According to billboard.com Advanced-looking Weezer-geezer (just kidding) Ric Ocasek has a new solo album coming out:
Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary [of course], "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thinking," "In a Little Bit" and "Don't Lose Me." Ocasek's last solo effort, 1997's "Troublizing," was co-produced by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and featured contributions from Melissa Auf Der Maur and Bad Religion's Brian Baker. Late last year, the artist linked with Sanctuary after previously serving as a senior VP of A&R at Elektra.
"Nexterday" is an Advanced title. Also, I wonder how a workig musician who also works for a record label as a VP of A&R handles himself. Does he screw himself out of royalites? Does he refuse to release a record but hold onto the masters just in case? It seems like it would be a little like playing yourself in checkers. (Incidentally, "Playing Myself at Checkers...and Losing" is going to be the name of my second autobiography.)