Weezer Drummer’s Side Band Dropped By Label
Weezer Drummer's Side Band Dropped By Label
Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson is now on his own, in terms of getting his other band, the Special Goodness backed by a record company. After a year of waiting and wondering when Geffen would officially release and promote the band's self-titled debut, Wilson was informed that the Special Goodness had been taken off the label's roster. "I don't know what [Geffen] is in need of," Wilson said. "They don't feel like the Special Goodness is something that would make them more successful."
Geffen A&R person Tony Berg said he was disappointed that the recording company couldn't help promote the band as it should be promoted. "Pat made a wonderfully melodic and personal record that for reasons outside of his control was put on a shelf for more than a year, and it became clear that his album would not see the attention it deserved. We felt it would be in his best interest to take the album back and find a new home for it," Berg said.
The album, on which Wilson sings and plays almost all the instruments, contains the type of radio-friendly pop songs that have made Weezer a success. And since Geffen is allowing Wilson to walk away with the record with no strings attached, it could be only a matter of time that the Special Goodness will see their album on store shelves.