Weezer Responds To Fan Fundraising Attempt To Get Them To Stop Making Crappy Albums

from the connecting-with-anti-fans? dept

There are so many "fan-funding" platforms, like Kickstarter, out there that involve trying to raise a certain amount via a bunch of fan pledges, where they only have to pay if they reach the goal. Usually, we see projects on those sites used for things like funding a new album or a book or something. But what about an anti- funding project? Hypebot points us to the fact that some "fans" (and perhaps I should use that word loosely) of the band Weezer are using one of those platforms to try to raise $10 million dollars to get the band Weezer to break up. The organizer is apparently upset that the band doesn't make good albums any more:
I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90's.

But this isn't about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.

Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he's changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he's done since "Pinkerton," and what happens? Another pile of crap like "Beverly Hills" or "I'm Your Daddy."

This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.

I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.

I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.

I'm sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.

If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought "Pinkerton" pitch in $12, we will meet our al.

I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.
Amusingly, one of the band members responded via Twitter saying:
if they can make it 20, we'll do the "deluxe breakup"!
Nicely done. Of course, now that it's gotten attention, the guy who originally posted it is taking it down, saying that he did it (of course) for the lulz (as if anyone thought he was serious?). Anyway, perhaps we should have tried this for our $100 million offer to have us silence Techdirt.


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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2010 @ 5:16pm

    What is the Deluxe Breakup?

     

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    New Mexico Mark, Oct 8th, 2010 @ 5:19pm

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    I'm assuming that is the one where they trash each other publicly before breaking up.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 8th, 2010 @ 5:22pm

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    That could be fun to watch LoL

    Reality show time.

     

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    Blatant Coward (profile), Oct 8th, 2010 @ 5:42pm

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    Actually they do a cover of The Stooge's "No Fun" on harpsichord, theremin, and glass organ; they then destroy every item on stage by smashing it into the wall and themselves repeatedly; and then consume their body weights (total) in Dranoâ„¢.

    The show is over when the bubbling stops.

     

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    James Burns, Oct 8th, 2010 @ 8:45pm

    "the guy who originally posted it is taking it down, saying that he did it (of course) for the lulz (as if anyone thought he was serious?)."

    Many, many people did.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 9th, 2010 @ 3:07am

    I actually like Weezer's latest stuff! It's not Justin Beiber terribad or Lady Gaga terribad!

     

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    Paul`, Oct 9th, 2010 @ 7:06pm

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    The band all commit Seppuku?

     

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    Travis (profile), Oct 11th, 2010 @ 11:12am

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    Sorry

     

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    maci cerez, Mar 3rd, 2011 @ 4:57pm

    leave weezer alone

    How dare anyone try to break up a band that even though you might not admire them like me WHO tHe hell are you to talk down to others your bitches to even make offers to break up music you stupid fucks

     

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