Weezer has been offered $10 million to break up by a man who says they’re no longer musically relevant.
James Burns of Seattle has set a target goal of $10 million for people who hate the band behind “Buddy Holly” to donate toward the band’s possible destruction on thepoint, a crowd-funding site.
Burns noted in comments to the local weekly The Stranger that Weezer “are everywhere 15 years after they’ve been musically relevant, whether you try to avoid them or not.”
As a result of his efforts, Burns has, thus far, pulled down a whopping $194, indicating that perhaps Weezer is a bit more relevant than he gives them credit for.
Nevertheless, the band had a fun way of responding to the somewhat childish effort, and they did so on Twitter. “If they can make it 20,” the social media account stated, “we’ll do the ‘deluxe breakup’!”
To make matters worse for Burns, Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo was recently signed to a sitcom deal with FOX.
According to a previous report from The Inquisitr, Cuomo is teaming up with Psych creator Steve Franks for a single-camera sitcom based on his real-life experience taking a hiatus from rock stardom to attend Harvard University.
DeTour will star Rivers as a fictional character who leaves behind a successful music career for a simpler life out of the spotlight. The show, which will be produced by Franks with Tagline Television’s Chris Henze and Willie Mercer, will also have Cuomo and his manager Dan Fields attached as executive producers.
Cuomo attended Harvard periodically for a 10-year period starting in 1995, and took a sabbatical from his music career — which we’re sure Burns loved — to finish his education. He reportedly chose to have a normal college experience, living on campus and even meeting his wife at the university. Rivers was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his time at Harvard, and graduated Cum Laude from the Ivy League school with a Bachelors degree in English.
Irrelevant? We think not.
Still, Burns implores the band through his crowd-funding page to give it up, noting that it’s not about him, but Weezer fans.
Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap like “Beverly Hills” or “I’m Your Daddy.” This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now. I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year. I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos. I’m sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days. If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal. I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.”
What do you think, readers? Does Burns have a point, or is Weezer still worth it?
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