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Weezer has recently performed "Africa" for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The rock band covered Toto's 1982 track along with Steve Porcaro onstage.

Fans of Weezer urged the band to cover Toto's hit song "Africa." After they released their rendition last month, Weezer's version of "Africa" became a massive hit.

Toto's original single also became the band's highest-charting song in nearly a decade. Rivers Cuomo, the frontman of Weezer, debuted the song live on the late-night talk show.

Weezer Performance Available On YouTube

The over four-minute performance of Weezer was uploaded on YouTube, and it has already received over 200,000 views. Vocalist Cuoco stood in the middle of the stage with his guitar in tow and worked his magic on the song.

Weezer members Brian Bell, guitarist, and Scott Shriner, synthesizer, also joined Cuomo onstage. Toto keyboardist Porcaro crashed the stage for a solo on the instrumental bridge of "Africa."

After Weezer performed "Africa," the members of the band stayed onstage to sing and play its classic original "Buddy Holly."

Weezer's Music Journey

Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992. Its fourth member is Patrick Wilson, a drummer. After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer dropped its debut compilation, Blue Album, in 1994. Some of the tracks featured in the album are "Buddy Holly," "Say It Ain't So," and "Undone-The Sweater Song."

Two years later, Weezer release Pinkerton, its second album. Some of the songs featured in Pinkerton are "Tired of Sex," "Getchoo," "No Other One," "Why Bother?" "Across the Sea," "The Good Life," "El Scorcho," "Pink Triangle," "Falling For You," and "Butterfly."

Following the release of Pinkerton, Mark Sharp, Weezer's bassist, left and the band went on a hiatus. In 2001, the band returned to the music scene with Mikey Welsh as its new bassist and third album Green Album. The tracks in the compilation are "Don't Let Go," "Photograph," "Hash Pipe," "Island in the Sun," "Crab," "Knock-Down Drag-Out," "Smile," "Simple Pages," "Glorious Day," "O Girlfriend," "Christmas Song," and "I Do."

Weezer went on a tour to promote Green Album, and after the band's series of shows wrapped up, Welsh left the group and was replaced by Shriner.

The band's other albums include Everything Will Be Alright, Maladroit, Hurley, Make Believe, Raditude, Pacific Daydream, Songs from the Black Hole, The Kitchen Tapes, and more.

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