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Weezer on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!': watch an exclusive clip of their upcoming performance here

Season 3 of everyone’s favorite music-crazy kids’ show kicks off March 8, and we’ve got exclusive video of one of the show’s most anticipated guests yet. Check out Weezer–in bug costumes!–playing the tune “All My Friends Are Insects.” And be sure to check out our full Yo Gabba Gabba! story in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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Weezer bus crash: Photos and chilling details

Weezer webmaster Karl Koch has posted photographs on the band’s website of the aftermath of yesterday’s bus crash, which left frontman Rivers Cuomo with three cracked ribs and what Koch describes as “minor but very painful internal damage.” Meanwhile, he offers more details about what actually occurred early on Sunday morning in a detailed and—when you consider how matters could easily have been so much worse—fairly chilling blog entry.

“The bus contained Rivers, his wife and daughter, their nanny, and Rivers’ assistant Sarah,” writes Koch. “Both Sarah and Rivers’ wife were pitched out of their upper level bunks onto the floor 5 feet below. Somehow Rivers’ wife was uninjured, but Sarah sustained 2 fractured ribs and a fractured lower vertebrae. The baby daughter was in her crib unit and was fine, as was the nanny who was sleeping near the floor in her bunk at the time. However in the back lounge, Rivers was tossed around violently, waking up as he landed back on his mattress.” Koch goes on to relate how EMTs rescued Cuomo from the bus by using the jaws of life to remove a rear window bar.

Koch, who arrived on the scene 20 minutes after the bus carrying Rivers and his family lost control as the result of black ice, describes “catching a glimpse of Rivers lying inside on his back surrounded by EMTs. I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of me.” Koch also confirms that Weezer’s remaining December dates have been canceled and thanks fans for “their kind thoughts and good wishes, we need them!”

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UPDATE (12/8): Rivers Cuomo’s condition has ‘stabilized’

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Carrie Underwood tops the albums chart

We’re well into the swing of the music industry’s all-important fourth quarter now, with major releases arriving in droves nearly every week. Carrie Underwood‘s Play On led the pack this week with a strong 318,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That was more than enough for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200; last week’s winner, Michael Jackson‘s This Is It, dropped off to a still-solid 196,000 for a No. 2 finish.

Andrea Bocelli bowed at No. 3 with 149,000 copies sold of his yuletide collection My Christmas. Glee: The Music, Vol. 1, rounding up many cover tunes from the Fox series that have already seen substantial digital sales, made it to No. 4 with 113,000. No. 5 went to NOW That’s What I Call Music! 32, which sold 102,000 with recent hits from the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Jay Sean, and more. (What, no Owl City?) Weezer hit No. 7 with 66,000 copies sold of Raditude — not an awful number in and of itself, but only about half of what their previous album sold in its first week last summer. Ouch. Down at No. 11, Foo Fighters sold 44,000 copies of their Greatest Hits. Slayer brought a World Painted Blood to No. 12 with 41,000.

And that was it for Top 20 debuts this week. Were you surprised to see how high or low any of these albums placed? Are you, like the record-buying public at large, suffering from Weezer Fatigue? (Sorry, Rivers! Hey, I really enjoy the single.) Weigh in below.

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Glambert and 'Gossip Girl' join the weird world of Weezer

What do Adam Lambert, snuggies, Lil Wayne, Gossip Girl, giant bug costumes and Kenny G have in common? More than they should: They’re all recent additions to the ever-expanding Weezer-verse.

Glambert and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester are the latest celebrities to get pulled into the schizophrenic publicity cornucopia surrounding the renowned nerd-rockers’ latest album, Ratitude, which drops tomorrow. Frontman Rivers Cuomo brought Meester—the Gossip Girl star and occasional pop singer—onstage during their Halloween concert at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom for a duet on their latest single, “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To.” The fans tweaked out and you can check it out for yourself here:

Over the weekend it was also confirmed that the Cuomo-penned track “Pick U Up” is a last-minute addition to Adam Lambert’s obsessively anticipated debut album, For Your Entertainment. In the current issue of Rolling Stone Cuomo even joins the Glambert swooning bandwagon, stating, “He has the kind of voice I convince myself that I have.”

