Pay Weezer $10m To Split Up

Haters of US rockers Weezer have launched a fundraising campaign to pay the band $10m to split up.

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Haters of US rockers Weezer have launched a fundraising campaign to pay the band $10m to split up.

Organisers are looking for donations towards the grand total, which they'll offer to mainman Rivers Cuomo in return for agreeing to end what they call an abusive relationship with the public.

They're hoping that if all 852,000 people who bought Weezer's Pinkerton album donate $12, the target will be reached and no one will be asked to pay any money unless pledges cross the $10m mark.

Spokeman James Burns says: If we reach at least $10m we get a chance to possibly stop hearing about a shitty new Weezer album every goddamn year.

I've never been a fan of the band but this isn't about me. This is about Weezer fans they are our brothers and sisters, our friends and our lovers.

I'm tired of them being disappointed. Every year Rivers Cuomo swears that he's changed and their new album is the best thing he's done since Pinkerton. And what happens? Another pile of crap.

I'm tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and videos. This is an abusive relationship and it needs to stop now.

I beg you, Weezer: take our money and disappear.

Check out the campaign details here.

Cuomo and co were recently involved in controversy over naming their latest album Hurley. Cuomo said it was simply because he liked a photo of the character in the TV show Lost of that name but guitarist Brian Bell suggested a surf clothing company called Hurley paid them to use the title.

Bell later issued a retraction which said the Hurley company did not pay for the recording or writing of the album but he didn't comment on whether they paid to title the release.

Thanks for the report to RockRadio.

