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Thanks to Dave and lastxcallforsin and others for the heads up.

Weezer's new album will be called "Hurley" and the album art is a portrait of Jorge Garcia.

After putting a flying dog on the cover of 'Raditude,' Weezer are one-upping themselves for their upcoming eighth LP, 'Hurley.' This time 'round, they're forsaking an airborne animal for a celebrity: actor Jorge Garcia, aka Hurley from Lost.' As Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo tells Spinner, the album's name came easily once they settled on the photo.

"We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album: 'Heavy Mental,' 'Smaller Than Life,'" Cuomo says. "I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn't really have anything to do with anything. I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia -- it just had this amazing vibe. We didn't want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as 'the Hurley record' even if left it without that title, so we just called it 'Hurley.' No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face."

Unfortunately for 'Lost' fanatics, the album doesn't feature any songs inspired by the hit show. In fact, Cuomo didn't even watch it until meeting Garcia (he's still watching the series, so don't spoil the finale for him). "I only made it through season two, so I was really nervous hanging out with Hurley/Jorge recently, because I didn't want to hear something about how it all resolves, or overhear anyone else talking about it," he says. "I really like the show though."

With the album art revealed, Weezer have decided to once again ask for fan submissions on Spinner wherein fans can come up with their own version of the below photo of Cuomo and Garcia. Download the picture from the provided links, edit it however you want and submit it via the comments section or e-mail. Cuomo will pick his favorite versions, autograph them and send them to the winners. The window for submissions ends Friday, Aug.13 at 5PM ET, so get working!

Source: spinnermusic

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