Music: Weezer Sent a Gold Record to Girl Who Inspired Their "Africa" Cover 

Weezer Sent a Gold Record to the Girl Who Inspired Their "Africa" Cover 

WEEZER's cover of the TOTO classic "Africa" was HUGE for them. It was their first number-one hit on the Alternative Songs chart in 10 years, and their first song on the Hot 100 in nine years.

And it was all inspired by a teenage girl named Mary, who started a social media campaign back in 2017 to get Weezer to cover the song.

This past March, the song went Gold, which means it sold half a million copies. So Weezer sent Mary a gold record . . . in the shape of Africa, of course. 

 And, on a related yet TRAGIC note, Toto might be calling it a day.

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Metallica’s “S&M2” Breaks Box Office Record

Metallica has broken another record. Their “S&M2” concert film is now the biggest global rock event cinema release in history after raking in almost $6-million at the box office.

As you’ll recall, the band teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony for a second big “Symphony & Metallica” concert after the original event in 1999, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their GRAMMy-sinning “S&M” album. The second installment was made into a concert film that was screened at almost 4,000 theaters worldwide last week.

Since the movie has been such a big hit, another round of screenings has been announced for October 30th. Tickets are now on sale – check out where “S&M2” is screening near you HERE.

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Somebody mashed up Korn's "Freak on a Leash" with "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King".

Cage The Elephant Breaks Tie With U2 With Latest Chart Leader

Cage The Elephant has scored another chart leader thanks to their single “Social Cues.” The song has climbed 2-1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart dated October 19th.

That means the band now the fifth-most number ones in the chart’s three-decade history. They’ve broken a tie with U2 for the spot with their ninth chart leader, also sitting ahead of REM.

They’re still behind a few rockers, like Foo Fighters with 10 leaders, and Green Day and Linkin Park tied with 11 chart-toppers. Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the all-time list with 13 number ones.

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Did Lizzo Steal That Line About Being "100% That [B-word]?" 

Songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen are trying to get a songwriting credit on LIZZO's "Truth Hurts", because they claim they came up with the line, "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that [B-word]."

They say it came from a song called "Healthy", which they helped Lizzo write in April of 2017, and they say they've been fighting for credit for two years.

Lizzo's attorney says they're full of it, and they didn't help write any part of the song.


(WARNING: The video on this page includes uncensored B-words.)

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