WATCH: Toto Cover Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’

WATCH: Toto Cover Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’ 

Posted: 7:46 am Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Denise Ryan

 

Well it all started with a fan trolling Weezer on social media to cover Toto’s “Africa.”

After trolling the fan right back by covering “Rosanna” instead, Weezer finally made their version of “Africa.”

This turned out to be a success, the cover has now given Weezer their highest-charting song in almost 10 years. Plus Weezer and Toto are both on tour right now (not together of course) so the extra press always helps.

Toto’s Steve Lukather was impressed by and really likes the cover. Toto’s keyboardist Steve Porcaro even showed up to perform with Weezer on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

So Toto said they would return the favor and cover one of Weezer’s hits. We’re going to get a single released soon but Toto already added it to their live shows.

In the intro, Lukather said they figured since they were smoking hash before Weezer was even born that they would cover “Hash Pipe.”

As a big Weezer fan, let me say, it was a little surreal but cool seeing Toto do this one. I’m looking forward to hearing the official single in the next few weeks.

Check out both covers below. And since you might want a reference, I included the originals of both songs below too!

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