Weezer Reportedly Planning New Album with Producer Ric Ocasek, Eyeing Greatest Hits

Weezer Reportedly Planning New Album with Producer Ric Ocasek, Eyeing Greatest Hits
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Back in 2010, Weezer released their album Hurley and immediately started talking about the follow-up. These plans seemed to flounder, since it's been more than three years and we still haven't heard a peep, but evidently the wheels are once again in motion, since the band are planning to reunite to producer Ric Ocasek of the Cars.

Alternative Press points to reports from a fan event in Los Angeles on Friday (October 25), when Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo apparently discussed the band's future plans and said that they will begin recording their next LP with Ocasek in January.

This is bound to be exciting news for Weezer fans, since Ocasek produced the band's universally beloved 1994 debut (a.k.a. The Blue Album) in addition to 2001's slightly-less-adored comeback album (a.k.a. The Green Album).

Cuomo also apparently said that he may release a fourth instalment in his Alone series of home demos and added that a greatest-hits album is in the works. Given Weezer's recent output, many would argue that a Weezer best-of should probably consist of The Blue Album and 1996's Pinkerton compiled onto a single CD with "Island in the Sun" tacked onto the end.

Hopefully, by this time next year, we'll have a couple of new tunes to add to our list of Weezer's best post-millennial songs.