Watch Weezer Cover “Africa” With Toto’s Steve Porcaro On Jimmy Kimmel

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Weezer-and-Steve-Porcaro-on-KimmelLast month, after a long viral campaign from one fan in Ohio, Weezer finally caved and released their cover of Toto’s shimmering, nonsensical 1983 cheese-pop classic “Africa.” (They also covered Toto’s “Rosanna,” another massive hit from that same period.) Now that the “Africa” is Weezer’s biggest hit in nearly a decade, the … More »

Weezer’s “Africa” Cover Is Their Biggest Hit In Years

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WeezerIn recent years, the most common criticism of Weezer is that they’ve forsaken the satisfyingly dorked-out power-pop crunch of their early years for gleaming textures and repeated bids for pop-crossover success. If that’s the case, though, they haven’t been doing too well with it. Before this week, Weezer had charted on the Billboard Hot 100 … More »

Weezer – “Africa” (Toto Cover)

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For the past few months, one particular Weezer fan, an Ohio teenager named Mary, has been running a viral campaign attempting to convince Weezer to cover Toto’s massive 1982 cheese-pop hit “Africa.” Last week, Weezer responded to that campaign in a way that was part fan-service and part troll move. They covered a different Toto … More »

Weezer – “Rosanna” (Toto Cover)

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WeezerFor months now, a teenage Weezer fan in Cleveland has been running a viral campaign attempting to convince Weezer to cover “Africa,” a deeply cheesy and kind of excellent sweeping pop song by Toto, which went to #1 in 1982. There’s a Twitter account dedicated to it and everything. The fan, whose name is Mary, … More »

In His Big Post-Vegas Moment, Jason Aldean Punts

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Last October, six days after a gunman killed 58 people during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live. For the show’s cold open, the country star and his band covered “I Won’t Back Down,” which functioned as a dual … More »

Chilly Gonzales Shares Piano Covers Of Daft Punk, Drake, Weezer, Lana Del Rey, & More

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Chilly Gonzales is a talented composer in his own right, but in recent years, he’s made a nice little side career for himself out of deconstructing other people’s compositions. In his Pop Music Masterclass web series and more recently his Beats 1 show Music’s Cool, he’s broken down the mechanics of pop music … More »

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover ‘90s Hits By R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, & Oasis

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Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo played a solo acoustic set at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The performance lasted almost two hours and included lots of Weezer songs plus a few classic covers, and thanks to one industrious bootlegger, you can watch the whole thing right here. More »

Brace Yourself For Weezer’s Black Album Apparently Out In May

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The last Weezer album, last year’s Pacific Daydream, was … not great. But Weezer, undeterred, are going to put out yet another new album in May, as the band revealed on Australian radio station Double J‘s Mornings With Zan Rowe today. Their last self-titled album, back in 2016, was the “White Album,” … More »

Watch Foo Fighters & Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Kiss

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Weezer and Foo Fighters are touring together in Australia right now, and last night, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joined the Foos to handle lead vocals on a cover of Kiss’s “Detroit Rock City.” Watch their onstage collaboration at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium below. More »

Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit Over Tom Petty, Weezer, Neil Young Songs

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As the new year begins, the music industry could be set for an epochal moment. Hopes are running high for the first significant reform of music licensing rules in decades. The coming year may also see Spotify go public. But before any of this happens, the Stockholm, Sweden-based streaming giant must now contend with a … More »