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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: <> Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs on stage during 2019 iHeartRadio ALTer Ego at The Forum on January 19, 2019 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia); AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 15: Neil Young attend the 'Paradox' Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

Apparently, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Weezer have something in common: they don’t need Neil Young around anyhow, and they’ve both been specific about this in their lyrics.

Weezer released their latest album, Weezer (“The Black Album”), today (March 1), and the track “Byzantine” opens with these biting NSFW lyrics:

I want Neil Young on your phone speaker in the morning
And f-ck him if he just can’t see
This is how his songs are supposed to be heard
No more lectures on fidelity”


The attack on Young comes seemingly out of nowhere from Weezer, but Young has long lamented on the poor audio quality of streaming services.

Young tried to launch his own hi-res streaming service, PONO music, back in 2015 along with its own portable player. The endeavor officially folded in April 2017. He currently offers hi-res streaming of his own catalog through NeilYoungArchives.com.

However, if this new Weezer track launches a bizarre feud between the band and Young, grab the popcorn. This could get weird.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.