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Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler says The Beatles were a “massive” influence on the band

Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler has opened up about the influence of The Beatles on his career.During a recent interview with Michigan rock radio station WRKR (transcribed via Blabbermouth), Butler explained that, similarly to Ozzy Osbourne, the Beatles were a pivotal band for him.“They were a massive influence, because there was nobody else like them at the time,” he said. “And up until then, it was, like, my brothers were into like Elvis [Presley] and Eddie Cochran and Buddy Holly, that kind of thing.
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Watch Snail Mail join Weezer onstage at New York City show
Snail Mail joined Weezer onstage to perform two tracks at their recent New York City show – check out footage below.Snail Mail – real name Lindsey Jordan – joined the California rock band onstage at their Forest Hills Stadium show in Queens, New York on Thursday (July 13), where they performed single ‘El Scorcho’ and b-side ‘I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams’ from 1996 album ‘Pinkerton’.Footage shared to Jordan’s Instagram showed her rehearsing with frontman Rivers Cuomo and guitarist Brian Bell, simply captioning the post “thanks for having me @weezer” with a crying emoji and love heart.Check out footage of the performance below.A post shared by LJ (@snailmail)A post shared by LJ (@snailmail)Last month, Weezer finally made good on their promise to bring viral TikTok user Evan Marsalli onstage to perform ‘Buddy Holly’ with them.Marsalli played ‘Buddy Holly’ every day for 990 days on TikTok before Cuomo invited him out to a show.The previous month, Weezer become the latest band to show their support for the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, performing the same track on the picket line.Snail Mail, meanwhile, has been busy with her own string of recent team-ups and covers.
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Watch Weezer perform ‘Buddy Holly’ for striking writers outside of Paramount Studios
Weezer have become the latest band to show their support for striking writers in Hollywood amidst the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.The band’s Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner joined striking writers at a picket line outside of Paramount Picture’s studio, where they performed an acoustic set to entertain the strikers.A clip of the set, which was captured by striking Disney writer Brittney Jeng, shows Weezer performing their hit ‘Buddy Holly’ has strikers singalong. Per clips obtained by TMZ, Weezer also performed ‘Beverly Hills’ and ‘Island In The Sun’.Jeng wrote on Twitter: “Thanks [Weezer] for keeping our spirits up and supporting the writers on the picket line! Best Day Ever!!!!”What happened? This happened!!! Gah! Impromptu performance at the Paramount lot! Thanks @Weezer for keeping our spirits up and supporting the writers on the picket line! Best Day Ever!!!! #WritersStrike #WGAStrong #WGAstrike #weezer pic.twitter.com/iGhivf3RfF— Brittney Jeng (@PurpleBJenga) May 18, 2023Earlier this month, Imagine Dragons surprised striking writers with an acoustic performance outside of Netflix’s headquarters, playing hits like ‘Radioactive’, ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘Enemy’.Frontman Dan Reynolds shared his support for the writers, telling TMZ: “We just want fair compensation for people who put in the time and are incredible creators.
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