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- Posted on Oct 13th 2008 4:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"Someone jumped the gun," he explains. "We're still going to focus on promoting the 'Red' album, and when we have the songs and the time feels right, we'll record."
Bell did confirm that the dynamic "within the band has shifted towards being more collaborative, and a safer place for people to bring ideas to and actually be heard." Which means more people writing songs. Which means more songs. Which means sooner albums. In theory, anyway.
To tide fans over, Bell hopes to release an album by his side-project, the Relationship, in the next few months. (The Relationship is actually opening for Weezer on select dates this tour.) As for the next Weezer album, Bell says for his part he is writing constantly while on the road, and has 12-hour blocks in which he tries to write about 20 songs. From there, he whittles it down to 2 or 3 "worthwhile" ones. Still, as a band, Weezer is not ready to move on from being in the red. A new video for the single 'Troublemaker' broke all sorts of records from the Guinness Book of World Records recently, while their arena tour is packing 'em in nationwide.
With all that going on, there's no need to schedule the next release just yet. "It would be kind of silly to put a timeline on a record that we felt wasn't ready," Bell says. When the time does come, we're pining for deep purple.