Look, it’s no secret that Weezer have had a pretty rough decade … after all, with each album they released in the ‘aughts, they moved a little bit further away from their Blue/Pinkerton heyday, and a little bit closer to being the kind of band that puts Lil Wayne on songs about partying and names albums after ancillary characters from “Lost” (oh, wait, they already are that kind of band).
But even by the harshest of standards, this is a bit much.
They’ve now been offered $10 million to break up, by one angry music fan on a mission to save Weezer aficionados from “an abusive relationship” with the band.
“Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since Pinkerton, and what happens? Another pile of crap like ‘Beverly Hills’ or ‘I’m Your Daddy,’” James Burns, the man behind the campaign, writes on ThePoint.com, where he’s currently accepting donations for his cause . “I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year. I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos. … I beg you, Weezer, take our money and disappear.”
Burns — who admits he’s never been a fan of Weezer — figures that if all 852,000 fans who bought the band’s Pinkerton album chip in $12, he’ll make his $10 million goal. At the time of this writing, he’s received exactly $182 in donations (though, it should be added that per The Point’s rules, no one will actually have to pay until he reaches the $10 million mark).
As of press time, a rep for Weezer had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment on the campaign. And while we’ll try our best to remain objective on the matter … well, c’mon guys, $10 million is a lot of scratch …