Weezer

Formed 14 February 1992.
Weezer

Biography

Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). The band's line-up has changed four times since its formation in 1992. They have released nine studio albums, six EPs, and a DVD.

The band is best known for their successful singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song", "Say It Ain't So", "Perfect Situation", "Island in the Sun", "Beverly Hills" and "Pork and Beans". The band's eighth studio album, Hurley, was released on September 14, 2010 on Epitaph Records. Additionally, a deluxe release of their 1996 album Pinkerton and a compilation of rare and previously unreleased songs titled Death to False Metal were released on November 2, 2010. The band has sold 9,200,000 albums in the US and 17,525,000 worldwide

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)

    Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition) 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Brilliant pop, effervescent and evergreen, but seriously bruised.
  2. Review of Death to False Metal

    Death to False Metal 2010

    Reviewed by Fraser McAlpine
    Compilations of lost songs are not supposed to hang together this well.
  3. Review of Hurley

    Hurley 2010

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    The best songs on Hurley are immediately familiar, Rivers Cuomo typically charismatic.
  4. Review of Raditude

    Raditude 2009

    Reviewed by Will Dean
    The sound, almost literally one assumes, of a band in a midlife crisis.
  5. Review of The Red Album

    The Red Album 2008

    Reviewed by Milly Lewis
    The Red Album is quintessentially theirs, but with a somewhat misguided twist
  6. Review of Weezer

    Weezer 2004

    Reviewed by Richard Banks
    Weezer sounds as stunning as ever...this is essentially a flawless record.