Rivers Cuomo is disappointed that Eddie Van Halen won’t get to hear Weezer's 'Van Weezer' album

[L-R] Rivers Cuomo and Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: John Medina/Chris McKay/Getty Images)

Weezer’s “all guitars and shredding” album, Van Weezer, was scheduled for release in May 2020 but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now the record, which Weezer dedicated to Eddie Van Halen, will come out in on May 7, 2021. But as singer and guitar player Rivers Cuomo noted in a new interview, this means that Van Halen, who passed away on October 6, 2020 at the age of 65, won’t hear it.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.