Weezer is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. The band currently consists of Rivers CuomoPatrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner. After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer released their self-titled debut album in May 1994. Backed by music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song", and "Say It Ain't So", the Album became a multiplatinum success. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker abrasive sound, ended up being a commercial failure but achieved cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both the Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. After the tour for Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left the band and Weezer went on hiatus