Well, here it finally is —Toto have delivered their official cover version of Weezer‘s “Hash Pipe.” Right now, you can hear it all for yourself.
The cover comes in the wake of Weezer covering Toto’s hit “Africa,” with the latter now returning the favour by covering Rivers Cuomo and co.’s 2001 song.
In a statement, Toto’s guitarist Steve Lukather said the following:
We were blown away at the response Weezer got doing our old songs. They did a good job too, but we never saw hit records coming from it. It was all started by a sweet 15-year-old girl named Mary. Then the ball started rolling it. They did two of ours and “Africa” took OFF. It seemed only right that WE Toto did a version of one of their songs, so we started digging around, listening to a bunch of their music, which I have grown to like a lot.
My 30-something kids were flipped over Weezer recording two of our songs as they are fans and we picked “Hash Pipe.” The irony that we were smoking hash before these guys were alive was not lost on us, and the other is it has a killer melody and a great groove. We wanted to do something that rocked. We give you our version — with a little of our thing on it like they did their ‘ thing’ to ours. It is an unlikely collaboration, but some of the best ones are unexpected.
While we’ve already heard Toto’s cover live onstage, you can now hear the studio version of the “Hash Pipe” redo below.