While previous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions have led to band reunions, don't expect that to happen with Weezer and original bassist Matt Sharp.
Weezer's 1994 self-titled debut, aka The Blue Album, turned 25 this year, meaning they'll be eligible for induction into the next Rock Hall class. But speaking to Rolling Stone, Sharp, who left Weezer after playing on The Blue Album and 1996's Pinkerton, says he doesn't have much interest in taking the stage with his former band mates again if they happen to get inducted -- mostly due to Sharp's general ambivalence about the institution.
"I can't see music quite like that," Sharp says. "I'm grateful for any support given to me because I know it's a privilege. The idea of a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seems like...I can't quite get my head around what that is or what its purpose is. I don't really think of music in that competitive nature -- how many three pointers did we make?"
His feelings about the Rock Hall aside, Sharp says he would want Weezer's potential induction to be about them, not him.
"If something like that were to happen, it's their moment," he says.
In particular, Sharp doesn't want to take anything away from current Weezer bassist Scott Shriner, who joined in 2001 and has been the group's longest tenured bass player.
"Scott's been in the band many years longer than I was at this point," Sharp says. "It's been a minute. And I would want him to have his space and enjoy that."
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