Damn argues in defense of his favorite band
Matt Damon played a Weezer super fan during last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
In the clip, Damon’s character argues in defense of his favorite band during a dinner with his ex-wife and their new friends.
Comedian Leslie Jones plays a former fan of the band, who lost interest after the release of their 1996 album ‘Pinkerton’.
“Why don’t you grow the hell up and listen to Ratitude and Pacific Daydream… You just don’t understand what Rivers is going through right now,” Damon shouts. “Rivers doesn’t understand what Rivers is going through,” Jones responds. “I understand Rivers better than he understands himself!”
“Weezer died when Matt Sharp left,” Jones argues. Damon hits back, saying: “Weezer didn’t start until Scott Shriner got there.”
Watch the brilliant clip below.
‘The Black Album’, which will be the band’s 12th studio record, will be released on March 1, 2019 via Crush/Atlantic. It was produced by TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek and is comprised of songs written on the piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo.
According to a press release, the record will feature “musical references of everything from Gorillaz, to Can, to Pink Floyd.”
Weezer have also shared the cover art for the upcoming release, which shows the four band members covered completely in black, standing against a black background.
‘The Black Album’ was first spoken of by Cuomo in February 2017, with the record originally intended to be a sequel to April 2016’s ‘The White Album’. However, Weezer instead took the decision to release ‘Pacific Daydream’ in October 2017, which halted the production of ‘The Black Album’.