Rivers Cuomo

Rivers Cuomo

 

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Rivers Cuomo (/ˈkwm/; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band Weezer. 

Raised in an ashram in Connecticut, Cuomo moved to Los Angeles at 18, where he played in several rock bands before founding Weezer in 1992. Burnt out after the success of Weezer's self-titled debut album, Cuomo enrolled at Harvard University, but dropped out to record Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996); he later re-enrolled and graduated in 2008. Though Pinkerton was later frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s, it was initially a commercial and critical failure, pushing Cuomo's songwriting toward pop music. However in the years since its release, it has been certified platinum and is widely viewed as one of the best albums of the 1990s.

Cuomo has also released three compilation albums of home demos: Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (2007), Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (2008) and Alone III: The Pinkerton Years (2011). He has collaborated with a number of artists; in 2013, he and Scott Murphy released a self-titled Japanese-language album under the name Scott & Rivers.

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Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
 
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo is a compilation album by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, released on December 18, 2007.
Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
 
Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo is a compilation album by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

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How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo
  –  October 27, 2017
For today's release of Pacific Daydream, Weezer singer and songwriter Rivers Cuomo and I sat down to listen to the entire album together and talk about the band's latest direction. As we dug into each track, Cuomo talked about how he "finally" eliminated ...
Why Rivers Cuomo wanted to make 'the most different-sounding Weezer record ever'
  –  October 25, 2017
Last year, just before the release of the self-titled Weezer record known as the White Album, frontman Rivers Cuomo promised that the veteran ... s not the Black Album — that’s coming next, the singer insisted — “Pacific Daydream” still reflects ...
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo talks about his surprising friendship with Post Malone
  –  October 19, 2017
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has discussed his unlikely friendship with Post ... last week when he revealed that lately he’s been listening to a lot of the rapper/singer-songwriter, who is currently at number one in both the UK and US with his 21 ...
How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo
  –  October 27, 2017
For today's release of Pacific Daydream, Weezer singer and songwriter Rivers Cuomo and I sat down to listen to the entire album together and talk about the band's latest direction. As we dug into each track, Cuomo talked about how he "finally" eliminated ...
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo talks about his surprising friendship with Post Malone
  –  October 19, 2017
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has discussed his unlikely friendship with Post ... when he revealed that lately he’s been listening to a lot of the rapper/singer-songwriter, who is currently at number one in both the UK and US with his 21 Savage ...
Weezer Bring ‘Happy Hour’ to Colbert as Rivers Cuomo Slams Picky Fans
  –  October 31, 2017
Related: Weezer Head to ‘Happy Hour’ on New Song Frontman Rivers Cuomo hit out at the controversy on Instagram ... so we brought it out. I like putting out music and I don’t like waiting around. I think I want to pick up the pace, actually.”
Rivers Cuomo hits back at critical Weezer fans
  –  October 30, 2017
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has hit back at fans of his band that have critical ... so we brought it out.” “I like putting out music and I don’t like waiting around,” he continued about the band’s recent prolific streak of album releases.
Rivers Cuomo says Weezer’s next album is “almost done” and could be out in May
  –  October 29, 2017
As frontman Rivers Cuomo explained in a new interview with Dazed ... “I mean, I like putting out music and I don’t like waiting around. I think I want to pick up the pace, actually. The slow part is finding the right producer, because that kind ...
Rivers Cuomo on dark thoughts, Post Malone & being profilic
  –  October 27, 2017
Rivers Cuomo: He could have. We’ll never know, but he could have heard it. It was done in ’93, so same record company, somebody could have given it to him. But I’ll never know for sure. “I just like new music and I always listen to new music and ...
How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo
  –  October 27, 2017
Over 25 years of making music and nearly a dozen releases, guitar rock has remained the band's core sound. But the moods and narratives, the production and frontman Rivers Cuomo's singing style have all shifted so dramatically with each album that it's ...
Playlist: What's Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo listening to?
  –  October 26, 2017
Drawing heavily from The Beach Boys and The Clash, prolific frontman Rivers Cuomo shares other inspirations for the new music in a playlist for USA TODAY: The Crystals, Then He Kissed Me We listened to a lot of Phil Spector productions when we were ...
Playlist: What's Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo listening to?
  –  October 26, 2017
Drawing heavily from The Beach Boys and The Clash, prolific frontman Rivers Cuomo shares other inspirations for the new music in a playlist for USA TODAY: We listened to a lot of Phil Spector productions when we were making our new album, Pacific Daydream.
Why Rivers Cuomo wanted to make 'the most different-sounding Weezer record ever'
  –  October 25, 2017
Last year, just before the release of the self-titled Weezer record known as the White Album, frontman Rivers Cuomo promised that the veteran ... in this room, working on music,” he said quietly. “I miss the days when it was me and the guys goofing ...
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Talks Mumble Rap, New Album
  –  October 23, 2017
Rivers Cuomo has nothing against rap music. After all, the Weezer frontman performed on the B.o.B. song “Magic,” and rapper Lil Wayne made an appearance on the 2009 Weezer record “Ratitude.” That said, Cuomo experimented with a very particular ...
Rivers Cuomo Wants Weezer to Collaborate with Post Malone
  –  October 19, 2017
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo apparently agrees. In an interview with NME, he said he's a big fan of the rapper. "I listen mostly to modern music," Cuomo said. "If I'm just hanging out listening to music, I'm listening to Spotify and curated playlists ...

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