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Weezer Clears Up The Confusion, Denies Everything

Hypebot intern Mike Pineau gets a cookie for digging this up. Yesterday, I wrote about a rather confusing situation where Weezer's Brian Bell confessed, on camera, to having a good portion of their new album funded by the Surf Company Hurley and that he was near clueless about the Lost character by the same name, because, to him, it had nothing to do with the real reason why the album was called "Hurley." Since then, Bell released this new statement on a fan site:

image from "Recently I did an interview in Denver where I was asked why we called the album Hurley. I mistakenly said that Hurley funded the album. I later found out that it wasn’t true at all. Weezer paid for every penny of this recording. The reason the record is called “Hurley” is because Hurley (Jorge Garcia) is on the cover. We thought about leaving the record untitled for the fourth time, but that causes a lot of problems and he knew people would end up calling the record “Hurley” anyway. We got no money for calling the record 'Hurley.'"