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For the Adams collaboration, 'Run Away,' frontman Rivers Cuomo credits the singer-songgwriter for helping guide the song to its final version. "It was super fun working with Ryan. He has a lot of crazy energy and enthusiasm," he tells Spinner. "I showed him three very different ideas for songs so he could choose one he liked and we could work on that, but his response was 'You have to realize man, it's all the same song. It's all one song.' So, we just went in the live room and started jamming on it all with him on guitar and me playing drums and it turned into the song 'Run Away' you hear on the record."
'Memories,' the first song released from the album, features Johnny Knoxville and the 'Jackass' crew, a teaming that wasn't as much of a songwriting partnership as with Adams. "Weezer have known Johnny Knoxville since before either of us was successful. We were part of the same circle of friends in L.A.," Cuomo says. "We were going to have a song in the 'Jackass Number Two' movie, but it didn't work out, so when they started making this new movie ['Jackass 3D'] they asked again and we had a song that fit really well with the end of the movie."
As befits their first indie release, Cuomo promises that the record is going to be less polished than previous Weezer albums. "Weezer have become a totally kick ass live band, and when we were making 'Hurley,' you could just hear the sound of people going into the studio, pressing record and rocking," he says. "There's just an insane amount of energy on songs like 'Where's My Sex' or 'Memories,' and even in the more intimate songs like 'Run Away,' there are lots of loose moments, out of tune moments, but tons of emotional expression."
'Hurley' is due out Sept. 14 via Epitaph. Spinner is currently accepting submissions for our 'Hurley' photo contest until 5PM ET on Friday, Aug. 13.