Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Stuck in the '80s
  • Steve Spears

Weird Al joins Weezer on stage for cover of Toto’s ‘Africa’

The year of Toto – marking its 40th anniversary with an extensive tour – marched on last week when Weezer took the stage in Los Angeles and performed their now infamous cover of the beloved '80s classic Africa. Only they weren't along. Weird Al Yankovic joined them.

Weird Al had his accordion in tow and performed a solo late in the song and sang along while the adoring crowd probably wondered what crack in the universe made this all possible.

So if you think the '80s nostalgia movement is on its death bed – and you're stocking up on old Spin Doctors CDs – you better take time to bask in the rains of Africa. Watch the video here.

Comments
‘The Color Purple’ musical coming to big screen

‘The Color Purple’ musical coming to big screen

Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Scott Sanders are working with Warner Bros. on a movie adaptation of the musical.
Published: 11/04/18
Up next for a remake: ‘Alien Nation’

Up next for a remake: ‘Alien Nation’

The director of the sci-fi reboot says he's almost finished with a script. Now the question is whether Disney will let the project go forward.
Published: 11/03/18
Bill and Ted 3 could start shooting soon

Bill and Ted 3 could start shooting soon

Alex Winter says the script is right and the financing is there.
Published: 11/01/18
Up next for Hollywood reboot: Flash Gordon

Up next for Hollywood reboot: Flash Gordon

"Gordon's alive?!?" The '80s can't completely claim the campy majesty that is Flash Gordon – it's based on the comic strip and the Buster Crabbe movies of the 1930s – but pardon us for gasping when we learned that it's the next movie that...
Published: 10/31/18
Syfy wants to reboot Critters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Syfy wants to reboot Critters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Reboot mania continues to grip Hollywood this frightening month as two more cult horror movie cult classics from the '80s have been tapped for comebacks. This time, it's the ever-so-unlikely Critters and Killer Klowns From Outer Space.Bloody-disgusti...
Updated one month ago
‘Night of the Comet’ remake in the works

‘Night of the Comet’ remake in the works

Who remembers 1984's Night of the Comet? The B-movie starred Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran and Kelli Maroney as survivors of a comet shower that turned most observers into zombies (or just plain dead). Well, Hollywood has never met a zombie ...
Updated one month ago
Robert Englund could reprise Freddy Krueger once more

Robert Englund could reprise Freddy Krueger once more

It's that creepy time of the year when everyone falls in loves with horror movies again – for at least a month – and Hollywood gets the hots for remaking the classics of our youth. This time it's the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.Movi...
Updated one month ago
New ’80s podcast: ‘Beetlejuice’ turns 30

New ’80s podcast: ‘Beetlejuice’ turns 30

Have you noticed all the online ads for "Beetlejuice … The Musical" lately? We sure did here at Stuck in the '80s, and so we looked back through our catalog of nearly 500 episodes to find the time we honored the horror-comedy masterpiece.Thing ...
Updated one month ago
‘Friday the 13th’ reboot coming from … LeBron James?

‘Friday the 13th’ reboot coming from … LeBron James?

What's the first thought that raced through your brain after hearing about the box office success of the Halloween sequel last weekend? That Hollywood would only be encouraged to go to the well more often, yes. I just didn't figure that somehow NBA g...
Updated one month ago