Weezer were joined by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears for a very special performance of their 1985 hit, “Everybody Wants to the Rule the World” on the latest episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Smith and Rivers Cuomo shared vocal duties, trading verses somewhat seamlessly, while Weezer guitarist, Brian Bell played alongside Orzabal, adding the song’s famous twinkling guitar lines to the mix. The performance peaks during the bridge when Orzabal joins Cuomo and Smith in a soaring three-part harmony. Watch below:
The performance follows on from Weezer’s recent appearance at Coachella Festival where they performed with Tears for Fears and with TLC’s Chili, for a collaborative rendition of her band’s song, “No Scrubs.” Both tracks appear on Weezer’s recent covers record, The Teal Album.
Weezer released The Teal Album – a collection of 10 covers, tackling everything from a-ha’s "Take on Me" to "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath - in January this year and it has been a never-ending source of joy, inspiring camaraderie that has brought together some rather unlikely, and very entertaining, collaborations. They have previously performed “Africa” with members of Toto on Jimmy Kimmel Live:
Then, in March they released The Black Album, an LP of all-new material produced by TV on the Radio’s, Dave Sitek. Weezer will perform at the second weekend of Coachella this weekend and have a number of other U.S. festival dates still to come. Stay tuned to see who joins them next!
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