Rivers Cuomo (/ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer, with whom he has recorded eleven studio albums.
Raised in an ashram in Connecticut, Cuomo moved to Los Angeles at age 18, where he participated in a number of rock bands before founding Weezer in 1992. Cuomo has also released three compilation albums of home demos: Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (2007), Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo (2008) and Alone III: The Pinkerton Years (2011). In 2013, he and Scott Murphy released a self-titled Japanese-language album under the name Scott & Rivers.