Role Reversal: Toto to Cover Weezer's "Hash Pipe"

You may have caught Weezer's cover of Toto's "Africa"...and now, Toto is returning the favor!

July 30, 2018

Toto's "Africa" is one of the all-time greats.  And it recently got a makeover, after the band Weezer covered the tune, thanks to a viral social media campaign and a @weezerafrica Twitter handle, with a corresponding account managed by...wait for it...a 14 year-old.

Before we go any further, just to make sure everyone's caught up, why don't you check out the cover below, which Weezer released at the end of May.

The cover has garnered Weezer more fame and radio play than they've enjoyed in awhile, so it was ultimately a very good move for the band.  And now?  The favor is about to be returned...Toto is planning to cover Weezer's "Hash Pipe."

Just in case you're not familiar, check it out below.

According to Toto member Steve Porcaro, "We wanted to...do something rock ‘n’ roll. I wanted to show everyone what a good rock ‘n’ roll band we can be. I love (Weezer.) I love their music."

Toto, by the way, was flattered that Weezer embraced their classic hit for a modern-day twist.  They took to Twitter to thank the band, and congratulate them on a cover well done.

No date yet as to when Toto's cover of "Hash Pipe" will drop, but you can bet we're monitoring the situation.  Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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