Weezer will release its 13th studio album, the self-titled “Black Album,” on March 1, continuing a 25-year career that has had its share of ups and downs. The Onion looks back at the history of Weezer.


1945:

United States military occupies Japan, leading to a long-lasting cultural exchange.

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1985:

Rivers Cuomo was having a rough childhood, probably.


1993:

In need of some background music for his eye-catching videos, director Spike Jonze creates the band Weezer.

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1994:

Weezer’s video for “Buddy Holly” receives the highly coveted and prestigious honor of being featured on the companion CD for the Windows 95 operating system.

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1996:

Record sales soar with rumors that drummer Patrick Wilson shot 2Pac.


1997-1999:

The band waits quietly in the studio waiting for Rivers Cuomo to finish Harvard.


2002:

Weezer releases Maladroit, its fourth studio album, featuring more songs and choruses and riffs and stuff.

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2008:

The “Red Album” features the band experimenting with more terrible material.


2012:

The band scraps an entire album’s worth of songs after they’re unable to decide on a color.

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2019:

After many years of pulling on the single thread, the sweater from “Undone (The Sweater Song)” is finally completely destroyed.

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