“Hero” is Weezer’s newest single, and as lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Rivers Cuomo put it, their last album “didn’t have any guitars and this one is just all guitars.”
And it rocks, in the way that the Foo Fighters’ top 10, 1998 hit,”My Hero,” rocks: a driving beat backed by guitar work from some of rocks most skilled players. Radio and Alt audiences are loving the pumped up energy, propelling “Hero” to #11 on the Alternative chart.
While the Foos “hero” was an ordinary, everyday kind-of-guy, Weezer’s is a different sort:
“well, everybody needs a hero, but I’m not everybody else.”
The song is dedicated to “the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers.”
L.A. based 4-man band Weezer plays all kinds of rock: alternative, power, pop-punk. They are in the process of releasing their 14th album, a track record that few bands can match.
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