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  1. Bless the rains with Weezera s charity a oeAfricaa t-shirtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | KIBZ-FM Lincoln

    What started out as a meme has now become a philanthropic endeavor: Weezer is now selling t-shirts for charity inspired by the band's fan-requested cover of the Toto hit "Africa." Proceeds from sales of the shirt, which features a gold lion in between the lyric "Bless the rains" and Weezer's name, will be donated to Roots Ethiopia, which "improves schools, enables livelihoods educates children and serves special needs students" in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia.

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  2. 'Say It Ain't So': Weezer's Scott Shriner on how the band has stayed relevant for nearly 25 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | The Advocate

    Weezer, the pop/rock band behind hits such as 'Say It Ain't So,' includes, from left, bassist Scott Shriner, drummer Pat Wilson, guitarist Brian Bell, and guitarist/singer Rivers Cuomo. Weezer, the pop/rock band behind hits such as 'Say It Ain't So,' includes, from left, bassist Scott Shriner, drummer Pat Wilson, guitarist Brian Bell, and guitarist/singer Rivers Cuomo.

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  3. Weezer, Pixies to launch summer tour in TampaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 16 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Weezer and The Pixies will perform Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Earlier this year, the two bands announced a massive, co-headline seven-week North American tour for summer 2018.

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  4. Weezer Performs 'Africa' With Toto KeyboardistRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | 102.9 CKDS-FM

    Weezer, which is enjoying success with their cover of Toto's 1982 hit "Africa," performed the song this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a special guest. But what had people talking more was Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo reading the song's lyrics off a laptop sitting on a stool in front of him.

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  5. BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | BroadwayWorld.com

    BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING RECORD COLLECTION Installment, I'M A LOT LIKE YOU Salty Brine takes on Weezer's PINKERTON and Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY in his latest I'M A LOT LIKE YOU, the newest installment of his LIVING RECORD COLLECTION. Photos: Daniel Albanese Salty Brine has made what is becoming a familiar move: reckon with your beloved art works which time has "revealed" to be problematic .

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  6. Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro joins Weezer for their cover of a oeAfricaa on a oeJimmy Kimmel Live!aRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | KTGL-FM Lincoln

    Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro made a surprise appearance with Weezer on Tuesday night when the alternative-rock act performed its cover of Toto's "Africa" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The performance likely never would have happened had it not been for a fun social media campaign that began several months ago, when a Weezer fan tweeted at the band and frontman Rivers Cuomo from the account @WeezerAfrica , pleading with them to cover the hit track. Weezer initially acknowledged the campaign by jokingly releasing a cover of another Toto single, " Rosanna ."

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  7. Watch Weezer Cover "Africa" With Toto's Steve Porcaro On Jimmy KimmelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Stereogum

    Last month, after a long viral campaign from one fan in Ohio, Weezer finally caved and released their cover of Toto's shimmering, nonsensical 1983 cheese-pop classic "Africa." Now that the "Africa" is Weezer's biggest hit in nearly a decade , the band came through Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform last night, and Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro helped them out.

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  8. Weezer Performs Viral Hit 'Africa' On 'Jimmy Kimmel' With Cameo From Toto's Steve Porcaro: WatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Billboard

    After a year-long campaign led by the anonymous @weezerafrica begged Weezer to "bless the rains down in Africa" and release a cover of Toto 's classic hit single, the band finally caved last month after mounting pressure and delivered a cover of "Africa" along their take on Toto's #2 hit single "Rosanna." Both covers recently entered the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, becoming the band's highest charting song's since 2009's " I Want You To."

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  9. Watch Weezer Perform Synth-Heavy 'Africa' Cover on 'Kimmel'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | RollingStone

    ... original craftsmen, with Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro crashing the stage for a solo on the instrumental bridge. Weezer's rendition of the 1982 hit recently reached Number 89 on the Billboard charts, marking their highest placement since "(If ...

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  10. Wednesday's Bird Droppings: Where at least the Orioles signed their first-round draft pickRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Camden Chat

    ... piloting crashed into the Chesapeake Bay. Over 52 career games, Gastall hit .181/.242/.217. Other notable birthdays: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo (1970), actor Chris Evans (1981), actress Kat Dennings (1986), soccer player Keisuke Honda (1986) and ...

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  11. Hot Ticket: Weezer & Pixies Concert at Coral Sky AmphitheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

    West Palm Beach, Fla.- Pixies and Weezer have embarked on their massive, co-headline seven-week North American tour for summer 2018. Presented by Live Nation.

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  12. Weezer joined by Toto keyboardist for their cover of "Africa" on Jimmy Kimmel LiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    What started out as a fun social media campaign ended up with a performance on network television when Weezer performed their cover of Toto 's "Africa" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night. For several months, a Weezer fan tweeted at the band and frontman Rivers Cuomo from the account @WeezerAfrica , pleading with them to cover "Africa."

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  13. Almanac for Wednesday, June 13, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | UPI

    ... in 1951 (age 67); comedian Tim Allen in 1953 (age 65); actor Ally Sheedy in 1962 (age 56); singer Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) in 1970 (age 48); actor Chris Evans in 1981 (age 37); actor/fashion designer Ashley Olsen in 1986 (age 32); actor/fashion ...

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  14. Weezer returns to Hot 100 for first time in nearly a decade thanks to a oeAfricaa coverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | KIBZ-FM Lincoln

    Thanks to a viral fan campaign, Weezer has a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in nearly a decade. As Pitchfork points out, the band's cover of Toto 's 1982 hit "Africa" has debuted at number 89 on the Hot 100.

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  15. Weezer returns to Hot 100 for first time in nearly a decade thanks to "Africa" coverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    Thanks to a viral fan campaign, Weezer has a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in nearly a decade. As Pitchfork points out, the band's cover of Toto 's 1982 hit "Africa" has debuted at number 89 on the Hot 100.

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  16. Weezer's "Africa" Cover Is Their Biggest Hit In YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Stereogum

    In recent years, the most common criticism of Weezer is that they've forsaken the satisfyingly dorked-out power-pop crunch of their early years for gleaming textures and repeated bids for pop-crossover success. If that's the case, though, they haven't been doing too well with it.

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  17. Weezer Needed Their Toto "Africa" Cover to Get Back to the Hot 100Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Spin

    Reasonable Weezer fans agree that the band lost the plot sometime about a decade ago, after making albums that ranged from "listenable" to "unimpeachable classic" in the first half of their career. They've kept making music since then, but only the truest diehards have paid attention.

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  18. Cuomo ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 8 | U.S. Department of Defense

    Recording artist Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of the band Weezer, performs solo during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games closing ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. This image was created within a camera as a multiple exposure.

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  19. Weezer's Covers of Toto's 'Africa' & 'Rosanna' Hit Hot Rock Songs ChartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Billboard

    Weezer's cover of "Africa" launches at No. 9 on the survey dated June 9, while "Rosanna" starts at No.

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  20. ONTD RoundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 31 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    ... for. i'll mess around with it some more. i just prefer things to be center. it makes it easier to read (for me). Weezer's cover of "Africa" is till #1 on iTunes! I saw Rivers Cuomo solo yesterday and he said his day had been "weird" lol. i'm the ...

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