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Rivers Cuomo Plays New Song in Las Vegas

The Weezer frontman's stripped-down version of 'Unspoken' at the 'Rolling Stone' Rock Star Weekend

October 2, 2010 1:30 PM ET

 

On Friday night Weezer played “Unspoken,” a ballad off their recently released full-length Hurley, for the first time live in concert. But before their show at the Mirage Las Vegas for Rolling Stone’s “Rock Star Weekend,” singer Rivers Cuomo gave us an exclusive acoustic performance of the song by his hotel’s pool. Check out this terrific, stripped-down version of the track above.

 

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