AOL UK chat with Weezer - July 2, 2001
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|Publication||AOL Live (UK)|
|Date||July 2, 2001|
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|Associated concert||Weezer concert: 07/03/2001
Weezer concert: 07/04/2001
|References||See where this interview is referenced on Weezerpedia|
UKMCLive: A few words before we kick off?
Pat: Hello, my name is Pat, I'm in Weezer
Brian: Hi my name is Brian, I love Peggy.
UKMCLive: Welcome Pat, Brian and I love Peggy:). And Rivers, of course.
Rivers: Hi I'm Rivers,
UKMC 2: First one from Notwipingiscool... What are your views on Punk Rock (e.g. Blink 182) and Nu-Metal (e.g. Papa Roach)?
Rivers: I prefer metal
Pat: I prefer actual metal like Tool
Rivers: death to false metal[Note 1]
UKMC 2: Aeslattery asks... How would you describe the cultural relationship between the USA and Britain and how much a part do you think music plays?
Pat: that's just such a huge question
Rivers: It seems to me that America ignores Britain and the rest of the world it's very self centred.
Brian: 2 people separated by a common language
UKMC 2: DGilbert720 asks... what inspired you to use sumo wrestlers in ure video?
Pat: the angel Gabriel in a dream the night before the shoot
UKMC 2: No Big Hair asks... to weezer, isnt tennis boring?
Brian: except the last match point, that's exciting
UKMC 2: Wildadvocate asks... what was the nature of writing the album?
Pat: there wasn't much nature involved
Brian: it was more city, there was more cement
Pat: we tend to use nature sparingly
UKMC 2: Mercury80h asks.... can i have your glasses?
UKMC 2: Jamickuk asks... The video for Hash Pipe is hilarious. Where did you film it?
Brian: we filmed it at Warner Bros Lot 1.
UKMC 2: Themikmoney asks... Hi all I'm Helen, you guys are the best band ever, and I'm going be see you on Wednesday!!! I'm just too excited! Any chance you can give us a hint what u might be on your set list? I hope your going to play "across the sea", "island in the sun", "pink triangle" and "Jamie" because they are mine and my girlfriends songs. Oh damn it I hope u play them all!!
Rivers: check our website weezer.com
Pat: thank you for your interest in Weezer
UKMC 2: Roberta weezer asks.... u guys have a lot of fans here in brasil ....are u coming in latin america this tour?
UKMC 2: RPanox asks... why did u take such a long break between your last album guys?
Rivers: we only took a one week break. What are you talking about?
Pat: who let you in here?
UKMC 2: SmellyTail asks... what do u think of radiohead??
Brian: I think they're great they make beautiful music
Rivers: I think they sound like Muse
UKMC 2: Julie2k651 asks... how did u enjoy the mtv movie awards?
Brian: not too well
Pat: we were good
UKMC 2: AndrewBellenger says... oh yeah weezer do u kno when u played on T4 on sunday they called ur song half pipe?
UKMC 2: Da12Cposse asks... what sort of music do u listen to?
Pat: Weezer, every day
Brian: Northern soul
Pat: I listen to Mikey crying and Rivers and Brian playing
UKMC 2: Roberta from Brazil again... what would you guys tell for everyone whos starting with a band?
Rivers: Don't give up, reach for the stars
Pat: contact Ed McMahon
UKMC 2: StaindrulesM asks... wuts ur guy's all time favorite band?
UKMC 2: Smelly Tail asks... what is that on your table? it looks yummy.
Brian: Tuna salad sandwich from M & S, strawberries, chocolate mini rolls (death star logs).
UKMC 2: Gellifawr asks.. Ash play a great cover of 'Only In Dreams', will you be playing any covers tomorrow night when I see you? - Neil
Rivers: we'll cover some songs off the first Weezer album
UKMC 2: Geremof asks.... you guys must get pretty tired of all this promo stuff and touring, what do you guys do to keep urself entertained on the road (apart from hackie sack)?
Brian: playstation 2
UKMC 2: Marilynmansoneer asks.... if you were stuck on an island, what 3 things would you take with you?
Pat: when I left the island? two coconuts and some sand
Brian: Three toothbrushes, some sunscreen
Pat: a boat
Brian: a cell phone
Pat: a luxury liner with a full crew and a band
UKMC 2: Notwipingiscool asks... What type of music do you absolutely despise?
Brian: commercial r&b
Rivers: alternative rock
Pat: the type that 'blows up'
UKMC 2: DexTA1218 asks... who are your childhood tv heros?
Pat: Definitely Lee Majors, the $6 million man
Rivers: Magnum PI
UKMC 2: Superleeds84 asks... hey there guys. Great new single by the way!! I would just like to know which British bands do you like at the moment??
Brian: Radiohead, Elbow
UKMC 2: DGilbert asks... a lot of people have classified wheatus(nowhere near as good as u) as "geek rock" - do u think u fall into this category along with others?
