Fact: Rockers Weezer had a special guest join them onstage at a gig in Los Angeles on Sunday (29Mar15) - frontman Rivers Cuomo's dad joined the band to play drums on Back To The Shack. Cuomo introduced his father Frank, telling fans, "Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in the history of the universe please give a welcome to the Weezer stage my dad, Frank Cuomo."
Fact: Weezer bassist Scott Shriner and his rescued Cairn terriers Calvin and Peanut appear in a new PETA Adopt. Don't Shop campaign, urging dog lovers to adopt pets from shelters.
Fact: Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar and Cypress Hill are among the acts who have signed up to perform at the inaugural Made In America festival in Los Angeles. The two-day event, launched by Jay Z in 2012, will take place at L.A. Grand Park over the same Labor Day weekend (30-31Aug14) as the original Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bash, which will feature Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The National and Pharrell Williams, among others.
Fact: Rockers Weezer are to play their most exclusive concert to date when they take over a private island in the Bahamas next year (Feb14) as part of a fan cruise. The band and thousands of devotees will hit the high seas for the latest Weezer cruise from Jacksonville, Florida to Nassau - and there will be one special stop at a deserted island as well as gigs onboard the ship. Weezer staged their inaugural cruise in 2011.
Tweet: "it is sad that we were unable to collaborate with Barry Manilow for 'Sound City'. (yes you read that right)." Rockers Weezer were disappointed Dave Grohl's plans to team them up with the legendary crooner fell through. The three acts had discussed plans for a collaboration for Grohl's documentary Sound City, about the California music studio where his band Nirvana recorded landmark album Nevermind.
Tweet: "This weekend only - all shirts in the Weezer online store are just $20. Start your holiday shopping here." Rockers Weezer have reduced their merchandise to mark Thanksgiving weekend.
Fact: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has teamed up with iCARLY actress Miranda Cosgrove for a duet. Their song, HIGH MAINTENANCE, is the title track of Cosgrove's upcoming record, which is due for release next month (Mar11).
Quote: "Assuming the audience still wants us to do this, I can see myself doing this for another 20 years or so. Then somebody's got to pull me off the stage." Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo wants to continue performing until at least the age of 60.
Quote: "We invited him to come up and play a state fair with us in Paso Robles. Flying with him was a little sketchy - on a private plane, you got the guy from Lost and the guy who's known for writing the song about Buddy Holly!" Weezer star Rivers Cuomo was apprehensive about taking to the skies with the inspiration behind the group's new album, Hurley - actor Jorge Garcia. Garcia's character famously crash landed in desert island drama Lost.
Quote: "Everything I say to my daughter, I sing, so I just have to set up a mic and press record, because it's like we live in a musical. I could easily get an album out of that." Weezer star Rivers Cuomo considers recording a solo children's album.
Quote: "How awesome is that! It totally put a smile on my face, to say the least. It ranks right up there with getting my own action figure." Actor Jorge Garcia is delighted rockers Weezer used an image of his face for their upcoming album, HURLEY - which is named after the star's character in Lost.
Quote: "I have mixed feelings. It was great to see the U.S. team get to the second round. But having got there I started to get my hopes up and think we could go really deep in this tournament, and then we didn't." Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is disappointed by the U.S. national soccer team's efforts in the World Cup.
Fact: The wife of Weezer bassist SCOTT SHRINER has opened up about her life as a member of Brunei Prince Jefri Bolkiah's harem in a new book. Jillian Lauren's memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, will hit stores on Tuesday (27Apr10).
Fact: Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams surprised Weezer fans at the band's gig in Florida on Wednesday (20Jan10) by making a guest appearance on stage for a performance of the group's hit track SAY IT AIN'T SO.
Tweet: "FSU Thank you so much for picking up my spirits tonight!! You were so awesome!!! - RC." Rivers Cuomo thanks fans at Florida State University, where Weezer played on Wednesday (20Jan10). The concert marked the band's first appearance on stage since the frontman broke five ribs in a freak bus accident in December (09).
Quote: "I remember lying in my bed in the hospital, and the other guys came in one by one, and they all looked so concerned and sad and scared. I was just thinking, 'What's wrong with you guys? It's not like I'm dead or something. I feel fine!' I recently saw video of myself that day, and I looked so terrible. I looked like I was on the verge of dying. I think at the time I was on so much morphine, I felt that everything was A-OK." Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on his recent stint in hospital following a bus crash.
Fact: Rockers Weezer are keeping fans warm this winter by launching their own Snuggie, a blanket with sleeves. The official Weezer Snuggie, manufactured by Allstar Products Group, features the band's logo and comes with a free copy of their new album RADITUDE.
Fact: Rockers Weezer have recorded six Christmas carols that will be available as downloads for the iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge.
Fact: Quirky U.S. rockers Weezer are releasing three different versions of their new song, PORK + Beans, in Britain - so they can pay homage to their favourite tunes. The B-sides of the vinyl and CD releases will feature Weezer covers of R.E.M.'s Oddfellows Local 151, The Psychedelic Furs' Love My Way and Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army.
Fact: Rockers Weezer's new PORK + Beans promo has become the most popular video on website YouTube.com, reaching 3 million hits by Monday (26May08). The band's short features some of the top YouTube viral video stars, and even includes a brief cameo by Britney Spears' ex, Kevin Federline.
Fact: Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is to release a compilation of demos he recorded between 1992 and 2007, as ALONE - THE HOME RECORDINGS OF RIVERS CUOMO, in December (07). One of the tracks is a cover of gangster rapper Ice Cube's THE BOMB.
Quote: <p>"I've been in bands where if the van breaks down, you laugh your guts out. That's not Weezer." WEEZER star SCOTT SHRINER admits his rock group has a serious outlook on life on the road. </p>