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Rivers Cuomo Explains His ‘Crazy Way to Write’ Tracks on ‘Song Exploder’

Rivers Cuomo was the guest on the latest episode of the behind-the-scenes music podcast Song Exploder, and the Weezer frontman walked host Hrishikesh Hirway through the writing and…
James Grebey / April 18, 2016

Blue Albums and Pink Triangles: What Color Means to Weezer

Synesthesia may very well be the key to why humans create multimedia art, why movies have soundtracks, or why recorded albums have cover art. The…
Dan Weiss / March 29, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Covered Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ for No Apparent Reason

A thing that cool #teens often do on social media is comment "mom" or "dad" on posts by their favorite pop stars. Usually it's a…
James Grebey / February 8, 2016

The Monkees Plan 50th Anniversary Tour, Will Release New LP, ‘Good Times!’

This coming summer marks the 50th anniversary of the Monkees' TV show and the release of their debut single, "Last Train to Clarksville." To celebrate,…
Rachel Brodsky / February 5, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Will Accompany You to an Island in the Sun

Now that Weezer has solidified plans to release their tenth studio album, a self-titled record also known as The White Album, they've also included some…
Rachel Brodsky / January 20, 2016

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo (Briefly) Cover Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Come Get Her’

Every now and then, musicians post Instagram videos; sometimes, said videos are of themselves singing along to Rae Sremmurd, which is exactly what Weezer's Rivers Cuomo…
Rachel Brodsky / January 14, 2016

People Keep Sending Rivers Cuomo Fan Mail Meant for Incubus

Rivers Cuomo is best known for being the leader singer of Weezer. He is not, nor has he ever been, a member of the band…
James Grebey / January 15, 2015

Rivers Cuomo’s Life Away From Weezer Is Getting the Sitcom Treatment

While Weezer are going back to the sound of their beloved early albums on their forthcoming LP, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, frontman Rivers…
Dan Reilly / August 28, 2014

Rivers Cuomo Empties His Vaults for ‘Pinkerton Diaries’

Rivers Cuomo was going through a lot when he wrote Pinkerton, the album he later sort of disowned, then re-owned on tour. He's hinted at…
SPIN Staff / November 11, 2011

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Covers the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows," from their groundbreaking 1966 album Pet Sounds, is one of the most timeless songs in popular music. Recently, Weezer…
William Goodman / January 4, 2011

25 Artists We Love Pick the Year’s Best Music

This time of year, every music publication puts out its list of the best albums and songs of the past 12 months (including SPIN). But…
Kevin O'Donnell / December 14, 2010

Rivers Cuomo: ‘There’s So Much Pain in My Voice’

With the release of their latest studio record Hurley, a rarities collection titled Death to False Metal, plus a reissue of the classic album Pinkerton,…
Kevin O'Donnell / November 2, 2010

New Weezer Album Due in September?

Weezer singer-guitarist Rivers Cuomo isn't shy about his obsession with heavy metal -- just look at dude's high school senior class photo, which graced the…
Eric Sundermann / July 15, 2010

Weezer’s Bonnaroo Set Draws a Mixed Reaction

Nowadays, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo squanders the majority of his genius on KISS-lite arena riffs and regressive rhymes about malls and homies (see: 2009's Raditude and…
Stacey Anderson / June 13, 2010

Atlanta Rapper B.o.B. Hits No. 1 on Album Chart

21-year-old Atlanta rapper B.o.B.'s debut album The Adventures of Bobby Ray delivered on the promise of its chart-topping single, "Nothin' On You," selling 84,000 copies…
Luke McCormick / May 6, 2010

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Recovers from Bus Crash

After a month of recovery following a December tour bus crash in upstate New York, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been given a clean bill…
Tamara Vallejos / January 15, 2010

Weezer, ‘Raditude’ (Geffen)

After listening to Weezer's seventh release, you may want to describe frontman Rivers Cuomo with one word: demented. The bespectacled, Harvard-groomed crooner has a sadistic…
Spencer Kornhaber / November 2, 2009

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / August 28, 2009
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