Published Oct 21, 2010Will Rivers Cuomo ever tire of anthologizing his past work? In less than two weeks, Weezer will release the rarities compilation Death to False Metal on November 2, along with the expanded Pinkerton reissue. Still, the prolific (but notoriously inconsistent) songwriter has already set his sights on the next instalment in his home demos series, Alone.
According to Billboard, the collection is expected to be out before the end of the year. Cuomo revealed that it's slated to include more tracks from Songs from the Black Hole, the unfinished rock opera he started prior to Pinkerton.
Cuomo is also prepping The Pinkerton Diaries, a collection of his letters, emails, journals and Harvard essays. All are taken from the era leading up to and immediately following 1996's Pinkerton (1994-1997). They will give "an inside look at exactly what I was thinking," he said. It's unclear if these Diaries will be released as a stand-alone book or as an accompaniment to Alone III.
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo came out in December 2007, which Alone II followed in November 2008. Between the two, Cuomo has already released 37 archival tracks, so we'll have to see if he's got anything left up his sleeve for volume three.