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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is very selective when it comes to interviews. But he spoke to MusicRadar recently about the band's new LP Raditude and it seemed only right and proper to give him the chance to name his favourite guitar riff of all time too:
"The first one that pops into my mind is… derrn-der-der-unnn, der-der-unnn! What’s that riff? Oh, yeah - Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine. It’s just awesome."
And what makes an awesome riff for Rivers?
"Distortion. It has to have distortion. The right combination of notes and syncopation. Heaviness. It’s gotta be in the low register of the guitar. And then it just has to hit you in the gut. Killing In The Name has all those qualities."