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Published on May 25th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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For reasons unknown to all but themselves, Weezer has covered Toto’s “Rosanna”

Back in the 80s, Toto was reviled by alt-rock types for their corporate rock-ness. Over the years, though, some of their material has undergone some critical re-evaluation, especially their 1982 hit, “Africa” from Toto IV.

More than 35 years later, the song has enjoyed a major renaissance with streams exploding. Weezer fans noticed this and inexplicably began demanding that the band cover it. Instead, Weezer decided they’d rather do “Rosanna,” another hit from the album. Nice job, too.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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