Weezer

Weezer

 

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Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals).

After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, 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 quadruple-platinum success. Their 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 the tour for Pinkerton, 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. With a more pop sound, and promoted by singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", the album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the Green Album tour, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit (2002), achieved mostly positive reviews but weaker sales. Make Believe (2005) received mixed reviews, but its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2008, Weezer released a third self-titled album, also known as the "Red Album", featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint," to mixed reviews.[1] Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video. Raditude (2009) and Hurley (2010) featured more "modern pop production"[2] and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band's ninth and tenth albums, Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014) and the band’s fourth self-titled album, also known as the "White Album" (2016), returned to a rock style and achieved more positive reviews. Their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream, which was released on October 27, 2017, signified a drastic departure from their long-time alternative rock style in favor of a mainstream pop sound.[3] Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide.[4]

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Happy Hour
 
"Happy Hour" is a song by the American rock band Weezer.
Pacific Daydream
 
Pacific Daydream is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on October 27, 2017.
Weekend Woman
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Weekend Woman is a song by musical group Weezer, released on October 5, 2017.
Beach Boys
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Beach Boys is a song by musical group Weezer, released on September 14, 2017.

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Popular Albums26

Album Appearances & References18

Popular Songs48

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Song Appearances & References7

Soundtrack Film Appearances5

Films1

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TV Shows2

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers30

Awards & Nominations22

Events6

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Win tickets to Weezer and Pixies’ co-headlining tour
  –  January 24, 2018
As far as those go, few are bigger than the co-headlining trek planned by two of alternative rock’s greatest, Weezer and Pixies. The 30-date schedule will take the groups all over the US (and Toronto, Ontario) from June to August. As festivals around ...
Album Review: 'Pacific Daydream' by Weezer
  –  January 5, 2018
Only Weezer’s two last releases have received truly positive contemporary reviews; essentially because the songs on it mostly base the majority of their melodic sensibilities to the Blue album. In the aging alternative rock universe, it seems ...
Album Review: 'Pacific Daydream' by Weezer
  –  January 5, 2018
Taking away all context and history, veteran American rock band Weezer’s new album, Pacific Dream, is a solid serving of power-pop front-to-back. When narrative is put upon it, however, things may be a little more challenging to examine. Weezer never ...
Internet nostalgia: Revisiting the meme-filled music video for Weezer's 'Pork And Beans'
  –  February 10, 2018
I remember cringing when the video for Weezer's song "Pork and Beans" came out in 2008. Now, I look back on it with nostalgia for a simpler time on the internet. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo wrote the tune after meeting with the band's label, Geffen.
Weezer’s The Black Album is coming soon
  –  February 2, 2018
Back in October, Cuomo described the music of this upcoming record as “a lot more modern and electronic and not-90s sounding.” Weezer is heading out on tour with Pixies this summer, and you can win tickets to a concert near you here. Below, watch an ...

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