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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    thompson197
    Eggmond wrote: hahah this is amazing
    I agree. I've never heard of anything like this. Lol.
    False_God
    What sad sad people..Seriously, they need to get laid or something. Hope they dont succeed and thengo onto look like the retards they are.
    f1o-jo
    threedaysgrace9 wrote: Let's do this to GnR too...
    no, its kinda funny how pathetic they are
    jamesdpotts
    weezar is a preety co0l guy, eh wrotes shity songs adn dosent afriad of anythign.
    Qotsa43556
    Pay half and see if Muse will do it. Please? This guy He is thinking clearly now!!!
    krypticguitar87
    K!!LsWiTcH wrote: i dont get so many people bitching about fall out boy and mcr.FOB broke up already over Pete's respect-gaining realization that his band members deserve more credit than being a crappy emo band.and mcr hasnt put anything out in years. wtf...and for the idiots saying this is a scam...read the article-no donations will be taken or made until after they reach the 10 mill mark smh
    because nobody here cared enough about fall out boy to know that (trust me I know, I just found this out like an hour ago).... and my chemical romance also sucks.... but they don't deserve it either... there are going to be fans of any music no matter how crappy.... I mean plenty of people love linkin park, acdc, lady gaga, jonas brothers, muse, godsmack.... so just let them have the bands they like even if it is crap... if you don't like it don't listen, nobody makes you listen, so get over it
    TempoTantrum
    If you don't like them...don't listen to them. You don't need to get a million people to pay $10 to do that, unless you're retarded
    simpsonofadown
    SumFX wrote: ReaperWaits wrote: Pay half and see if Muse will do it. Please? Douche, Muse are awesome. And why pick on Weezer? They are pretty good.
    I believe it is "muse IS awesome", which clearly they are not. And why the profanity? The guy was just saying what everybody wants. Muse is terrible and Weezer is no longer a good band. Both deserve to quit while they're behind
    K!!LsWiTcH
    i dont get so many people bitching about fall out boy and mcr.FOB broke up already over Pete's respect-gaining realization that his band members deserve more credit than being a crappy emo band.and mcr hasnt put anything out in years. wtf...and for the idiots saying this is a scam...read the article-no donations will be taken or made until after they reach the 10 mill mark smh
    liamk
    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.....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_ law
    snaaake
    Gee, sounds like a great use of ten million dollars. It's not like there are starving people in the world or anything, let's raise a ton of money to get a band we don't like to split up. I don't care if you like Weezer or not, how can this seem like a worthy cause to you?
    Damage Case
    to whoever came up with this idea of splitting up Weezer, FUCK YOU. and scrolling through the comments, i saw someone hating on Linkin Park. I loved their new album and every one of their past albums (although I don't support the commercial oriented Minutes to Midnight album). They are trying to do something different and if you can't respect that then go troll somewhere else.
    nuclearrootbeer
    ..... WHY WEEZER????? Why not Boys Like Girls, 30 Seconds To Mars, Escape The Fate, Brokencyde, Cradle Of Filth, Bring Me The Horizon, or any other band that truly is awful? weezer isn't that bad
    problemchild149
    i agree with a whole load of people above. Red Album was amaazing, and everything before that: amazing. but lately... im sorry, but: not so much.
    liamk
    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.....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_ law
    Kurcbain
    Alcookie1992 wrote: I like how there was no campaign to split metallica up after their previous two albums have been absolute shite despite the same promises of "this one will be better"
    +1
    col50
    Everyone can split up Weezer for free, It's called stop buying their mech, stop listening to their music and stop going to their concerts
    Kurcbain
    godberry wrote: how about we just do what our ancestors did? we will all gather in an angry mob with flaming pitchforks and force all the crappy bands to break up. and all these comments about justin bieber...i'm in no way a fan of the bieber...but how do you break up one person? are you going to snap him in half?
    +2 for the great idea of snapping him in half
    BOYERxBREAKDOWN
    I wish that they would just work on an album for more than a few months. If they put the time into an album, it would be much better.
    Co&Ca11
    Let them do what they want, if they're having fun then who cares?
    illmental
    Chris Schementi wrote: This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard... even if Weezer does suck that bad (I don't listen to them).
