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Big Reputation: A Trip To Taylor Swift’s Hyper-Maximalist Stadium Tour

I am sitting on a folding chair in the middle of a football field. A few dozen yards in front of me stand two video…
Chris DeVille | July 12, 2018 - 3:51 pm

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In His Big Post-Vegas Moment, Jason Aldean Punts

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…
Chris DeVille | April 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm

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Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

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Here’s Toto’s Studio Cover Of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

Before we thank Mary, let’s start by thanking Stranger Things. The Ohio teen first heard Toto’s 1982 iconic, excellently cheesy hit "Africa" when it played…
Gil Green | August 10, 2018 - 12:00 am

Watch “Weird Al” Yankovic Join Weezer On “Africa” In LA

The Weezer-doing-"Africa" saga continues! Back in May, after a viral campaign (and after covering another Toto song), Weezer caved and released their version of "Africa,"
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2018 - 9:57 am

Watch Toto Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

In recent months, Weezer have gotten a whole lot of mileage out of covering early-'80s cheese-rock kings Toto. They started out by covering Toto's "Rosanna,"
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2018 - 9:32 am

Toto Will Cover Weezer’s “Hash Pipe”

After a successful grassroots campaign from a teenage girl in Ohio, Weezer finally covered Toto's massive 1982 hit "Africa." First, they covered another Toto song,…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2018 - 8:11 pm

Now Toto May Cover Weezer

One of the great successful grassroots campaigns in recent music history involved a teenage girl from Ohio lobbying to get Weezer to cover Toto's 1983…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm

Weezer’s Best Song, “Africa,” Is Coming To Vinyl Only At Urban Outfitters

You know the story, but if you don't, here's a refresher: A teenage Weezer fan named Mary based in Ohio ran a viral campaign in…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 29, 2018 - 4:23 pm

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

Last 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…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2018 - 8:52 am

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

In 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…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2018 - 11:24 am

Weezer – “Africa” (Toto Cover)

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…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2018 - 8:38 am

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

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…
Peter Helman | April 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm

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

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…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2018 - 9:27 am

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

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…
Peter Helman | February 1, 2018 - 10:04 pm
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