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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo talks working with Taylor Swift and being hailed her “musical hero”

Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo has opened up about the time he worked with Taylor Swift on a commercial and her hailing him as her “musical hero”.Speaking to NME for this week’s Does Rock N’ Roll Kill Braincells series, Cuomo took the time to reflect on working with the ‘Bejeweled’ singer back in 2009. The advert was for the video game Band Hero and featured Cuomo, Swift, Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz and Blink-182‘s Travis Barker recreating Tom Cruise‘s iconic ‘Old Time Rock And Roll’ dance scene from 1983’s Risky Business before the group break out into a performance of Swift’s 2008 hit ‘Love Story’.“I was a teenager when the movie Risky Business came out, so the scene of Tom Cruise dancing in his underwear was iconic and influential for my generation, so to be able to recreate it with a handful of other huge stars was a huge honour,” the ‘Buddy Holly’ singer said.He continued: “Taylor Swift was so gracious and everyone fell in love with her when she came in the room and started talking to us.
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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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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo joins Morgan Evans on ‘Country Outta My Girl’ remix
Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo has teamed up with Australian country singer Morgan Evans for a remix of the latter’s ‘Country Outta My Girl’ – listen to it below.The country-pop tune, the original of which was released back in September, hears Evans count the ways that his Southern transplant girlfriend has maintained her country roots.“She’s a map dot with a welcome sign/ She’s a truck stop cherry Coke with ice/ Still reppin’ that Bobcat pride/ Still callin’ from an 865/ She’s a ragtop on a hand-me-down Jeep/ She’s a flat rock skippin’ ‘cross a creek/ She’s waffles with the chicken fried/ Hungover from a neon Friday night,” Evans sings on the first verse.After Evans promises that “you can’t take the country outta my girl”, Cuomo counters with boasts about his city girl: “She’s a dumb fling with the tofu fried/ She’s an X-Box, on a Friday night/ She doesn’t give a damn about sports/ Not gettin’ in your four by four/ From LAX to BNA, every day/ Yeah, she’s singing.”You can check out the track below:Cuomo recently revealed that he’s built a streaming platform to host thousands of Weezer demos.The tracks were originally released in 2020 as part of Cuomo’s “web programming class”.Available to buy in era-bundles, the demos range from Cuomo’s musical ventures pre-Weezer all the way through to 2017’s ‘Pacific Daydream’. Now, he’s built an app to play those demos and called it Weezify.
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