Weezer Release New Song The End Of The Game
As well as being announced as part of Green Day’s epic Hella Mega Tour, Weezer have dropped brand new single The End Of The Game.
Having released two new albums this year (the Black album and the Teal album), it’s somewhat surprising to see Weezer release yet more new music into the world, but you can’t stop Rivers Cuomo and his electric guitar! In fact, he tells Zane Lowe’s Beats1 show that there are at least one hundred guitar tracks on just that song!
“It’s been a while since I busted the [harmonics] out,” said Rivers. “Like since the eighties probably. I think you could walk into any Guitar Center around the country and hear a ton of those harmonics.”
Speaking about the perception that Rivers fell out of love with the guitar, he admitted he’s not faithful just one instrument.
“I just like one idea to the next and I forget what I was into last year,” said Rivers. “And then I guess it maybe it’s from one extreme to the other… so last album we didn’t have any guitars, this one is just all guitars. A hundred guitars. This is all from playing shows, and 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, “Jeez, we should make an album like this.”
And they are. Weezer’s new album Van Weezer will be released “probably in the spring next year”. Rivers added that it sounds “like the blue album but with more riffs.”
Count us in.
Catch Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and The Interrupters on the Hella Mega Tour next summer. Tickets go on sale September 20 at 10am local time.
The Hella Mega Tour 2020
13 Paris, France, La Defense Arena,
14 Groningen, Netherlands, Stadspark
17 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportspaleis
21 Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
24 Glasgow, UK, Bellahouston Park
26 London, UK, London Stadium
27 Huddersfield, UK, The John Smith’s Stadium
29 Dublin, Ireland, RDS Arena
17 Seattle, WA, T-Mobile Park
21 San Francisco, CA, Oracle Park
24 San Diego, CA, Petco Park
25 Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
28 Commerce City, CO, DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
31 Arlington, TX, Globe Life Field
01 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park
05 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
06 Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field
08 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
11 Minneapolis, MN Target Field
13 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field
15 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park
16 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park
21 Washington, DC Nationals Park
22 New York, NY Citi Field
24 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
27 Boston, MA Fenway Park
29 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park
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