Love Weezer...and love the idea of them putting out lots of albums as of late. Hope they continue this trend as I have loved almost every album they have ever made. I was thinking today on "what could they do to get to the next level" Lots of people know of Weezer but they're not a household name really...just yet. Heres a short list. Tell me what yall think they need to do to get to the next level. And the "next level" means like bands/musicans like (The Beatles, Elvis, Metalica, The Eagles, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers) Just to name a few
1. Perfrom at superbowl
2. produce a super famous song that everyone can identify
3. write a book (have they?)
4. marry someone famous (yes I know..crazy)
I feel like Weezer is right at the edge of going beyond the typical band that made some albums.
Maybe do what some of the bands you named did and put out consistently great music over an extended period of time?
Or play in the Super Bowl.
No, not at. In.
Weezer are better than at least half the names you listed - they're just not as popular.
So to get to the next level they just need more exposure.
The superbowl sounds good. Another album as popular as Make Believe would help (easier said than done).
Also, they can't expect to be seriously popular in countries outside of the US if they never tour/visit/have anything to do with those countries.
it's cute that you guys don't think that weezer has always been pop music.
Maybe the level they're at is ok with them.
Paul McCartney still can't walk down a street anywhere in the western world without being mobbed.
Members of Weezer can.
They still have enough gravitas as a band to keep record companies interested, have access to premium studio space, and work with interesting producers, as well as collaborate with artists they like. They can get good direction and locations for videos. They play good venues. They have loyal fans.
More money comes with a heavy price. Right now, they have it pretty good.