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Featured video: Asian Kung-Fu Generation performing "Only in Dreams" with original Weezer bassist Matt Sharp.

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Featured article: Weezer Fanclub Cover Compilation Vol. 1

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Weezer Fanclub Cover Compilation Vol. 1 is a compilation album featuring covers of Weezer songs by members of the Weezer Fan Club. It was compiled by fan club founders, Mykel and Carli Allan, and released in 1996.

The album's formation began when a request for Weezer covers was placed in the Winter 1996 issue of Weezine, alongside an announcement that a number of fan submissions would be chosen for inclusion on a "Weezer cover compilation tape". Approximately 60–70 submissions were sent into the fan club via cassette, where they were sorted through by Mykel and Carli (publishers of Weezine and heads of the fan club). The sisters selected 18 final tracks and the submitted tapes were mastered onto a DAT by Pat Wilson, after which around 250 copies were produced at a Portland tape duplication service. The compilation was made available for purchase for $5 via mail order in the Summer 1996 issue of Weezine, selling out within 6 months.

A second compilation was planned, and new submissions were requested in the May 1999 issue of Weezine. However, likely as a result of the earlier death of the fan club founders and slow decay of the fan club thereafter, the album would not be finished.

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Featured song: "Eulogy for a Rock Band" Play on spotify.png

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"Eulogy for a Rock Band" is the third track on Everything Will Be Alright in the End. It is one of a handful songs that Rivers Cuomo wrote in the early 2010's alongside Ryen Slegr and Daniel Brummel of Ozma.

Cuomo, when asked about the meaning of the song in an interview for the Wall Street Journal, said that it was about one of Weezer's "fore-fathers," but has avoided revealing exactly who. In an episode of the podcast Post-Pinkerton, host John Carroll observed that Cuomo was known to have listened to the Beach Boys' album That's Why God Made the Radio via Spotify a year prior to EWBAITE's release, an album released nearly fifty years into the band's career, suggesting that the song could be about Brian Wilson.

According to attendees of fan listening parties in 2013 and 2014, the song originally went by the titles "Shining Star" and "The Band We Loved the Most," and featured portions of Kurt Cobain's suicide note in the bridge. The existence of these early titles, among more, were confirmed when several title iterations of "Eulogy" were listed on the demo storefront in October of 2020. These demos were eventually released as part of the Weezma Alone compilation.

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Album art for Beetbox 2: Electric Boogaloo, a Lap Records compilation that features Karlophone and Southern Fried Swing
Art by: Unknown
Released July 2005

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Featured quote - Matt Sharp on the writing of "Friends of P."

["Friends of P."] is about Paulina Porizkova, who is Ric Ocasek's wife, who used to come down to Electric Ladyland studios when we were recording The Blue Album. And she would read our palms, and she was pregnant and she would just hang out. And we were like, "Wow, a pregnant supermodel is reading our palms." And then she would complain about how only bands like Warrant and all these '80s heavy metal bands are the only people who would write songs about her. And so she was really bummed out that nobody cool was writing songs about her now, so I wrote that song for her while we were at Electric Lady as an attempt to get her out of the '80s hair metal rut she was stuck in.

-Matt Sharp, Chart Attack interview with Matt Sharp - November 8, 2006

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