Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and his wife covered the Green Day anthem "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" from their home, Thursday, May 21.
The cover of Green Day's 1997 hit song was first posted on Cuomo's YouTube channel. The overhead camera shows Cuomo singing and playing an acoustic guitar as his wife accompanies him with a piano. Cuomo's latest cover also marked the latest installment of his "Islands in the Zoom" covers series, following his last week's rendition of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box."
His covers of "Time of Your Life" and "Heart-Shaped Box" are reminiscent of the band's twelfth studio album, better known as "The Teal Album." This album was also filled with the band's rendition of hit songs such as Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)," Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," and TLC's "No Scrubs."
He later posted the cover in his Twitter account, extending his apologies for the cancellation of the Hella Mega Tour. The tour, now postponed to a Summer 2021 schedule, was the co-headlining tour between three rock icons Weezer, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy.
The three bands simultaneously announced the concert tour last September 2019, with each releasing their singles: Weezer came out with "The End of the Game," Fall Out Boy with "Dear Future Self (Hands Up)," and Green Day released "Father of All..." The co-headliners of the Hella Mega Tour also announced their new albums on the same day.
It was through a joint statement on April 23 that Weezer, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy announced the postponement of their European shows, followed by the North American leg's postponement three days ago on Tuesday, May 19.
"Keep rocking... safely... at home," the band's joint statement concluded.
Aside from postponing their co-headlining tour, the coronavirus pandemic has also forced Weezer to indefinitely postpone the release of their latest work, "Van Weezer," originally set to be released on May 15. Cuomo previously described the upcoming Weezer album as similar to their debut album, but with even more "metal, hard rock riffs."
The decision to push back the release of "Van Weezer" coincided with the release of the band's latest single, "Hero." Their tribute to the frontline workers featured fan-submitted videos of people passing a piece of paper from left to right spliced together in a single sequence, finally revealing itself to be Cuomo's handwritten note of thanks to all the people working in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
"While the rest of us retreated to our homes, you run towards the threat in a battle you didn't even know you signed up for," the heartfelt note read. "You are the reason we shall rock another day."
Aside from "Hero," Weezer has also kept fans engaged in the quarantine period with other singles such as "End of the Game" and "Blue Dream," which debuted on the latest episode of "The Simpsons." Weezer played a covers band called "Sailor's Delight" in the animated series, which aired on the US Sunday evening, May 10.
Watch Rivers Cuomo's rendition of "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)" below: