Weezer

  1. The Year In Branding: Top Tours And Festivals Got Closer With Sponsors This Year

    December 08, 2011 8:40 AM EST The Foo Fighters playing fans' personal garages on behalf of BlackBerry. Weezer rerecording the jingle of State Farm, its Memories tour sponsor. Lady Gaga calling a fan every night from the stage through Virgin Mobile. The abundance of such c ...

  2. Video: Live Nation Network President Russell Wallach Talks Brand/Artist Partnerships

    November 18, 2011 6:40 AM EST Live Nation's Russell Wallach has done his fair share of research into branding. Just this year, his company has paired Weezer with State Farm and 30 Seconds to Mars with HP to try and help each with cross-promotion. After appearing at the Bi ...

  3. Weezer's Mikey Welsh: His Demons & Twitter-Predicted Death

    October 11, 2011 7:30 AM EDT When former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh -- who died at age 40 on Saturday (Oct. 8) at a Chicago hotel -- turned up at the band's show at Long Island's Jones Beach on July 29, the security guard struggled to locate his name on the guest li ...

  4. Indaba Music Unveils Cloud-based Artist Workstation

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Indaba Music, an online service that allows artists to collaborate on music projects through virtual jam sessions, today launched a new virtual music studio called Mantis. The “digital audio workstation” is a cloud-based audio production software ...

  5. Weezer Singer Hurt When Bus Skids Off Road

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has suffered minor injuries after the group's tour bus hit some ice, skidded across the New York State Thruway and slid into a ditch. Police say singer Rivers Cuomo and the band's assistant were taken to a lo ...

  6. After Writing Two Songs For Weezer's 'Raditude,' Jermaine Dupri Wants To Keep Rolling With Rock

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST When Rivers Cuomo penned the opening lyrics to Weezer's "Buddy Holly," he probably never imagined he'd be making a fan out of R&B/hip-hop producer/songwriter Jermaine Dupri. "When I heard Rivers saying, 'What' ...

  7. Weezer, Wolfmother, Killers Club Shows On Yahoo

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Webcasts of recent club shows by rock bands Weezer, Wolfmother and the Killers are rolling out on Yahoo through a partnership with the latest edition of the "Guitar Hero" videogame. The three-part "Guitar Hero 5 Fridays on Yahoo! Mu ...

  8. Blink 182 Cancels N.Y. Show After DJ AM's Death

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk band Blink-182 has pulled out of its show in Saratoga Springs, New York, saying band members were grieving the death of their friend, celebrity disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein. A statement released by the band said Weezer, Ta ...

  9. Report: 'Guitar Hero: Van Halen' In The Works

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST While it remains focused on building the highly anticipated "Guitar Hero: Metallica" game, franchise publisher Activision reportedly already has its sights set on its next artist-specific title with classic rockers Van Halen. According t ...

  10. SanDisk Releases New Details About SlotMusic

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT SanDisk is releasing new information about its new slotMusic initiative , which aims to distribute digital albums on its microSD memory cards in lieu of CDs. Albums in the new format will be available this week, with a price of $15 each, and a hos ...

  11. Weezer Plots First Tour In Three Years

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Weezer will embark on its first North American tour in three years, beginning Sept. 23 at the Tsongas Arena in Boston, and wrapping Oct. 25 at the Gwinnett Arena in Atlanta. Rock acts Tokyo Police Club and Angels & Airwaves have been tapped as ...

  12. Update: Extensive AC/DC Tour To Begin In October

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, AC/DC will embark on an 18-month world tour beginning this October in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Creative Artists Agency managing partner Rob Light confirmed the news during a touring panel today (July 28) at the 83rd annual IAAM conference an ...

  13. Plugged & Unplugged: Release Dates, ‘Pork And Beans’

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: In the digital age, it's becoming more and more clear that release dates are no longer the important event they once were. It's the pre-release strategy that matters. Look at the consumer response to new albums by Coldplay and L ...

  14. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  15. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  16. Michaelson, Bareilles Anchoring Hotel Cafe Tour

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Red-hot singer/songwriters Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles will anchor the lineup for the fourth annual Hotel Cafe tour, which begins March 6 at the Belly Up in San Diego, and wraps April 12 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. Cary Bro ...

  17. 'Now 20' Debuts At No. 1

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Features Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer. Features Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer. News Franz Ferdinand ...

  18. 'Now 20' Takes No. 1

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Features Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer. With a little help from acts like Franz Ferdinand, Coldplay, Weezer and the Backstreet Boys, the 20th installment of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series takes the top slot of The Bi ...

  19. MySpace.com Creates Own Label

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Imprint to run through Interscope, Fontana. MySpace.com, one of the top music destinations on the Internet, is starting its own record label. The imprint, to be manufactured by Universal Music Group's Interscope Records and distributed by Uni ...

  20. Weezer, Foo Fighters To Tour

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Co-headlining jaunt starts in September. Veteran rock acts Weezer and Foo Fighters have revealed plans to co-headline an arena tour beginning in early September. The bands will share the stage through late October. The groups, both of whom rose to ...

  21. Foo Fighters, Weezer Eyeing Fall Tour

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trek expected to be underway in September. Modern rock heavyweights Foo Fighters and Weezer are in talks to team for a fall tour, Foos leader Dave Grohl said this morning (June 14) on "The Howard Stern Show." The trek is expected to get ...

  22. Taking Back Sunday Signs With Warner Bros.

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. The group will hit the studio in the fall to begin work on its Warne Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed w ...

  23. Dave Matthews Band 'Stand Up' At No. 1

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Weezer debuts in career high No. 2 spot. Weezer debuts in career high No. 2 spot. News ...

  24. Dave Matthews Band 'Stand Up' At No. 1

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Weezer debuts in career high No. 2 spot. Dave Matthews Band earns its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as the DualDisc release of "Stand Up" (RCA) bows way ahead of the competition with 465,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundSca ...