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.

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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Medicine for Melancholy
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Medicine for Melancholy is a song by musical artist Rivers Cuomo, released on March 16, 2018.
 
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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.

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Hear Rivers Cuomo's New Solo Song 'Medicine for Melancholy'
  –  March 16, 2018
Weezer singer unveils first proper single as solo artist ahead of band's rumored 'Black Album' Rivers Cuomo has unveiled his surprise new single "Medicine for Melancholy," the Weezer frontman's first proper single as a solo artist. Credit: Christopher Polk ...
Rivers Cuomo Drops 'Medicine For Melancholy'
  –  March 16, 2018
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has released his new solo single "Medicine for Melancholy ... Cuomo recently performed a solo acoustic show in Los Angeles, which featured the singer running through a number of Weezer tracks as well as some classic cover ...
Listen to ‘Medicine for Melancholy’, the new solo track from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo
  –  March 16, 2018
The Weezer man is back... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo has released ‘Medicine for Melancholy’, his first English-language solo release since 2011. The synth-led track sees the Weezer frontman lamenting the joys of the “Friday Feeling” as the chorus ...
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Unplugs For Special Solo Set
  –  March 14, 2018
(Radio.com) Weezer fans were in for a treat on Saturday evening (March 10) when frontman Rivers Cuomo played a nearly two-hour acoustic ... which you can watch below. The singer peppered tunes from Weezer's massive catalog alongside highlights including ...
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Shares His Surprise Debut Solo Single, The Hook-Filled ‘Medicine For Melancholy’
  –  March 16, 2018
Throughout his musical career, Rivers Cuomo has created and released music mostly within the confines of Weezer, although he’s ventured away from the group from time to time for various side endeavors. He’s released three compilations under his own ...
Anatomy Of a Hit: AJR and Rivers Cuomo Discuss How Sliding Into DMs Yielded 'Sober Up'
  –  March 30, 2018
AJR’s “Sober Up,” which features Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, is a testament to the power of social media. After mutual Twitter follows with Cuomo and direct messages about a collaboration, the New York trio of brothers has its biggest hit to date: a ...
Watch Duff McKagan + Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Join AWOLNATION Onstage in Los Angeles
  –  March 20, 2018
Cuomo stepped out on vocals and acoustic guitar first as the band tackled the Pixies classic "Where Is My Mind?" in a video which can be viewed below. The choice wasn't that surprising, as Weezer will be be embarking on a co-headlining tour this summer ...
LIVVIA’s “Catch A Body” Enters Top 55 At Pop Radio; AJR’s “Sober Up” Top 60
  –  March 19, 2018
LIVVIA’s “Catch A Body (featuring Quavo)” and AJR’s “Sober Up (featuring Rivers Cuomo)” continue to make gains at pop radio. The former officially enters the Top 55 this week, while the latter moves into the Top 60. Played 255 times during the ...
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Shares His Surprise Debut Solo Single, The Hook-Filled ‘Medicine For Melancholy’
  –  March 16, 2018
Throughout his musical career, Rivers Cuomo has created and released music mostly within the confines of Weezer, although he’s ventured away from the group from time to time for various side endeavors. He’s released three compilations under his own ...
Rivers Cuomo Drops 'Medicine For Melancholy'
  –  March 16, 2018
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has released his new solo single "Medicine for Melancholy." It is unclear at this time whether the unexpected new track is part of a new solo effort from Cuomo, or if it is planned for Weezer's long promised Black Album.
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Emerges with New Solo Track
  –  March 16, 2018
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has popped up out of nowhere with a new solo track. Called "Medicine for Melancholy," you can stream the song now. The solo cut comes as a bit of a surprise. After all, we've been waiting for Weezer to drop their long-promised ...
Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo cover Oasis, REM, Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins
  –  March 14, 2018
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo performed a special solo acoustic set last weekend, covering songs by Oasis, REM, Pixies and Smashing Pumpkins. Cuomo performed at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles on Saturday night (March 10), playing a selection of Weezer hits ...
Watch Foo Fighters Cover KISS With Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo In Melbourne
  –  February 1, 2018
Foo Fighters closed out their 2018 Australian tour in Melbourne on Tuesday night, and used the show to cover the KISS classic ‘Detroit Rock City’ with Rivers Cuomo from Weezer, who opened for Dave Grohl and co. throughout the tour. Footage of the cover ...
Foo Fighters and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo cover KISS’ “Detroit Rock City”: Watch
  –  January 29, 2018
During their final Australia show on Tuesday night, Dave Grohl and co. brought out Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo to cover the classic KISS hit, “Detroit Rock City”. The spirited performance put Cuomo front and center as he sang lead vocals while ...
Spotify facing $1.6B lawsuit from Tom Petty, Neil Young’s publisher
  –  January 2, 2018
In addition to Tom Petty, Neil Young, and Rivers Cuomo, Wixen also represents big names such as ... You’ll find most of his writing on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, how-tos, and more.

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