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Weezer post second studio update

Weezer have posted a second update from the studio, where they are recording their new album with producer Ric Ocasek. A 55-second video clip of the band in the studio can be viewed below.

Weezer’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records.



It’s official: Ric Ocasek will produce new Weezer album

After months of speculationWeezer have officially announced that Ric Ocasek of The Cars will be the producer for the band’s new album, which will be their first since 2010’s Hurley. Frontman Rivers Cuomo writes:

“Weezer is super excited to announce that Ric Ocasek is producing our new record.”

Ric Ocasek last worked with Weezer in 2001, when he produced their self-titled “green” album. He also produced the band’s 1994 self-titled “blue” album.



Weezer begin recording new album

Weezer just entered the studio to begin recording their long-awaited new album, which is said to be produced by The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who handled the same role on their 1994 “Blue Album” and 2001 “Green Album”. A 21-second teaser clip of the band rehearsing in the studio viewed below.

Weezer’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records.



Live Video: Weezer debuts new song “Back to the Shack” on Weezer cruise

Weezer recently finished up a little five-day cruise around the Bahamas with fans. The Weezer Cruise also featured performances from Toro Y Moi, Cat Power, The Cribs, and many more.

During the last night’s performance, Weezer performed a never-before-heard song entitled “Back To The Shack”. The song is said to be released on the band’s upcoming new album.

You can check out the video from the cruise below.



Weezer announce spring U.S. tour

Weezer have announced a short spring U.S. tour, which includes small clubs and a free show at Universal Studios in Orlando. After this tour, the band will play three more U.S. shows in June. All the dates are below.

Weezer began work on a new album last October with The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek (who is responsible for producing their 1994 “Blue Album” and 2001 “Green Album”). Their last album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records.



Weezer announce U.S. shows, consider reuniting with Ric Ocasek as producer for new album

It’s been more than three years since Weezer announced that they were working on a new album. This time, there have been reports on the internet saying that Weezer are in talks of reuniting with The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek as the producer of the record, which is due for release next year. If confirmed, this will be the first time Weezer and Ocasek worked together since 2001’s Weezer (also known as The Green Album).

In addition, the band just announced a few club dates that will take place before next year’s Weezer Cruise, which will take place in February. All the dates can be found below.

The band’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records.



Weezer’s “Blue Album”, The Offspring’s “Smash”, Green Day’s “Dookie” listed among SF Gate’s “1994 album releases” list

This may not be news at all, but SF Gate recently compiled an interesting slideshow called “1994 album releases”, which lists 50 albums that came out that year. Of course, many of your favorite albums are on the list, including Weezer‘s self-titled “blue album”, The Offspring‘s SmashGreen Day‘s Dookie, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Soundgarden’s Superunknown, Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple, Nas’ Illmatic and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Creepin’ on ah Come Up. You can check out the rest of the list here.

The publisher writes:

“Why was 1994 so great? Look at the artists who had debut major-label albums that year: OutKast, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Warren G, Weezer, Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper, Usher, Soul Coughing, Korn, Bush, Oasis, Keb’ Mo’, Marilyn Manson. Many of those artists are still around today, and those songs from 1994 still resonate.”

Throw in your comments if one of your favorite albums that came out in 1994 isn’t listed.



Weezer, NOFX, Pennywise, Lagwagon to play next year’s Punkspring Festival

Weezer, NOFX, Simple Plan, Pennywise, Lagwagon and Old Man Markley have all been added to the lineup of next year’s edition of Punkspring Festival, which will take place on March 30th in Osaka, Japan and in Tokyo on the next day. More acts are to be announced.

The Punkspring festival is notable for being one of Pennywise’s first appearances with their original singer Jim Lindberg since he left the band back in 2009 and rejoined last October. The band has not made any statements if Lindberg will rejoin the band permanently, but his first reunion show is set to take place next month at the Palladium in Hollywood.



Weezer announce plans to host summer camp

Well, here’s something you don’t hear about every day! In a recent interview, Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo announced that the band has made plans to host their own summer camp sometime in the next few years.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
Asked about this, he said: “We’d like to put together some sort of Weezer camp, but we’re just beginning to talk about it, so I don’t have any details yet.” Then asked if this would like a conventional US summer camp, Cuomo replied by saying: “Yeah”. 

The band’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records. A new record has been in the works for a while, although there has been no word on a release date at this time.



Rare Song: The Kickovers (Street Dogs, Weezer, Mighty Mighty Bosstones) – “The Good Life”

Boston based music podcast Mutiny On The Microphone recently featured a song on its latest podcast by The Kickovers, a short-lived group that featured Nate Albert & Joe Sirois (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) Johnny Rioux (Street Dogs), and Mikey Welsh (Weezer). The song “The Good Life” can be found on the band’s Fenway Recordings album Osaka, which saw a limited release in 2002.

“The Good Life” can be heard as the second song played on Episode 23 of the latest Mutiny On The Microphone podcasts.  Check it out here.



Weezer release new live DVD

Weezer just released a surprise live DVD for fans from a show at the Wamu Theatre in Seattle, Washington, which was filmed exactly a year ago today. At that show, they played their first two iconic albums (the “Blue” Weezer album and Pinkerton, released in 1994 and 1996 respectively) in its entirety. You can order a copy of the DVD here, it’s 20 dollars each, while you can check out the track listing at this location.

Weezer’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records. A new record has been in the can for a while, although there has been no word on a release date at this time.



Weezer to reissue blue album on vinyl

Weezer will be releasing their classic “blue album” on vinyl this month. It will be out August 13. Check out the track list here (if you don’t already know it).

Weezer’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records. A new record has been in the can for a while, although there has been no word on a release date at this time.



Weezer to play shows in Australia next year

After a series of U.S. shows this fall, Weezer will be playing four shows in Australia in January of next year. If you live in Australia or plan to take a trip there, all the dates are at this location.

Weezer’s last studio album, Hurley, was released in September 2010 on Epitaph Records. Two months later, they released the compilation album Death to False Metal on their previous home Geffen Records. A new record has been in the can for a while, although there has been no word on a release date at this time.



Weezer announce US summer/fall tour dates

Weezer has announced a short string of summer and fall tour dates through the US, culminating in their previously announced Memories shows, in which they will be playing their classic albums “Weezer” (commonly known as “The Blue Album”) and “Pinkterton” in full.

You can check out the tour dates here to see if they’ll be playing near you.

Weezer’s last release, “Hurley” came out in October 2010 on Epitaph Records.



Weezer to play “Blue + more” and “Pinkerton + more” in two “Memories Shows”

Nerd rock legends Weezer have just announced two Memories Shows coming up this November at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida.  November 10th will see the band playing “Blue” in its entirety along with some more, and November 11th features a similar set based on “Pinkerton”.

Go get tickets here, and check out Weezer’s last release, “Hurley” from October 2010 on Epitaph Records.