Ric Ocasek Was One Of Pop’s Great Mad Scientists

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Ric-OcasekDit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. Dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit-dit JERNK. That’s how the Cars introduced themselves on their very first single, the immortal 1978 banger “Just What I Needed.” That song, like so many other Cars songs, is a marvelous little machine, one that delivers tiny endorphin-rush jolts every few seconds. You could write a senior thesis about the way “Just … More »

Watch Weezer Play New Stadium-Rock Jam “End Of The Game” On Kimmel

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Weezer-on-KimmelYesterday, three of history’s biggest arena-punk institutions — Fall Out Boy, Green Day, and Weezer — announced that they had joined forces, forming a stadium-storming mega-brigade. Next year, those three bands will team up for a massive Harley Davidson-sponsored stadium tour that will take them across Europe and North America. And while they … More »

Green Day, Weezer, & Fall Out Boy All Share New Songs, Announce Joint Tour

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Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have announced that they’ll be embarking on a joint tour next year. THE HELLA MEGA TOUR will kick off in Europe next June and make its way through North America throughout the rest of summer 2020. Though the tour won’t be kicking off for nine more months, the … More »

Jenn Champion – “Undone – The Sweater Song” (Weezer Cover)

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Jenn Champion, formerly of S and Carissa’s Wierd, released her first album under her own name last year. Single Rider was the follow-up to 2014’s Cool Choices, which she released under the her S moniker. Last month, Champion released a new track called “Turn Up The Radio” with French … More »

Watch Pom Pom Squad Cover Weezer’s “Undone (The Sweater Song)”

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Pom Pom SquadPom Pom Squad just released “Heavy Heavy,” the lead single from an upcoming EP, and we called it one of the week’s best songs. But Mia Berrin’s band is still pretty new, so they have plenty of room in their setlist for other artists’ songs, too. More »

Watch Weezer Cover “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” With Tears For Fears On Kimmel

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Weezer-and-Tears-For-Fears-on-KimmelWelcome to the week between Coachella weekends, the ones where a whole lot of musical acts are in Southern California with a few days to kill. Ever since Coachella expanded to two weekends, those acts have often taken up some some of that between-festivals interim time by performing on the various LA-based late-night shows. Weezer, … More »

Watch Weezer Bring Out Tears For Fears, TLC’s Chilli At Coachella

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Back in January, Weezer released a surprise covers album, The Teal Album, following the success of their “Africa” cover last year. They brought some of those covers to life last night during their Coachella set. TLC’s Chilli joined the band to perform “No … More »

Watch Todd Rundgren Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” Live In Studio

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Todd RundgrenTodd Rundgren has been covering Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” for a couple of years now, long before it was even a twinkle in Toto’s eye. And yesterday, before he heads out on his Individualist tour, Rundgren and his band again performed “Hash Pipe” during a live in-studio session for SiriusXM. Watch below. More »

Steady Holiday – “Holiday” (Weezer Cover)

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Last year, Dre Babinski released her sophomore album as Steady Holiday, Nobody’s Watching. This month, she’ll play Coachella for the second time (I was there for her first — good set!), and to commemorate the occasion she’s releasing a cover of Weezer’s “Holiday,” off the band’s 1994 self-titled debut. More »

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Weezer, Jimmy Fallon, & The Roots