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Weezer Fulfill Snuggie Promise, Rock Out with Kenny G

November 3, 2009 2:17 PM ET

After months of promises, Weezer finally made good on releasing a Weezer Snuggie, perfect for fans who want to cozy up with the band's new album Raditude, out today. Rivers Cuomo and gang even star in a new infomercial for their blanket with sleeves, which comes in one size and three awesome colors. "A Wuggie is basically exactly like a Snuggie, except it says Weezer on it," Cuomo told Rolling Stone in May when he first floated the idea. "The people at Snuggie are doing it with us and promoting it with us. It's a totally legit Snuggie."

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Weezer's official Website is selling the blue Weezer-branded Snuggie for $30, but that's not all: Act fast, and your Snuggie purchase will also include a copy of the standard version of Raditude. Weezer's official site is also offering a Snuggie Safari option that includes the deluxe Raditude and a zebra-patterned, Weezer-branded Snuggie for $50. Or, if you love Weezer but hate Snuggies, you can purchase Raditude complete with a bonus MP3 of "Turn Me Around" at the Amazon MP3 store for $3.99.

In other Weezer news, the band's live AOL Sessions visit has been posted online, which finds the band hooking up with unlikely collaborators like Kenny G (a saxophone solo on "I'm Your Daddy"), Sara Bareilles (on "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To") and Chamillionaire, who fills in for Raditude's guest of honor Lil Wayne on "Can't Stop Partying." The set also includes Cuomo singing Pinkerton's Butterfly and a piano-based rendition of Green Day's "Brain Stew."

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