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Weezer unleash metal-inspired new single, I Need Some Of That

Hear Rivers Cuomo long for the days of being a little punk’ listening to Aerosmith’ on Weezer’s new hair metal-esque single, I Need Some Of That.

Brace yourselves: Weezer are back in hair metal-mode following January’s brilliant orchestral OK Human album.

Rivers Cuomo and co. have just shared the next slice of music from upcoming record Van Weezer: following Hero, Beginning Of The End and End Of The Game, Weezer have released I Need Some Of That – an infectious metalhead anthem in which the frontman reflects on being a little punklistening to Aerosmith’ and plugging into a Marshall stack’.

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Rivers previously said of the inspiration for going metal on Van Weezer: 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.’ ”

Van Weezer is due out on May 7 via Crush Music / Atlantic Records. 

Stream I Need Some Of That below:

The full Van Weezer tracklist is as follows:

1. Hero
2. All The Good Ones
3. The End Of The Game
4. I Need Some Of That
5. Beginning Of The End
6. Blue Dream
7. 1 More Hit
8. Sheila Can Do It
9. She Needs Me
10. Precious Metal Girl

Weezer May 2020 Promo Credit Sean Murphy
Posted on April 21st 2021, 5:48p.m.
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