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Weezer covers Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and it’s pretty freaking great… WOW!

Metallica’s been putting together an album called “Blacklist” which is a covers album of many different bands and artists covering Metallica songs from the “Black Album” only… as in celebration of the “Black Album”. Artists from all different genres cover Metallica songs from the “Black Album” and here is Weezer with their take on Metallica’s smash hit, “Enter Sandman”.

It’s pretty freaking awesome and Weezer nailed it just like they nail all the covers they do. Is there anything Weezer can’t do? It just proves even more that Weezer can play anything.

In this cover, sounds like they played all the riffs and rhythm parts note for note a little bit but they still sound like Weezer at the same time. It sounds pretty close to the original too, though.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if Weezer did a Metallica covers album? I bet they can pull that off with no problem. So far, this is the best cover I’ve heard for Metallica “Blacklist”.

Kev

The new Weezer album, “Van Weezer” is one of the best new albums this year… really, it’s that good!

I used to listen to Weezer a lot when I was young in high school. You can betcha, I bought their debut “blue album” when it first came out in the 90’s when the band was exploding all over MTV back in the day. I used to own their first four albums: the blue album, Pinkerton, the Green Album and Maladroit but after the “Maladroit” album, I suddenly lost interest in the band. I don’t know, I just stopped buying their albums and got rid of all the Weezer albums that I had in the past.

I did rebuy the blue album and the green album years later, however. Weezer kept releasing new albums over the years and they just came out with another new one this year titled, “Van Weezer”. They released another album this year called, “Ok Human” which I haven’t gotten yet but I did buy “Van Weezer” last week.

Why did I buy the new Weezer album, “Van Weezer” when I stopped listening to the band years ago? Well, I kept reading interviews of Rivers Cuomo talking about the new album “Van Weezer” like through Guitar World and the more I read about the album like through magazines and online, the more it piques my interest. The album is a metal album. Over the years Weezer was always known as a pop/rock band so for “Van Weezer” they decided to do something different and risky and make a metal album. It’s the first metal album they did. Why did they do a metal album? Well, simply because Rivers Cuomo, the band’s leading man is a huge metal fan. He did it ’cause he likes metal and that’s it, really.

I listened to the album like 4 times this week and holy shit, it’s that good. It’s a fucking awesome record. Loved it so much. It just proves that Rivers can play any genre of music after hearing all those covers he did on youtube. Back to the “Van Weezer” album, it’s basically a homage and tribute to 80’s metal. I hear a lot of Ozzy influence, Van Halen, Sabbath maybe, some Poison, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard Guns N’ Roses, a bit of Ac/Dc too and I hear a bit of Metallica in there.

It’s an incredible album… I listened to it 4 times this week and that says something. What I loved the most about this album was that it made you realize that Rivers really is a great guitar player. With a guy like him, you’d think he’d be mostly playing power chords with the type of music that he plays but no, he’s way more than that. He can play lead guitar, two handed fret tapping and all of that stuff.

The “Van Weezer” album totally blew my fucking mind and I’m going to be listening to this one a lot, I think. This album definitely made me a Weezer fan again and I think I’m going to get back into buying their albums again. Rivers is a talented guy and his singing is pretty killer on “Van Weezer” too. I would recommend you buy it or if you’re on streaming services like Spotify/Apple Music, give it a listen yourself. It’s recommended! Rivers is trying to help keep rock alive!

Kev

Report: Weezer hater is willing to pay the band $10 million to break up…

Weezer maybe a real popular band still but they still have haters out there too, this one hater, however, is taking the Weezer hate a bit too far. Don’t you think? A man named, James Burns has started a donation campaign to raise $10 million dollars to pay Weezer for them to break up. See the donation, here. Yes, James Burns is serious about this. Mr. Burns did an interview over at the Stranger blog to talk about it.

Sounds like this guy is completely jealous of Weezer’s fame and popularity. I’m not much a Weezer fan anymore, but it’s all up to the band to decide whether they want to break up or not. I don’t think Weezer will ever break up, no matter the cost. So this delusional loser, can keep trying. I don’t think he’ll be a success at this. Sounds like Mr. Burns wants to keep the $10 million for himself, so don’t buy into this scam, people.

What a loser this guy is! If you hate a band so much, just don’t buy their records or listen to them. Simple! This asshole is clearly jealous for sure!

Kev

Yet, another bus crash in the music world but this time Weezer was in it!!!!

Is it just me or is there a lot of bus crashes lately in the music industry, lately? Yep, seems there is. Miley Cyrus just had one but she wasn’t in it. Here comes Weezer and yes, the band members were in it, including Rivers Cuomo himself. Rivers even had his wife and child onboard with him! Everyone knows that Rivers was hospitalized due to serious injuries. The band had to cancel the rest of the tour obviously.

The band is lucky to be alive. The same goes for Rivers wife and kid too. This bus crash sounded like a nasty one but they all survived it anyway, somehow. The crash just happened in Upstate NY near me. If Rivers or any of the band members would have died, they would have became the next Cliff Burton from Metallica.

Remember, Cliff Burton died in a tour bus crash, in a similar way which this Weezer crash brings back memories to that.

Kev

Cool Video: Tay Zonday sings “Pork and Beans” with Brian Bell of Weezer!

Here’s a fuckin’ cool video of the real Tay Zonday himself actually singing with Weezer guitarist Brian Bell, singing the song “Pork and Beans”. I’ll be honest that Tay actually sings it better than Rivers. NO JOKE! This fuckin’ rules! Maybe Tay should have been the one singing the lead of this song on the album instead of Rivers!!!!

Weezer must be huge Tay Zonday fans indeed!

Kev