1. Weezer Teases Return to Studio: Watch

    March 19, 2014 8:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the band was highly prolific toward the latter part of last decade, releasing four full-lengths and one compilation album from 2005-2010, Weezer has remained fairly dormant since "Death to False Metal" dropped in 2010 -- though it&# ...

  2. Austin City Limits 2012: Weezer Plays the Hits, Black Keys & Avicii Rock Friday

    October 13, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Keys , Weezer and Avicii closed out the first night of the 11th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival with packed performances Friday, as thousands of fans braved the fall heat to kick off the weekend. Photos: Austin City Limits Austin& ...

  3. Steve Aoki's Debut: 12 Songs, 12 Videos

    January 06, 2012 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 He stage-dives in blow-up rafts, collaborates with everyone from Lil' Jon to Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and has a coif and beard so distinctive that he can be identified by mere outline. But while Steve Aoki is already a favorite of electronic ...

  4. Twitter Tips From Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

    October 13, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bethany Cosentino, frontwoman of lo-fi indie act Best Coast , spends a lot of time on her Twitter account . Thanks to her, shall we say, low-maintenance approach to an Internet presence (including but not limited to conversations with boyfriend Nate ...

  5. Adele Reclaims Hot 100 Throne, B.o.B Blasts Into Top 10

    October 05, 2011 4:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A busy week on the Billboard Hot 100 finds Adele reclaiming the apex and rapper B.o.B blasting into the top 10. Additionally, as previously reported , Rihanna roars to a 20th Hot 100 top 10 faster than any other solo artist , as "We Found Love, ...

  6. Best Coast Premieres Drew Barrymore-Directed, Star-Studded Video

    August 02, 2011 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The latest collaboration from SoCal indie princess Bethany Cosentino (aka, Best Coast leader) doesn't involve Wavves , Weezer's Rivers Cuomo or Snacks the Cat , but someone a bit less predictable: Drew Barrymore. Best Coast and Barrymore t ...

  7. Weezer Talks Cruise, New Record, Schooling Dinosaur Jr.

    July 28, 2011 2:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Led by Rivers Cuomo , one of modern rock's more unlikely figures, Weezer has never done things quite conventionally. While others have pointed to Weezer as a forefather to the modern emo movement, a tongue-in-cheek feeling follows the nearly 20 ...

  8. Watch: Weezer Covers Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android'

    May 31, 2011 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 They've performed Radiohead classics like "Creep" live from time to time, but the boys of Weezer have taken their fandom one step further with a new in-studio cover of "Paranoid Android." Watch below. The "OK Computer&q ...

  9. Katie Costello Keys Up Weezer

    March 21, 2011 2:20 AM EDT 0 0 0 Armed with a pair of keyboards and her own delicate voice, Katie Costello reimagines Weezer's alt-rock classic, "Island In The Sun" in this week's Mashup Monday. "I thought playing it on piano and obviously being a woman sin ...

  10. Rivers Cuomo Announces 'Pinkerton Diaries' Book, New 'Alone' Outtakes

    January 31, 2011 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 For an album that Rivers Cuomo has publicly admitted was painful to make, the Weezer frontman has certainly come to peace with "Pinkerton" -- and found a way to profit. To complement a November deluxe reissue of the band's 1996 cult-c ...

  11. Miranda Cosgrove Taps Rivers Cuomo for 'High Maintenance' Duet

    January 28, 2011 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Teen singer Miranda Cosgrove has teamed with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo on a track for a new EP she plans to release Mar. 15. The star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" tells Billboard.com that their collaboration, "High Maintenance,&quo ...

  12. Weezer Brings Musical 'Memories' to NYC's Roseland Ballroom

    December 20, 2010 11:47 AM EST 0 0 0 On its most recent tour, Weezer is finally giving its fans what they want: A taste of the past. And it's the best career decision the So-Cal rockers have made in years -- since 2002's "Maladroit," in fact. Weezer Lines Up 'M ...

  13. Weezer Kicks Off Nostalgic 'Memories' Tour in Los Angeles

    November 29, 2010 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 There may be only a few '90s-era alt-rock stars left, but none has had a more unique path to sustained relevance than Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates in Weezer . Consider: After their self-titled breakthrough (now known as "The Blue Album&q ...

  14. Weezer Takes 'Hurley' Criticism 'To Heart,' Digs Into 'Growing Canon'

    October 20, 2010 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rivers Cuomo says Weezer's "growing canon of material" is partly responsible for the retrospective turn he's taken with his "Alone" series, next month's release of the "Pinkerton -- Deluxe Edition" and th ...

  15. Weezer Plays 'Buddy Holly,' 'Undone' on 'Carson Daly'

    October 07, 2010 11:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 W eezer appeared on "Last Call With Carson Daly" last night (Oct. 6) to revist the oldies (since 1994 was so long ago). The band played "Buddy Holly" and "Undone - The Sweater Song," the hits off its self-titled debut ( ...

