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Rivers Cuomo Has Gone Hip-Hop, But Wants To Go Country Too

29 September 2009 11:35 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Weezer's new album Raditude contains a number of songs that represent the latest in a series of departures for the band. On their last album, band members Brian Bell and Pat Wilson were much more involved in the songwriting process, and they even took lead vocals on a few songs. This time around, Rivers opened the doors for a number of people outside the Weezer camp, including members of the All-American Rejects as well as Jermaine Dupri and Lil Wayne on a song called "Can't Stop Partying." But there is one person that Cuomo wanted to work with on the album but was undone by timing and logistics.

"One of the things I'm really looking forward to trying is writing a country song," Cuomo told MTV News on the set of the band's video shoot for Raditude's first single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To. »

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