When Keith Richards Wrote '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' In His Sleep

May 9, 2011

This week in rock history, the Rolling Stones recorded "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," the Stooges began laying down Fun House, Keith Relf of the Yardbirds and Frank Sinatra passed away, and Weezer released their smash debut album.  May 12, 1965:...


Rivers Cuomo's 'The Pinkerton Diaries' to Offer Glimpse Into Singer's Private Life

January 28, 2011

Weezer may have just recently released a deluxe reissue of their fan-favorite 1996 album Pinkerton, but frontman Rivers Cuomo isn't done yet clearing his vaults of material from that era. As promised in the fall, Cuomo is compiling a set of demos from...



Pinkerton' Comes Alive at Weezer Tour Opener

November 29, 2010

During intermission at Weezer's Saturday night show at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre — the second, Pinkerton-centered night of the band's first pair of shows in the "Memories" tour — a slideshow of artifacts related to the album was presented....


Rivers Cuomo Looks Back at 'Pinkerton'

November 2, 2010

Today Weezer release a two-CD deluxe version of their 1996 album Pinkerton, and launch a short tour where they play it in sequence. Cuomo used to hate to discuss the intensely personal album, calling it "sick in a diseased sort of way." But he called...


Plus: 'Glee' Christmas Album Announced, Weezer Tour Rider Revealed

October 24, 2010

'Glee' Plan Christmas Album Fresh from their The Rocky Horror Glee Show , Glee announced plans to release a new LP called Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album on November 16th, ahead of the holiday-themed episode airing December 7th. The Glee squad...


Inside Weezer's Rarities Compilation

October 12, 2010

Weezer have revealed the track list (below) and awe-inspiring cover art for their upcoming rarities collection Death to False Metal, due out November 2nd. Rolling Stone recently spoke to frontman Rivers Cuomo about the odds-and-ends collection. Death...


Inside Weezer's Exhilarating 'Rolling Stone' Set

October 2, 2010

  In addition to standbys like “Troublemaker” and “Surf Wax America,” Weezer’s high-energy set at the Mirage Las Vegas on Friday night included a few fun diversions —...


Weezer to Reissue 'Pinkerton' With New Music

September 27, 2010

Weezer have revealed the details of the Pinkerton reissue, which is due November 2nd: The first disc will feature the remastered Pinkerton, plus the album's b-sides, radio remixes and the unreleased track "I Swear It's True." The second CD will be stocked...


Win Tickets to the 2010 Voodoo Experience With Weezer, Drake

September 23, 2010

The Voodoo Experience is taking over New Orleans for the 12th year in a row this October 29th, 30th and 31st with a lineup that boasts Muse, Ozzy Osbourne, My Morning Jacket, Weezer and Drake — just to name a few. Haven't picked up your tickets...


Weezer Launching 'Blinkerton' Tour in November

September 16, 2010

Weezer have officially announced plans, promised earlier, to embark on a tour that focusing on the band's two most beloved albums. Here’s the a statement "This winter (November/December), Weezer will launch a multi-city U.S. tour, dubbed by fans...

Song Review

"Unbreak My Heart"

November 26, 2010

From Weezer's new rarities collection, a cover of Toni Braxton's forlorn 1996 hit. In another band's hands, this might be a joke, but Rivers Cuomo moans the chorus like the words came straight from his diary. 


Weezer Taps Best Coast, Free Energy as 'Memories Tour' Openers

October 25, 2010

Weezer have recruited Best Coast and Free Energy, two bands that probably enjoyed The Blue Album and Pinkerton as adolescents, to serve as the opening acts for their upcoming Memories Tour. Video: Rivers Cuomo Plays New Song Poolside in Las Vegas "I...


Hear Four Unreleased Weezer Songs

October 15, 2010

Weezer — who will reissue Pinkerton and release a rarities Compilation, Death to False Metal, on November 2nd — have given Seattle's 107.7 The End two songs from each release to stream. Check out Death to False Metal's "Autopilot" and "The...


Weezer Rock 'Rolling Stone' Party in Las Vegas

October 2, 2010

Three songs into Weezer’s Friday-night set for Rolling Stone’s Rock Star Weekend at the Mirage Las Vegas, singer Rivers Cuomo voiced some curiosity about the crowd in front of him. “Who are these people?” Cuomo said, gesturing...


Rivers Cuomo Plays New Song in Las Vegas

October 2, 2010

  On Friday night Weezer played “Unspoken,” a ballad off their recently released full-length Hurley, for the first time live in concert. But before their show at the Mirage Las Vegas for Rolling...


Weezer Announce First 'Blue Album,' 'Pinkerton' Shows

September 24, 2010

Weezer have announced the first two stops of what they're calling the "Memories" tour, on which, as promised, they'll perform the entirety of the The Blue Album on one night and Pinkerton the next. Both nights will be rounded out by a "greatest hits set."...


More Top Stories: Weezer, Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey

September 21, 2010

Weezer Bring 'Hurley' Onstage at LA Gig At a secret show last night in Los Angeles, actor Jorge Garcia — whose charcter on Lost, "Hurley," inspired both the title and cover of Weezer's new album — joined the band onstage. Reyes and Rivers...

Album Review


September 14, 2010

Rivers Cuomo has done battle with his fans, his record label, success itself. But the title of Weezer's eighth album is an olive branch to the ride-or-die nerd side of his audience: A Weezer record named after Hurley from Lost is like Rick Ross slapping...