Toto to Repay Weezer with “Hash Pipe” Cover

We've got official confirmation of the upcoming cover

July 30, 2018
Toto's Steve Lukather celebrating Yamaha's 125th Anniversary

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Weezer recently returned with their biggest radio hit in years, a long-awaited cover of Toto’s 1982 hit “Africa.”  Obviously, the cover left many wondering why Toto hadn’t returned the favor yet. Well, it turns out, they’re working on it.   

Toto’s Steve Lukather and Steve Porcaro revelead to one of our sister station's the other day that a Weezer cover is in the works. The band settled on the unexpected choice of “Hash Pipe,” noting they considered doing a track like “Beverly Hills” but wanted to branch out. To hear the entire interview with Toto's two Steves, click here to head over to radio.com. 

"We wanted to make it different, but we wanted to do something rock and roll.” noted Porcaro. “I want to show everyone what a good rock and roll band we can be."

They rated Weezer’s “Africa” cover a “B-double-plus,” a generous yet honest rating. “Here’s the thing- our music has such little nuance,” Lukather explained. “We spent so much meticulous time. These guys stood this s*** up in an afternoon. And let’s face it, they kicked ass on it.”

Watch Weezer perform it on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Toto's wonderfully meta cover is due within the coming weeks.