Outkast, Foo Fighters to Play Firefly

January 14, 2014

The 40-plus tour dates that Outkast said they would play this year are beginning to line up. The group added the Delaware-based Firefly Festival to its touring roster today. At the fest – which will take place in Dover from June 19th to the 22nd...



The Rentals Return, Sign to Polyvinyl

December 5, 2013

The Rentals, the band formed and fronted by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, have signed to Polyvinyl and will release a new full-length album in 2014. "I am beyond thrilled to announce @therentals have just signed with my favorite record company @Polyvinyl,"...


'Sons of Anarchy' Covers 'Sitting on Top of the World'

October 1, 2013

Sons of Anarchy isn't done unveiling cover songs from its sixth and current season – not by a long shot. This time, music supervisor and composer Bob Thiele went back to the 1930s to put a heavy spin on the blues-folk track "Sitting on Top of the...


Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 1, 2013

The summer song is one of rock's truest pleasures, be it a dance jam that dominates every backyard cookout or a sweet ode to cars, girls and partying at the beach. Here are our picks for the most sizzling summer jams ever – from unshakeable oldies...


Fun.'s Nate Ruess on His Favorite Songs, From Weezer to Wilco

February 6, 2013

More than a year after releasing their hit single "We Are Young," fun. is only getting bigger; the band is up for six Grammys and just announced a three-month summer tour with opening act Tegan and Sara. While vacationing in L.A., frontman Nate Ruess...


'Sound City' and 'Pearl Jam 20' to Air on VH1

August 13, 2013

Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary and Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty are headed to VH1's Rock Docs series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sound City, directed by the Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer, tells the story...



Report: Coachella Promoters to Announce New Cruise

July 17, 2012

Goldenvoice, the promotions company behind Coachella, are expected to announce later today that they will be expanding the brand of their hit music festival to include a cruise, the Los Angeles Times reports. While those asked about the cruise did not...


Austin City Limits Lineup: Chili Peppers, Neil Young

May 22, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys and Jack White will headline the Austin City Limits Festival on October 12th-14th at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The bill will also feature performances by Weezer, Florence and the Machine,...


Weezer's Patrick Wilson Returns to the Special Goodness

May 22, 2012

Click to listen to the Special Goodness' 'It's Only Natural' Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson has been slowly building a body of work under the name the Special Goodness since the mid-Nineties. His fourth album, Natural, comes out this week and features...


#RSFans' Most Recent Music Purchases

April 3, 2012

In the light of the music industry's recent good news, we asked you what your most recent music purchase was. Here's what you had to say: Bought my 1st record yesterday Schoolly D it's #sweet — Alex Berry (@Alberry1994) April 3, 2012 Went...



Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh Dies

October 9, 2011

Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was found dead in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday, October 8th. Staff at the Raffaello Hotel discovered the body when Welsh, 40, failed to make his 1PM checkout. No foul play is expected and the cause of his death is...


Weezer and the Flaming Lips Joyfully Return to the Nineties

July 30, 2011

Last night, New York's Jones Beach played host to perhaps the most potent blast of 1990s nostalgia ever crammed into eight minutes: Weezer and the Flaming Lips joyfully performing "She Don't Use Jelly" as one giant band, just after Weezer had the...


Tour Kick-Offs: Weezer, Kings of Leon and More

July 25, 2011

Check back every week for a rundown of summer festivals and tours kicking off in the coming days. WEEZER July 28th-September 3rd Tickets: $33-$90 Last year's Memories tour, where Weezer ran through their 1994 debut and 1996's Pinkerton in full, went...

Song Review

"Paranoid Android"

June 13, 2011

Weezer don't flex their art-rock muscles often, so it's understandable they'd want to cover Radiohead's gloom anthem. At the end of their note-perfect rendition — recorded as a Web-only lark — someone says, "That was so cool." Well, sorta....


The Art of the Record Review

September 9, 2011

Weezer Announce Caribbean Cruise

July 12, 2011

Weezer are set to take their rock show to the high seas on January 19-23rd  with their first-ever Weezer Cruise, which will sail from Miami to the island of Cozumel, off the coast of Mexico. The cruise will essentially be a floating festival featuring...


Weezer Cover Radiohead Classic

May 31, 2011

Weezer celebrated Memorial Day weekend by releasing a video in which the alt-rock goofballs paid tribute to Radiohead with a surprisingly reverent and technically accurate rendition of their epic hit "Paranoid Android." Rivers Cuomo's vocals don't quite...