Pinkerton's failure is over and done with after over a decade.
It's being performed live and is becoming more of a headline than Blue Album performances ever were.
This band is having fun, interacting with fans almost in more ways than any other band, and are now living happy lives with their families.
I see this as an opportunity to finally continue from where they left off like when they believed Pinkerton would be successful. Do what they would have done if Pinkerton was successful like they thought it would. Business isn't what it used to be for rock bands, but why does that matter? This isn't about making platinum with this album (although, knowing Weezer, it probably would anyways) it's about making a work of art that builds off of where Pinkerton left off. Give the somber and brutally honest Pinkerton the sequel of a happy ending that it deserves. You're living the happy ending, so it should be easy.
You wouldn't even have to be away from loved ones while doing this. You could do the same thing that the Foo Fighters did and record at home with your family's company. I'm sure fans wouldn't mind you taking a year or so off touring to do this.
A lot of Weezer boardies will probably scoff at this idea actually coming to fruition, and Weezer probably won't even come across it, but with the validation Weezer now has with Pinkerton I can't think of a better time than after this tour to work on it.
I'm not expecting anything to happen after I post this. I'm just glad, as a Weezer fan, that I did.
For River's sake, I hope a Pinkerton sequel is never made.
But, if it does happen, then I'll be here to listen.
I want Ric Ocasek back producing the next album and hopefully they will re-record "Longtime Sunshine", "Jamie" and "Suzanne" and finally all of these will be on an album.
I don't want a sequel to pinkerton. who really wanted a sequel to the orginal star wars films? look how they turned out.
I thought if they replaced 3 or 4 tracks on hurley, it could have been almost as good as the blue album. It is possible to make an album in a totally different style. The black keys had rubber factory, widely considered a classic, and completely changed the style for brothers, and that was also a classic. the beatles released a hard days night, and later released SGT peppers, it doesnt make one of them less good or classic.
All they have to do is make a great album, such as they have been doing for years, but take out the always present 2 or 3 bad songs on the album.
Pinkerton is done and over, thats probably not who he is/feels anymore so no point in forcing it. What Weezer should do is go back into the recording studio and finish Songs from the black H***, at least remaster what is left.