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Rivers Cuomo Offered “Hash Pipe” To Ozzy Osbourne

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs onstage.
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Here’s a fascinating ‘what if’ question – what if it was Ozzy Osbourne, not Weezer, who recorded the 2001 hit “Hash Pipe”?

It could have happened – at least according to Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. Cuomo recalled the story in a recent Guitar World interview.  He said Ozzy reached out to him back in 2000 and “asked if I had any songs for him”.

Cuomo had just written “Hash Pipe” and sent to to Osbourne, but “he didn’t end up using it.” Weezer’s latest album, Van Weezer, includes a song called “Blue Dream” that Cuomo says is a special tribute to Ozzy’s “Crazy Train”.

Can you imagine Ozzy Osbourne singing “Hash Pipe”?  What are some other great rock & roll ‘what if’ moments?


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