Published on October 11th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Jason Cropper On The Early Days Of Weezer, Current Projects, Mental Health During COVID-19, Magnesium, Van Halen & More

As a founding member of the band Weezer, Jason Cropper notably co-wrote the album-opening song “My Name Is Jonas.” A few years after exiting Weezer, Cropper played in 22 Jacks and fronted the Restless Records-signed band Chopper One. Cropper would later co-write the theme song to the sitcom Andy Richter Controls The Universe, co-found the band Fliptop, and begin producing other artists.

In recent years, Jason Cropper has embarked in a variety of successful projects both in and out of the musical space. He founded Studio C Recording & Production in 2017. He has facilitated a peer to peer cognitive behavior therapy app called Cheese Burger Talk. He has also worked with the Center For Magnesium Education & Research hto help create better health outcomes based on non-oral magnesium nutrition and topical products. All the while, 2020 brought new music from Cropper via his solo debut single “Goodness Knows” and the Weezer B-Side he co-wrote titled “I’ve Thrown It All Away.”

On October 11, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Cropper via Zoom, as embedded below. More on Cropper’s various projects can be found by clicking here, here, here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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