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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo will be the subject of a new Fox comedy pilot, DeTour, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Steve Franks, the creator of the show, Psych, will write the script and executive produce the comedy, which centers around a 30-something rock star who walks away from his life as a successful rock star to “rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success,” according to a pitch memo cited by The Hollywood Reporter.
The real Rivers did take a detour, enrolling in classes at Harvard University in 1995, the year after the release of Weezer’s debut album. He took classes on and off until he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
The band will embark on a fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Everything Will Be All Right in the End. The record is set for an October 7 release on the band’s new label, Republic.
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The new solo album by recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley debuted at #9 on the Billboard album chart this week, giving the founding KISS guitarist his highest charting solo album ever. It’s also his first top 10 solo record.
Frehley’s Space Invader, bowed at #9 with 19,000 copies sold, surpassing the #26 peak of his self-titled 1978 debut that was one of four simultaneously released solo albums by KISS members, according to the publication. The Space Ace’s album also scored the highest charting position of any KISS solo album ever.
Ace finds himself looking up at another debut this week. An all-star country salute to Motley Crue, Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue debuts at #5 with 31,000 copies sold.