OK... everyone online and at my school are saying rivers cuomo is a sellout!!.. he is not!! who ever says that is a retard. Just beacuse he is in a few music videos with FRED it dosnet mean he is a sellout. maybe his daughter likes fred and rivers wanted to show her that he was on FRED... If you think that rivers is a sellout HE IS NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO SHUT UP ABOUT IT he never was and never will be

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In the words of Maynard James Keenan, "you sell out to get the record deal."
So because a website says so it must be true. k.

placemats said:

Get a f****** clue, drewid.

 

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/riv...

Farkas said:

I don't think of them as sellouts. I like to say that they are poor. 

James Stockwell (Jamekae) said:
Weezer started out on a major label and even did advertisements in the nineties, to quote Patrick Wilson "Weezer sold out in '94". That being said, there's been a lot of corporate fellatio that's been occurring in the Weezer camp in the last two years (State Farm, Snuggie, Hurley, Axe and Izod are the companies that spring to mind), so you can't really deny the veracity of these sell-out claims.
I will admit, some things in my argument were not even related to the thread. I am just SICk of music fans in general complaining about everything a band does. And to say that fans don't say that is a lie. My opinion on music is to let the band do what they want. Let them get sponsorships. Let them make music they want. I am sorry you judge the band for sponsorships or joining up with companies. I really am. I just wish you could overlook all that stuff and enjoy what the band is offering these days. I respect your opinion though. At least you weren't a HUGE d*ck about it. R.J. Macready (Gohi) said:

How do you ride something off?


Garrett,  nobody mentioned writing another Pinkerton. Your arguments have very little to do with what the current thread is about. Maturing and exploring new sounds is not recording the state farm jingle, partnering with a surf clothes company or doing race car commercials. Most fans don't want the band to write "another Pinkerton," but they'd sure like to see the band approach writing music the way they did in the Pinkerton days. Also, their "goofy nerdiness" doesn't have anything to do with them being or not being sell-outs... once again, I'm not sure why you brought that up.

 

A lot of people here don't like seeing a band jump at the chance to be a part of corporate tie-ins. If that makes them close-minded then so be it. I have no problem with the band trying to make money, but I wish it wasn't so blatant and desperate. It's quite depressing to see musicians I respect have to read off cue cards shilling everything they are told to (except for the State Farm commercial, because that was hilarious).

 

It's okay to be passionate about Weezer and want to defend their actions... but to stubbornly refuse to believe that maybe, just maybe they've gone overboard with their promotions is obscene. I mean, think of how many companies Weezer has been associated with in the last few months (Hurley, State Farm, Izod, Youtube/Google). There's a huge difference between licensing your song for use in a commercial and accepting any offer you can get just so you can snag some cash.

 

I'm not saying that it's all negative... thanks to State Farm we got the amazing Memories tour and I really enjoy Hurley. But when I see fans with their hands over their eyes, spouting off the same inane apologist comebacks (they'll never make another pinkerton, they always wanted money, they are growing and maturing), it really irks me. If you can't see that the band is aggressively marketing itself, in a way that they never would have in the past, then I guess I envy you.

Look at my last paragraph. I do enjoy a lot of what the band is doing.

 

Thanks. I try to present arguments without being a d*ck which is hard for some people on forums.

Yeah Gohi, I believe everything I read.  Just like I believe you are a helicopter pilot.

 

And this is off topic, but I just remembered there is some info regarding fanzines/weezines here:

http://weezer.com/forum/topics/og-weezer-fanclub-member?commentId=6...

R.J. Macready (Gohi) said:

So because a website says so it must be true. k.

placemats said:

Get a f****** clue, drewid.

 

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/riv...

Farkas said:

I don't think of them as sellouts. I like to say that they are poor. 

James Stockwell (Jamekae) said:
Weezer started out on a major label and even did advertisements in the nineties, to quote Patrick Wilson "Weezer sold out in '94". That being said, there's been a lot of corporate fellatio that's been occurring in the Weezer camp in the last two years (State Farm, Snuggie, Hurley, Axe and Izod are the companies that spring to mind), so you can't really deny the veracity of these sell-out claims.
Gracias, amigo.

placemats said:

Yeah Gohi, I believe everything I read.  Just like I believe you are a helicopter pilot.

 

And this is off topic, but I just remembered there is some info re:  fanzines/weezines here:

http://weezer.com/forum/topics/og-weezer-fanclub-member?commentId=6...

R.J. Macready (Gohi) said:

So because a website says so it must be true. k.

placemats said:

Get a f****** clue, drewid.

 

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/riv...

Farkas said:

I don't think of them as sellouts. I like to say that they are poor. 

James Stockwell (Jamekae) said:
Weezer started out on a major label and even did advertisements in the nineties, to quote Patrick Wilson "Weezer sold out in '94". That being said, there's been a lot of corporate fellatio that's been occurring in the Weezer camp in the last two years (State Farm, Snuggie, Hurley, Axe and Izod are the companies that spring to mind), so you can't really deny the veracity of these sell-out claims.
De nada :)

R.J. Macready (Gohi) said:
Gracias, amigo.

placemats said:

Yeah Gohi, I believe everything I read.  Just like I believe you are a helicopter pilot.

 

And this is off topic, but I just remembered there is some info re:  fanzines/weezines here:

http://weezer.com/forum/topics/og-weezer-fanclub-member?commentId=6...

R.J. Macready (Gohi) said:

So because a website says so it must be true. k.

placemats said:

Get a f****** clue, drewid.

 

http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/riv...

Farkas said:

I don't think of them as sellouts. I like to say that they are poor. 

James Stockwell (Jamekae) said:
Weezer started out on a major label and even did advertisements in the nineties, to quote Patrick Wilson "Weezer sold out in '94". That being said, there's been a lot of corporate fellatio that's been occurring in the Weezer camp in the last two years (State Farm, Snuggie, Hurley, Axe and Izod are the companies that spring to mind), so you can't really deny the veracity of these sell-out claims.
Jeez you guys calm down it was just an opinion. iam only 9. jeez!
Everyone in this thread has been calm except for you.
Can u play pork and beans on guitar @ michael rowland (gohi)
Correct. Lol.
Are people under the age of 13 legally allowed on forums?

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