Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. The group consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Rivers Cuomo, bassist Scott Shriner, drummer Patrick Wilson, and guitarist and vocalist Brian Bell. They are best known for their catchy alternative rock songs with ironic and often humorous lyrics.
Weezer's debut album, The Blue Album, was released in 1994 and quickly gained popularity with singles such as "Buddy Holly," "Undone (The Sweater Song)," and "Say It Ain't So." The album was a huge success and is considered one of the most influential albums of the 90s.
Their second album, Pinkerton, was released in 1996 and is often hailed as their most critically acclaimed album. The album spawned the popular singles "El Scorcho" and "The Good Life."
In 2001, Weezer released their self-titled album, often referred to as The Green Album, which featured the hit singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun." The album was a huge success and established Weezer as a mainstream rock act.
Weezer's most recent album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, was released in 2014 and was met with critical acclaim. The album featured the singles "Back to the Shack" and "Cleopatra."
Weezer has also released several compilation albums and numerous singles throughout their career. Some of their most popular songs include "Beverly Hills," "Pork and Beans," and "Buddy Holly."
An interesting fact about Weezer is that Rivers Cuomo wrote the song "Buddy Holly" while in an acid-induced dream. He dreamed that he had met the character Richie Cunningham from the TV show Happy Days, and that the character had asked him to write a song about him.