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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock[1][2][3][4]
Emo[1][5][6][7][8]
Power pop[1][5][9][10]
Pop punk[1][11]
Years active 1992–1997, 2000–present
Labels Universal Music Group, DGC, Interscope Records
Associated acts Avant Garde, Space Twins, Goat Punishment, The Special Goodness, The Relationship, The Rentals, Ozma
Website www.weezer.com
Members
Rivers Cuomo
Brian Bell
Scott Shriner
Patrick Wilson
Former members
Jason Cropper
Matt Sharp
Mikey Welsh
.Weezer is an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band currently consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards).^ Weezer is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1992.
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^ Cuomo is now out of the hospital and back home in Los Angeles.
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^ With Scott Shriner freshly in the Weezer lineup, Rivers began to turn to a harder rock.
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.The band has changed lineups several times since its formation in 1992.[12]They have released seven full-length albums, five EPs, and a DVD. Weezer has sold more than eight million records in the US to date.^ US release date: 3 November 2009 .
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^ Formed in 1992, they have released six full length albums, two EPs, and a DVD. Their latest album, entitled Weezer (The Red Album) , was released on June 3rd, 2008.
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^ Formed in 1992, they have released seven full length albums, four EPs, and a DVD. Their latest album, Raditude, was released on November 3rd, 2009.
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[citation needed][13]
The band is best known for their successful singles "Buddy Holly," "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Island in the Sun", "Beverly Hills" and "Pork and Beans".
The band's seventh studio album, Raditude,[14] was released on November 3, 2009. The album's first single, entitled "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", was released on August 18, 2009.[15]

Contents

History

Formation and debut album (1992–1995)

.Weezer's first gig was opening for Keanu Reeves's band Dogstar.^ The band would not reunite until April of 2000, when the Fuji Festival in Japan offered Weezer a high-paying gig to play in August 2000.
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^ ContentsHistory Formation and debut album (1992–1995) On hiatus (1997–2000) Renewed popularity and ''The Green Album'' (2000–2001) ''Maladroit'' (2002) ''Make Believe'' (2003–2006) ''The Red Album'' (2007–2008) ''Raditude'' (since 2009) The Amherst House Solo work Influence Discography Band members References External links History Formation and debut album (1992–1995) Weezer's first gig was opening for Keanu Reeves's band Dogstar.
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^ Looking for a show, the club actually told the band that they had an opening slot that day for Keanu Reeves' "Dogstar".
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.Weezer recorded their debut album with producer Ric Ocasek at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.^ The album was produced by former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek .
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^ Weezer recorded their debut album with producer Ric Ocasek at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
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^ The album was produced by former Cars frontman Ric Ocasek.
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.During the recording, guitarist Jason Cropper left the band and was replaced by Brian Bell.^ Cropper was replaced by guitarist Brian Bell, a former member of the band Carnival Art.
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^ During the recording, guitarist Jason Cropper left the band and was replaced by Brian Bell, the bassist for the band Carnival Art.
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^ Jason was replaced by Brian Bell , a then bassist from a band called Carnival Art .
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.The band released Weezer in May 1994. The record label originally did not wish to release a single, to see how much sales could be created by word-of-mouth alone.^ The band released Weezer in May 1994.
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^ The record label originally did not wish to release a single, to see how much sales could be created by word-of-mouth alone.
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^ Soon after the release of Weezer, DJ Marco Collins of the Seattle radio station The End started playing "Undone - The Sweater Song" after hearing of their semi-success in California, which led their record label to release "Undone - The Sweater Song" as the first official single.
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.Soon after the release of Weezer, DJ Marco Collins of the Seattle radio station The End started playing "Undone - The Sweater Song" after hearing of their semi-success in California, which led their record label to release "Undone - The Sweater Song" as the first official single.^ Soon after the release of Weezer, DJ Marco Collins of the Seattle radio station The End started playing "Undone - The Sweater Song" after hearing of their semi-success in California, which led their record label to release "Undone - The Sweater Song" as the first official single.
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^ Learn how to play Weezer songs  .
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^ Undone - The sweater song lyrics 6.
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.The music video was directed by Spike Jonze.^ To me they were a novelty band with cool Spike Jonze directed videos.
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^ Spike Jonze directed the music video for the track.
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^ The music video was directed by Spike Jonze.
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[16] .Filmed in an unbroken take, it featured Weezer performing on a sound stage with various amusing studio antics, including a pack of dogs swarming the set.^ Filmed in an unbroken take, it featured Weezer performing on a sound stage with various amusing studio antics, including a pack of dogs swarming the set.
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^ In a single unbroken take, it featured Weezer performing the song on a sound stage with various amusing studio antics, including a pack of dogs swarming the set.
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^ The video featured footage of the television sitcom Happy Days spliced with the band performing in a remade "Arnold's Diner", a setting from the series.
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[17] The video became an instant hit on MTV.[18]
.Jonze also directed the band's second video "Buddy Holly".[16] The video featured footage from the television sitcom Happy Days spliced with the band performing in a remade "Arnold's Drive-In", a familiar setting from the series.^ The video became an instant hit on MTV.[7] Jonze also directed the band's second video "Buddy Holly".
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^ The video featured footage of the television sitcom Happy Days spliced with the band performing in a remade "Arnold's Diner", a setting from the series.
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^ The music video was directed by Spike Jonze.
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[19] .The video achieved heavy rotation on MTV[20] and went on to win Jonze and the band four MTV Video Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Music Video, and two Billboard Music Video Awards.^ The Buddy Holly video went on to win an MTV Video Music award, a ceremony for which Rivers was not present.
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^ The video achieved heavy rotation on MTV[9] and went on to win Jonze and the band four MTV Video Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Music Video, and two Billboard Music Video Awards.
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^ The music video was directed by Spike Jonze.
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[21] .The clip is also featured on the installation CD for the Microsoft Windows 95 computer operating system.^ The clip is also featured on the installation CD for the Microsoft Windows 95 computer operating system.
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^ This video was also included as a bonus on the Microsoft Windows 95 CD. The success of the video arguably pushed the band into the mainstream spotlight.
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^ The video of "Buddy Holly" was included on the CD-ROM of Windows 95.
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.A third single, "Say It Ain't So", followed.^ In 1995, Weezer released their third single, Say It Ain't So .
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^ A third single, "Say It Ain't So", followed.
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^ 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.
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.Weezer is currently certified triple platinum in the United States,[13] making it Weezer's all-time best seller.^ Weezer is currently certified triple platinum in the United States,[11] Cuomo traveled back east to his home state of Connecticut, and using an eight-track recorder, he began piecing together demo material for Weezer's next album.
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^ Despite fan criticisms, Make Believe was quick to go platinum and its lead off single, "Beverly Hills", was Weezer's first #1 single.
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^ The single enjoyed success and is considered by many Weezer fans to be an all-time favorite.
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It is certified double platinum in Canada.

