Photo from Rolling Stone
We can't decide if this is adorably geeky or a hopeless sell-out. Rivers Cuomo, lead singer for the band Weezer, is so obsessed with the latest infomercial phenomenon, the Snuggie, that he's hooked up the band with its makers to create -- wait for it -- the Wuggie!
Cuomo tells Rolling Stone, "A Wuggie is basically exactly like a Snuggie, except it says Weezer on it. The people at Snuggie are doing it with us and promoting it with us. It's a totally legit Snuggie."
Our favorite reaction so far is this post: "But Phish fans are the ones who really need this, what with the epic outdoor concerts and all. Plus, they'd be Phuggies, which is a radder name."
Meanwhile, Weezer worked on their next album -- the follow-up to last year's self-titled ("Red Album") effort -- over the winter with producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, Snow Patrol). They recorded "a nice pile of songs," according to the band's official blog. No release date yet.
We've had Snuggie pub crawls. Think Rivers would show up for a Wuggie pub crawl?