Close

Weezer Bio

In 1992, Weezer had their first practice session in Los Angeles. Over the course of the next year, the group played the club scene, ultimately scoring a deal with DGC from their demo cassette. To date, they have released nine full-length albums, six EPs, and a DVD, selling over nine million records in the United States.

Their debut album Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”), producer by Ric Ocasek, has been certified triple platinum in the United States, and remains the band’s all-time best seller. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus temporarily as Cuomo studied at Harvard. With help from the Spike Jonze-directed video, the single "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a hit in the fall of 1994. But by the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard.

In 1996 Weezer recorded their sophomore album, Pinkerton. While it failed to become an immediate hit, it was a cult classic with fans (going gold in 2001). In 1997, distressed by the public's reaction to Pinkerton, the band took time off to regroup and plan its next move, during which time Sharp left the group. While Rolling Stone named Pinkerton the Worst Album of 1996, they later re-reviewed it and awarded it 5 stars, adding it to the Rolling Stone Hall of Fame in 2004.

With the producer of their debut, Ric Ocasek, again at the helm, Weezer next recorded 2001’s Weezer (aka “The Green Album”), which debuted at #4 and has since sold more than one million copies in the United States. Songs like "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" became radio and MTV staples. During their tour that summer’s tour, Shriner joined the band.

The band followed that success with Maladroit, which was released in 2002, reached #3 on the Billboard 200, and was certified gold. Two years later, Video Capture Device DVD featured home video footage, music videos, commercials, rehearsals, concert performances, television performances, and band commentary, and was certified "gold" following its 2004 release.

Weezer returned to the studio again to work with Rick Rubin on their fifth full-length album. Make Believe appeared in May 2005 and eventually went platinum in multiple countries. The album gave Weezer their biggest charting album peak yet, hitting #1 in Canada and #2 in the U.S. Make Believe featured the band's first two songs to top the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, "Perfect Situation" and Top 10 single “Beverly Hills,” which earned the band their first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song.

2008’s Weezer, (aka “The Red Album”) followed which featured a more collaborative approach toward songwriting and shared lead vocals on tracks. Lead single "Pork and Beans" topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts for 11 weeks, and its music video won a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video. The Red Album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.

One year later, the band returned with Raditude, which debuted as the seventh best-selling album of the week on the Billboard 200 chart. It found the band collaborating with hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, rapper Lil Wayne and members of The All-American Rejects.

Weezer jumped from Geffen to independent label Epitaph in 2010, debuting Hurley at #6 on the Billboard 200 to make it the band’s sixth top 10 album, as well as their sixth top 10 album in a row. The new album was quickly followed by two additional releases: an expanded deluxe edition of Pinkerton and Death to False Metal. The band then took to the road to play Pinkerton & their eponymous debut “Blue Album” in their entirety, in full a tour titled “The Memories Tour,” dubbed “Blinkerton” by fans.

Upcoming Shows

See All
  1. 4.26.2020
    Panama City Beach, FL
    SandJam Fest
  2. 5.1.2020
    Memphis, TN
    Beale Street Music Festival, 5/1-5/3 (Single Date TBA)
  3. 6.3.2020
    Berlin, Germany
    Parkbühne Wuhlheide
  4. 6.4.2020
    Aarhus, Denmark
    NorthSide
  5. 6.5.2020
    Nuremberg, Germany
    Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park (June 5-7, Single Day TBA)

More

@weezer

.@TheAvalanches x @RiversCuomo - Running Red Lights🚦out now https://t.co/Tihla91MDs https://t.co/lZWJxDXfE2

See Original

Out Now

Weezer - Hurley

Artist Bio

Weezer

Weezer

In 1992, Weezer had their first practice session in Los Angeles. Over the course of the next year, the group played the club scene, ultimately ...

Read All

Listen

YouTube

@weezer

Heres Brian playing “The Inner Light” for the The Inner Light Challenge, to help raise an additional $100,000 durin… https://t.co/DIZE3a8GbY

See Original

@weezer

Heres Brian playing “The Inner Light” for the The Inner Light Challenge, to help raise an additional $100,000 durin… https://t.co/DIZE3a8GbY

See Original

@weezer

Taking you from 0 to 100 real quick. Test your luck and try to beat the End of the Game Game. The perfect game to p… https://t.co/Q6ONmWShgZ

See Original

@weezer

We made a game. Should we release it?

See Original

@weezer

Zoom... but make it Weezer.

Make your meetings better + save your faves: https://t.co/nRxNV5fDrP https://t.co/HgjRoI2Ssm

See Original

@weezer

Heres Brian playing “The Inner Light” for the The Inner Light Challenge, to help raise an additional $100,000 durin… https://t.co/DIZE3a8GbY

See Original

@weezer

Taking you from 0 to 100 real quick. Test your luck and try to beat the End of the Game Game. The perfect game to p… https://t.co/Q6ONmWShgZ

See Original

@weezer

We made a game. Should we release it?

See Original

@weezer

Zoom... but make it Weezer.

Make your meetings better + save your faves: https://t.co/nRxNV5fDrP https://t.co/HgjRoI2Ssm

See Original

@weezer

.@TheAvalanches x @RiversCuomo - Running Red Lights🚦out now https://t.co/Tihla91MDs https://t.co/lZWJxDXfE2

See Original

@weezer

Making things loud at Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM on July 29th. Tickets on sale Friday @ 10am MT… https://t.co/Hb5SEOjsFY

See Original

@weezer

Fasten up, hitting the road now with Fred Armisen on @CarpoolKaraoke on the @AppleTV app https://t.co/a9JqQ5FYsu https://t.co/9NWzAKlBQB

See Original