Earlier today (May 17), Weezer performed an acoustic set outside Paramount Studios’ main entrance in support of 2023 writers strike, where unions representing thousands of film and television writers are demanding a fairer contract. For their three-song set, Rivers Cuomo, guitarist Brian Bell, and bassist Scott Shriner played “Beverly Hills,” “Island in the Sun,” and “Buddy Holly” for the WGA picket line. Watch the TMZ video capturing it below.
“We want to try to support you and do something fun because you’ve been standing here all day,” Shriner told someone in the crowd after their performance. When asked what their favorite TV shows or movies are, Shriner said Game of ThronesBell said Dave and followingand Cuomo said The Mandalorian.
Last year, Weezer released four EPs to represent each of the periods. Their latest studio album, Van Weezer, is a classic rock and hard rock-inspired record that marks their 15th studio LP overall. Weezer will start their busy schedule summer tour with Modest Mouse, Spoon, Future Islands, Momma, and other acts next month.
Read our Sunday Review of the band’s 1994 album Weezer (Blue Album).