Biography

Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp and Jason Cropper founded Weezer in 1992. In 1994, they finished their famous eponymous disc, also known as The Blue Album. During the recording process, guitarist Jason Cropper left the band, and Bryan Bell substituted him. The track titled Undone - The Sweater Song became the hit that year, while the video for it was in heavy rotation on MTV. The second song Buddy Holly, devoted to the popular artist, also became a rock hit. In 2004, Weezer re-released the disc as Weezer: Deluxe Edition. In December 1994, the band made a pause in the tour to recreate. Around the same time, Cuomo started writing the material that was supposed to be the bulk of the conceptual disc Songs From The Black Hole. However, this album never saw light. Some of the songs entered the Pinkerton long-play in 1996, which is considered as one of the best albums by Weezer. Some songs can be heard in different collections.

In the summer of 1997, the musicians finished the support tour for Pinkerton and took a break. They began working over their side-projects: Sharp played with The Rentals; Wilson labored with The Special Goodness, while Bryan Bell performed with his command Space Twins. Around the same time, Rivers Cuomo came back to his native Boston and began writing new songs after he gathered a new band. In spite of the constantly shifting lineup, Mikey Welsh was the regular drummer for the group. However, in February 1998, Cuomo changed his mind and came back to Los Angeles. Soon Wilson and Bell accompanied him. As Sharp did not re-unite Weezer, Welsh substituted him on drums. Nevertheless, the repetitions were no use, artists conflicted with each other - all resulted in Welsh’s departure to his native Portland. Cuomo was in depression, making his room entirely black. In August 2000, the re-united Wezeer played at the Fuji Festival. For some time, the artists performed as Goat Punishment, but finally took back the original title.

In 2001, the constantly touring musicians recorded the disc Weezer, also known as The Green Album, and immediately headed on a new tour. Such energetic rock singles as Hash Pipe and Island in the Sun brought back the past fame of Weezer. In August 2001, Mikey Welsh was reportedly taken to the psychiatric hospital, and Scott Shriner became his replacement. Only in a year, the band released the disc Maladroit, noticeable for such hits as Dope Nose and Keep Fishin. Soon after the issue of Maladroit, the artists got down to their next labor Make Believe, which saw light only in 2005. The winding rock single Beverly Hills, nominated for Grammy, became the chart topper immediately after its launch. The song We Are All in Love, originally titled as We Are All on Drugs, became the next band's big success. In 2008, the group presented their sixth studio attempt Weezer, more known as The Red Album. This experimental disc features alt-rock, baroque pop, rapping and unexpectedly long for Weezer compositions. Pork and Beans became the first hit from the full-length, while the daring single Troublemaker continued its success. A year later the rockers prepared a very powerful record Raditude (2009), which was followed by the album Hurley (2010) that turned out to be as original as its predecessor. The musicians proved that they had plenty of fresh ideas and they had no problems with the realization at all. Listeners were pleased, while critics enjoyed both works as well. All that proved the highest level of both Raditude and Hurley.

Studio Albums

Weezer, Weezer (White Album) mp3Weezer (White Album)
2016
  • Indie Rock
Weezer, Death to False Metal mp3Death to False Metal
2010
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Hurley mp3Hurley
Encouraged by moving to a new label, Weezer have released their best album in the last few years. Hurley is classic Weezer music and a dozen new excellent songs
2010
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Pinkerton mp3Pinkerton
2010
  • Pop Punk
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Raditude mp3Raditude
The pop-rock formation Weezer has long been working on making their music less heavy and more variegated. This again was proved by their new studio work, Raditude
2009
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Weezer [Red Album] mp3Weezer [Red Album]
Red Album marks the beginning of a new chapter in Weezer's creative work and for the first time in many years can boast the authorship and performance provided by all the band members
2008
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Make Believe mp3Make Believe
Make Believe is classic Weezer, further refining the template of unthreatening heavy metal riffs welded to smart lyrics, largely of satirical nature, and infectious melody
2005
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Maladroit mp3Maladroit
2002
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Weezer [Green Album] mp3Weezer [Green Album]
2001
  • Pop Punk
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Pinkerton mp3Pinkerton
1996
  • Pop Punk
  • Power Pop
Weezer, Weezer [Blue Album] mp3Weezer [Blue Album]
1994
  • Pop Punk
  • Pop/Rock
  • Power Pop

Singles

Weezer, Thank God for Girls mp3Thank God for Girls
2015
  • Power Pop
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