There is yet another cover of Toto’s “Africa” and it’s…er….

Bobby Kimbal and the estate of Jeff Porcaro, the members of Toto who wrote “Africa” back in 1984 are due for a nice royalty cheque next quarter. Much of the windfall is due to Weezer’s cover–their biggest hit in years–but Weezer turned the song into a meme with other artists following their lead.

Like this guy.”A” for effort, dude.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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