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Los Angeles, United States (1992 – present)

Weezer is an American rock band. Formed in 1992, they have released eight full length albums, six EPs, and a DVD. Their latest album, Hurley, was released on September 14th, 2010. They have sold over 9 million records in the United States to date. They are also part of the 1990s reinvention movement along with bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Texas Is the Reason.

Weezer formed in Los Angeles, California by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Jason Cropper, who was later replaced by Brian Bell. Five weeks after forming, they had their first gig, opening for Dogstar at Raji’s Bar and Ribshack on Hollywood Boulevard. Weezer began playing clubs to small audiences around L.A. and recording home-demos. Soon the band began to receive attention from various A&R reps, and were signed on June 26, 1993 by Todd Sullivan, an A&R rep from Geffen Records. The band was signed onto the DGC label (which later became Interscope).

Creating “The Blue Album” (1993-1994)

The self-titled debut, Weezer, commonly referred to as The Blue Album, was released May 10, 1994. “Undone - The Sweater Song”, “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So” were released as singles. The album was produced by former The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. During the recording of the Blue Album, Jason Cropper left the band to take care of his future wife, who was pregnant with their first child. Jason was replaced by Brian Bell, a then bassist from a band called Carnival Art.

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  • Sharp-Ton

    Rivers Cuomo is like the nerd-side of Dave Grohl

    29 Jul 1:16am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Inb4 somebody name drops songs from the black hole.

    27 Jul 2:43pm Reply
  • ll-ll-ll

    They'll never do better than Pinkerton.

    27 Jul 9:27am Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Beverly Hills. ♥

    25 Jul 6:13pm Reply
  • rtms1988

    Back to the Shack is good song. I like it.

    24 Jul 4:00pm Reply
  • PixelDoom

    dudeeee their 100's of unreleased tracks are better than their post maladroit material and most of them are as good as the much revered "two good albums"

    24 Jul 8:32am Reply
  • JuustMeKB

    Fuck yes. Let's rock out like its '94.

    23 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • WasNotWhyNot

    their guitar sound on back to the shack bodes well with me. no more of that tinny shit on raditude and hurley, there's an actual crunch this time. cuomo is an idiot though so I fully expect something like smart girls or where's my sex on the next album, however, at least it'll sound good

    23 Jul 7:44pm Reply
  • jakobdorof

    "Back to the Shack" is co-written by J-Kash, a Dr. Luke underling Rivers Cuomo met while working on the Raditude sessions. the song itself is likely a holdover from those, or the Scott & Rivers j-pop album (which also includes a J-Kash contribution). on a song about rivers realizing he shouldn't be doing that shit anymore. the irony is beyond words, beyond hate...

    22 Jul 2:53pm Reply
  • CJ155

    Back to the Shack <3

    22 Jul 2:00pm Reply
  • GreenKemmler

    Everything will be alright September 30th

    22 Jul 12:48am Reply
  • matheusvdh

    "Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums." BINGO.

    22 Jul 12:06am Reply
  • mahgeneration

    Back to the Shack is really really good, surprisingly enough.

    21 Jul 10:58pm Reply
  • JB7x

    Take me back, back to the shack!!!

    21 Jul 10:04pm Reply
  • luansantos967

    I will just accept that the old Weezer will never come back and then enjoy their new shit.

    21 Jul 7:51pm Reply
  • fuckmeimstupid

    Альт-рокеры Weezer опубликовали первый сингл со своего грядущего нового альбома. Слушаем по ссылке :: http://soundrate.ru/news/detail/Novaya_pesnya__Weezer_Back_To_The_Shack

    21 Jul 5:13pm Reply
  • roemilca111

    yessss this is gooood

    21 Jul 4:02pm Reply
  • AmericanZero13

    http://www.iheart.com/talk/show/iHeartRadio-World-Premieres/ Listen to Back to the Shack!

    21 Jul 3:21pm Reply
  • msrebridges

    Everything Will Be Alright In The End

    19 Jul 7:49pm Reply
  • Amlaitheu

    I don't know why I havnt heard of them till now :I Damn it

    19 Jul 1:54am Reply
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