Alternative rock icons Weezer have a surprise hit on their hands with the band’s virally-initiated cover of ’80s cheese-anthem “Africa,” and now the band has received and official cosign in the form of a keyboard solo from Toto founding member Steve Porcaro.
The band booked a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to feature their cover of the song, and it doesn’t take long for a careful eye to notice that:
- Singer Rivers Cuomo is totally reading the song’s lyrics off of a strategically placed laptop, and
- There appears to be a conspicuously vacant keyboard just to Cuomo’s right.
Midway through the song’s performance, Porcaro somewhat shyly enters from stage left with a wave an proceeds to rip the hell out of that legendary, twinkling synth solo”Africa.” His work done, Porcaro quickly exists, probably to go bless the rains somewhere else.
– Speaking of covers, CHVRCHES laced up a devestating cover of Rihanna‘s “Stay.”
– While we’re at it, Bon Iver and Moses Sumney performed a cover of Sade‘s “By Your Side” at Bonaroo.
– St. Vincent shared a little intel on her signature guitar model in a recent video.
– Smashing Pumpkins have made their first TV appearance since reuniting!