Toto Return the Favor, Cover Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’ in Vancouver – Watch

Toto Return the Favor, Cover Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’ in Vancouver – Watch

Weezer scored it big with a hilarious (and attention-grabbing) cover of Toto‘s classic synth-pop hit “Africa” in late May — a tribute Toto’s Steve Lukather appreciated with enthusiasm.

Earlier this week, Lukather promised that his band would return the favor by covering one of Weezer’s hits, which turned out to be 2001’s “Hash Pipe.”

The band premiered the cover on KROQ with DJ Ted Stryker and will premiere a studio version on Friday, but its live debut came on Monday night in Vancouver:

And here’s Weezer’s take on “Africa”:

This is truly an endlessly entertaining mash-up, blending generations (Toto’s ’70s and ’80s flair) with Weezer’s tried-and-true ’90s alt/rock cred, and it’s a lot of fun. Stay tuned for Toto’s studio version.

Lukather, meanwhile, will release his memoir, The Gospel According to Luke, this fall, while Weezer is out on the road on a co-headlining tour with Pixies. The remaining dates:

31 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Greenwood Village, CO


1 USANA Amphitheatre, West Valley City, UT
4 White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
7 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
11 Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA
12 AK-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ

And catch Toto on their 40 Trips Around the Sun tour:

7/31 — Seattle, WA, Moore Theatre
8/1 — Portland, OR, Revolution Hall
8/3 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
8/4 — Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort & Casino – Grand Theatre
8/7 — San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
8/10 — Henderson, NV, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino – Sunset Amphitheater
8/11 — Grand Junction, CO, Las Colonias Amphitheater
8/14 — Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/15 — Austin, TX, Stubbs
8/17 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
8/18 — Atlanta , GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
8/21 — Kansas City, MO, Crossroads KC

3 Responses to "Toto Return the Favor, Cover Weezer’s ‘Hash Pipe’ in Vancouver – Watch"

  1. John Wicks   July 31, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations guys’! I absolutely love Toto, always did, always will!

  2. Abner   August 1, 2018 at 10:27 am

    What’s “hilarious” about Weezer’s “Africa” cover? It sounds like a faithful rendition. (I love it, but did not laugh once).

  3. Jared Phelan   August 6, 2018 at 3:51 am

    1st time hearing either versions. Knew Weezer covered Africa, hadn’t heard it til now. I’m a fan of both bands & both songs. Surprised how faithful Weezer cover was. Loved hearing TOTO do (my fave Weezer) “Hashpipe”. 👍👍👍👍


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