Weezer may be alt-rock geek heroes, but they’ve never hidden their love of 80s metal. And new single I Need Some Of That wears it proudly on its sleeve.
The latest track to be taken from upcoming album Van Weezer, it finds Rivers Cuomo and co nodding towards the great hard rock and hair metal bands of the past (although the lyric video features some decidedly Metallica-esque fonts).
Naturally, the Van Halen-inspired album title is a big reference to where the LA band are heading this time around. We’ll let Rivers himself explain: “We just noticed over the last few years there’d be these moments during the show where I’d accidentally bust out a few harmonics or a whammy bar dive or a little tapping just because I can’t control myself.
“And we noticed unlike in decades past, now the audience would go ballistic whenever they’d hear even a hint of that style. So I started doing it more and more. And soon I’m just like shredding through the whole show and we’re like,v‘Jeez, we should make an album like this.’”
Van Weezer will arrive May 7 via Crush Music/Atlantic Records.
2. All The Good Ones
3. The End Of The Game
4. I Need Some Of That
5. Beginning Of The End
6. Blue Dream
7. 1 More Hit
8. Sheila Can Do It
9. She Needs Me
10. Precious Metal Girl
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WEEZER Undone - The Sweater Song (1995 UK limited edition 4-track 7" EP pressed on Light Blue Vinyl, also including Mykel & Carli, Susanne & Holiday, picture card sleeve. Limited to 2000 copies & Near Mint GFS85)
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WEEZER Buddy Holly (Classic 1995 UK wide centred limited edition 7" single, also including Jamie, with mock-50s orange Geffen labels & retro die-cut sleeve. The vinyl is Excellent & appears barely played GFS88)
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WEEZER Weezer (2019 US limited edition 10-track LP pressed on BLACK SMOKE VINYL - the thirteenth studio album and sixth self-titled album by American rock band Weezer, picture sleeve with lyric inner. This copy remains in near as new condition)
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WEEZER OK Human (Sealed 2021 UK/French-pressed 12-track LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, an all analogue recording that really shines on vinyl. Comes housed in a deluxe picture sleeve complete with the illustrated lyric inner, factory sealed fromnew in the hype stickered shrinkwrap. The vinyl is Mint & unplayed)
- Weezer - Van Weezer - Neon Pink - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.39, €23.39 (Back In Stock) (arrived 14-Jun-2021 14:05)on September 25, 2021 at 10:50 am
WEEZER Van Weezer (2021 UK/EU limited edition 10-track LP pressed on Neon Pink Vinyl - this coloured edition exclusive to independent record stores. With inspiration derived from the deepest metal roots of Weezer - Rivers was a huge Kiss fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica! Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)