A Jermaine Dupri song about partying excessively seems a far cry from a Brian Wilson song about sweetly loving a girl. The tie that binds these polar opposites of pop music is the ever-eccentric Rivers Cuomo.
On the heels of the release of the second volume of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's home recordings, the group is now taking a look back into its own vaults. Cuomo tells Billboard the tentatively titled "Odds and Ends" will feature "great songs" which "for some reason didn't make the final cut" for an album.
It's shaping up to be a year filled with highlights for Mac McCaughan. Not only did the prodigious North Carolina musician welcome a second child into his family this year, but he's also seeing Merge, his little label that could, turn 20 in a celebrity-studded mix tape extravaganza.