The cultural phenomenon that is the homage fest between Weezer and Toto continues. It all started when a fan ignited a social media campaign for Weezer to cover the Toto hit “Africa.” Perhaps as a joke, Rivers Cuomo and company shared a cover of another Toto classic, “Rosanna,” but eventually made good on the request and released a cover of “Africa.” Of course, the internet went nuts and the song became Weezer’s first hit of the decade. The band even enlisted the help of Toto’s Steve Porcaro for a performance of the song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The homage ball was now in Toto’s court.
To return the favor, Toto recently covered the Weezer classic “Hash Pipe”--from Weezer’s 2001 self-titled “Green Album”--at a show in Vancouver for their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour. But now Toto has made it official. The band has released a studio version of “Hash Pipe” and the homage has come full circle. Or has it? You can listen to Toto’s rendition of Weezer’s “Hash Pipe” below.
Toto’s 40 Trips Around the Sun tour continues. Click here to browse AXS for tickets to select Toto dates.