Pinkerton (1996–1997)

.In late December 1995, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.^ Killer Record: Pinkerton(1995-1997) In late December 1994, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.
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^ In late December 1994, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.
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^ On December 4, iPhone OS developer Tapulous released the game Christmas With Weezer, featuring gameplay similar to Tap Tap Revenge and six Christmas carols performed by the band.
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[22] .Cuomo traveled back east to his home state of Connecticut, and using an eight-track recorder, he began piecing together demo material for Weezer's next album.^ Cuomo traveled back east to his home state of Connecticut, and using an eight-track recorder, he began piecing together demo material for Weezer's next album.
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^ But in 2000, Weezer came back together to record new material.
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^ Cuomo used the group to try out songs intended for the next Weezer album.
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.Cuomo's original concept for Weezer's second album was to be a space-themed rock opera, Songs from the Black Hole.^ Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped, but many of the songs from the sessions were used on their second album.
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^ Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PINKERTON By weezer .
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[23] .The album was intended to feature songs that flowed together seamlessly and end with a special coda that briefly revisited the major musical elements of the piece.^ The album was intended to feature songs that flowed together seamlessly, and ended with a special coda that briefly revisited the major musical elements of the piece.
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^ The album was intended to feature songs that flowed together seamlessly and end with a special coda that briefly revisited the major musical elements of the piece.
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^ The album would feature songs that flowed together seamlessly, and end with a special coda that briefly revisited the major musical elements of the piece.
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[22] .The band began demoing and working on Cuomo's concept through intermittent recording sessions in the spring and summer of 1995.[24] Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped.^ In another session, the band recorded eight songs: .
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^ Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped, but many of the songs from the sessions were used on their second album.
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^ Ultimately, the Songs from the Black Hole album concept was dropped.
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[24] .The album would instead feature songs composed before the band's first album (which had briefly been incorporated into the space opera) as well as some new ones written while Cuomo was at Harvard.^ During breaks, the band would record and rehearse new songs.
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^ Some songs were reworked, some were dropped, and new ones were constantly added.
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^ The album would feature songs that flowed together seamlessly, and end with a special coda that briefly revisited the major musical elements of the piece.
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[23] .Weezer's second album, Pinkerton, was released on September 24, 1996.[25] Three singles were taken from the album: "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle". The album's title sparked a legal challenge.^ Pink Triangle was fairly unsuccessful as a single.
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^ The album's title sparked a legal challenge.
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^ Two singles were released from the album.
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.Pinkerton Securities of Encino, Calif., filed a temporary injunction against the band and its Geffen record label for trademark infringement two days before the album was to be released on September 24, 1996.[26] A judge ruled for Weezer, and the album was finally released.^ The band released Weezer in May 1994.
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^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PINKERTON By weezer .
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[27] .This injunction caused Geffen to hold back some of the initial advertising and promotion for the album, possibly contributing to the album's slow initial sales.^ This injunction caused Geffen to hold back some of the initial advertising and promotion for the album, possibly contributing to the album's slow initial sales.
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^ Finding themselves with an abundance of experimental (by Weezer standards) material, Geffen told Weezer that the album lagged and was too slow.
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.Due to initial weak sales (it peaked at #19 in the U.S.),[28] the album was, at first, viewed as a commercial failure,[29] especially when viewed in light of the multi-platinum success of their debut album.^ Due to initial weak sales (it peaked at #19 in the U.S.),[17] the album was, at first, viewed as a commercial failure,[18] especially when viewed in light of the multi-platinum success of their debut album.
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^ Pinkerton, which peaked at #19 in the U.S. upon its release, didn't sell as many copies as its predecessor, probably due to its darker, more abrasive nature.
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^ This injunction caused Geffen to hold back some of the initial advertising and promotion for the album, possibly contributing to the album's slow initial sales.
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.The album failed to gain traction in the mainstream music world, perhaps due to a darker, more abrasive sound on the album.^ Pinkerton, which peaked at #19 in the U.S. upon its release, didn't sell as many copies as its predecessor, probably due to its darker, more abrasive nature.
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[25] .Pinkerton was labeled "one of the worst albums 1996" by a Rolling Stone Magazine reader poll.^ In 1996 Rolling Stone magazine gave the album only 2.5 stars and Pinkerton received the second most reader votes for the Worst Album of the Year.
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^ In a readers poll, Rolling Stone Magazine readers went so far as to declare Pinkerton one of the worst album of 1996.
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^ Stung by the public's initial dismal reaction to their sophomore effort (ever-fickle Rolling Stone named Pinkerton the Worst Album of 1996), the band took time off to regroup and plan its next move.
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[30] However, word-of-mouth kept the trickle of sales going and eventually the record achieved cult status.

On hiatus (1997–2000)

.Weezer completed their touring for Pinkerton in the summer of 1997. The members of the band took a break, with drummer Patrick Wilson returning to his home in Portland, Oregon to work on his side project, The Special Goodness; Matt Sharp left to complete the follow-up album for his group The Rentals[31]; and Brian Bell went to work on his group, Space Twins.^ On Hiatus Weezer completed their touring for Pinkerton in the summer of 1997.
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^ In a move that Karl has since claimed to save the band, Matt Sharp left Weezer in late 1997.
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^ Matt Sharp did not rejoin the band and officially left the group in April of 1998.
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.Rivers Cuomo returned to Boston, Massachusetts, but took a break from Harvard to focus on songwriting.^ Rivers Cuomo returned to Boston, Massachusetts, but dropped out of Harvard to focus on songwriting.
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^ Rivers Cuomo returned to Boston, but dropped out of Harvard to focus on songwriting.
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^ Living in Boston, Rivers began to heavily focus on songwriting.
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.Cuomo gathered Boston-area musicians and rehearsed new material, including possible songs for the next Weezer album.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album MALADROIT By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album WEEZER (2001) By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PINKERTON By weezer .
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.The group, referred to by fans as the Rivers Cuomo Band, had several different lineups and played several shows at local clubs, including their first show at T.T. the Bear's on October 8, 1997. Future Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh was a constant of the group's evolving lineups.^ The band played their first show at T.T. the Bear's on October 8, 1997.
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^ He formed a solo group, The Rivers Cuomo Band.
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^ Weezer's Rivers Cuomo released from hospital .
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.Pat Wilson eventually flew to Boston to sit in on drums.^ Drummer Josh Freese joined Weezer on a temporary basis to play drums on the Blink-182/Weezer tour while Pat Wilson switched to guitar.
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^ On one unnamed cut, drummer Pat Wilson sings and plays lead guitar while Cuomo takes over the drum stool.
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^ With Rivers, there was Pat Wilson on drums, Jake Zavrachy of Quick Fix and Boy Wonder, and ????
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.The Boston songs were later abandoned and not used on the next Weezer album, but live recordings of the Boston shows are openly traded on the internet.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album MALADROIT By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album WEEZER (2001) By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PINKERTON By weezer .
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.In February 1998, Rivers left Boston and returned to Los Angeles.^ In February of 1998, Rivers left Boston and Harvard academia behind and returned to Los Angeles.
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^ Weezer were formed February 14, 1992 at 1711 Stoner Avenue in Los Angeles, California.
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^ Rivers Cuomo returned to Boston, but dropped out of Harvard to focus on songwriting.
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.Pat Wilson and Brian Bell joined Cuomo in L.A. to start work on the next album.^ Pat Wilson and Brian Bell joined Cuomo in L.A. to start work on the next album.
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^ Pat Wilson stated the album cost around a million dollars to make, contrasting it with the $150,000 budget of "The Blue Album".
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^ Brian Bell continued work on Space Twins, playing a few shows and running off a small number of demo CDs.
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.Matt Sharp did not rejoin the band and officially left the group in April 1998.[31] The group decided on Mikey Welsh as Sharp's replacement.^ The group decided on Mikey Welsh as Sharp's replacement.
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^ Matt Sharp did not rejoin the band and officially left the group in April of 1998.
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^ Matt Sharp was subsequently replaced by Mikey Welsh who was later replaced with Scott Shriner.
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.Weezer continued rehearsing and cut demos until the fall of 1998. Frustration and creative disagreements led to a decline in rehearsals, and in late fall of 1998, drummer Pat Wilson left for his home in Portland pending renewed productivity from Cuomo.^ Weezer continued rehearsal and cut demos until the fall of 1998.
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^ Weezer continued rehearsing and cut demos until the fall of 1998.
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^ Frustration and creative disagreements led to a decline in rehearsals, and in late fall of 1998, drummer Pat Wilson left for his home in Portland pending renewed productivity from Cuomo.
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.Rivers Cuomo went into a period of admitted depression, painting the walls of his home black and putting "fiberglass insulation all over the windows and then black sheets of fiberglass so that no light could get through.^ Rivers Cuomo went into a period of admitted depression, painting the walls of his home black and putting "fiberglass insulation all over the windows and then black sheets of fiberglass so that no light could get through.
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^ As time went on, Rivers began to work on a song called "Please Pick Up the Phone", which eventually morphed into " Mykel & Carli ".
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^ On top of it the sliding interior doors were fused shut and the bus's electronics were ruined, so no one could get into the back lounge where Rivers lay immobile and unable to speak due to the pain in his ribcage.
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[32]
.The band would not reunite until April 2000, when the Fuji Festival in Japan offered Weezer a high-paying gig to play in August 2000. The festival served as a catalyst for Weezer's productivity, and from April to May 2000, the band rehearsed and demoed new songs in Los Angeles.^ The band would not reunite until April of 2000, when the Fuji Festival in Japan offered Weezer a high-paying gig to play in August 2000.
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^ Between breaks, Rivers and Weezer would reconvene to rehearse new songs.
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^ The band released Weezer in May 1994.
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.The band returned to live shows in June 2000, playing small unpromoted concerts under the pseudonym Goat Punishment.^ General Info Weezer have also played several shows under the pseudonym Goat Punishment.
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^ The band returned to live shows in June 2000, playing small unpromoted concerts under the pseudonym Goat Punishment.
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^ The band returned to live shows in June, 2000, but without the Weezer name.
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.In June 2000, the band joined the Warped Tour for eight dates.^ On June 23, 2000, the band, now back under the Weezer name, joined the Warped Tour for eight planned dates.
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^ In June 2000, the band joined the Warped Tour for eight dates.
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^ Angels and Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club joined them as support at each show and Brian Bell's 'other' band The Relationship also performed at a handful of dates.
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Renewed popularity and The Green Album (2000–2001)

