Watch: Beck and Gary Numan perform ‘Cars,’ Weezer covers another one at Riot Fest

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During Beck’s set at Riot Fest in Chicago, the singer was joined by Gary Numan to play the 1979 hit “Cars.”

On their ongoing Colors Tour, Beck and the band play a part of “Cars” only while introducing the backing members. But on Saturday, fans were treated to the track from The Pleasure Principle in full. Beck himself made a surprise cameo during Phoenix’s Los Angeles residency to play “Lost Cause” and Jackass” last week.

In other cover news, yup, you guessed it: Weezer did it again. On Friday night at Riot Fest, the now-professional cover band did Blink-182’s “All The Small Things,” a nod to the punk band they filled in for.

Blink-182 canceled their mini-tour, which included Riot Fest, after learning of drummer Travis Barker’s medical complications. This after Young the Giant did the same before their set.

“But we’re gonna do it anyway, because you can never have too much Blink in your life,” Cuomo said. “Let’s see what it sounds like Weezer-style.”

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