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Rivers Cuomo on “blowing minds” at Harvard after Weezer’s success


Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has spoken about going incognito at Harvard College following the success of their self-titled debut.

Launched in 1994, Weezer’s self-titled debut (also called the ‘Blue Album’) reached quantity 16 within the Billboard 200 chart and was licensed triple platinum inside a 12 months.

Following its launch although, vocalist Rivers Cuomo enrolled at Harvard College to check English Literature earlier than dropping out in 1996 to file second album ‘Pinkerton’ (however he went on to graduate in 2006). Talking to Conan O’Brien on his Wants A Buddy podcast, (through Rolling Stone) Cuomo revealed that he remained nameless for a bulk of his time on the college.

They didn’t know who he was “till the final day of faculty as a result of most of our followers at the moment had been like 10 years outdated, actually,” Cuomo mentioned. “We related to a really younger group of children and it wasn’t actually like a university viewers.”

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“At the moment there was no sense of like me because the frontman or like well-known or something. Individuals knew the title Weezer they usually knew a pair songs however that was about it,” he continued. “I’d be driving the bus with different college students that had been sporting Weezer shirts that had no thought it was me.”

Based on Cuomo, he grew a really lengthy beard, had lengthy hair “and I used to be present process this process on my leg so I used to be strolling with a cane. I simply seemed like some actually bizarre, tremendous outdated bizarre man.”

It was solely when he was discussing summer time plans along with his classmates that the reality got here out. “I used to be like, ‘Uh we’re happening tour with No Doubt. I’m in Weezer,’” he mentioned. “Minds had been blown at that second.”

Final month, Weezer shared the 21-track ‘Sznz: Autumn’, the most recent drop within the band’s sequence of seasonally-themed EPs.

“‘Autumn’ is dance rock, which isn’t one thing we’ve historically been in a position to get away with,” Cuomo mentioned in regards to the file. “It’s actually arduous to make it each dance and rock and Weezer. It’s very straightforward for that to show into one thing that no one likes.”



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