    Well personally I think if you're dumb enough to actually give them $ then you deserve to be scammed.. but I love the idea of it! Sounds like a good thing for the current GnR too!
    jdwilson223
    I would love to donate some cash....but, I'm an adult, so I've learned to just ignore things that annoy me. Sorry.
    oOjermOo
    wow!!! :O i have to admit their last albums werent tht great but i mean cum on. they are really gunna take it this far??? :/
    Mr_Cbone93
    liamk wrote: 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.....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_ law
    ha that was the best article ive ever read
    Skwisgaar1996
    WhereArtEsteban wrote: So who gets the money WHEN they don't make 10million....??? that guy does... **** this jackass
    I'm confused. Where's the part that says that Weezer will even accepted 10 million dollars of other peoples money in exchange for disbanding? This is obviously a huge scam; anyone who donates has less than a reasonable head on their shoulders
    godberry
    how about we just do what our ancestors did? we will all gather in an angry mob with flaming pitchforks and force all the crappy bands to break up. and all these comments about justin bieber...i'm in no way a fan of the bieber...but how do you break up one person? are you going to snap him in half?
    knownasceejay
    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?
    Tag43
    The only album I didnt really like was Make Believe. That was a bit lackluster, Red was great. Raditude was nice, Hurley's pretty good.
    tweak24
    i was watching mallrats for the 20 millionth time and thought suzanne was pretty cool, so i decided to check out their older stuff. i bought raditute by mistake, without looking at the date. worst cd in my collection. and that's saying something. i have nickleback and simple plan that i've never thrown out... haha
    \o/
    I'd take the money, 'break-up' and form the same band under a different name. Bonus.
    24Hammett24
    This is the opportunity of a lifetime! We must all chip in to stop shitty bands. Next on the list: Nickelback Papa Roach Linkin Park All Metalcore Bands All Glam Bands and Lil Wayne/Drake for the lolz
    tweak24
    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.
    uh, yeah fall out boy and panic already broke up and you didn't even notice... the fans sure did. FOB is my fave and they broke up on my birthday. point taken: who cares if weezers together or not? the fans.
    Gods_Gift
    Lets say there was some band I hated with such a passion (like this guy seems to), instead of bitching and starting stupid things like this, why not do something really original and not listen to them. No one ever ask you to. P.S. A better option would be pay some band to get back together and record a new album, I'll leave it up to my fellow UGers to decide who
    St. Fixxxer
    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.
    I'll bring the weed.
    masterchief44
    monkey_dancer wrote: Pinkerton is probably my favourite album, and the blue album is great too. What has been released of SFTBH sounds like it should have been incredible. Since then, they've made a succession of ok, listenable albums in a different style, and yeah, I wish they'd do something similar again. But they're making the music they want to make, and I'd rather they did that than try to pander to fans. Every artist says their new stuff is great because they're excited about it, you can't paint that as 'misleading' the fans. This is just stupid, if you don't like a band/what they do, just dislike them. Besides, I doubt $10m would make them quit, because they have plenty of money, but probably mainly because they love playing music. And who knows? Maybe the next album WILL be as good as Pinkerton, that'd be pretty sweet.
    I couldn't agree more. My God, they're doing what they want to do. Let them have fun!! I would gladly pay the whole human race bajillions of dollars to grow up and stop being such ***holes.
    Mochabear
    Ok I need to say I don't really like weezer but SERIOUSLY there are worse people out there JONAS BROTHERS how about we save 1 million to get them to break up.... Or how about we get 10 million to get lady gaga to shut her mouth?
    sickstring11
    OR.... they could all just take the $12 and buy an album worth paying for and just not listen to Weezer like the rest of us. Nobody's forcing you to buy their terrible albums. What a stupid idea/article.
    chilledguitar
    this is most definatly a scam, if this were the case, about 2 out of 5 bands would be destroyed and anyway, i freaking love weezer, their like one of my fav bands, they've made some amazing songs and stood the test of time.
    espChris93
    Krieger91 wrote: what a jerk. and this is NOT coming from a Weezer.. If you don't like don't listen to it. Duuuuuh.
    anorexorcist15
    SGofawesome wrote: 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
    This. Please.
    therudycometh
    lethaldosage45 wrote: How about Megadeth!? haha
    Wait, you're going to pay Dave Mustaine to break up with himself?