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Attention Weezer: Break up and you’ll get $10 million

on October 05, 2010, 7:08pm

Are you one of those people who hated Raditude so much that you’re willing to pay money for Weezer to disappear? Well, here’s your chance, thanks to Seattle resident and anti-new-Weezer advocate James Burns.

According to The Stranger (via Pitchfork), Burns has launched a campaign to raise $10 million with the hope of using it to entice the Rivers Cuomo-led outfit into retirement. Hmm… I wonder how much Justin Bieber could get?

Despite portraying himself as anything but, Burns writes that he’s been a fan of the band since the early ’90s. His proposal is to merely protect fans from “Another pile of crap like ‘Beverly Hills’ or ‘I’m Your Daddy.’ “According to his math, that means that the 852,000 fans who bought Pinkerton just have to drop $12 each and we can say farewell to Rivers Cuomo and company forever. Incidentally, that’s a lot less than what you’d have to pay to see Weezer on their upcoming “Blinkerton” tour.

Already, the campaign has raised some $136. That would definitely be enough for us to never mention Make Believe ever again, FYI.

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