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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

Sounding Board

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

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

Rivers Cuomo – “Medicine For Melancholy”

Weezer have a new album, their "Black Album," coming out in May, but frontman Rivers Cuomo has also been flexing his solo muscles lately. Last…
Peter Helman | March 16, 2018 - 12:12 am

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover ‘90s Hits By R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, & Oasis

Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo played a solo acoustic set at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The performance lasted almost two hours…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2018 - 9:27 am

Watch Foo Fighters & Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Kiss

Weezer and Foo Fighters are touring together in Australia right now, and last night, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo joined the Foos to handle lead vocals…
Peter Helman | January 31, 2018 - 7:40 pm

Weezer – “Happy Hour”

Next week, Weezer will release Pacific Daydream, a new LP with a very late-'90s title and cover art that serves as the follow-up to last…
Ryan Leas | October 18, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Watch Rivers Cuomo’s New Japanese Uniqlo Commercial

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and Allister's Scott Murphy -- who record together under the name Scott & Rivers and released a Japanese-language album earlier this…
James Rettig | May 23, 2017 - 2:23 pm
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