Weezer Goes A.P.E.
The multi-platinum hit-makers will follow hot on the heels of the very first A.P.E. Radio stations that launched last month - "Christina Aguilera Radio" and "Eagles Radio Hosted by Joe Walsh." Weezer has complete creative control in the programming of their 24-hour channel, which features interviews, news, personal commentary, and playlists of their favorite music. "Radio Weezer" is set to become the destination of choice for both the band's fans as well as anyone who appreciates progressive, alternative rock radio.
"Radio Weezer" will be distributed across Clear Channel Radio's "iheartradio" network (www.iheartradio.com), which includes hundreds of local radio websites; the popular iheartradio mobile app, which has been downloaded by 2.8 million people in just 10 months; widgets; and www.Weezer.com. Just like the other A.P.E. stations, fans can participate in "Radio Weezer" by emailing their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-866-686-1010.
When the public tunes into "Radio Weezer," they'll hear selected playlists of some of the band's favorite songs, including artists such as Green Day, MGMT, Bob Dylan, Sly and the Family Stone and many more. Interviews plus eclectic stories told by the band members themselves -such as frontman Rivers Cuomo discussing Van Morrison's influence on Weezer's second album, to bassist Scott Shriner on how Vanilla Ice saved him from a job selling women's shoes to tour with the rapper and more -- will punctuate the programming. The station will also feature bandmates Brian Bell and Pat Wilson's personal contributions, all serving to create an alternative station unlike any other, and attractive to all fans of innovative audio entertainment.
Says Wilson, "I'm very excited to be a part of making playlists for Weezer's radio station. I think its fun for our fans to hear the type of music that we like to listen to. It's fun to be a part of the rapidly changing technology and we hope the fans like it as much as we do."
Weezer has released six full-length albums, five EPs, and a DVD since forming in 1992. The band's seventh studio album, Raditude, will be released on October 27th, with the first single, "(If You're Wondering if I Want You To) I Want You To," available now. Weezer is currently on tour with blink-182, with dates scheduled through September.
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