Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, talks to Flavorwire about the new Rentals album and his influence on Weezer's early albums.
Would it have been any better or much worse? Would people have said, "Oh my God, Weezer's in Nashville making an acoustic record!"? Maybe! Or maybe people would have said, "This is the most boring record I've heard in my fucking life!" Thereís this idea that I would have been a one remedy fix-all, but thereís also that possibility of, "be careful what you wish for." Maybe it would have been a much bleaker thing with me in there. Who knows? I would have maybe put us down very pretentious roads.
Psych creator Steve Franks has teamed with rock musician Rivers Cuomo for DeTour, a single-camera comedy inspired by the Weezer frontmanís real-life experiences. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. DeTour centers on a thirtysomething rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success.
01 Ainít Got Nobody
02 Back To The Shack
03 Eulogy For A Rock Band
04 Lonely Girl
05 Iíve Had It Up To Here
06 The British Are Coming
07 Da Vinci
08 Go Away
10 Foolish Father
11 The Futurescope Trilogy
- I. The Wasteland
- II. Anonymous
- III. Return To Ithaka
As a thank you to their fans for reaching 1 million likes on Facebook, Halestorm just released a live acoustic performance of them performing an unreleased song they wrote with Rivers Cuomo three years ago. The song is called "Sweet Love" and can be found in the replies.
Weezer's first single off of their upcoming album Everything Will Be All Right In The End, is entitled "Back To The Shack." The single will be released on July 22nd. A 30-second clip can be found over here.
Four kids begin covering Weezer's "Undone" and you will not believe what happens next! I finally get to write a headline like this! I am so excited. Ok, actually the keyboard fails and I feel really bad for them. Video in the replies.
It's come to my attention that Weezer have been posting studio updates and mini webisodes every Wednesday on the band's Facebook page. Head to the replies to see some of the most recent ones, including clips of new songs called "Ain't Got Nobody" and "The Waste Land." If you remember, the band is currently recording with Ric Ocaresk.
Tomorrow (May 10th), Weezer's debut album will turn 20 years old. In the replies, you can check out an essay I wrote about the album and why it was so successful and remains an integral part of rock and roll today (Blake will have a Weezer-centric playlist on the site this upcoming Monday). It's hard to believe that I was standing in a Sam Goody 20 years ago with 15 bucks looking to purchase "The Blue Album."
That's why "The Blue Album" has lasted twenty years - it's appealed to people in all walks of life. It's why fans like me wore an ungodly amount of cardigans in high school and college. It's the reason why I'm writing about music as passionately as I do (as well why I listened to...