.In the summer of 2000, Weezer (now consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Mikey Welsh, Pat Wilson, and Brian Bell) went on tour (including dates on the popular Vans Warped Tour).^ Mikey Welsh now officially chosen as the new Weezer bassist.
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^ Mikey Welsh joins Weezer .
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^ SS2K - The Summer Sessions (2000) In the summer of 2000, Weezer (now consisting of Rivers Cuomo, Mikey Welsh, Pat Wilson, and Brian Bell) went on tour.
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.Weezer's setlist consisted of 14 new songs that fans have labeled the Summer Songs of 2000 (commonly abbreviated, SS2K).^ Weezer's setlist consisted of 14 new songs that fans have labeled the Summer Songs of 2000 (commonly abbreviated, SS2K).
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^ The songs were dubbed the Summer Songs of 2000 or Ss2k.
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^ The fans collectively labeled these songs the Summer Songs of 2000 (commonly abbreviated, SS2k), and are all fan-favorites.
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.When 13 of these songs did not appear on Weezer's next album, fans of the songs started a petition demanding the release of studio versions.^ Lyrics of the songs from the album MALADROIT By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album WEEZER (2001) By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album PINKERTON By weezer .
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.Eventually, the band went back into the studio to produce a third album.^ The Comeback Eventually, the band went back into the studio to produce a third album.
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^ He eventually went into seclusion.
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^ In LA, in summer of 1998, the band went into the studio.
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.They chose the title, Weezer (2001), to repeat the self-titled name of their first release.^ They chose the title, Weezer (2001), to repeat the self-titled name of their first release.
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^ Weezer (2001) chose to repeat the self-titled name of their first release.
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^ Weezer (2001) was self-titled again to signify a sort of rebirth for Weezer.
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.This album quickly became known as "The Green Album" due to its distinctive bright green coloring.^ This album quickly became known as The Green Album.
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.Shortly after the release of the album, Weezer went on another American tour.^ Shortly after the release of the album, Weezer went on another American tour.
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^ Shortly after the release of The Green Album, Weezer went on another American tour, attracting many new fans along the way.
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^ Shortly after the release of The Green Album , Weezer went on another American tour.
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They attracted a new generation of fans thanks to heavy MTV rotation for the videos of their hit singles, "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun".
.As reported on August 16, 2001, by MTV, bassist Mikey Welsh was checked into a psychiatric hospital.^ As reported on August 16, 2001, by MTV, bassist Mikey Welsh was checked into a psychiatric hospital.
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^ Mikey Welsh now officially chosen as the new Weezer bassist.
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^ When Mikey Welsh, Weezer's former bassist, entered himself into a psychiatric hospital Scott was called upon to sub for the missing Mikey.
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.His whereabouts were previously unknown, as he mysteriously went missing before the filming of the second video for "Island in the Sun". Weezer was prompted to find a temporary replacement for Welsh.^ His whereabouts were previously unknown, as he mysteriously went missing before the filming of the second video for "Island in the Sun".
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^ His whereabouts were previously unknown, as he mysteriously went missing before their second filming of the "Island in the Sun" music video, featuring the band with various animals.
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^ Weezer was prompted to find a temporary replacement for Welsh.
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.Through a mutual friend, Cuomo received Scott Shriner's number and asked if he was interested to fill in for Welsh.^ Through a mutual friend, Cuomo received Scott Shriner 's number and asked if he was interested to fill in for Welsh.
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^ Mikey Welsh was later replaced with Scott Shriner .
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^ The fourth album, Maladroit , was released in 2002 with Scott Shriner replacing Mikey Welsh on the bass.
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.Shriner accepted the invitation.^ Shriner accepted the invitation.
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Maladroit (2002)

