FROM THE NEWS NEST: Weezer gives USA love with World Cup video and more.
Folks have been going World Cup-crazy all through San Francisco, what with the drinking and celebrating early in the morning. Oh, and the soccer. The boys of Weezer have made us realize how cool soccer really is, considering they have contributed the unofficial anthem for Team USA with the song and video for “Represent.”
There is some definite yumminess with Passion Pit‘s (pictured) cover of the Smashing Pumpkins hit “Tonight, Tonight.” The Massachusetts band covered the track as a part of the Levi’s Power Sessions, where artists put their own touch on songs that have influenced them. We dig the ethereal feel of the track.
Gioia Bruno, lead singer of the still touring ’80s pop band Expose, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamines. Apparently Bruno worked a deal with police in order for a lesser sentence, but has been on and off drugs for years, according to anonymous yet “close” sources.