When the wave of grunge had receded in the mid-‘90s, Weezer were among the purveyors of a new kind of radio rock. Quirky, self-referential and led by poetic everygeek Rivers Cuomo, Weezer were influenced by ‘70s power-pop legends like Cheap Trick and KISS while drawing on more contemporary and dynamic Pixies-like songwriting. Their self-titled 1994 debut (referred to as ‘the Blue Album’) was certified triple-platinum on the strength of singles (and corresponding videos for) “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So,” and the darker follow-up, 1996’s ‘Pinkerton’ has become legendary. The band released seven more albums to varying degrees of success as Cuomo took the band dangerously close to the brink of self-parody, but returned to straightforward rock with 2014’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright in the End.’
Listen to Toto’s Studio Version of Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’
Toto tags Weezer back with a studio version of "Hash Pipe."
Who Won the Weezer-Toto Song Trade? We Answer Five Big Questions
We have some things to say about the mutual admiration society between the two groups.
Toto's Steve Lukather Loves Weezer's 'Africa' Cover
"No one is laughing harder than me," the guitarist said of Weezer's version of Toto's No. 1 hit.
Toto's Steve Porcaro Joins Weezer on 'Jimmy Kimmel' for 'Africa'
Reaching their highest chart position in nearly a decade, Weezer performed a cover of the classic song on TV last night.
Weezer's Scott Shriner Sells California Home for $2.4 Million
In a month, Weezer bassist Scott Shriner sold his Silver Lake home — for $250,000 more than his asking price.