.The band took an experimental approach for the recording process by allowing fans to download the demos from their official website in return for feedback.^ ''Maladroit'' (2002) The band took an experimental approach for the recording process by allowing fans to download the demos from their official website in return for feedback.
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^ Still, Cuomo says "Raditude" follows in the footsteps of the band's prior work in terms of the recording process.
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^ New live songs were recorded off the soundboard and posted on the official website for fans to hear.
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.After the release of the album, the band stated that this process was somewhat of a failure, as the fans did not supply them with cohesive, constructive advice.^ After the release of the album, the band subsequently stated that the process was somewhat of a failure, as the fans did not supply them with cohesive constructive advice.
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^ After the release of the album, the band stated that this process was somewhat of a failure, as the fans did not supply them with cohesive, constructive advice.
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^ Then, following a previously unreleased non-album track's appearance on a Guitar Center compilation , the band finally offered an actual October release date for the collection.
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.Cuomo eventually delegated song selection for the album to their original A&R rep, Todd Sullivan, stating the Weezer fans chose the "wackest songs."^ Cuomo eventually delegated song selection for the album to their original A&R rep, Todd Sullivan, stating the Weezer fans chose the "wackest songs."
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album MALADROIT By weezer .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album WEEZER (2001) By weezer .
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.Only the song "Slob" was included on the album due to general fan advice.^ Only the song "Slob" was included on the album due to general fan advice.
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^ Cuomo eventually delegated song selection for the album to their original A&R rep, Todd Sullivan, stating the Weezer fans chose the "wackest songs."
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^ The songs were ripped and leaked in perfect form making up a six track mini-album as a Christmas suprise to many fans.
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[citation needed]
.The recording was also done without input from their record label, Interscope.^ The recording was also done without input from their record label, Interscope.
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^ Interscope has already prevented the band from starting the project once, when the frustrated band decided that they would start the recording on October 23 "with or without" a producer, and had this plan quietly blocked by the label.
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.Cuomo had recently had what he then described as a "massive falling out" with the label.^ Cuomo had recently had what he then described as a "massive falling out" with the label.
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.In early 2002, well before the official release of the album, the label sent out a letter to radio stations requesting the song be pulled until an official, sanctioned single was released.^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ Pinkerton Securities of Encino, Calif., filed a temporary restraining order against the band and its Geffen record label for copyright infringement two days before the album was to be released on September 24, 1996.
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^ I stongly love every single album that they have released and I am sure that Ratitude will not dissapoint.
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.Interscope also briefly shut down Weezer's audio/video download webpage, removing all the MP3 demos.^ Interscope also briefly shut down Weezer's audio/video download webpage, removing all the MP3 demos.
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^ Make Believe (2003-2005) In March of 2004, Weezer released their first DVD. Titled Video Capture Device, the DVD contains all of their then-current music videos.
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^ Attach something (photo, video, or audio) Attachment includes image of Weezer You can upload JPG, GIF, PNG, MP4, MOV, FLV, MP3 or WAV files.
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Online Weezer fans staged a brief protest with several websites proclaiming "Free Maladroit".[citation needed]
.In April 2002, former bassist Matt Sharp sued the band, alleging, among several accusations, he was owed money for co-writing several Weezer songs.^ In April 2002, former bassist Matt Sharp sued the band, alleging, among several accusations, he was owed money for co-writing several Weezer songs.
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^ In a move that Karl has since claimed to save the band, Matt Sharp left Weezer in late 1997.
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^ Reply Score = 0 Weezer sucking due to absence of Matt Sharp = something thick people like to repeat .
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.The suit was later settled out of court.^ The suit was later settled out of court.
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[citation needed]
.The fourth album, Maladroit, was released on May 14, 2002, only one year after its predecessor.^ Maladroit was released on May 14 , 2002 .
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^ Release Date: 05/14/2002.
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^ Make Believe was released on May 10 , 2005 , 11 years to the day of The Blue Album .
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.The album served as a harder-edged version of their trademark catchy pop-influenced music, and was replete with busy 1980s-style guitar solos.^ The album served as a harder-edged version of their trademark catchy pop-influenced music, and was replete with busy 1980s-style guitar solos.
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^ The album served as a harder-edged version of their trademark catchy pop -influenced music.
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^ A fourth album, Maladroit, was released in 2002 (see 2002 in music) with Scott Shriner replacing Mikey Welsh on the bass, and served as a harder-edged version of their trademark catchy pop-influenced music.
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.Although met with generally positive critical reviews, its sales were not as strong as those for "The Green Album", and it remains their lowest-selling album to date.^ Although critics and fans generally liked the album overall, its sales were not as strong as those for The Green Album.
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^ The album received strong reviews, but remains Weezer's lowest selling album.
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^ While the album didn't sell as well as their 1994 eponymous debut, it did earn stronger reviews than its predecessor.
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.Two singles were released from the album.^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ I stongly love every single album that they have released and I am sure that Ratitude will not dissapoint.
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^ Formed in 1992, they have released six full length albums, two EPs, and a DVD. Their latest album, entitled Weezer (The Red Album) , was released on June 3rd, 2008.
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.The music video for "Dope Nose" featured an obscure Japanese motorcycle gang, and was put into regular rotation.^ The "Dope Nose" music video featured a Japanese motorcycle gang, and was put into regular rotation.
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^ Maladroit's "Dope Nose" featured people riding motorcyles, and was put into regular rotation.
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^ The Buddy Holly music video featured the band dressed up in '50s attire playing at a recreation of Arnold's Drive In from the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days .
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.The music video for "Keep Fishin'" combined Weezer with The Muppets, and had heavy rotation on MTV. Both videos were directed by Marcos Siega.^ Weezer are also renowned for their music videos.
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^ Music video by Weezer performing Keep Fishin .
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^ Music video by Weezer performing Photograph.
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.As soon as Maladroit had wrapped up, the band immediately began work on their fifth album, recording numerous demos between tours (often recording as many as 24 songs in a day)[citation needed].^ The Blue album touring had finally been wrapped up.
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^ As soon as Maladroit had wrapped up, the band immediately began work on their fifth album, recording numerous demos between tours for Maladroit (often recording as much as 24 songs in a day).
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^ As soon as Maladroit had wrapped up, the band immediately began work on their fifth album, recording numerous demos between tours for Maladroit (often recording as many as 24 songs in a day).
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.These songs were eventually scrapped, and Weezer took a break after the release of two albums in quick succession.^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ These songs were eventually scrapped and Weezer took a well-earned break after their one-two punch of The Green Album and Maladroit.
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^ These songs were eventually scrapped, and Weezer took a break after the release of two albums in quick succession.
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.During this break, Bell and Wilson released LPs from their respective Space Twins and The Special Goodness side-projects.^ The members of the band took a break, with drummer Patrick Wilson returning to his home in Portland, Oregon to work on his side project, The Special Goodness, Matt Sharp left to complete the follow-up album for his group The Rentals, and Brian Bell went to work on his group, Space Twins.
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^ Once Weezer's members wrapped up work on side projects (Bell: Space Twins, Wilson: the Special Goodness), the band recruited former Juliana Hatfield bassist Mikey Welsh to take the place of Sharp and began working on new material.
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^ Brian Bell continued work on Space Twins, playing a few shows and running off a small number of demo CDs.
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.Weezer released their much-delayed first DVD on March 23, 2004. The Video Capture Device DVD chronicles the band from its beginnings through Maladroit's Enlightenment Tour.^ Up Next Weezer - Video Capture Device 1991-2002 - DVD...
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^ Make Believe (2003-2005) In March of 2004, Weezer released their first DVD. Titled Video Capture Device, the DVD contains all of their then-current music videos.
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^ Up Next Weezer - Video Capture Device 1991-2002 - First 8...
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.Compiled by Karl Koch, the DVD features home video footage, music videos, commercials, rehearsals, concert performances, television performances, and band commentary.^ Music videos and concert footage from quirky rockers Weezer.
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^ The Buddy Holly music video featured the band dressed up in '50s attire playing at a recreation of Arnold's Drive In from the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days .
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^ The video featured footage of the television sitcom Happy Days spliced with the band performing in a remade "Arnold's Diner", a setting from the series.
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The DVD was certified "gold" on November 8, 2004.

Make Believe (2003–2006)

.From December 2003 to the fall of 2004, the members of Weezer recorded a large amount of material intended for a new album to be released in the spring of 2005 with producer Rick Rubin.^ Weezer's as-yet-untitled new album, produced by Rick Rubin, is due in late 2004 or early 2005.
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^ But in 2000, Weezer came back together to record new material.
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^ Rick Rubin oversaw all of the recordings.
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.The band's early recording efforts became available to the public through the band's website.^ The band's early recording efforts became available to the public through the band's website.
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^ In a last ditch effort to save Pinkerton and get a song on the radio, the band went into the studio to re-record Pink Triangle .
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^ The band continued their relentless touring through 2001, finally pausing to record their 4th album, Maladroit, which was released in May 2002.
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.The demos were a big hit, but none of the songs recorded at this time were included on the finished album.^ The demos, entitled the Album Five Demos (or album 4.5), were a big hit with fans but only one song, "Hold Me", would be included on the finished album.
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^ As soon as Maladroit had wrapped up, the band immediately began work on their fifth album, recording numerous demos between tours for Maladroit (often recording as many as 24 songs in a day).
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^ Both songs were at the time considered to be on the next album.
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.That album, entitled Make Believe, was released on May 10, 2005. Despite commercial success, Make Believe generally got a mixed reception from critics, receiving an average score of 52 on review collator Metacritic.^ Make Believe was released on May 10 , 2005 , 11 years to the day of The Blue Album .
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^ Make Believe lyrics [2005] .

