For an album that Rivers Cuomo has publicly admitted was painful to make, the Weezer frontman has certainly come to peace with "Pinkerton" -- and found a way to profit. To complement a November deluxe reissue of the band's 1996 cult-classic sophomore set, Cuomo will release a book titled "The Pinkerton Diaries" and a third album of his "Alone" series focused on "Pinkerton" outtakes in March.
Cuomo revealed these details in a video posted to his YouTube account late last week, showing off proofs from "The Pinkerton Diaries" in the clip. The book appears to be filled with pages and pages of handwritten lyrics, sheets of music, doodles, letters, and journal entries from the era surrounding "Pinkerton."
Video: Rivers Cuomo's "Pinkerton Diaries" Preview
"Alone III: The Pinkerton Years," which the album has tentatively been titled, is Cuomo's third compilation of outtakes written for Weezer albums. The songs featured on "Alone III" will reportedly come from 1993-1996. Both "Alone III" and "The Pinkerton Diaries" will be released simultaneously in March, according the description of the video on YouTube. According to Cuomo's video message, the first 500 fans who preorder will receive autographed posters from the geek god himself.
In other Rivers Cuomo-related news, the L.A. singer/guitarist recently recorded a duet titled "High Maintenance" with "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove, who told Billboard.com regarding the match-up, "I've worked with Dr. Luke for awhile...and he ended up introducing me to Rivers."