Toto

APOLOGIES

The Whole Weezer/"Africa" Thing Was My Fault and I’m So Sorry

A Noisey editor's formal apology for helping to create a pop culture monster.
Dan Ozzi
1.28.19
New music

Listen to Weezer Cover TLC, Black Sabbath and More on ‘The Teal Album’

After their "Africa" cover miraculously came into existence last year, Rivers Cuomo and co have decided to release a whole damn covers album.
Shaad D’Souza
1.24.19
Noisey

"Worst Sound Installation Ever" to Play Toto's "Africa" for All Eternity

Artist Max Siedentopf has set up some battery-powered speakers in the Namib Desert. "Africa" will play on loop until the installation is consumed by the sands of time.
Alex Robert Ross
1.16.19
music videos

"Weird Al" Is Rivers Cuomo in Weezer's Very Familiar Video for "Africa"

With the shot-for-shot "Sweater Song" remake, the meme has begun to consume its own delicious tail.
Alex Robert Ross
9.25.18
Noisey News

Weezer Are Putting Their “Africa” Cover on Vinyl! But It’s Already Sold Out

It'll be released through Urban Outfitters, because where else would you release a piece of meme-vinyl?
Shaad D’Souza
7.2.18
Noisey News

Weezer Continue to Bless the Rains, Perform "Africa" on 'Kimmel'

Toto keyboardist Steve Porcaro joined the band on stage to crush a keyboard solo.
Alex Robert Ross
6.14.18
The Greatest Things Of All Time

Weezer Got Their First Hot 100 Hit in Nearly a Decade with Toto's "Africa"

The #weezercoverafrica movement benefited both Rivers Cuomo and the planet at large.
Phil Witmer
6.13.18
Noisey News

Weezer Finally Covered "Africa" and the Rains Are Truly Blessed

After weeks of pleading with Rivers Cuomo and company to cover this Toto song, our prayers have been answered.
Dan Ozzi
5.29.18
Noisey News

Weezer Covered a Toto Song That Isn’t “Africa” and Honestly, What the Fuck?

They are trolling us at this point, and we demand justice.
Dan Ozzi
5.24.18
The Greatest Things Of All Time

Toto's "Africa" Hit Number 1 Exactly 35 Years Ago, May It Live Forever

It's gonna take a lot to drag us away from the most influential soft rock classic of all time, which topped Billboard on February 5, 1983.
Phil Witmer
2.5.18
grammys 2018

Bruno Mars Swept the 2018 Grammys Because They Love Smooth Music

'24K Magic''s many wins are just part of a tradition of the Recording Academy awarding well-crafted but safe pop.
Phil Witmer
1.29.18
Interviews

Meet the Hero Teen Determined to Convince Weezer to Cover Toto’s “Africa”

There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do to stop her from getting Weezer to cover this song.
Luke O'Neil
12.8.17
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