  16. Weezer Brings Out Hurley, MCR For Secret Show

    September 23, 2010 3:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nerd-Rock professionals Weezer celebrated the success of their new album "Hurley" by playing a secret show in Hollywood, Calif., on Tuesday (Sept. 21). Weezer featuring Jorge Garcia, "Perfect Situation" The set was graced with ap ...

  17. Weezer to Play Entire 'Blue Album,' 'Pinkerton' on Tour

    September 16, 2010 7:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 W eezer released its new album "Hurley" on Tuesday (Sept. 14), but instead of touring to support the new material, the So-Cal alt-rock quartet will perform its first two albums in their entirety. According to Spinner.com , Weezer will kick ...

  18. Dr. Luke: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 03, 2010 4:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 The doctor is in, at the tree-shrouded Conway Studios compound in Hollywood, and he won't be out any time soon. Lukasz Gottwald -- the writer/producer better-known to the explosive-chorus-loving world as Dr. Luke -- has booked all three rooms a ...

  19. B.o.B. Parties with Rivers Cuomo in 'Magic' Video

    September 03, 2010 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 B. o.B. has some trippy dreams in his new video for "Magic," featuring Rivers Cuomo. In the clip's opening shots, Bobby Ray wakes up fully dressed, sneakers and all. Things get weird right away when he stumbles into his bathroom and f ...

  20. Eminem, Rihanna Continue to 'Love' Life Atop Hot 100

    August 26, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 E minem and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" lies atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week, maintaining its standing as airplay continues to increase, reaching a new high of 154.6 million listener impressions, according to Nielsen ...

  21. POTW: Demi Lovato, Usher, Taylor Momsen, T.I.

    August 20, 2010 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 D emi Lovato blew out the candles, Usher lit up "Good Morning America," Madonna stayed classy, Bow Wow stepped in at Foot Locker, T.I. returned to the stage with some special help, Charice hit a high note, Taylor Momsen showed off her legs ...

  22. Billboard Bits: Conan O'Brien Teams Up with Jack White, T.I. Preps a Cartoon Show

    August 19, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Conan O'Brien Teams with Jack White for Two Releases Conan O'Brien has paired up with rock-star buddy Jack White for two releases, set to hit stores on Aug. 24 ...

  23. Weezer Signs to Epitaph, Announces New Album 'Hurley'

    August 05, 2010 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 After spending 16 years on major label Geffen, Weezer has gone the indie route and signed to Epitaph Records for new album "Hurley," due in stores Sept. 14. Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday night (Aug ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron, 'Glee' Wins Do Something Award

    July 20, 2010 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Blogs About LeBron James Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on LeBron James joining the Miami Heat on WeezyThankYou.com today (July 20). "Oh Lebron!" excla ...

  25. Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder Run The Farm At Bonnaroo 2010

    June 13, 2010 8:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 J ay-Z ran the farm in Manchester, Tenn. last night running through a blazing 90-minute set on the main stage of Bonnaroo, redeeming Kanye West 's 2008 sunrise special and hip-hop's checkered festival past. Jay's set, though devoid of ...

  26. Hot 100 Recap: Ushering in a New Decade of No. 1s

    May 06, 2010 11:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 As reported earlier in a breaking news story , Usher moves to the head of the Hot 100 ranking with "OMG," featuring will.i.am, his ninth single to top the list. With the 6-1 ascension, Usher becomes the first artist to top the list in the ...

  27. Bamboozle NJ: Top 10 Moments

    May 03, 2010 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Fans young and old laced up their Chuck Taylors and headed to the New Jersey's Meadowlands complex May 1-2 for a sweltering weekend of rock, pop, punk and hip-hop as Bamboozle 2010 juxtaposed Drake, Hanson, Ke$ha, MGMT, the reunion of Jack' ...

  28. Watch B.o.B. Do "Nothin'" Live, Talk No. 1 Success

    April 27, 2010 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.o.B. might look to rappers like Lupe Fiasco and T.I. as inspiration for his rhymes, but when it comes to playing guitar, the Atlanta up-and-comer has another role model in mind. " Lauryn Hill was a huge influence to my guitar playing," B ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Susan Boyle, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Mystikal And More

    January 15, 2010 4:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Susan Boyle will make her first television appearance of 2010 next Tuesday (Jan. 19) when she returns to the Oprah Winfrey Show to perform "Who Was I ...

  31. B.o.B.: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Two months ago, rapper/singer B.o.B.-who also goes by his real name Bobby Ray (Simmons), Bobby or just plain Bob-made a viral video with Atlantic Records president Julie Greenwald in an effort to quiet rumors of tension between the artist and his la ...

  32. Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri's Faves of the Decade - Billboard.com

    December 10, 2009 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Weezer's Rivers Cuomo and producer/artist Jermaine Dupri tells Billboard.com what their favorite albums and songs of the 2000s are. Jermaine Dupri , favorites of decade , favorites of the 2000s , exclusive , rivers cuomo , Hip-Hop , rock , Weez ...

