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 Weezer [The Green Album] (2016 UK 'Back To Black' series issue of the 2001 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, including the singles Island In The Sun, Hash Pipe and Photograph. Complete with its original download code voucher,the vinyl looks barely played issued in the bright green picture sleeve)
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WEEZER Undone The Sweater Song (1994 US Geffen Records 1-track Edit Version promotional CD single, custom picture sleeve. Back insert states time as 3:58, disc states 4:10 PRO-CD-4662)
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WEEZER Photograph (2001 Geffen Japanese 2-track promotional only/sample CD album. Complete with promo stickered picture and lyric inner sleeve and the original obi-strip. New and unused - sealed!UICF-5001)
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WEEZER The Good Life (1996 UK 3-track CD single, also including Waiting On You and I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams. The disc shows minimal play issued in the clear slimline jewel case with the picture sleeve inlay. Back in stock for the first time in almost twenty years! GED22189)