Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo recently announced on Twitter that ‘Grunge is cool again.’ He also stated that he may soon join a women’s soccer league.
Cuomo discussed Weezer’s Grunge era classic Pinkerton in a new Independent interview.
“In a perfect world, everyone would love everything that we put out,” Cuomo says with a wry chuckle. “But we’ve learned from experience to be a little concerned if we put out a song and the old-school fans get excited by it, it’s often not a good sign that the song will perform well.”
“Well, the greatest example is Pinkerton, which completely lost everyone when it came out and it’s only over the succeeding years that people came to love it. It was utterly heart-breaking when it was universally reviled upon its release. By the time ‘The Green Album’ came out, I was headed in the opposite direction creatively, thinking ‘Well, if they hate that, then they ought to love this.’
But by that time, it seemed like everyone was saying ‘Well actually, we want you to go back and do that again!’ That was frustrating but you know we’ve seen so many ups and downs over the years, it doesn’t get to us that much anymore cause none of that is really relevant to the task at hand of writing a song. It can’t really help you, it’s such a struggle to write and come up with something great, you’ve just got to keep working and keep focused and keep mixing elements and waiting for magic. You hope you recognize it when you’ve got it. How the world is going to react to it really that doesn’t come into play.”
Grunge is cool again
— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) December 29, 2017