Rivers Cuomo (/ˈkwoʊmoʊ/; born June 13, 1970) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer. Raised in an ashram in Connecticut, Cuomo moved to Los Angeles at age 19, where he participated in a number of rock bands before founding Weezer in 1992, with whom he has released nine studio albums.
In 2011, he released a self-titled Japanese-language album with Scott Murphy under the name Scott & Rivers. 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).