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- Posted on Oct 2nd 2009 3:00PM by Dan Reilly
The decimation of the instruments wasn't as wanton as it might seem. "Oh, it was totally planned, like 'Top that, bitch!'" says Pryor. "It was very Jerry Lee Lewis of us." Surprisingly, the stunt got no reaction from Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates. In fact, Weezer never reacted to anything the Get Up Kids did. "They never said anything to us for that entire tour," Pryor recalls. "They're the only band I've toured with for a month that I've never spoken to. They're jackasses."
Pryor also recalls a night in Milwaukee, where the Get Up Kids and Weezer were playing, when, for unknown reasons, Weezer declined to share the stage with two rock legends. "The guys in Cheap Trick [Robin Zander and Rick Nielsen] were in town playing the Enormo Dome and their kids are fans of ours and fans of Weezer. [Cheap Trick] asked Weezer if they wanted to play a song together, they said no and we were like 'Yeah! We'll do it!'" he recalls. "We did 'Hello There' and 'Surrender.' Rick Nielsen borrowed a guitar from Weezer -- this really beautiful Les Paul Custom -- and he just handed it out to the crowd when he was done with it."
Though the Get Up Kids got to keep all their instruments, they did lose out on one thing to Zander and Nielsen's kids. "They hung out backstage and drank all of our beer," Pryor says, noting that he didn't know how old the kids were. "Then their dads came down and yelled at them, 'You guys, get in the limo!'"
See? Even rock star dads can lay down the law from time to time.