Weezer Lost Over New Album Name

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo somewhat addressed the controversy over their new album title. Gibson reports: Forgive Rivers if he seems inclined to second-guess the name of the band's new album, Hurley. The L.A. alt-rockers have had album titles bite them in the caboose before. "We've always had bad luck," the singer-guitarist told the Toronto Sun. "We put out Pinkerton in 1996, and the day it came out we got sued by the Pinkerton Security Agency, and they took the albums off the shelves in its first week of release."

Weezer fans have been in a bit of an uproar since guitarist Brian Bell divulged that Hurley was named after the Hurley clothing company (which is making Weezer-inspired shirts and hoodies) and not the Lost character, as was widely assumed.

"We didn't want to have another self-titled album, because that's just confusing," Cuomo explained. "But yeah, we easily could have called it Jorge Garcia, the name of the actor who played Hurley. Anything else would have been better." - more on this story

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