Since the release of their first album in 1994 I have ben a huge fan of Weezer. Brilliant geek rock tunes, (that are pretty easy to play along to on real guitar) have now even featured on the game to beat all games - Guitar Hero! However, it seems that Weezer's front man Rivers Cuomo isn't a big fan of Guitar Hero. In a recent interview he is attributed to have said:
" I just don't get these games at all..to me, "I mean, I haven't tried them. But they must be fun because people love them. But, to me, it seems like if you're going to put that much effort into playing something, you should just play a real instrument."
'Say it Ain't So' was always one of my favourite songs by Weezer and to get the chance to play this in Guitar Hero was great for me. More Weezer tunes in future versions please, and Rivers, have a go at it, you might be surprised at how much fun it is and who knows, it may encourage people to take up the guitar who might not have even considered it before!
I'm sure there is a little bit of fun in his comments particulalry in view of the video for their new single 'Pork and Beans' which parodies aspects of game and internet culture. The main game reference is in reference to the phrase 'all your base are belong to us' which became an internet phenomenon in 2001. It came about as a result of a mis-translation from Japanese to English of the game Zero Wing for the Mega Drive.
Here's their new single with lots of faces from the web that you'll no doubt recognise: