Did you know that Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo cribbed “Hash Pipe“‘s opening line from an early Beatles song? Yep, it’s true! Anyway, ’80s rockers Toto are going to release a cover of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” any day now. Why? Because the Weez covered Toto’s “Rosanna” and “Africa” earlier this summer.
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That’s right, the Steve Lukather-led Toto confirmed their workup of “Hash Pipe” — Weezer’s unexpectedly aggressive, 2001 comeback single — will be released in the coming weeks. The group is returning the cover song favor after Weezer rode a meme-errific viral wave with their take on the two classics.
Why “Hash Pipe”? Drummer Steve Porcaro explains:
“You know, we listened to ‘Beverly Hills,'” he says, via Billboard. “I wanted to maybe even do a real ‘Africa’-type version of that, I was thinking about for a minute. But you know what? We wanted to make it different, but we wanted to do something rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to show everyone what a good rock ‘n’ roll band we can be.”
Listen to Weezer’s recent cover of “Africa” below.