^ Make Believe received mostly strong reviews, but was met with some fan criticism.
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[34] .Although some reviews, such as AMGs, compared it favorably to Pinkerton,[35] others, among them Pitchfork Media's score of 0.4 out of 10, panned the album as predictable and lyrically poor.^ Some bands make a great album and then churn out relative crap for the rest of their careers.
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^ Since you don’t, apparently, I’m disregarding this entire review and am going out to buy the album tonight.
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^ I kind of missed “Pinkerton” and only got into after the “Green Album” came out, when I was a sophomore in college.
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.The album's first single, "Beverly Hills", became a hit in the U.S. and worldwide, staying on the charts for several months after its release.^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ The album's first single, "Beverly Hills," became a hit in the U.S. and worldwide, staying on the charts for several months after its release.
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^ They have released five full-length albums, three EPs, and a DVD; the first album was later re-released as a remastered deluxe edition.

.It became the first Weezer song to hit #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.^ Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, eventually peaking at No.
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^ Billboard Rock Songs and Alternative Songs charts, and eventually peaking at No.
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^ Issued in May of 2001, the album was an immediate hit, debuting at number four on ~Billboard and camping out in the upper reaches of the charts for much of the spring/summer, during which such songs/videos as "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" became radio and MTV staples, reestablishing Weezer as one of alt-rock's top dogs.
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."Beverly Hills" was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first ever Grammy nomination for the band.^ The song was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first ever Grammy nomination for the band.
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^ The video for the song was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
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^ Despite fan criticisms, Make Believe was quick to go platinum and its lead off single, "Beverly Hills", was Weezer's first #1 single.
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.The video was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.^ The video for the song was also nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.
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^ Make Believe (2003-2005) In March of 2004, Weezer released their first DVD. Titled Video Capture Device, the DVD contains all of their then-current music videos.
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^ The video had heavy rotation on MTV, and went on to win Jonze and the band four MTV Video Music Awards, including Breakthrough Video and Best Alternative Music Video, and two Billboard Music Video Awards.
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.The second single off Make Believe was "We Are All on Drugs". MTV refused to play the song, so Weezer re-recorded the lyrics by replacing "on drugs" with "in love" and renaming the song "We Are All in Love". In early 2006, it was announced that Make Believe was certified platinum, and "Beverly Hills" was the second most popular song download on iTunes for 2005, finishing just behind "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani.^ Despite fan criticisms, Make Believe was quick to go platinum and its lead off single, "Beverly Hills", was Weezer's first #1 single.
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^ There was some controversy regarding the second single, "We Are All on Drugs".
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^ Make Believe lyrics [2005] .

[36] .Make Believe's third single, "Perfect Situation", spent four weeks in a row at number one on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.^ Also in early 2006, Make Believe 's third single, "Perfect Situation", spent four weeks in a row at the #1 spot on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, a personal record for Weezer.
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^ Issued in May of 2001, the album was an immediate hit, debuting at number four on ~Billboard and camping out in the upper reaches of the charts for much of the spring/summer, during which such songs/videos as "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" became radio and MTV staples, reestablishing Weezer as one of alt-rock's top dogs.
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^ For the chart week of May 24, 2008, "Pork and Beans" is currently sitting at the top of the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts for the 2nd week in a row and has become the group's 3rd Number One single on this chart and also represents their fastest rising single ever having reached #1 in only 3 weeks.
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."This is Such a Pity" was the band's fourth single from the album, but no music video was made for its release.^ Two singles were released from the album.
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^ "This is Such a Pity" is the band's fourth single from the album, but no music video was made for its release.
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^ Then, following a previously unreleased non-album track's appearance on a Guitar Center compilation , the band finally offered an actual October release date for the collection.
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.The Make Believe tour also found the band using additional instruments onstage, adding piano, synthesizers, pseudophones, and guitarist Bobby Schneck.^ Main article: Weezer (The Red Album) Shortly after Weezer's last Make Believe tour, Rivers Cuomo returned to Harvard to finish a degree in English.
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^ Friday, accusing the Milwaukee-based institution of unlawfully using the band's image in a series of print ads to promote beer and other alcoholic beverages.
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^ The band's last release was Make Believe, in 2005.
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.The band has announced the possible release of a live DVD composed of footage from the 2005 Japan tour.^ Make Believe (2003-2005) In March of 2004, Weezer released their first DVD. Titled Video Capture Device, the DVD contains all of their then-current music videos.
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^ A Japanese special edition was later made available with a bonus DVD featuring footage of the band's 2005 Japan tour, behind-the-scenes footage, commentary and more.
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^ Rivers Cuomo announced a new song called "Piece of the Pie" while onstage during the band's October 7th, 2005 show in Detroit (but did not perform it).
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.It will consist of a two day, seven camera shoot of the shows in Japan, plus material that will be drawn from various behind-the-scenes footage.^ Go behind the scenes of Playmate Show & Tell when Playmate of the Year...
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.The DVD was announced in late 2005, but in a recent update on the band's website, Karl Koch noted it was "apparently edited, but has been put on hold for now."^ In a move that Karl has since claimed to save the band, Matt Sharp left Weezer in late 1997.
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^ A Japanese special edition was later made available with a bonus DVD featuring footage of the band's 2005 Japan tour, behind-the-scenes footage, commentary and more.
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^ Karl noted that Ric particularly enjoyed " The Christmas Song " and suggested the band have it remixed in a professional studio.
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[37]

The Red Album (2007–2008)

