Weezer Star Needs Help Writing a Song

Fans can work with Rivers Cuomo via YouTube
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Mar 27, 2008 9:05 PM CDT
Rivers Cuomo calls on fans to help him write a song in his new YouTube dispatches.    (YouTube)
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(Newser) – In yet another example of the Internet democratizing the music industry, Weezer's frontman is using YouTube to get some help writing a new song. Rivers Cuomo is broadcasting himself (don't miss the campy moustache) in a series he's dubbed "Let's Write a Sawng." His latest dispatch asks fans to "come up with some chords yo," Pitchfork Media reports.

Before that, Cuomo got viewers to help him with the song's attitude—poppy but tough—and title: "80's Radio." That beat "Showdown in Candyland" and "Big and Bouncy." His LA-based indie rock band is set to release an album in June, but, alas, the YouTube project isn't likely to make it into the mix.