Pat: I try not to fall into it, when I'm walking
UKMC 2: No BIG hair asks... weezer....when i first got into you back in good ol 94 many comparisons were drawn with yourselves and pavement...were you into malkmus and co much back then??
Pat: I liked Pavement then
Brian: I really like the first two records, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain and Slanted & Enchanted
Pat: it's all about hot keys
UKMC 2: Jamickuk asks... Tell us something about yourselves that we don't know.
Pat: I'm not sure what you know
Rivers: I think you know everything
UKMC 2: BatmanPunk1 asks... Do you watch cartoons?
Brian: yes, I like Johnny Bravo
Rivers: pornographic anime
Rivers: Mikey and I watch spaceghost
UKMC 2: Adampounder asks... How do you feel about your song about drugs being converted into a song about a skateboard ramp by MTV?
Rivers: we're pissed
Brian: I think the two go hand in hand
Pat: I haven't been honest about my feelings in a long time
UKMC 2: Mercury80h asks... pat, what was the last book you read?
Pat: the last book I read was George Carlin 'Napalm and Silly Putty' but I was disappointed
UKMC 2: OnlyInDreams32 asks... Who would you most like to tour with?
Pat: Led Zeppelin but only if they played 'When the Levee Breaks' over and over for hours
UKMC 2: Matt102314 asks... have you ever had any arguements with bands?
Brian: no but we've tried
Pat: I definitely have some issues with some bands
UKMC 2: Ntfc1960 asks.... which female singer would you guys most like to sing with?
Brian: PJ Harvey
Rivers: that guy in Wheatus
UKMC 2: Mercury80h asks... wheres your favourite place in the world?
Brian: Los Angeles
Rivers: yeah, Los Angeles
Pat: The top of the lift at Mount Hood, in Oregon
UKMC 2: Question: do you like wwf wrestling?
Brian: no, but I like the movie about Andy Kaufman being a wrestler
Pat: No, but I like ice cream
UKMC 2: Sie0799 asks... whats your fav beatles song?
Brian: A Day In The Life
Rivers: the Beatles suck
Pat: they had a song called 'Hi we're the Beatles'
UKMC 2: Pun of the day from ItsGreenthumb... Who came up with the inspiration for Hash Pipe? Or was it a 'joint' effort?!
Pat: I contacted the 'joint' chiefs of staff and we used money from our 'joint' bank account
Pat: we hope to get it into a Spike Lee 'Joint'
UKMC 2: No BIG hair asks... weezer....at the start of el scorcho does matt scream "aye carumba" or "rock and roll" ?? i could never tell.
Pat: he actually says 'I Love Satan' backwards
Rivers: I will say this, whatever is in the songbook is wrong
UKMC 2: Monkey Iorna asks... who out of weezer is most like the fonz?
Brian: i definitely am
UKMC 2: Themilkmonkey asks... On your new album, there is a song called "crab" and it's being really puzzling me what on earth is it about? Is it really about sexually transmitted diseases, or is my mind just dirty?
Pat: we're saying if you want crabs you can get them, just keep trying.
Brian: I ask myself what that song means every time we finish. It doesn't seem appropriate at the time, seeing we're at a show.
UKMC 2: DanOsbourn asks.. is it really sex drugs and rock and roll 4 u then, or just ps2?
Pat: I've drawn a blank
Brian: if we could merge the two that would be perfect. We might try and write a video game about sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.
UKMC 2: UnKnOwN4LiFe321 asks... what did you think of christina's hair at the movie awards?
Brian: Christina Ricci?
Pat: she hit me with it it left a mark, a German mark.
UKMC 2: KevLeader asks... what was the last album u brought?
Brian: 100% dynamite, a collection of 60s reggae
UKMC 2: Andycrosby asks99 asks... wheres the best place you've played?
Pat: hey, you guys see that show...
Brian: Tokyo. They have the cleanest restroom facilities.
UKMC 2: Geremof asks... when was the last time you guys got a good nights sleep? you look pooped.
Brian: I'd like to see what you look like, you try doing this.
UKMC 2: LAWRENCEHANSBURY asks... what style of girls do you like?
Pat: the frosty kind, the kind that run at me naked and screaming covered in Au Ju sauce.
UKMC 2: AlecAcohen asks... Who is the nicest person in rock?
Brian: the bass player for Radiohead -- hands down
Pat: you mean when his hands are down? When his hands are up, it's trouble.
UKMC 2: Baz asks... what is the first thing u do in the morning?
Brian: fill the kettle with water for tea
Pat: I attempt to get a cafe con leche
UKMC 2: To finish up guys, tell us about your plans for the rest of the year. Will you be back in the UK?
Rivers: we'll be back in November
UKMC 2: Any final words for the fans?
Rivers: AOL rocks
Pat: oh yeah, totally
Brian: I love you fans!!
- ↑ This predates the release of Death to False Metal by more than 9 years.