.Weezer's Weezer (also referred to as "The Red Album") was released in June 2008. Rick Rubin produced the album[38] and Rich Costey mixed it.^ The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.
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^ I don’t care if Weezer releases an album of drum ‘n bass, or progressive jazz, or bagpipes.
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^ Weezer could produce a much better album.
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.The record is being described as "experimental", and according to Cuomo, includes longer and non-traditional songs, TR-808 drum machines, synthesizers, Southern rap, baroque counterpoint, and band members other than Cuomo writing, singing, and switching instruments.^ The record is being described as "experimental", and according to Cuomo, includes longer and non-traditional songs, TR-808 drum machines, synthesizers, Southern rap, baroque counterpoint, and band members other than Cuomo writing, singing, and switching instruments.
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^ Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band is wasting no time cutting a new record because they are all going to continue to write songs and since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.
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^ Funny thing (for me) with Weezer is that other than the Blue Album (every note of which is part of my being) I generally don't like their new material until a couple years after it's release (if not longer).
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[39] Pat Wilson stated the album cost around a million dollars to make, contrasting it with the $150,000 budget of "The Blue Album".[40] The album's singles were produced by Jacknife Lee, the album's 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, and the album's second single, "Troublemaker", debuted at #39 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart and peaked at #2. In October 2008, the group announced that the third single would be "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)"
.On May 30, 2008, the Toledo Free Press revealed in a Scott Shriner interview that Weezer would be unveiling the "Hootenanny Tour", in which fans would be invited to bring their own instruments to play along with the band.^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ With Scott Shriner freshly in the Weezer lineup, Rivers began to turn to a harder rock.
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^ As an album release party, Cuomo held a Hootenanny in which fans chose what songs were played and performed along with Cuomo.
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.Said Shriner: "They can bring whatever they want...Oboes, keyboards, drums, violins, and play the songs with us as opposed to us performing for them."^ Said Shriner: "They can bring whatever they want...Oboes, keyboards, drums, violins, and play the songs with us as opposed to us performing for them."
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^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ He wants to be a rock star so we should all just indulge him and keep buying Weezer albums regardless of whether they have any worthwhile songs on it.
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[41] .The band performed 5 dates in Japan at the beginning of September and then embarked on what was dubbed the 'Troublemaker' tour - 21 dates around the US, including one in Canada.^ The band performed their first dates for three years in Japan at the beginning of September and then embarked on what was dubbed the 'Troublemaker' tour - 21 dates around the US, including one in Canada.
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^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ A Japanese special edition was later made available with a bonus DVD featuring footage of the band's 2005 Japan tour, behind-the-scenes footage, commentary and more.
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Angels and Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club joined them as support at each show and Brian Bell's 'other' band The Relationship also performed at a handful of dates. .Shortly before the encore at each show, the band would bring on fans with various instruments and perform Island in the Sun and Beverly Hills with them.^ Shortly before the encore at each show, the band would bring on fans with various instruments and perform Island in the Sun and Beverly Hills with them.
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^ His whereabouts were previously unknown, as he mysteriously went missing before the filming of the second video for "Island in the Sun".
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^ Despite fan criticisms, Make Believe was quick to go platinum and its lead off single, "Beverly Hills", was Weezer's first #1 single.
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.At a show in Austin, after Tokyo Police Club had played their set, Rivers was wheeled out in a box and mimed to a recording of rare Weezer demo, 'My Brain', donned in pajamas with puppets on his hands, before being wheeled off again.^ Weezer began playing clubs to small audiences around L.A. and recording home-demos.
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^ Later the name Goat Punishment was used while the members of Weezer recorded a show for the HBO concert series, Reverb.
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^ Funny thing (for me) with Weezer is that other than the Blue Album (every note of which is part of my being) I generally don't like their new material until a couple years after it's release (if not longer).
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This bizarre event later surfaced as the climax to a promo video for Rivers' second demo album, Alone 2.
.Rivers Cuomo also wrote a song with pop duo Aly & AJ, and was very pleased with the way the girls worked.^ I don’t mind if Cuomo decides to produce more pop, but he’s just not very good at it.
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^ I’m all for this: Disney should hire Rivers Cuomo as a composer/song writer.
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^ Let us judge it for what it is: a collection of straight-faced, irony-free pop songs written by a guy who knows his way around a hook ...
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.It is unknown if the song will be made public on an album.^ It is unknown if the song will be made public on an album.
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^ In mid October, the band rehearsed the song "Move It On" for the Christmas album, but details regarding it were still mostly unknown.
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^ I Needed You Now None of the songs made it to the third Weezer album, but the song "Cheri Berry" did make it to Green Album voting (see further below).
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[42]
.On December 4, iPhone OS developer Tapulous released the game Christmas With Weezer, featuring gameplay similar to Tap Tap Revenge and six Christmas carols performed by the band.^ In late December 1994, Weezer took a break from touring for the Christmas holidays.
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.A digital EP featuring the songs, entitled "Christmas with Weezer", was also released Dec.^ A digital EP featuring the songs, entitled "Christmas with Weezer", was also released Dec.
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^ On December 4, iPhone OS developer Tapulous released the game Christmas With Weezer, featuring gameplay similar to Tap Tap Revenge and six Christmas carols performed by the band.
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^ After the lackadaisical success of "El Scorcho", the band released The Good Life as an EP entitled OZ. .
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16, 2008.[43]

Raditude (since 2009)

