Weezer Come Under Fire From Label Honchos





Rivers Cuomo, Weezer frontman and aspiring VP of promotion, recently sent an 8-song promotional CD to radio stations and journalists across the country. The package, which was intended as a preview of the groupís upcoming Geffen release Maladroit (due April 30), came complete with a hand-signed letter on Weezer stationary. According to Billboard, songs from that promo CD, particularly "Dope Noise," have quickly been added to playlists at some of the countryís biggest radio stations, including WXRK, KROQ, and Y100. The problem is that the bandís label was not yet ready to begin promoting the new LP and are calling for Cuomo to write a letter to those who have received his unauthorized promo package, asking them to hold off on playing the tracks. Weezer fans have since launched a website devoted entirely to spreading the Maladroit tracks, in fear that Geffen will alter the release or scrap the project entirely. In an interesting move, Weezer has already begun recording their next album, the follow-up to the unreleased Maladroit, with hopes of having it released by the end of the year.




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Weezer Come Under Fire From Label Honchos