Ok, so my band is covering the song Island In The Sun by Weezer, and the solo is quite broad....

[Solo] Em - Am - D - G

So I was wondering if someone could help me extend this solo by giving me tips on different styles of picking and different strumming patterns and all that good stuff!

Thanks a ton in advance!
The so called "solo" in Island in the Sun is lame, all the solos on the Green Album killed that album. All they were were just the melody and Rivers is one hell of a guitarist but its like he didn't care on that album, or about song writing at all on Make Believe and Red Album.

Check out videos when they did this song live, this isn't the best example:
But at least its better than straight melody.

When I saw them the whole song was distortion and the chorus was just more distortion, it was actually good