Rivers Cuomo duets with TikTok guitarist after he plays Weezer’s Buddy Holly lick 990 days in a row

Rivers Cuomo (pictured onstage in 2022) invites TikTok guitarist Evan Marselli for live duet
(Image credit: Frank Hoensch / Getty)

TikTok guitarist Evan Marsalli laid down a challenge to Rivers Cuomo in 2020. The Weezer fan pledged to play the iconic Buddy Holly lick every day until the Cuomo agreed to duet with him. On February 28, 2023, his wish was granted.

Marsalli had performed and posted the lick from Weezer’s breakthrough Blue Album 990 days in a row and acquired a following of 15,000 on TikTok in the process.


♬ original sound - Evan

♬ original sound - Jazzy Fizzle

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.