How Did Weezer Become Rock’s Most Indestructible Band? – Rolling Stone
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How Did Weezer Become Rock’s Most Indestructible Band?

Rolling Stone Music Now podcast does a deep dive on Weezer’s entire unusual career

Patrick Wilson and Rivers Cuomo of WeezerWeezer in concert at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - 13 Mar 2019

Patrick Wilson and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer in concert at Madison Square Garden on March 13th, 2019.

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In the nearly 25 years since Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates released their first album, there have been many Weezers: the instant MTV hitmakers of their debut; the emo cult favorites of Pinkerton; the comeback kings of the Green Album… and that’s just the start. With two new Weezer albums out this year (the Teal Album, with covers of the likes of TLC and Toto, and the Dave Sitek-produced Black Album) our podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, took a career-spanning look at the band, and tried to figure out just how they’ve lasted this long. Steven Hyden (author of Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock) joined host Brian Hiatt and Andy Greene to dissect every phase of Weezer’s singular discography, and to try to gain some insight into the mysterious mind of Rivers Cuomo.

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