Weezer is an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in the early nineties. Band members include Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Matt Sharp, and Brian Bell. The group was hugely popular in the nineties, and continue to be extremely influential in the music world.
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The band's self-titled first album, commonly referred to as The Blue Album, is currently certified 3 times platinum, making it Weezer's all-time best seller. It was re-released and repackaged in 2004 as a Deluxe Edition, which included a second disc of b-sides along with other previously unreleased rarities.
Their latest album, entitled Make Believe, was released on May 10, 2005.
In 2006, two members of the band portrayed Velvet Underground members Lou Reed and John Cale in Factory Girl, a film about the life of Andy Warhol cohort Edie Sedgwick.
Weezer embarked on the "Memories Tour" in 2010 to celebrate the release of the deluxe edition of their second album Pinkerton. Each tour stop occurred over 2 nights with both The Blue Album and Pinkerton played in their entirety over separate nights. Weezer is expected to release a new album in 2011.