Weezer have finally released a cover of Toto’s beloved song “Africa” after trolling fans with an earlier cover of the band’s song “Rosanna”. Since 1992, the LA-formed Weezer have performed several memorable cover songs including Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android”, “Velouria” by The Pixies, and “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath.
A fan campaign led by dedicated Twitter account@WeezerCoverAfrica had – for months – called on the band to cover the classic 80s anthem, to no avail, although drummer Patrick Wilson responded with “I laughed” to one tweet. It’s finally happened – the band has blessed the rains and covered “Africa”, releasing the rendition on their official YouTube account. They even nodded to the fan account that started this all by including a screenshot in the video post.