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Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:20

Weezer Smell Success With HurleyAccording to the LA Times, actor Jorge Garcia, who played the character Hurley in popular TV series "Lost," came onstage to perform “Perfect Situation” with Weezer while they were playing a secret show on Tuesday night at the Dunes Inn Hotel in Hollywood as part of Axe's One Night Only music series.

Before the music started, Jorge Garcia, the face of Weezer's latest album cover, took the stage just before 9 pm and introduced the band as "my new best friends." The actor has featured in the world of Weezer since the group chose his picture to grace the cover of Hurley. Videos of Garcia's rendition of "Perfect Situation," from Weezer's 2007 Make Believe album, can be viewed on YouTube.

In August, Guardian.co.uk revealed that the album is not, in fact, named after the fictional character, but named after a multinational clothing brand.

According to Brian Bell, Weezer's guitarist, surfwear company Hurley International "was funding the record at the beginning of the process". "We actually did some sort of advertisement [deal]," he said in an interview at the Mile High festival. "I don't even know how they're tied in so much, although we got some clothes [from them] and we did a photoshoot where we're wearing these clothes, and I think we're selling these clothes in malls." Hurley International, which specialises in skate and surf gear, is owned by Nike.

Weezer were the headlining act at the Hurley-sponsored US Open of Surfing, and helped judge a Hurley T-shirt design contest earlier this summer.

Hurley is the first album Weezer has recorded for indie label Epitaph.

Later, the band was joined by My Chemical Romance, who performed "My Name Is Jonas" with Weezer, one of a number of tunes played from the group's landmark 1994 debut album, known as The Blue Album.

The band embarks on their multi-city "Blinkerton" tour later this year. They play The Blue Album, and their 1996 cult classic Pinkerton in back-to-back shows beginning this November.

Rivers Cuomo earned his Axe paycheck, name-dropping the body-spray brand at least three times during the band's one-hour show, reveling in the sweet smell of success.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 September 2010 11:12
 

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Fans of Editors will be pleased to learn that Editors, The Complete Collection, is scheduled for release in February next year. The collectors' boxset is set to comprise seven 12” heavy weight vinyls, seven CD’s, a download of everything in high quality 320kbps mp3 format, and a book of photos and words. The news was announced in a message from frontman Tom Smith posted on Editors' website on Friday.

In his message to fans, Tom Smith said, "We’ve been picking through the archive recently, looking back at our 3 records, many many b-sides and some material that has never seen the light of day. It’s been addictive. We can’t leave it alone, much like picking a scab, and we’ve decided to package it all together and share it with our fans, officially."

The boxset will be made available to pre-order from the band's official website early on December 2nd, and the first 200 pre-orders will receive a special personalised surprise from Tom Smith.

Smith continued, "We’ve raided the vaults, searched through old CD-Rs, cassettes and photo albums and gathered it all together. We’d like you to have this music on any and every format we can produce and also share some photos and memories of the last 6 years in a volume that you can keep forever."

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