.Billboard.com reported that Weezer was heading into the studio in early November 2008 to record a seventh Weezer album with producer Jacknife Lee.^ Billboard reported that Weezer will be heading into the studio in early November to cut Weezer album 7 with Jacknife Lee who recorded two songs on The Red Album , most notably "Pork and Beans."
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^ Blue Album 1994 / 2.6 million copies sold says weezer.com July 30th 2002 1.
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^ The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.
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Lee recorded two songs on The Red Album, most notably the successful single "Pork and Beans." Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band was wasting no time cutting a new record because each band member was contributing to the songwriting. .Since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.^ Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band is wasting no time cutting a new record because they are all going to continue to write songs and since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.
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^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ Reply Score = 0 Hey wow, I just realized how much heart songs sounds like an evolved blue album song...listen especially to the end.
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.However, in an interview with Spinner, Brian Bell stated that someone "jumped the gun," and that although the band was currently writing new material they did not have any plans to enter the studio any time soon.^ Reply Score = 0 They did a big deal "new Weezer song premier" on Live105 (the Bay Area "modern rock" station) at 3 PM today.
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[44]
.A YouTube video titled "Let's Write a Sawng: Step 16," uploaded on November 15, 2008, showed Rivers Cuomo in the studio with Jacknife Lee short-listing three songs from a list of 23, adding speculation to the recording of a seventh album or new B-sides.^ Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band is wasting no time cutting a new record because they are all going to continue to write songs and since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.
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^ Billboard reported that Weezer will be heading into the studio in early November to cut Weezer album 7 with Jacknife Lee who recorded two songs on The Red Album , most notably "Pork and Beans."
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^ The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.
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[45] .Scott Shriner stated that the new album had been finished, but has not yet been mixed.^ Scott Shriner stated that the new album had been finished, but has not yet been mixed.
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^ The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.
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^ In early September, the new album was finally being finished up-- almost too close to the deadlines (Rivers was checking mixes as they drove the tapes to Geffen).
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.Rivers Cuomo confirmed that the new album was scheduled to be released sometime in 2009. Later, the band specified in an interview for the KROQ Weenie Roast Festival that the new album would be released for summer 2009. In the interview, when each band member was asked what their favorite song of '09 was, Patrick Wilson replied, "In the Mall" by Weezer.^ Between breaks, Rivers and Weezer would reconvene to rehearse new songs.
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^ During breaks, the band would record and rehearse new songs.
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^ I try not to judge any new Weezer release against their former albums.
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[46] Wilson wrote the song, but doesn't sing on it.
Weezer toured with Blink-182 in 2009, including an August 30 stop at the Virgin Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.[47] .In May, the band's webmaster Karl Koch revealed that the album had no set release date, and that band was going back into the studio to record more material.^ Then, following a previously unreleased non-album track's appearance on a Guitar Center compilation , the band finally offered an actual October release date for the collection.
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^ Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band is wasting no time cutting a new record because they are all going to continue to write songs and since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.
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^ The new Weezer record is not called Tout Ensemble and there is no official release date yet for the album.
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.He also revealed that Rivers Cuomo will be the sole lead vocalist on this album unlike their previous record.^ The album is unique in recording because it is the first album to have multiple lead vocalists.
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^ This bizarre event later surfaced as the lead song for Rivers' second demo album, Alone 2 .
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^ Main article: Weezer (The Red Album) Shortly after Weezer's last Make Believe tour, Rivers Cuomo returned to Harvard to finish a degree in English.
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[48] .Drummer Josh Freese joined Weezer on a temporary basis to play drums on the Blink-182/Weezer tour while Pat Wilson switched to guitar.^ With Rivers, there was Mikey Welsh (of Chevy Heston, later to join Weezer) on bass, Kevin (of the Shods) and Zeph (from Chevy Heston and Stompbox) on drums.
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^ Before that, the members of Weezer were playing under the moniker 60 Wrong Sausages , with the inclusion of Pat Finn on vocals.
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^ Drummer Pat Wilson mentioned on his Twitter that they were playing more rock and less pop, though this single suggests otherwise.
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Wilson stated in an interview for Yahoo! Music that Cuomo wanted "to be active and more free on stage and him having guitar on was an impediment." .Freese stated he was a Weezer fan and did not want to pass up the opportunity to play with them.^ Despite Rivers never saying "Weezer have broken up", he did say, "Really, for the moment, we are done.
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^ An entire new generation of Weezer fans was created as Weezer climbed the radio charts and their videos got extensive play on MTV. .
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^ Still, Rivers and Weezer did indeed take the advice of the fans.
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[49]
.On July 17, Karl Koch revealed on weezer.com that the band's second album Pinkerton would be reissued in a Deluxe Edition.^ Thus, in approaching Raditude —the band’s seventh full-length album—let us not judge it by comparing it to other Weezer albums.
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^ I’d say the additional tracks on the Deluxe Edition are among the better ones on the album.
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^ On September 24, 1996 Weezer's second album, Pinkerton was released to mostly mediocre and negative reviews.
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[50]
.On July 24, 2009 Weezer played 3 new songs live in Korea at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival entitled "Can't Stop Partying", "I'm Your Daddy", and "The Girl Got Hot". Cuomo's demo of "Can't Stop Partying" was released on his solo album Alone II in 2008. While performing "The Girl Got Hot" on July 26, 2009 at the Fuji Rock Festival, Rivers Cuomo revealed that Weezer's to-be-titled seventh studio album would be released in October 2009. On August 12, 2009 the band confirmed on their official website that their seventh album would be released on October 27, 2009. The album's first single, entitled, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", was set for a August 25, 2009 release.^ Between breaks, Rivers and Weezer would reconvene to rehearse new songs.
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^ Makes me wonder when your last party was.
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^ Like any other Weezer album, the album was an album of firsts.
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[51] .However, the song leaked on Walmart.com on August 16, causing the single's radio release to be moved up one week.^ Very few songs have surfaced from this era, save a few leaked home demos, a song on Alone , and two office demos that were not released until 2008.
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^ The songs were ripped and leaked in perfect form making up a six track mini-album as a Christmas suprise to many fans.
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^ Without Matt to help finish up the remaining Pinkerton demos ( Getting Up and Leaving , I Swear It's True ) the label decided to release Pink Triangle as a radio promo disc rather than a commercial single.
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On August 18, Karl Koch revealed the album's title, Raditude.[14] In an article with Billboard, Rivers Cuomo revealed the name of a new song called "Trippin' Down the Freeway"[52] On the opening night of the Blink-182/Weezer tour in Toronto, Cuomo revealed a few more song names in an interview with Alan Cross of Explore Music: "Let It All Hang Out" (described as a "super-fun, party jam" with lyrics by Jermaine Dupri) and "Put Me Back Together" (a ballad written with All-American Rejects)[53]
It was revealed at Disney's D23 Convention in September that Weezer will perform "Rainbow Connection" with the Muppets on a Muppet album due out in 2010.
.Raditude's album artwork was revealed on September 11, featuring a National Geographic contest-winning photograph of a jumping dog named Sidney.^ Reply Score = 0 The name of the new album is "Raditude"...
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[54] .The record's release was pushed to November 3, 2009, where it debuted as the seventh best-selling album of the week on the Billboard 200 chart.^ UK release date: 2 November 2009 .
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^ US release date: 3 November 2009 .
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^ The album, Raditude , was released on November 3, 2009.
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.The band scheduled tour dates in December 2009 extending into early 2010 to coincide with the new album's release.^ US release date: 3 November 2009 .
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^ UK release date: 2 November 2009 .
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^ Then, following a previously unreleased non-album track's appearance on a Guitar Center compilation , the band finally offered an actual October release date for the collection.
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.However, on December 6, Rivers Cuomo was involved in a bus accident near Albany, New York that resulted in three cracked ribs as well other injuries, and as a result the remaining December tour dates were canceled.^ However, on December 6, Rivers Cuomo was involved in a bus accident near Albany, New York that resulted in three cracked ribs as well other injuries, and as a result the remaining December tour dates were canceled.
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^ Rivers Cuomo confirmed that the new album was scheduled to be released sometime in 2009.
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^ Solo work Lead singer Rivers Cuomo released a demo-compilation album entitled Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo on December 18, 2007.
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.On December 6th, 2009, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was injured when his tour bus crashed due to black ice.^ The shows where Rivers tested out new Weezer material are referred to by fans as the Rivers Cuomo Band .
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^ On March 19, 1992, Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp moved into 2226 Amherst Avenue , the new location for Weezer.
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^ Posted: November 03, 2009 Description: In this mock infomercial, Rivers and his Weezer bandmates make fun of the...
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Cuomo suffered three broken ribs, and his assistant broke two ribs. His wife, baby daughter, and their nanny were also on the bus; however, they escaped injury. Weezer cancelled tour dates the following day.[55] The band resumed touring on January 20th, 2010.[56]
.In December 2009, it was revealed that the band was no longer with Geffen Records, and that they were unsure about their future in recording.^ Drummer Pat Wilson stated the band is wasting no time cutting a new record because they are all going to continue to write songs and since they no longer rely on one person for the songs, they accumulate an album's worth of songs much more quickly.
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^ The deluxe edition contained four bonus tracks that were completely recorded, but omitted from the final track list for reasons relating to preference of the band and Geffen.
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^ With Geffen's final approval needed for the project to move forward on December 1st, and no significant comment or response to the band so far from anyone at the label, it remains a questioning cloud in an otherwise sunny sky of confirmation.
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.The band has stated that they will still release new material, but they are unsure of the means, whether it be self-released, released online, or getting signed by another label.^ Saying that they will certainly release new material, but they are unsure of the means.
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^ Whether it be self -released, released online, or getting signed by another label.
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^ However, in an interview with Spinner, Brian Bell stated that someone "jumped the gun," and that although the band was currently writing new material they did not have any plans to enter the studio any time soon.
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[57]
.The band are in the process of compiling Odds and Ends, a collection of rarities, and are planning a deluxe edition of Pinkerton.^ Then, following a previously unreleased non-album track's appearance on a Guitar Center compilation , the band finally offered an actual October release date for the collection.
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^ The deluxe edition contained four bonus tracks that were completely recorded, but omitted from the final track list for reasons relating to preference of the band and Geffen.
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^ Cuomo also revealed that a new compilation dubbed Odds and Ends will be released during 2009.
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.The band also recorded a new song for the forthcoming movie, Shrek Forever After.^ During breaks, the band would record and rehearse new songs.
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^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ In another session, the band recorded eight songs: .
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[58]
Weezer will be co-headlining the Bamboozle Festival in May 2010,[59] and will performing at the first Annual Verge Music Festival In Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June 4th-5th) as well as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN in June.[60]

