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Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo responds to Liam Gallagher once calling him his “favourite rock star”

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo has responded to Liam Gallagher once calling him his “favourite rock star”.Back in 2005, the Oasis legend remarked in an interview (originally published via Chart Communications) that the rock frontman was a “very strange man” and “my new favourite rock star”.The musician went on: “He freaked me out. He’s just the total opposite of me, man… He’s like Yoda… He’s like the Andy Warhol of fucking music.”Speaking to NME for the latest edition of Does Rock N’ Roll Kill Braincells, Cuomo recalled how Oasis offered something “opposite” to what Weezer was doing in the late ’90s.“We did a whole set of Oasis covers under the pseudonym Goat Punishment [in 1998],” he shared.“It was a real education because it was on the heels of [1996’s] ‘Pinkerton’, which is a very tortured, personal, confessional and musically-progressive album, and then I got interested in Oasis because they’re the opposite of that – they’re very broad, universal lyrics, and simple songs with chords that anyone could play, and I wanted to really get inside their way of doing things, so we learned a bunch of their songs and played a show.”Oasis isn’t the only band Cuomo has drawn inspiration from over the years.

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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.
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.