They would never turn anything down, and they constantly had new material. We kind of made that our approach in Empire!, which is why weve got so many splits, so many projects, so many little releases.
Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, talks to Flavorwire about the new Rentals album and his influence on Weezer’s early albums.
Would it have been any better or much worse? Would people have said, “Oh my God, Weezer’s in Nashville making an acoustic record!”? Maybe! Or maybe people would have said, “This is the most boring record I’ve heard in my fucking life!” Theres this idea that I would have been a one remedy fix-all, but theres also that possibility of, “be careful what you wish for.” Maybe it would have been a much bleaker thing with me in there. Who knows? I would have maybe put us down very pretentious roads.
Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our dream come true has become the exact opposite.
The book is loosely based on Springsteens song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s childrens book Brave Cowboy Bill. According to its Amazon page, the book is about a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.
Well, the record is what I did during difficulties. But I wouldnt say the record is directly about the difficulties not as much as people think. Im not writing a news column. Its not like, heres the details and heres the street name. Its not the Kardashians, its a band. I want to write songs people can relate to right away. But I try to write in a broader sense. So it may seem very specific, but its not necessarily about the things you think. Its a funny way of trying to articulate yourself in a song, and sometimes its very difficult.