These Twilight Zone-esque turn of events might come as a shock to estranged fans who still associate the Weez with outsider angst. But for those who’ve been keeping score, this is probably the most normal thing they’ve done all year, what with their bizarre Lil Wayne collaboration, the jam session with smooth-jazz doofus Kenny G, their sinister plan to fill the world with Weezer-branded snuggies, or dressing up as bugs for a kooky children’s TV show they claim to know nothing about.

So Cuomo teaming up with an American Idol sensation who has the voice of Steven Tyler and the fashion of Limahl? As Weezer’s L.A. brethren once said, nothing’s shocking.

What do you think about Glamby and Blair Waldorf getting pulled into the realm of Weezer? Is it a trippy dream come true or a lesser-known circle of Dante’s hell?

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Weezer bugs out on 'Yo Gabba Gabba!': a Music Mix exclusive

Rivers Cuomo had never seen an episode of the surreal kid’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! before, but that didn’t stop the Weezer frontman from sporting a giant purple Spider costume and jumping around a stage filled with overgrown grass and giant acorns for his band’s performance of the original Gabba song “All My Friends Are Insects.” “It’s awesome here,” Cuomo told us during the recent taping (the show will air next year on Nick Jr.). “I love giant open rooms with tall ceilings. But here they have all this foam scenery and interestingly painted backdrops. It’s a cool fantasy land I’d like to inhabit.” After the jump, check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the band taping their performance, then let us know what you think about the band’s new tune (and costumes!). READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo: music's new odd couple

Her heart may belong to Russell, but Katy Perry’s studio time goes to Rivers. Weezer frontman Cuomo announced recently in a buzznet interview that he’s gearing up for a collaboration with the girl-kissing, Vegas-loving pop tartlet: “We’re writing together next week. Can’t wait!”

Weezer’s upcoming November 3 release Raditude is, of course, already in the can, so whatever the fruits of their labor (and as we all know,  Perry hearts fruit), they’ll probably end up on her next album. And Rad already has a host of its own collabs, including Lil Wayne and members of All-American Rejects.

Who else would you like to see pair up in the pop and rock worlds, Music Mixers? Kelly Clarkson and her beloved Kings of Leon? Jack White and his Nashville neighbor Taylor Swift?

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Weezer reveals 'Raditude' cover art: The quick brown dog jumps over the hiding cat

I’m pretty sure the fine gentlemen of Weezer just won themselves a spot on my album covers of the year list. Behold the image that will grace Oct. 27’s Raditude, to your left (spotted via Idolator). Is that or is that not the greatest LOLcat/dog combo you have seen today? (Spoiler: The cat is hiding in the lower left-hand quadrant of the cover, in case you don’t immediately see it.)

According to a post on Spinner.com, Weezer mastermind Rivers Cuomo found this pic while flipping through the pages of National Geographic, which apparently publishes adorable photographs of dogs leaping across suburban living rooms now. Also, the dog’s name is Sidney.

Aren’t you glad you know that? Register your thoughts on this striking image in the comments, below.

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New Weezer song leaked: 'If You Are Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)'

Stereogum is streaming a new track today from the power-pop foursome’s upcoming seventh album (seventh! wow, I haz an old), and — hip hip – it actually sounds pretty good.

On the shambolic back-porch rocker “If You Are Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To” Rivers Cuomo and co. sound positively jaunty — if not a little/lot bit like Conor Oberst‘s more recent, upbeat work with the Mystic Valley Band.

To us, it seems like a happy return to form after a disappointing-ish sixth outing, their 2008 self-titled release (a.k.a. the Red Album). But you be the judge; listen below and tell us if you’re left wanting — or wondering:

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Rivers Cuomo's new DVD: An exclusive full-song 'El Scorcho' clip

My teenaged self thought that Weezer’s Pinkerton was a top-five album of all time, easy. My adult self still thinks it’s by far the finest piece of music that can be fairly described as "emo." Both of us are beyond pleased to debut an exclusive clip of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo performing Pinkerton‘s "El Scorcho" with a few dozen lucky fans at a Long Beach, Calif. record shop. The clip comes from Not Alone — Rivers Cuomo & Friends Live at Fingerprints, which hit stores today as a DVD and EP, but right now the Music Mix is the only place you can find it online. Marvel at the still-relevant Green Day references below. While you’re at it, see if you can figure out why Rivers wore an old-timey engineer’s outfit to this singalong. We’re all ears.


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