From Audiogalaxy: "Something is very wrong in the world of Weezer. Over the weekend Weezer's official website reported that bassist Mikey Welsh might not be able to make it out to LA for rehearsals because of an unspecified medical problem. The band was reportedly auditioning replacement bassists "in case Mikey can't make it." No information was available as to the nature of Welsh's condition except that it's "not a cliche rock-star drug problem!" No Hash Pipe for Mikey. That was on the 11th. In the last 24 hours things seem to have taken a turn for the worse. Welsh was supposed to get on a red-eye flight from Boston to LA in order to make a video shoot (the band is shooting a second video for "Island in the Sun," this time with Spike Jonze at the helm), but Welsh never got on the plane. The rest of the band is apparently as in the dark as the rest of us about what exactly is wrong with Welsh, and all of their attempts to track him down have been met with "answering machines or vague answers." Hopefully Welsh, who replaced original bassist Matt Sharp after the release of the fan-favorite and commercial flop Pinkerton in 1996, is physically okay and simply doesn't want to be in Weezer anymore. ("Another video for 'Island?' But we already made a video for 'Island.'") In all seriousness, Rivers and the boys are "very concerned and hoping that Mikey is OK," and so are we."