Weezine

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Several issues of the Weezines, including a sealed copy of the Hear You Me issue from after the M&C benefit show pictured bottom right.

Weezine was the official Weezer Fan Club periodical, the title being an amalgam of Weezer and 'zine', the shortened moniker for amateur, photocopied publications.

Overview

When the official Weezer Fan Club was started by Mykel and Carli Allan in late 1994, one of the first orders of business was to establish a quarterly zine to serve as the primary source of band news for the dedicated fan. The original Weezine ran for twelve issues before the Allan sisters were tragically killed following a Weezer show in July of 1997. Karl Koch made a valiant effort to keep the fan club going following the tragedy, and managed to publish a few more issues of the zine. Eventually, due to the band's late-90s hiatus, Koch had to let the fan club, and its publication, cease for the time being.

Rebirth

When the Fan Club was reborn in the early naughts following Weezer's return to action, the Weezine was also reborn. It ran for several issues before the new version of the Fan Club folded.

Content

The usual content of a Weezine could include any combination of the following items:

  • Intro and 'state of the club' address by the Allans
  • Letters/greetings from the band members
  • Lyrics to the latest Weezer songs, such as B-sides or compilation exclusives (always in Rivers Cuomo's handwriting)
  • Submissions by fan club members (articles, reviews, photos, fan art, etc.)
  • Articles by Koch, answering questions submitted by club members, updating the band's discography for collectors, and detailing the band's gear for musicians
  • Club exclusive contests
  • Tour dates, release dates, etc.
  • Occasional special features

Issues

Vol. 1

  • Weezine Issue #1 - Winter 1994
  • Weezine Issue #2 - Spring 1995
  • Weezine Issue #3 - Summer 1995
  • Weezine Issue #4 - Fall 1995
  • Weezine Issue #5 - Winter 1996
  • Weezine Issue #6 - Spring 1996
  • Weezine Issue #7 - Summer 1996
  • Weezine Issue #8 - Fall 1996
  • Weezine Issue #9 - Winter 1997
  • Weezine Issue #10 - Spring 1997
  • Weezine Issue #11 - Fall 1997
  • Weezine Issue #12 - Winter 1998
  • Weezine Issue #13 - Summer 1998
  • Weezine Issue #14 - May 1999

Vol. 2

  • Weezine Issue #1 - Fall 2002
  • Weezine Issue #2 - Winter 2003
  • Weezine Issue #3 - Spring 2003

See also