Solo work

.Lead singer Rivers Cuomo released a demo-compilation album entitled Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo on December 18, 2007. The album contains demos of Cuomo's that span from 1992 to 2007, including songs from Weezer's abandoned second album, Songs from the Black Hole.^ This bizarre event later surfaced as the lead song for Rivers' second demo album, Alone 2 .
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^ At a show in Austin, after Tokyo Police Club had played their set, Rivers was wheeled out in a box and mimed to a recording of rare Weezer demo, 'My Brain', donned in pajamas with puppets on his hands, before being wheeled off again.
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^ Though Cuomo has opened himself up (somewhat) via his two volumes of rarities and demos (2007’s Alone and its 2008 follow-up , respectively), those albums were more for archival purposes than anything else, showing insight into his process but not his motivations.
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[61]
.During this time, Brian Bell also took some time out to work with Chicago rock outfit the The Relationship.^ Brian Bell continued work on Space Twins, playing a few shows and running off a small number of demo CDs.
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^ So while some fans bemoaned the glitzy detour that U2’s career took during the ‘90s, Weezer too have suffered similar pangs.
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^ Brian Bell set out on a brand new project called The Relationship .
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.It will be the band's first album and is due to release soon.^ But they were released OVER A DECADE AGO! Can any of you name any bands who have released albums, through their 15 or so long career, which have all sounded the same?
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^ It'll be very much in the vain of Rivers' two demo releases and may be the final release to expire the band's seven album Geffen contract.
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[62]
.Rivers' second demo album, Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, was released on November 25 2008. The album includes further tracks from the scrapped Songs from the Black Hole, early versions of songs later released as full-band demos, amongst various other demo tracks.^ This bizarre event later surfaced as the lead song for Rivers' second demo album, Alone 2 .
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^ Cuomo released a second solo CD of home demos on November 25 , 2008 , entitled Alone 2: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo , featuring three additional pieces recorded for "Songs From The Black Hole", a song written by Jermaine Dupre, a variety of songs which ended up as Weezer demos and various previously unreleased tracks.
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^ The album, Raditude , was released on November 3, 2009.
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Many members of Weezer have bands of their own. .Brian Bell has collaborated with Space Twins and The Relationship, Patrick Wilson was in The Special Goodness, and Matt Sharp was in The Rentals as well as performing alone under his own name.^ Matt Sharp went to Europe to write and record the next Rentals album, Brian continued his work on Space Twins and Pat began to organize what he envisioned to be the Special Goodness album.
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^ Brian Bell continued work on Space Twins, playing a few shows and running off a small number of demo CDs.
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^ While Rivers contemplated the band's new direction, Matt began to form a band of his own, The Rentals .
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Influence

.Many modern bands, such as Bloc Party, Ash, Emery, Manchester Orchestra, Brand New, Cymbals Eat Guitars[63] and The Fall of Troy[64] list Weezer as an influence.^ When the band went to do a BBC performance, they played all new songs, which included many songs that would eventually appear on their next album.
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^ Determined to make Weezer the greatest band in the world, Rivers ironically took an approach that upset many fans and the band.
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.Weezer themselves have listed several influences, among them KISS (with direct references in the song, "In the Garage"), Nirvana (who was their labelmate for a very brief time before Kurt Cobain's death), Pixies (especially early on in their career), Wax[65] and Sonic Youth.^ It was not until a video, directed by Spike Jonze propelled the song into MTV rotation that everyone began to talk about Weezer.
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^ Weezer's request was to produce their first album themselves, but the idea was frowned upon by Geffen, who was encouraging a producer.
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^ Billboard reported that Weezer will be heading into the studio in early November to cut Weezer album 7 with Jacknife Lee who recorded two songs on The Red Album , most notably "Pork and Beans."
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.Early Weezer demos, such as "Paperface", have very obvious ties musically to the Pixies and Nirvana.^ "Velouria", a Pixies cover, was finally released in early 1999 marking Mikey's first official release with Weezer.
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Also, the song, "Susanne" originally read, "Even Kurt Cobain and Axl Rose" , instead of "Even Izzy, Slash, and Axl Rose", changed after Cobain's death. .There is also a direct reference to Nevermind in "Heart Songs", a track found on The Red Album.^ The songs were ripped and leaked in perfect form making up a six track mini-album as a Christmas suprise to many fans.
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^ The set consisted of several songs from the album "Bleach", plus a track or two from "Incesticide" and "Nevermind" .
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.As a side project, Weezer also briefly played Nirvana and Oasis covers under the stage moniker "Goat Punishment". In 1998, Weezer covered "Velouria" by the Pixies for a Pixies tribute album, and in 2005 briefly got to tour with their idols for a few dates.^ In 1998, Weezer covered "Velouria" by the Pixies for a Pixies tribute album, and in 2005 briefly got to tour with their idols for a few dates.
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^ As a side project, Weezer also briefly played Nirvana and Oasis covers under the stage moniker "Goat Punishment".
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^ Early Weezer demos, such as "Paperface", have very obvious ties musically to the Pixies and Nirvana.
  • Weezer Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

.Green Day has also been said to be an influence (there is a direct lyric about Green Day in the song, "El Scorcho"), and it has been acknowledged that the two bands are friends with one another and enjoy each other's music.^ Green Day has also been said to be an influence (there is a direct lyric about Green Day in the song, "El Scorcho"), and it has been acknowledged that the two bands are friends with one another and enjoy each other's music.
  • Weezer Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

^ After the lackadaisical success of "El Scorcho", the band released The Good Life as an EP entitled OZ. .
  • Weezer - Weezerpedia 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC weezerpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ The band expects to hear the Interscope "verdict" within a day or two....
  • Weezer - Weezerpedia 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC weezerpedia.com [Source type: General]

.Weezer contributed the song "Worry Rock" to Different Shade Of Green: A Green Day Tribute.^ Many fans were surprised with the song's release because it greatly differed from the fast paced rock version bootlegged from Rivers' Boston shows.
  • Weezer - Weezerpedia 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC weezerpedia.com [Source type: General]

^ I Needed You Now None of the songs made it to the third Weezer album, but the song "Cheri Berry" did make it to Green Album voting (see further below).
  • Weezer - Weezerpedia 16 January 2010 16:15 UTC weezerpedia.com [Source type: General]

Rivers Cuomo also covered "Brain Stew" in a 2009 AOL Sessions set.

Discography

Band members

Current lineup
  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, guitar (1992–present)
  • Brian Bell – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards (1993–present)
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals, keyboards (2001–present)
  • Pat Wilson – drums, percussion, guitar, backing vocals (1992–present)
Former members
Touring members
  • Bobby Schneck – guitar (2005)
  • Karl Koch – keyboards; webmaster (2008)
  • Josh Freese – drums (2009–present)
Session
  • Schmedley – keyboards on early Make Believe demos (2002)
  • Akiko Tarumoto – violin on Make Believe (2005)
  • Stephanie Eitel – additional vocals on Make Believe (2005)
  • Jason Freese – saxophone on Make Believe (2005)
  • Josh Freese – drums on Raditude (2009)
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, vocals, guitar, percussion, programming on Raditude (2009)
  • Amrita Sen – vocals on Raditude (2009)
  • Nishat Khan – additional vocals, sitar on Raditude (2009)
  • Aaron Suplizio – additional bass on Raditude (2009)
  • Sim Grewall – additional percussion on Raditude (2009)

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Simple English

Weezer
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative rock[1][2][3][4]
Power pop[1][3][5][6][7][8][9][4]
Pop punk[1][10]
Geek rock[2][11][12]
Emo[1][9][13][14][15]
Years active 1992–present
Labels MCA Music, Inc., Geffen
Website www.weezer.com
Members
Rivers Cuomo
Patrick Wilson
Brian Bell
Scott Shriner
Former members
Jason Cropper
Matt Sharp
Mikey Welsh

Weezer is a alternative rock band from Los Angeles.[16] They were formed in 1992.[16]

Contents

Members

  • Rivers Cuomo — lead vocals, lead guitar (1992–present)[16]
  • Patrick Wilson — drums, vocals (1992–present)[16]
  • Brian Bell — rhythm guitar, vocals (1993–present)
  • Scott Shriner — bass, vocals (2001–present, plays on Maladroit, Make Believe and The Red Album)

Former members

  • Jason Cropper — guitar, backing vocals (1992–1993)
  • Matt Sharp — bass, backing vocals (1992–1998)
  • Mikey Welsh — bass, backing vocals (1998–2001)

Discography

  • Weezer (1994)
  • Pinkerton (1996)
  • Weezer (2001)
  • Maladroit (2002)
  • Make Believe (2005)
  • Weezer (2008)

References


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