Thanks so much to Ryan for the exclusive tip, and this might come as a dream come true for some fans! Tony collaborated with Weezer on their upcoming album Hurley, due out September 14. According to Rolling Stone, Tony produced one of the songs on the album, but it doesn’t list the title at this time. We will keep you posted and will have the track up as soon as it becomes available!
Rolling Stone — Rivers Cuomo has done battle with his fans, his record label, success itself. But the title of Weezer’s eighth album is an olive branch to the ride-or-die nerd side of his audience: A Weezer record named after Hurley from Lost is like Rick Ross slapping a picture of Scarface-era Pacino on an album cover and calling it Tony. This is also Weezer’s first album on an indie label, giving Cuomologists a chance to test their long-standing theory that a Rivers freed from Geffen Records might be a less dickish genius.
In perfect contrarian fashion, Hurley is their most “corporate” record ever. Cuomo co-writes with a bevy of A-list song doctors (Linda Perry, Tony Kanal, Desmond Child), and calls in cameos from the Jackass crew and Michael Cera, seemingly just for the hell of it. The result: a Weezer record, some great cornball pop-metal tuneage, some irony, some insanity.
“Memories” is a hilarious ode to how awesome it was to be in Weezer back in the mid-Nineties (“When Audioslave was still Rage”); “Ruling Me” is one of Cuomo’s best girl-drunk rockers; and “Hang On” is power-ballad heaven. We also get two classic-Cuomo doses of jaded angst: the hipster-bashing “Trainwrecks” and the horny-Harvard-dude anthem “Smart Girls.” Of course, it wouldn’t be Weezer without some tossed-off dementia. “Where’s My Sex?” is a Pinkerton-esque song about, um, sox, with the word “sex” sung in the place of “sox” â€” like, “I can’t go out without my sex/It’s cold outside and my toes get wet.” As Hurley might say, “Uh, dude, you OK?”