  33. Weezer Singer Hurt When Bus Skids Off Road In N.Y.

    December 07, 2009 7:05 AM EST 0 0 0 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 loca ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Weezer's Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri: The Billboard Cover Story & Video

    November 13, 2009 1:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Watch Rivers Cuomo and Jermaine Dupri behind the scenes at their Billboard cover shoot and read about how Cuomo redefined Weezer with Dupri's help on new album Part One: When Rivers Cuomo dons his Snuggie and writes songs for But despite the fa ...

  36. Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri Billboard Cover Shoot

    Rivers Cuomo & Jermaine Dupri Billboard Cover Shoot

    November 13, 2009 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Plus behind-the-scenes interview by Billboard's Evie Nagy. Fall 2009. Jermaine Dupri , shoot , interview , rivers cuomo , exclusive , photo shoot , behind-the-scenes , Weezer , Evie Nagy , vuclip Videos Interviews Cover Shoots Rivers Cuomo Jerm ...

  37. 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' ...

  38. Freefest 2009 Doc: Backstage with Bands - Billboard.com

    Freefest 2009 Doc: Backstage with Bands - Billboard.com

    November 11, 2009 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Freefest 2009 Doc: Backstage with Bands - Billboard.com rivers cuomo , girl talk , Weezer , Public Enemy , The National , virgin mobile , Tom Delonge , Blink-182 , Virgin FreeFest , Freefest 2009 Videos blink-182 Franz Ferdinand Girl Talk Live Perfo ...

  39. Weezer, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To"

    September 04, 2009 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seems fair to say that Weezer's musical phases stem directly from the identity crises of its eccentric frontman, Rivers Cuomo . But even as the Los Angeles quartet has shifted from '90s geek-rock to cultish breakup laments and then to g ...

  40. Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Preview

    August 27, 2009 12:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Following last weekend's successful V Fest in the U.K. -- which featured a buzzed-about appearance by Amy Winehouse during The Specials' headlining set -- its organizers are bringing big name bands to U.S. shores this Sunday (Aug. 30) for ...

  41. Chris Brown Sentenced, Michael Jackson Alive?

    August 26, 2009 5:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Wednesday edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, both Third Eye Blind and Michael Jackson are doing some impressive things on the Billboard charts this week , Chris Brown hears his punishment in the Rihanna assault ...

  42. The Daily Noise 8.26.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 8.26.2009 - Billboard.com

    August 26, 2009 5:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Third Eye Blind and Michael Jackson are on the Billboard charts, Chris Brown hears his punishment, and Sugar Ray brings Weezer to "Music For Cougars." Viral video has the conspiracy theorists already wondering if Michael Jackson has indeed ...

  43. Jackson Death Homocide, Weezer and Arctic Monkeys' New Albums, Bob Dylan and GPS Systems

    August 25, 2009 6:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 In this Monday's edition of Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard, the Associated Press is reporting the Los Angeles county coroner has ruled Micheal Jackson's death a homicide. The finding makes it more likely criminal charges ...

  44. The Daily Noise 8.25.2009 - Billboard.com

    The Daily Noise 8.25.2009 - Billboard.com

    August 25, 2009 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Associated Press is reporting the Los Angeles county coroner has ruled Micheal Jackson's death a homicide. Bill Werde , The Daily Noise , rivers cuomo , Fuse , Queens of the Stone Age , Arctic Monkeys , Michael Jackson , Weezer , Bob Dylan ...

  45. Weezer Filled With 'Raditude' This Fall

    August 21, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although a final track listing is still being fleshed out, Weezer is set to release "Raditude," the group's seventh studio album, on October 27 on DGC Records. Rivers Cuomo says that the band is currently choosing from fifteen differe ...

  46. Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Talks Cougars

    Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Talks Cougars

    July 22, 2009 5:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath tips Billboard on transcending "douchebag status," how the band are "psychotic Weezer fans," and why they didn't make new album "Music For Cougars" for the money. Cougars , exclusive ...

  47. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 2:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, California and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of ...

  48. The Billboard Q&A: Rivers Cuomo

    December 05, 2008 1:06 PM EST 0 0 0 A Jermaine Dupri song about partying excessively seems a far cry from a Brian Wilson song about sweetly loving a girl. The tie that binds these polar opposites of pop music is the ever-eccentric Rivers Cuomo. As the frontman for Weezer, Cuomo has sa ...

  49. Weezer Raids Vaults, Records Xmas Carols

    November 28, 2008 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of the release of the second volume of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's home recordings, the group is now taking a look back into its own vaults. Cuomo tells Billboard he has "no idea" when the tentatively titled "Odds ...

  50. Weezer / Sept. 24, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A trampoline, goofy mustache, crowd-pleasing track after track – what better way to celebrate Weezer's first-ever gig at New York's Madison Square Garden? A trampoline, goofy mustache, crowd-pleasing track after track – what better way to ...

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