Taking Back Sunday Premiere Music Video For Cover Of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas”

Taking Back Sunday have premiered a new video for their cover of Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas.” Bassist Shaun Cooper commented:

“In 2019 we were on tour… a lot! Over time soundcheck got pretty laborious. One day before a show in Cincinnati, OH somebody started playing the opening chords to ‘My Name is Jonas‘… We all grew up listening to Weezer. Playing this song together was so much fun and broke up the monotony of day to day touring life. We started adding the song to our set list and recorded it on a day off in Buffalo NY. We love this song and we hope our rendition does it justice.”

[via Consequence]

Billy Talent Premiere New Song “End Of Me” Featuring Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

Billy Talent have premiered a new song titled “End Of Me.” This track features Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo and it will appear on the band’s new album “Crisis Of Faith,” which will be released on January 21. The group commented:

“This is a full-circle moment for us. We’ve admired and have been fans of Weezer since the Blue Album until now. Before we had a title, this song was originally called ‘Hendrix+Weezer’, so it only felt right to ask Rivers to sing on it. The song encompasses the essence of ’90s alt rock, which was a hugely impactful and influential time for our band. We’re proud of the song and very happy to have Rivers be a part of it.”

“Crisis Of Faith” Track Listing:

01. “Forgiveness I + II”
02. “Reckless Paradise”
03. “I Beg To Differ (This Will Get Better)”
04. “The Wolf”
05. “Reactor”
06. “Judged”
07. “Hanging Out With All The Wrong People”
08. “End Of Me” (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
09. “One Less Problem”
10. “For You”

Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.

Weezer & The Interrupters Both Covered Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” During New York “Hella Mega” Show

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy were forced to drop off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day, Weezer, and The Interrupters due to a positive COVID-19 case within their camp. Despite this, Weezer and The Interrupters tried to make it up to the New York crowd last night (August 4) by performing covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” You can find fan-filmed footage of both covers below:

Listen To Weezer’s Cover Of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

Weezer have released their cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” This track is from Metallica’s massive “Black Album” tribute album, “The Metallica Blacklist.“ That effort will be released on September 10 alongside a 30th anniversary expanded edition of “The Black Album.”

Weezer Plan To Release Four New Albums In 2022

During a recent appearance on “Good Morning America,” Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo revealed that the band are planning to release four new albums next year. He said the following about that:

“I guess I’ve had a lot of time on my hands so I wrote four albums that we’ll put out next year. It’s called ‘Seasons,’ and each album comes out on the first day of the season. Spring is kind of like happy chill. And then we move through to dance rock, like a Strokes-style album for the fall, and then sad acoustic, Elliott Smith-style for winter.”

[via Loudwire]

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Says He Offered “Hash Pipe” To Ozzy Osbourne In 2000

In an alternate universe, Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” could have ended up being an Ozzy Osbourne song. During a recent interview with Guitar World, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo revealed that he actually offered Osbourne the track back in 2000, but he ultimately rejected it:

“Once, I think it was in 2000, he asked if I had any songs for him, and I just happened to have written ‘Hash Pipe.’ I sent it to him, but he didn’t end up using it. In another reality, it might be interesting to hear him singing that song.”

Muse, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Added To 2022 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to the 2022 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 3-5 with Rock am Ring set to take place at Nurnburgring in Nurburg and Rock im Park set to take place at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg. Here’s the updated lineup: Green Day, Volbeat, Muse, 100 Gecs, Airbourne, August Burns Red, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bullet For My Valentine, Bush, Casper, Danko Jones, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Die Kassierer, Digitalism, Don Broco, Donna Missal, Fever 333, Fire From The Gods, Gang Of Youths, Grandson, Ice Nine Kills, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kafvka, Kodaline, Korn, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Marteria, Masked Wolf, Of Mice & Men, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Scooter, Serious Klein, Skynd, Spiritbox, SSIO, Stick To Your Guns, The Distillers, The Faim, The Murder Capital, The Offspring, Toxpack, Trettmann, Unprocessed, Weezer, You Me At Six, and U.V.A.

Green Day Premiere New Song “Pollyanna”, Announce Revised Dates For North American Tour With Fall Out Boy And Weezer

Green Day have premiered a new song titled “Pollyanna.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

In other news, the band have also announced the revised schedule for their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters:

07/24 – Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
07/29 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
08/05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/27 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle park
08/29 – San Diego, CA – PetCo Park
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
09/06 – Seattle, WA – T Mobile Park

To promote the tour, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be performing on “Good Morning America” on July 17 as part of their “Summer Concert Series.” Green Day will also be joining them for an exclusive interview on the show.