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Jimmy Eat World - 20% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Mesa, Arizona, USA-based band was formed in 1994 by Jim Adkins (10 November 1975; guitar/vocals), Tom Linton (b. 8 August 1975; guitar/vocals), Mitch Porter (bass) and Zach Lind (drums). Their One, Two, Three, Four EP and self-titled debut album, with Linton handling the majority of the vocals, were released on the Wooden Blue Records label the same year. Split-singles Read more

Cake - 19% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Sacramento, California, USA-based outfit was founded in 1991 by John McCrea (vocals/guitar), a songwriter who had spent the previous decade playing in various bands. McCrea recruited Frank French (drums), Greg Brown (guitar), Vincent DiFiore (17 December 1963, Torrance, California, USA; trumpet, keyboards, vocals) and Sean McFessel (bass), although the latter was soon r Read more

Green Day - 19% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Music Theme Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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With alternative rock music going overground in the early 90s, few acts were better positioned to exploit the commercial possibilities than Green Day - Billie Joe Armstrong (17 February 1972, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Mike Dirnt (b. 4 May 1972, California, USA; bass/vocals) and Tre Cool (b. Frank Edwin Wright III, 9 December 1972, Germany; drums/vocals). Armstrong and Read more

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - 19% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, this alternative rock band broke into the US and UK charts in 1995 with their no-nonsense riff-laden music. Chris Ballew (Christopher Ballew, 28 May 1965, USA; vocals/basitar (two-string bass)) told Billboard that ‘Ever since I was a kid, I’d make up songs about pigs, monkeys, and chickens with my brother. In years of writing son Read more

Pixies - 18% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential alternative rock band was formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by university students Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA; vocals/guitar) and Joey Santiago (b. Joseph Alberto Santiago, 11 June 1965, Manila, the Philippines; guitar). A newspaper advertisement, requiring applicants for a ‘ H&uum Read more

Smashing Pumpkins - 18% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Once widely viewed as poor relations to Nirvana’s major label alternative rock, Chicago, USA’s Smashing Pumpkins, led by Billy Corgan (William Patrick Corgan Jnr., 17 March 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) persevered to gradually increasing commercial acceptance and press veneration. Corgan’s inspirations, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Doors and Black Read more

Foo Fighters - 17% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Music Magazines
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Foo Fighters was formed at the end of 1994 by former Scream and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl (David Eric Grohl, 14 January 1969, Warren, Ohio, USA), now switched to guitar and vocals. There was some conjecture that the Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic would join him in this venture, but Grohl eventually recruited Pat Smear (b. Georg Ruthenberg, 5 August 1959, Los Angele Read more

Beck

Beck - 16% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bek David Campbell, 8 July 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hansen rose swiftly to prominence in 1994 with his exhilarating marriage of folk (Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie) and guitar noise. As a child he loitered around his bluegrass street musician father, living with his office-worker mother Bibbe Hansen and half-brother in some of Los Angeles’ worst addresses, pickin Read more

Everclear - 16% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA in 1991, by Art Alexakis (12 April 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Craig Montoya (b. 14 September 1970; bass/vocals) and Scott Cuthbert (drums), although the latter was replaced by Greg Eklund (b. 18 April 1970) in 1994. Alexakis had previously worked as a roadie for a succession of north west punk bands. Indulging himself Read more

OK Go - 16% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Kids & Family
Decades Active: 2000s
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During its initial run during the late 70s/early 80s, the new wave movement was largely looked down upon as a disposable musical form by the critics. By the early twenty-first century, classic new wave groups such as the Cars, Devo and Blondie had left a noticeable mark on countless up-and-coming rock artists, including the Chicago, Illinois, USA-based quintet, OK Go. Founding Read more

The Strokes - 16% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1999, by the end of the following year the Strokes were being hyped as the most important rock band of the new millennium and hailed as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. Other, less forgiving critics dismissed them as a group of rich kids offering a pale pastiche of any number of great guitar rock bands. Read more

Death Cab For Cutie - 15% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music Magazines Soundtracks Soundtracks Television
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1997 and originating from the college town of Bellingham, Washington, USA (but since relocated to Seattle), Death Cab For Cutie has endured numerous comparisons to similarly styled alternative rock outfits such as Built To Spill and Modest Mouse, although the band’s sound is equally influenced by renowned UK acts such as the Beatles, the Cure and the Kinks, while Read more

The White Stripes - 15% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Spoken Word
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of a new breed of back-to-basics rock acts to emerge from Detroit, Michigan, USA, the White Stripes comprises enigmatic bass-free duo Jack White (John Anthony Gillis, 9 July 1975, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar/vocals) and Meg White (b. Megan Martha White, 10 December 1974, Detroit, Michigan, USA; drums). The Whites, who Jack claimed were brother and sister from a dysfun Read more

Vampire Weekend - 15% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Ezra Koenig (guitar/vocals), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards), Christopher Tomson (drums), and Chris Baio (bass) first met while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the Manhattan, New York. During this period Koenig and Tomson recorded a series of singles in the ‘comedy rap’ duo L’Homme Run, but it was after teaming up with Batmanglij and Baio at the Read more

Brand New - 14% match to Weezer

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Coming from an early twenty-first century hot bed of promising young punk influenced bands in Long Island, New York, USA, the members of emo band Brand New - Jesse Lacey (10 July 1978, Long Island, New York, USA; vocals/guitar), Vinnie Accardi (b. Vincent Accardi, USA; guitar), Garrett Tierney (b. 22 October 1980, Long Island, New York, USA; bass), and Brian Lane (drums) - g Read more

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