic saga nobody cares about anymore. If he feels like he’s been, “crucified.” He has. For good a reason. If he did self imolate I still wouldn’t feel sorry for him.

  • jsamoht

    More about Armstrong here than on the US cycling sites! Why? I’m a Yank who comes here for a different perspective and it’s feeling more like “Lance Weekly”.

  • Baz

    Why do you keep giving him publicity? If you need to generate more copy why not report on the British riders in the Herald Suntour?

  • TG

    I thought Cycling Weekly had stopped listening to /lance?