Ever since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” came along, music videos have often tried to weave a narrative into some kind of short film set to the music in question. But sometimes, music videos just take cues from movies and TV shows to create something that merely captures a certain vibe and aesthetic for the hell of it. And that’s exactly what New Found Glory and Weezer have done in a pair of new music videos that are modeled after Back to the Future and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Read More »
On August 23rd, Disney will release a music album titled Muppets: The Green Album, which features contemporary musical artists such as OK-GO, Weezer and My Morning Jacket covering the songs of The Muppets. You can buy the CD now for only $11.29. But you don’t need to wait until next week to hear it — NPR has a “First Listen” of the cd in its entirety. Hit the jump to listen to the full album.
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One of the surprise hits of Comic Con was the eight minutes of footage shown from Jackass 3D. I didn’t get to see the clips, but heard nothing but raves — reportedly, the stuff is pretty out there, humor-wise, and exactly what you’d want from a 3D Jackass film. Now you can see some new footage from the picture, and all you’ll have to do is watch the new Weezer video. Read More »
Weezer‘s next CD, their eigth LP, is a tribute to the ABC television series LOST. The musical group has ramed their upcoming Album “Hurley” and the album cover is simply a close-up photo of actor Jorge Garcia who plays Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the series. Hit the jump to see the CD cover.
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(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb recently directed a new music video for Weezer‘s song “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To” which features and features Odette Yustman (Fallout 3, Cloverfield). After the jump you can watch the video, followed by a making of and interview with the director. Thanks to /Film reader Royal for the tip.
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As you probably know, before directing Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze was a music video director. In 1994 and 1995, Jonze directed some of the most memorable music videos of all time.
It has been six years since Jonze last collaborated with Weezer on Island in the Sun, and now comes word via the Dallas Observer that Jonze is tentatively set to direct the band’s next video “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived”.
But for now lets take a look back at Jonze’s video for Buddy Holly, which saw the band digitally inserted into Arnold’s Diner from Happy Days. An impressive feat at its time, winning four MTV Video Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Music Video, and two Billboard Music Video Awards.