This Day In Music 13.06.2016
Rivers Cuomo, born in Manhattan, NY US, on June 13, 1970, is an American musician and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alt-rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.
Raised in an ashram run by the late yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda in Connecticut, Cuomo moved to Los Angeles at age 18, where he participated in a number of rock bands before founding Weezer on February 14, 1992.
Cuomo has cited a wide variety of musical influences throughout the years, from artists as diverse as the Beatles, Kiss, Nirvana, Giacomo Puccini, Jane's Addiction, Lou Barlow, Pixies, Steve Ray Vaughn and Sonic Youth.
Cuomo is a fan of soccer. In 2006 he wrote a song titled 'My Day Is Coming' in tribute to the US mens' soccer team and followed it up for 2010 by writing 'Represent', which he considers to be an "unofficial" anthem for the U.S. team. Watch it below
'Buddy Holly' is a song by Weezer written by Cuomo. It was released as the second single from the band's debut album 'Weezer' (The Blue Album) in 1994. The video portrayed Weezer performing at the original Arnold's Drive-In diner from the popular 1970s television show Happy Days. Funny to watch! Below.