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Weezer is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1992. Initially, the band consisted of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Matt Sharp (bass, backing vocals), and Jason Cropper (rhythm guitar, backing vocals). Cropper was later replaced by Brian Bell. Matt Sharp was subsequently replaced by Mikey Welsh who was later replaced with Scott Shriner. They have released seven full-length albums, five EPs, and a DVD. Weezer has sold more than eight million records in the US to date.

About Weezer

Weezer band is best known for their successful singles "Buddy Holly," "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Island in the Sun", "Beverly Hills", "Say It Ain't So", and "Pork and Beans".

The band's seventh studio album, Raditude, was released on November 3, 2009. The album's first single, entitled "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To", was released on August 18, 2009.

Raditude's album artwork was revealed on September 11, featuring a National Geographic contest-winning photograph of a jumping dog named Sidney. The record's release was pushed to November 3, 2009, where it debuted as the seventh best-selling album of the week on the Billboard 200 chart. The band scheduled tour dates in December 2009 extending into early 2010 to coincide with the new album's release. However, on December 6, Rivers Cuomo was involved in a bus accident near Albany, New York that resulted in three cracked ribs as well other injuries, and as a result the remaining December tour dates were canceled.

In December 2009, it was revealed that the band are no longer with Geffen Records, and that they are unsure about their future in recording. Saying that they will certainly release new material, but they are unsure of the means. Whether it be self -released, released online, or getting signed by another label.

In the same article it was also revealed that the band are planning an album comprised of entirely previously unheard material dating back since 'The Blue Album' up until present day respectively entitled 'Odds and Ends' and are also planning a deluxe edition of 'Pinkerton'.

On October 23, 2009, Weezer played on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and promoted their new album, Raditude.

Weezer toured with Blink-182 in 2009, including an August 30 stop at the Virgin Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. In May, the band's webmaster Karl Koch revealed that the album had no set release date, and that band was going back into the studio to record more material. He also revealed that Rivers Cuomo will be the sole lead vocalist on this album unlike their previous record. Drummer Josh Freese joined Weezer on a temporary basis to play drums on the Blink-182/Weezer tour while Pat Wilson switched to guitar. Wilson stated in an interview for Yahoo! Music that Cuomo wanted "to be active and more free on stage and him having guitar on was an impediment." Freese stated he was a Weezer fan and did not want to pass up the opportunity to play with them.