Rivers Cuomo Preps Rarities, Carols, Aly & AJ Collab

The seemingly evergreen slate of Rivers projects got a re-up recently when Billboard sat with Mr. Cuomo to talk shop. First up, for Weezer fans, there’s the tentatively titled Odds And Ends collection which will be just that: a selection of “great songs” spanning the band’s career which “for some reason … didn’t make the final cut for [a] record.” In addition, iPhoners will find six Weezer-covered Xmas carols (“they’re the classics”) in the game Tap Tap Revenge. Also the Red Album campaign will push into ’09, with a likely tour supporting Oasis and a Spike Jonze-directed video for “The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived.”

Finally, Rivers is collaborating on a track with teen duo Aly & AJ. That should be a fun video. If all of that is too far away, here’s Rivers making a gift of himself to you. ‘Tis the season.

[Rivers pic from Weezer @ MSG 9/24/08]