Watch Weezer’s video for their cover of “Africa”
It stars “Weird Al” Yankovic as Rivers Cuomo.
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Days after making headlines for covering Blink-182 at a recent concert, Weezer have unveiled a music video for their cover of Toto’s “Africa.”
What began as simple fan-service—an Ohio teenager had repeatedly tweeted at the Californian band to cover the song—has resulted in one of their biggest hits in years. It has gone viral on the internet and the charts since its May release, and now, the cover has received a music video treatment, Weezer-style. It pays homage to their video for “Undone (The Sweater Song),” but here’s the real kicker: “Weird Al” Yankovic plays Rivers Cuomo.
In case you missed it, Toto responded to Weezer’s cover with their own rendition of the latter’s 2001 hit, “Hash Pipe,” at a concert in Vancouver. “We figured since we were smoking hash since before they were born, that’s the one we should do,” guitarist Steve Lukather said to the crowd at the show. “This is our tribute to Weezer, god bless ’em.”
Watch the clip for Weezer’s “Africa” here:
Download the “Africa” cover on weezer.com.