Weezer
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1992-02-14
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Weezer

Weezer Biography (Wikipedia)

Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, and currently consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (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.

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Weezer Performances & Interviews


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Africa
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Africa
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Buddy Holly
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Buddy Holly
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Beverly Hills
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Beverly Hills
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Hash Pipe
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Hash Pipe
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Island In The Sun
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Island In The Sun
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Undone - The Sweater Song
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Undone - The Sweater Song
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My Name Is Jonas
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My Name Is Jonas
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The Good Life
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The Good Life
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Say It Ain't So
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Say It Ain't So
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LA Girlz
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LA Girlz
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Back To The Shack
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Back To The Shack
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In The Garage
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In The Garage
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1995
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1995-06-23T04:35:02
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Jun
1995

Glastonbury: 1995

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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