Biography

Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals). The line-up has changed three times since its formation in 1992. Weezer has sold 9,200,000 albums in the U.S. and 17,525,000 worldwide.

After signing to Geffen Records, Weezer released their debut self-titled album, also known as The Blue Album, in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone - The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So", The Blue Album became a triple-platinum success and received positive reviews. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both The Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following Pinkerton, original bassist Matt Sharp left the band and Weezer went on hiatus.

In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as The Green Album, with new bassist Mikey Welsh. Promoted by the singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", The Green Album became a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the album's release, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit, was released in May 2002 to mostly positive reviews, but did not match the sales of The Green Album.

Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe, was released in May 2005; despite mixed reviews, its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. In June 2008, Weezer released its third self-titled album, also known as The Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint." Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became Weezer's second song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video.

Weezer's seventh album, Raditude (2009), and eighth album Hurley (2010), featuring more "modern pop production" and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. Their ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, will be released on September 30 2014.

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Weezer perform new single 'Back To The Shack' on US TV – watch

Weezer perform new single 'Back To The Shack' on US TV – watch

Band played brand new single on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' last night

  • Jul 24, 2014

Rivers Cuomo hints at Weezer UK gig and says new album helps keep the format alive

US band release 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' on September 29

  • Jul 22, 2014

Weezer debut new single 'Back To The Shack' – listen

The track will be released in the UK on September 22

  • Jul 21, 2014

Weezer reveal album release date in new trailer 'Return To Ithaca'

Band say new album is a cross between 'Pinkerton' and 'The Blue Album'

  • Jul 9, 2014

Weezer unveil artwork for new album, 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'

The band's ninth LP follows 2010's 'Hurley'

  • Jul 2, 2014

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Weezer Music Videos

I'm Your Daddy Play Video

I'm Your Daddy

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(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To Play Video

(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

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Pork And Beans

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El Scorcho

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Island In The Sun Play Video

Island In The Sun

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Weezer Reviews

Album Review: Weezer - Hurley (Epitah)

Album Review: Weezer - Hurley (Epitah)

Naming the album after a character from Lost? Rest assured that's where the puzzlement ends as Weezer's charm and spark returns in vast quantities

  • Oct 1, 2010

Album review: Weezer - 'Raditude'

Rivers Cuomo polishes up with Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, but it's hollow inside

  • Nov 2, 2009

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Finally, Rivers has cast off the sulky facade to do what he does best – put on an incredible rock show. Madison Square Garden, New York (September 24)

  • Oct 10, 2008

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  • Jun 5, 2008

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  • May 8, 2008

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