Weezer heading back into studio, says drummer

Despite the recent release of Weezer's Red Album, the band's drummer Pat Wilson has confirmed that they will enter the studio to record a follow-up in November!

Speaking to Bilboard, Wilson said: "A week after we get off tour, we're gonna be in the studio with Jacknife [Lee] again. We send him stuff that we've got, ideas that we have, whether it's a whole song or a killer riff we can build around or something, It's all going to him right now".

He also said that all four members would be writing songs for the new album, and swapping instruments: "It just seemed like that was the healthy way to keep everything feeling fresh. After 15 years of doing it the other way, it just felt like it was time. Now that we've got more writers, we don't have to wait for Rivers [Cuomo] to have a bunch of songs he's happy with. We used to take forever to make a record, then tour on it forever and be burnt out and not do anything for two years. This is a lot better".

Chris Barnes

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