Weezer Talks New Music at iHeartRadio Fest: ‘We Wanted To Make a Very Deep Album’

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Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson, and Scott Shriner of Weezer perform onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Weezer is back with a new album, Everything Will be Alright In The End, that arrives four years after the prolific alt-rock mainstay’s last effort. Before taking the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (Sept. 20), frontman Rivers Cuomo and bassist Scott Shriner says that Weezer never stopped moving in those four years, and eventually came up with the musical statement they wanted to make.

“It’s complex and heavy, but not too metal,” says Cuomo of the new album, due out Oct. 7. “We wanted to make a very deep album, an album that would be a classic, and that all our fans and us could grow old with. And we knew it would take some time, so we just said we’re gonna spend these few years and do what it takes to achieve our goal.”

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Watch the video above to see the Weezer guys discuss their recent cruises, and how sharing close quarters with fans impacted their creative process.