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Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Releases J-Pop Album In U.S.! Hear Scott & Rivers' Homely Girl HERE!

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Say it Ain't So!!

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo ditched his Buddy Holly band, teamed up with musician Scott Murphy, and now they're singing in Japanese!!

It probably sounds like we're hitting the Hash Pipe extra hard, but it's TRUE — the Harvard graduate swapped his Island in the Sun for the Land of the Rising Sun!

Getchoo some Scott & Rivers singing Homely Girl (above)!!

Call us crazy, but the music these American icons made Across the Sea is actually kind of rad!!

Even better, you don't have to take a Holiday to Japan to hear Rivers get back to his Pinkerton & Blue Album glory days!!

Scott & Rivers J-Pop debut was released stateside on Monday — get it on iTunes now!!

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New Simple Plan - Featuring Rivers Cuomo!!!

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Check out the just-released video Can't Keep My Hands Off You (above)!

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Weezer Designs For Hurley!

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To coincide with the release of their 8th studio album Hurley, Weezer has designed a small collection of clothes for Hurley.

The nine piece range, which hits stores 4 days before their new album drops on September 14th, includes graphic tees, plaid shirts, hoodies, knit hats and a puffer jacket designed by Rivers Cuomo.

Innerestingly enough Weezer recorded some of the songs from their upcoming album at the Hurley headquarters in Costa Mesa, California.

The band's Hurley collection will retail between $29 to $79 exclusively at PacSun.

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Weezer Planning Blue/Pinkerton Tour!

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Any Weezer fans out there who suffer from depression will all be instantly cured with this news!

The band has announced their plans for a retro tour, where they will spend 2 nights in each city. The first night, they will play the entire Blue album, and the second night they will play Pinkerton in its entirety.

Here’s what frontman Rivers Cuomo had to say about it:

"We have this really exciting idea to do a tour where we spend two nights in each city, and the first night, we play the entire Blue album, and the second night, we play the entirety of Pinkerton. We're just running it by promoters right now to see if there's sufficient interest in the markets to do something like that, and if they're on board, it's gonna happen."

And more from Rivers:

"The fan response has been incredible so far for the idea. And, if they want to, they can contact their local promoter and tell them to make it happen."

We will be shocked if this doesn’t happen. Hardcore Weezer fans worship those two albums. We’ll be keeping an ear out for an official announcement of this tour, which we're sure will happen sooner than later.

Would U like to see a Blue/Pinkerton tour?

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Hurley On Hurley!

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Adorbs!

Jorge Garcia is thrilled that Weezer decided to use his friendly face as the cover of their new album Hurley in homage to his character on Lost!

"How awesome is that! It totally put a smile on my face, to say the least," says Jorge. "It ranks right up there with getting my own action figure."

So how did this deal go down? Well Jorge met lead singer Rivers Cuomo backstage at The George Lopez Show and asked if he could take a picture with him. Jorge adds:

“And then two months later I get an email from my manager saying, ‘Listen, Weezer contacted us and they want you to be on the cover of their new CD…I thought that was really cool.”

It is cool…and different!

Hurley comes out on September 15 — will U be checking it out?

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Weezer Announces New Album AND Label Details Via Twitter!

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Weezer was the talk of Twitter last night.

The first big tweetnnouncement came from Brett Gurewitz, head of independent label Epitaph, who tweeted the following:

“Rivers, Pat, Brian and Scott, Welcome to Epitaph homies! FT=W=.”

Soon after, Rivers Cuomo made a follow-up tweet:

“Hey, Weezer is happy to announce our signing to @epitaphrecs and release of new album "Hurley" on Sept. 14.”

Along With Weezer’s upcoming release, Epitaph will soon be releasing new albums from Bad Religion and Social Distortion as well.

Looks like you’re in cool company there, Weezer!

P.S. CLICK HERE to "follow" Perez on Twitter!

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