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    Luke200420
    T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums?
    Nickleback
    SmittyMan90
    I dont like this band but come on what a bunch of *****s!! There are more bands out there i would gladly donate for to have this happen!!
    Amuro Jay
    lethaldosage45 wrote: T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums? How about Megadeth!? haha
    Aww hell naww. Checked
    SmittyMan90
    redsoxxplayer wrote: whoever donates to this is an absolute moron
    yeah its probably a big scam anyways!!!
    PRSfanatic
    Hahahaha, this is amazing. Although I know how this will end... They'll say they didn't get enough money and keep what they got.
    fade2dust
    Is there any chance this amount is actually in Ugandan $? If so it's definately a scam.....
    182below0
    krypticguitar87 wrote: Lion_Slicer wrote: If there's a band that should be coerced to go away, it's Brokencyde. Go listen to "Freaxxx" on youtube; you will have greater appreciation for every other band you've ever hated. uh.... to try to make a band go away they have to be here first..... sorry dude but if most people haven't heard of them why try to make them go away, not saying that they are good but this is the kind of thinking that allowed hitler to gain power in germany..... Also why try to make a band break up if you don't like them.... some one must or they wouldn't be making any money..... if you don't like them stop listening..... Disturbed used to be one of my favorite bands then 10000 fists came out.... I don't listen to them anymore because they suck..... the same situation has happened to me with plenty of bands..... linkin park's first album rocked.... everything else sucked, so i stopped listening.... papa roach's first album rocked... then i stoped listening when everything else was crap..... alot of bands stop making good music, just stop listening to them.... basically no band deserves this nomatter wether or not you like them, and anyone else who thinks that they do is a nazi
    I don't follow the whole Hitler gaining power thing, that didn't really make sense to me. Also, when you end a sentence you only put one period not four or more. Also, you have a terrible taste in music if you liked Linkin Park or Papa Roach, both are terrible Nu Metal bands.
    jod23
    i don't mind weezer sticking around these days. i enjoyed the red album and a few songs off their new releases. seems to me theres some ignorant people who don't like new weezer. mainstream music has changed since 1994 and those days wont be back. making weezer disappear wont solve anything
    barden1069
    Noah1982 wrote: jkassel wrote: T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums? Seriously. Let's forget about not paying a band to do albums, let's raise ten million for the "Burn Nickelback Alive" fund. I will donate the lighter fluid for this campaign.
    I'll bring matches and hot dogs
    derpdragon
    You know I'm pretty sure not paying a band is what makes them break up. At least thats what I thought.
    jod23
    timo96 : Why waste the money on Weezer? There are faaaaarrr worst bands out there...
    +1
    Phantasmasaurus
    a whole bunch of bands far worse than the ones mentioned that should end: escape the fate panic at the disco falloutboy my chemical romance cute is what we aim for the medic droid attack attack brokencyde a.f.i. some of these bands might have already broken up, but my point still stands.
    lunchboxturtle
    barden1069 wrote: Noah1982 wrote: jkassel wrote: T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums? Seriously. Let's forget about not paying a band to do albums, let's raise ten million for the "Burn Nickelback Alive" fund. I will donate the lighter fluid for this campaign. I'll bring matches and hot dogs
    I got the beer.
    Magnificoamar
    Couldnt we make this a more interesting cause, or do some better in this world for the price of 10 million? I mean, why the hell doesnt someone start a fund for "Pay 10 million dollars for Just Bieber to disappear". I'd put 100+ $ towards that fund!
    dragozan
    " if all 852,000 people who bought Weezers Pinkerton album donate $12, the target will be reached " Personally, id use a statistic that doesnt involve the people actually buying their albums. Asking the fans for cash to kill them isnt the best strategy XD
    Rebel_Onslaught
    bah they probably take the money and just change their name or something. what about just paying them to stop writting songs. FOREVER!
    Tallman1984
    Update from drummer Pat Wilson: "If they can make it 20, we'll do the deluxe breakup! And apparently if the goal isn't met, he will refund all contributions minus the website 5% fee.
    wraith313
    I am inclined to agree. Weezer used to be awesome. Now they pump out shit every year. Its all been downhill since the Green Album released.
    Spartan070sarge
    This is certainly lolworthy. I'm a Weezer fan though. I loved the Red Album, but Raditude was trash (although I shamelessly love the song they did with Lil Wayne). Admittedly, I haven't listened to anything from Hurley yet out of fear that it will be disappointing.
    cooljew
    how about instead of paying them, everyone just stops buying their stupid ass albums altogether. then they'd break up anyway, and they wouldn't have any money. its win win
    darkfire_storm
    GuitarBassVoice wrote: If they do something like this to jonas brothers I would give them the money
    i was just thinking this. pay the $10m split up among the disney channel bands and make them disappear instead. why weezer? they're a solid band, i didnt know anyone hated weezer...
    Dakkstar
    although people bitch and moan all the time about a bad Weezer album when I saw them at Sonic Boom the crowd sang every word to every song including songs from the biggest "disappointment" to mankind ratitude. People need to stop whining. It's like how everyone will perpetually whine about Metallica never being metal ever again, and that death magnetic wasn't the "... And Justice For All" they were promised and so on. Take the good with the bad and move on.
    SGofawesome
    I hate Weezer as much as the next guy, but why waste $10 million on a decent band? Why not do it to get rid of these people... -Jonas Brothers -Justin Bieber -Lady Gaga -Ke$ha -Pretty much every single disney channel singer
    Dakkstar
    Phantasmasaurus wrote: a whole bunch of bands far worse than the ones mentioned that should end: escape the fate panic at the disco falloutboy my chemical romance cute is what we aim for the medic droid attack attack brokencyde a.f.i. some of these bands might have already broken up, but my point still stands.
    as much as I'd hate to agree because they have been one of my favourite bands for years... yes AFI needs to pack it in. Panic! At The Disco, Attack Attack, Abandon All Ships, so many bands should disappear forever.
    Dakkstar
    Luke200420 wrote: T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums? Nickleback
    Oh man, I await the day.
    Lion_Slicer
    krypticguitar87 wrote: Lion_Slicer wrote: If there's a band that should be coerced to go away, it's Brokencyde. Go listen to "Freaxxx" on youtube; you will have greater appreciation for every other band you've ever hated. uh.... to try to make a band go away they have to be here first..... sorry dude but if most people haven't heard of them why try to make them go away, not saying that they are good but this is the kind of thinking that allowed hitler to gain power in germany....
    Sorry for the confusion, by "go away" I mean "to be locked forever in a soundproof cell far away from civilization." Look at their number of views on Youtube. There are far too many people who support them, whether or not we are brave enough to admit it. And I think that just "going along with it" is closer to what allowed Hitler to gain power. >90% of Germans probably couldn't have cared less about the Jews, etc. but loved their country and didn't want to be seen opposing it. And I will not stand by while audio-rapists such as Brokencyde are left free. Seriously I would disown my children for listening to it. Even if they had cancer. I believe I've described them as the "toxic razorblade enema" of the music world. (Brokencyde, not my kids. I raised them better than that.)
    Rbyers
    If were gonna start paying people to stop making music, lets get rid of every metal band ever
    Captain Insano
    T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums?
    Yeah the missle silo! I don't mind Weezer, but as a quid pro quo type thing we could ban weezer.
    gbgg9409
    Really?? They're focusing on bands like Weezer who aren't even that bad, and forgetting such "artists" as, dare I say the Bieber kid? Or the Jonas Brothers?? Come on, people!
    ali.guitarkid7
    well if we're gonna start paying all the musicians and bands that are crap money to stop playing music...we're gonna turn bankrupt and they will be rich. seriously we might as well try to make anti-matter
    KnightOfCyd
    ReaperWaits wrote: Pay half and see if Muse will do it. Please? This
    Lol seriously? Get your brain checked, both of you.
    donpaolo
    well thats just like your oppinion man... who gives a f*** honestly, if they put out shitty records let em do it it's not like anyones trying to get rid of nicklefag or the jason brothers so why weezer
    snow...
    There's so many people you'd want to get rid of but out of all why Weezer? I mean I'm not a fan of Weezer, I just don't listen to them. It's easier to just not listen to them. That 10$mill could be used for something good rather than on them.
    Cannibal Koala
    Black Ox wrote: loltastic
    New word. Agreed, This is absolutely loltastic. Weezer should just get the 10 million, send it to charity, and then, just keep on making music under a new name and a new sound.
    wayneaj
    This
    ACIbanez120 wrote: ..if weezer breaks up, at least 3 members are going to go make other bands...then youre gonna be stuck with three times the crap...ever think about that?
    BrixDK
    this is ****ing stupid.. If you're about to donate any money, i really hope it goes to waste, or the "leader" of the project takes all the money. then it would just be a beautiful piece of fraud, which i admire.
    technoguyx
    RHCPFAN96 wrote: T.W.S.D.A. wrote: Couldn't we think of a better band to pay to stop making albums? how about justin beiber? ;D
    THIS
    anameofsomesort
    but they're still kicking ass they are traaaainwrecks in all seriousness hurley is pretty solid effort, this guy is clearly a penis and needs to go jack himself off rather then taking stupid jokes too far
    FootSwitch
    "Every year Rivers Cuomo swears that hes changed and their new album is the best thing hes done since Pinkerton." I have never heard Rivers say anything like that, Rad sucked yes, but Hurley and Red weren't that bad to offer 10 mil for them to break up.
    redhotsexmagic
    wow u've got to be shitting me...their last 3 albums were all amazing..just bc it wasn't the blue album everytime people are like oh it sucks..give me a ****n break and stop being a little bitch about it