When Weezer covered Toto's 'Africa,' it seemed like there was a bit of a love fest between the two bands. That time seems to be over...Or better yet, never happened in the first place.
According to a new interview in Rolling Stone, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather says Rivers Cuomo has been ghosting him when it comes to sharing in the joy of the song's resurgence. After Toto returned the favor in recording a cover of Weezer's 'Hash Pipe,' Steve reached out to Rivers and it was radio silence.
“I tried to reach out to Rivers,” Lukather told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “I said, ‘Hey, man, isn’t this funny? Whether you like us or not, it’s working out good for both of us.’ Silence! The cat refused to talk to me! I’m friends with the biggest rock ’n’ roll stars in the world, and this is the only cat that refuses to talk to me! I’m sorry, Rivers. You made a lot of fu--in’ money off this. You should be a little bit more thankful.” He added: “Some of [Weezer] were cool, but Rivers really hurt my feelings.” Read more at Rolling Stone
As someone who has interviewed Weezer before, samesies Steve.
In the same interview, keyboardist Steve Porcaro said, "They initially did it as a goof, but now they realize the'd have to play the song for a longer than they thought they would," recalling a time he saw River's wince at the news that the song had taken off on radio and streaming. "This whole business runs on hit records. If you get one, you better be prepared to play it for the rest of your life."
Just in case you forgot!