Historic event: 10/19/2001
Posted on Weezer's official Facebook page as part of the "Today in Weezer history" series on October 19, 2013.
Today in Weezer History: 10/19/2001 - Weezer rehearses for "Maladroit" and touring. As 2001 wound down, Weezer, managed by themselves only at this point, embarked on an increasingly frantic schedule. In between legs of touring (Midget Tour, Extended Midget Tour, Hyper-Extended Midget Tour...) they would book studio time, working up new songs that would be recorded and mixed throughout the winter, with over 100 new rough mixes posted on weezer.com for the fans to comment on as the months went by. On this day the following report was filed by Rivers' assistant at the time, Sheeny: "The rehearsal tonight was again fine tuning of a few key songs. In that list were ones like ‘We Go Together’- which some of you may remember from the Midget Tour- ‘Your Room’, ‘Do You Want Me To Stay’, brand new ‘Slave’ and ‘Living Without You’. One notable change is that the tempos are getting considerably faster on some of these tracks. ‘Living Without You’ has some rad technical guitar and bass parts and it looks insane to watch the guys play it at this new, faster pace. As they finished the song there were lots of whoops of laughter at the monster frantic tempo and Scott threw out his pick for a new one saying "Damn, I need all the pick I can get for that one!" Rivers then suggested an instrumental version and that was truly awesome to see. They just whaled and jammed out on their parts and Rivers did a different solo that was wicked. "Wizardry" is what they called it."