Weezer Drummer Patrick Wilson Talks Difficulties Facing New Bands


Story by Charles Ken

Weezer’s Patrick Wilson: ‘I can’t imagine trying to get a new band off the ground now’

Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson recently opened up about the alternative pop band’s rise to the top, and while he says the success didn’t come easy, he can’t fathom being a band trying to make it in the music industry today.

“I look back and I’d like to say we had a master plan and we executed it,” Wilson told the Windsor Star. “But the truth is it’s bizarre. It just sort of happened that way.”

He added, “For us, it was hard. But I can’t imagine trying to get a new band off the ground now. I don’t know what’s happening. You hear something that is absolutely amazing, then all of sudden you don’t hear it again or everyone forgets about it.”

Nowadays, life is very different for Wilson than it was back when Weezer broke out in 1994. At age 44, Wilson is a father of two. He says his kids are very familiar with Weezer’s legacy. “They know our music and every time it comes on the radio, they say, hey, dad, that’s you!” he said. “That’s Weezer!”

In other Weezer news, the band is set to embark on their second annual Weezer Cruise February 13 through 17, 2014. The cruise will make its way from Jacksonville, Fla., to the Caribbean, with major stops at Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas.

Charles Ken
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