.

Weezer's Brian Bell 'Praying' for a 'Pinkterton' Tour

The cult album will be reissued on October 5

August 19, 2010 9:12 AM ET

The coming months are exciting ones for Weezer fans: The band is releasing their new album Hurley on September 14th, then quickly following it up with an October 5th reissue of Pinkerton, from 1996. A rarities compilation, Death to False Metal, is also in the works. But for the cult that has developed around the Pinkerton, Weezer's emotionally charged second album, there's even better news: According to guitarist Brian Bell, Weezer may perform the album in its entirety in a special tour. This is especially notable because Weezer has banished the album's material from their set lists in recent years.

"I'm praying for a Pinkerton tour, where we'll play all the songs off Pinkerton, soon," Bell told the 1st Five at the Mile High Festival. A commercial and critical failure upon its release, Pinkerton was essentially disowned by Rivers Cuomo for nearly a decade. The reissue, however, strongly suggests that Cuomo has finally learned to embrace the album.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Santa Monica”

Everclear | 1996

After his brother and girlfriend both died of drug overdoses, Art Alexakis -- depressed and hooked on drugs himself -- jumped off the Santa Monica Pier in California, determined to die. "It was really stupid," said the Everclear frontman, who would further explore his personal emotional journey in the song "Father of Mine." "I went under the water. Then I said, 'I don't wanna die.'" The song, declaring "Let's swim out past the breakers/and watch the world die," was intended as a manifesto for change, Alexakis said. "Let the world do what it's gonna do and just live on our own."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com