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The Week In Pop

Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Concert Review

Weezer’s Hit-Filled Firefly Set Was A Nearly Perfect Situation

Like many American festivals through the first half of 2017, Firefly's lineup has suffered this year. Whether it's over-saturation or simply artists' touring and album…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2017 - 2:02 pm

The Anniversary

Pinkerton Turns 20

Earlier this year, the record subscription service Vinyl Me, Please released a special vinyl reissue of Weezer's landmark sophomore album Pinkerton, and Stereogum's Tom Breihan
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2016 - 10:01 am

More Rivers Cuomo stories

Todd Rundgren & Rivers Cuomo Made A Ska Song Together

The veteran studio-pop wizard Todd Rundgren has a lot of wacky ideas. Historically speaking, he has usually been able to pull those ideas off. I…
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2020 - 10:15 am

Watch Weezer & Fall Out Boy Square Off On Celebrity Family Feud

We need to consider the possibility that Fall Out Boy got into show business as a pathway to someday appearing on all of their favorite…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 9:45 am

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”

Over the last few weeks, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been hosting a number of Zoom sessions in a series that he's calling Islands In
James Rettig | May 21, 2020 - 9:25 pm

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” On Zoom

Rivers Cuomo is no stranger to covers. As you might recall, one of Weezer's biggest moments of mainstream attention in recent years came from their…
Ryan Leas | May 11, 2020 - 9:19 pm

The Avalanches – “Running Red Lights” (Feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)

The Avalanches are following up their 2016 sophomore album Wildflower a lot faster than they followed up their classic 2000 debut Since I Left You.
Chris DeVille | March 18, 2020 - 7:48 pm

Weezer Share Green Eggs And Ham Song, Announce Andrew Yang Campaign Event Performance

Weezer are busy boys! Rivers Cuomo has just released a new song, "Backflip," that he wrote as the theme for Netflix's upcoming Green Eggs And
James Rettig | October 31, 2019 - 7:06 pm

Here’s Who A Bunch Of Musicians Donated To In The 2020 Democratic Primary

Presidential candidates have filed fundraising reports for the first three months of the 2020 campaign! This information has presumably inspired heated debate about each candidate’s…

Stream Weezer’s The Black Album

Weezer have had an insane couple of years. Their return to hyper-relevancy was low-key unexpected, but nonetheless fascinating to watch.
Keely Quinlan | March 1, 2019 - 12:08 am

Rivers Cuomo Still Hasn’t Watched SNL’s Weezer Sketch, But Is “Almost Sexually Aroused Looking At Spreadsheets”

Weezer truly won't go away! They just released a surprise album of covers and, almost three decades on, Rivers Cuomo is still hamming it up…
James Rettig | February 5, 2019 - 1:04 pm

Rivers Cuomo – “Two Broken Hearts” Video

Big-time meme-boy Rivers Cuomo just shared a new track called "Two Broken Hearts" with an appropriately quirky music video. It's a twinkly feel-good song about,…
Julia Gray | December 20, 2018 - 11:01 pm

Watch Beck Play “Where It’s At” With Father John Misty & Este Haim In Surprise Wildfires Benefit Appearance

There's a destination a little up the road from the habitations and the towns you know. It's called the Ace Hotel Los Angeles. It is…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2018 - 9:32 am

Rivers Cuomo Is “Totally Honored” By the SNL Weezer Sketch He Still Hasn’t Seen

Rivers Cuomo has responded to Saturday Night Live’s Weezer sketch despite not having seen it. When reached for comment by Rolling Stone, Cuomo confirmed that…
Maggie Serota / SPIN | December 18, 2018 - 3:36 pm

SNL Did An Entire Sketch About Whether Weezer Suck Now

Matt Damon hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live and played a ride-or-die Weezer fan in one of the sketches. It starts with him…
Julia Gray | December 16, 2018 - 11:54 am

Weezer – “Africa” Video (Feat. “Weird Al” Yankovic)

After an online campaign asking Weezer to cover Toto's '80s mega-hit "Africa" went viral, the band obliged, resulting in their biggest hit in years. Weezer's…
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2018 - 11:35 am

The Monkees Announce Christmas Album With Rivers Cuomo, Peter Buck, Andy Partridge, & More

Two years ago, the Monkees earned their highest ranking on Billboard's album chart since 1968 with their 50th anniversary album, Good Times!. On 10/12, they'll…
Julia Gray | September 20, 2018 - 7:57 pm
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