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Weezer. By Loren Kessell. & their influences. A little about them…. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992 Alternative rock Consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar), and Scott Shriner (bass)

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Their influences

Weezer

By Loren Kessell

& their influences


A little about them

A little about them…

  • Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992

  • Alternative rock

  • Consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (rhythm guitar), and Scott Shriner (bass)

    • Former members include Jason Cropper, Matt Sharp, and Mikey Welsh


Rivers cuomo

Rivers Cuomo

  • Born June 13, 1970 in Manhattan

  • Named Rivers because his mother first heard the sound of a river outside her hospital window

  • Attended Harvard


Patrick wilson

Patrick Wilson

  • Born February 1, 1969 in Buffalo, New York

  • One of the founding members of Weezer along with Rivers

  • He attended community college, but dropped out

    • "College is such bunk. Too much politics and jockeying for favor. I just couldn't do it. College is great if you want to learn, but that's not what college is about, it's about making your professor happy and getting good grades and getting into an IBM. Any place that says that they're only accepting college graduates is not a place I'm very interested in being."


Brian bell

Brian Bell

  • Born December 9, 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Part of a band called Carnival Art before joining Weezer

  • Made his movie debut as Lou Reed in the movie Factory Girl

  • Brian Bell gave Weezer his business cards in hopes that his band could open for Weezer before he joined


Scott shriner

Scott Shriner

  • Born July 11, 1965 in Toledo, Ohio

  • Joined the Marines for two years after high school, but decided to play bass professionally

  • During one of Weezer’s shows he was attacked by an ex-bandmate, but continued to play while security dragged him away


Their influences

If someone's paying attention it doesn't worry me, no matter what the reason is. We're nerds compared to a typical rock band - none of us are big drinkers or partiers. We're not concerned with picking up girls every night. We like romantic endeavors and studying things on the road.

- Brian


Random facts

Random Facts

  • The bands symbol of the Flying W is inspired by Van Halen's flying VH

  • The Spike Jonze video for the single Undone -- The Sweater Song is filmed in an unbroken take

  • Brian cited throwing the contents fruit basket out his hotel window in Las Vegas in 1995 as the first time he felt like a rock star

  • All the members, as of 2006, except Pat Wilson (drummer) meditate for 5 to 20 minutes before each show


Albums

Albums


Awards nominations

Awards & Nominations

  • Won:

    • 1995 MTV Video Music Best Direction for “Buddy Holly”

      • Directed by Spike Jonze

    • 1995 MTV Video Music Best Breakthrough Video for “Buddy Holly”

    • 1995 MTV Video Music Best Alternative Video for “Buddy Holly”

    • 1995 MTV Video Music Best Editing

  • Nominations:

    • 2008 MTV Europe Video Star for “Pork and Beans”

    • 2006 Grammy Best Rock Song for “Beverly Hills”

    • 2005 MTV Video Music Best Rock Video for “Beverly Hills”

    • 2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice Rock Track for “Beverly Hills”

    • 2001 Billboard Music Video Best Modern Rock Clip of the Year for “Hash Pipe”

    • 2001 MTV Video Music Best Rock Video

    • 1995 MTV Video Music Video of the Year for “Buddy Holly”


Their influences

In The Garage

I've got a Dungeon Master's GuideI've got a 12-sided dieI've got Kitty PrydeAnd Nightcrawler tooWaiting there for meYes I do, I do I've got posters on the wallMy favorite rock group KISSI've got Ace FrehleyI've got Peter CrissWaiting there for meYes I do, I do In the garageI feel safeNo one cares about my waysIn the garageWhere I belongNo one hears me sing this songIn the garage

I've got an electric guitarI play my stupid songsI write these stupid wordsAnd I love every oneWaiting there for meYes I do, I do In the garageI feel safeNo one cares about my waysIn the garageWhere I belongNo one hears me sing this songIn the garageIn the garage (yeah)

In the garageI feel safeNo one cares about my waysIn the garageWhere I belongNo one hears me sing this songIn the garageI feel safeNo one laughs about my waysIn the garageWhere I belongNo one hears meNo one hears meNo one hears meNo one hears meNo one hears me sing this song in the garagein the garage


Their influences

Influences


Their influences

Kiss

  • Weezer’s main influence

    • Directly mentioned in their song “In the Garage”

  • Formed in New York City in 1973

  • Started to become famous after the release of Alive!, which achieved Gold status

  • Kiss’s influences are:

    • The Who

    • Jimi Hendrix

    • The Rolling Stones


Pixies

Pixies

  • Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1996

  • Consists of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering

  • Influenced by punk and indie rock, but also The Beatles and Buddy Holly

  • Their song “Where is My Mind” was used in Fight Club


The who

The Who

  • Formed in 1964

  • Consists of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey

    • Former members were Keith Moon, John Entwistle, and Kenney Jones

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990


Their influences

My Generation

People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation) Just because we get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation) I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation) This is my generation This is my generation, baby Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation) And don't try to dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation) I'm not trying to cause a big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation) I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation) This is my generation This is my generation, baby

Why don't you all f-fade away (Talkin' 'bout my generation) And don't try to d-dig what we all s-s-say (Talkin' 'bout my generation) I'm not trying to cause a b-big s-s-sensation (Talkin' 'bout my generation) I'm just talkin' 'bout my g-g-generation (Talkin' 'bout my generation) This is my generation This is my generation, baby People try to put us d-down (Talkin' 'bout my generation) Just because we g-g-get around (Talkin' 'bout my generation) Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin' 'bout my generation) Yeah, I hope I die before I get old (Talkin' 'bout my generation) This is my generation This is my generation, baby


Jimi hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

  • Born November 27, 1942

  • One of the greatest electric guitarists

  • Known for his famous rendition of “Star Spangled Banner” at Woodstock

  • Died September 18, 1970

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992


Their influences

  • Played and recorded with Little Richard’s band

  • First to experiment with stereophonic and phasing effects


The beatles

The Beatles

  • Formed in Liverpool in 1960

  • Consists of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison

  • Their immense popularity was defined as “Beatlemania”

  • Interview


Their influences

Rolling Stone selected Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as the greatest album of all time


Their influences

Weezer wrote a song called “Buddy Holly”, which talked about how Rivers looked like Buddy because of his glasses.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • www.wikimusicguide.com

  • www.thebeatles.com

  • www.youtube.com

  • www.lonelyreviewer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/weezer.jpg

  • www.wikipedia.org

  • www.thewho.com

  • www.weezer.com

  • www.weezerpedia.com

  • http://www.celebrina.com/weezer/quotes/

  • http://www.movietome.com/people/87688/weezer/trivia.html


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