via press release:



Intimate Weezer Performance and

Interview with Rivers Cuomo

Guitar Center Sessions Available Exclusively on DIRECTV in 3D and High Definition

Westlake Village, CA – February 9, 2011 – Guitar Center (, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer and DIRECTV, the world’s most popular video service, today announced a new episode of Guitar Center Sessions featuring riveting performances from alternative rock band Weezer. Featuring polished performances of Weezer staples including “No One Else”, “Tired of Sex”, “No Other One”, “The Good Life”, “The World Had Turned and Left Me” and “Unspoken” off Hurley, the band’s new album, the episode also has an exclusive interview with Rivers Cuomo and host Nic Harcourt.

Known for its exclusive performances and intimate conversations with revered musicians, Guitar Center Sessions is an in-depth music television series that most recently presented Peter Gabriel, Jane’s Addiction, Buddy Guy, The Cult and Joe Bonamassa. Hosted by renowned music tastemaker Nic Harcourt of KCRW, the episode featuring Weezer premieres Saturday, February 12th at 9PM ET/PT in 3D on DIRECTV’s n3D(TM) powered by Panasonic. The program also airs in 2D hi-definition on DIRECTV’s The 101® Network (channel 101) at 9PM ET/PT.  Clips of past episodes of Guitar Center Sessions can be viewed at

Continuing its commitment to inspiring musicians, Guitar Center Sessions is filmed in front of a live audience. Guitar Center Sessions gives real music fans a rare peak inside the minds of their idols. Each episode is filmed at the world famous Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room, an ideal environment to share these artists’ inspirational stories. Audiences hear first-hand accounts from each artist about their personal and musical journeys and the influences that molded them into the icons they have become. Upcoming episodes feature Cake, Jakob Dylan and Delta Spirit.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment. Our retail store subsidiary presently operates 215 Guitar Center stores across the U.S. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary, Musician’s Friend, Inc., and its catalog and Web site, In addition, our Music & Arts division operates more than 100 stores specializing in band instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors and students. More information on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company’s Web site at

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