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Rivers Cuomo Weezer at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Toto Covers Weezer After Weezer Covers Toto

by Paul Cashmere on August 9, 2018

in News

Toto has recorded a cover of Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’ as a response to Weezer covering ‘Rosanna’ and ‘Africa’.

Toto’s Steve Lukather said, “We were blown away at the response Weezer got doing our old songs. Tthey did a good job too, but we never saw hit records coming from it. It was all started by a sweet 15-year-old girl named Mary. Then the ball started rolling it. They did two of ours and ‘Africa’ took OFF. It seemed only right that WE – Toto did a version of one of their songs so we started digging around, listening to a bunch of their music, which I have grown to like a lot. My 30 something kids were flipped over Weezer recording two of our songs as they are fans and we picked ‘Hash Pipe’. The irony that we were smoking hash before these guys were alive was not lost on us, and the other is it has a killer melody and a great groove. We wanted to do something that rocked. We give you our version — with a little of our thing on it like they did their ‘ thing’ to ours. It is an unlikely collaboration, but some of the best ones are unexpected. Thanks to Weezer, their manager Jonathan, and their fans as they have been really nice to us…and they didn’t have to be. Now I guess we have to do some crazy mash up live someday. In the meantime, continued success. Thanks to all and hope to meet someday. Gratitude to the fans for embracing this fun little accident. Ours drops Aug 10th, and I hear KROQ is getting thousands of requests from the teaser we recorded the other day – who knew? Kudos to Steve Porcaro for running with this as the Producer.”

Keyboardist Steve Porcaro offers, “Covering Hash Pipe was an absolute blast. When I asked my neighbor, a huge Weezer fan which record we should cover, he rattled off about five of their biggest hits, but then he smiled and said ‘but there’s nothing like driving down the freeway at 80 miles an hour with ‘Hash Pipe’ cranked’. That stuck with me when it came time to decide.”

Toto’s ‘Hash Pipe’ will be released on Friday 10 August 2018. Toto has partnered with Republic on the release of “Hash Pipe.” The company will be spearing the U.S. release of the recording. Toto is currently touring North American in support of the band’s recent release 40 Trips Around The Sun.

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