Weezer’s Hash Pipe was nearly an Ozzy Osbourne song

Rivers Cuomo and Ozzy Osbourne
(Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia / Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty)

Over the course of 15 studio albums, Weezer have assembled one of the most formidable repertoires of rock ‘n’ roll romps around, from Buddy Holly to King of the World.

If fate had it any other way, however, one of these well-known Weezer anthems may not have been a Weezer track at all. In fact, if things had panned out differently, Hash Pipe could have appeared on an Ozzy Osbourne album.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.