How the World’s Most Famous Bands Got Their Names


Most renowned (at least by mainstream listeners) for singles Island in the Sun and Beverly Hills, Weezer is much more than a two-hit wonder. Active since 1992, Weezer consists of four members — Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner. When it comes to the origin of the name Weezer, Cuomo has a particularly strong connection. As a young boy, Cuomo was given the nickname ‘Weezer’ by his father. After his parents divorce, Cuomo’s father would write letters to him and start them with “To Weezer.” Rivers was both a fan of the name and grew attached to it, making it a perfect name for his band.

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