$10mil to Break Up? Puh-lease, We Don’t Get Out of Bed for That.
May 21, 2011
Sometime around the end of last year, a large number of media outlets caught wind of a tongue-in-cheek petition making the rounds online which wanted to raise $10million dollars in order to offer it to Weezer so that they would break up. To the uneducated person, one would consider this a pretty sweet deal, right? But of course, it was all a joke and after receiving way too much serious feedback regarding it, the organiser closed it down.
Australian radio station Triple J brought up the petition in an interview with Rivers, which he got tired of talking about rather quickly, ending it with ‘I dunno man, this is not really my favourite subject’. Touche.
Had this offer been a serious one, perhaps the organiser should have crunched his numbers a little better. When Weezer turned down a spot in the Soundwave Revolution line-up this year, the promoter said this on twitter:
He actually stated how much he offered after this, but it appears he deleted that tweet which I can’t blame him for because it wasn’t all that a professional thing to do (I think he was just letting off steam at the time). I will say, however, that it WAS less than $10mil, but was certainly still in the millions. Taking this into consideration, if this band is always offered $1mil+ for 5 festival performances, I’m sure Rivers scoffed at a measly $10mil to never play again. I would love to know, though, if this kind of money is what they always ask for, or if it’s just the lengths that promoters in Australia have to go to in order to try to coax them over the pond.
Funnily enough, in the same interview with Triple J the hosts asked about plans to come to Australia, and Rivers says they ‘keep trying to get over there.. maybe next year’. ORLY, Rivers?? I don’t believe you at all.