Rivers Cuomo Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Family, Young, Guitar, 1994, Harvard

Rivers Cuomo Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Family, Young, Guitar, 1994, Harvard

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Biography

Rivers Cuomo (born June 13, 1970), also known as Peter Kitts, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter of the rock band Weezer

He has also worked as a solo artist, and his work with Weezer has earned him critical acclaim and a large cult following.

Rivers Cuomo was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. He was exposed to music at a young age and began playing the guitar when he was ten years old. He attended Harvard University, where he wrote songs for an unsigned band called Avant Garde.

After graduation, Rivers Cuomo moved to Los Angeles and formed Weezer with bassist Matt Sharp. The band released its debut album in 1994, and Rivers Cuomo has continued to write and perform with the band ever since.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Peter Kitts
Stage Name: Rivers Cuomo
Born: 13 June 1970 (age 52 years old)
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.69 m
Parents: Frank Cuomo, Beverly Cuomo
Siblings: Leaves Cuomo
Wife • Spouse: Kyoko Ito (m. 2006)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Mia Cuomo, Leo Cuomo
Occupation: Singer • Musician
Net Worth: $35 million

Early Life & Education

Rivers Cuomo was born in New York City, United States, on June 13, 1970, to an Italian father and a German-English mother. The origin of his name has been disputed. 

According to one narrative, Rivers Cuomo‘s mother, Beverly Cuomo, named him Rivers because he was born in Manhattan between the East and Hudson rivers or because she could hear a river outside her hospital window. He has a brother whose name is Leaves Cuomo.

Rivers Cuomo was named after three great soccer players: Rivellino, Luigi Riva, and Gianni Rivera, who played in the 1970 World Cup, according to his father, Frank Cuomo, a musician who played drums on jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter‘s 1971 album Odyssey of Iska.

Rivers Cuomo was raised at Rochester Zen Center in Rochester, New York, until 1975, when his father abandoned the family. His mother relocated the family to Pomfret, Connecticut, to Yogaville, a meditation center. He attended Pomfret Community School after his mother married Stephen Kitts.

His mother moved the family to an ashram in Connecticut called Yogaville. Rivers Cuomo went to Pomfret Community School, and his mother married Stephen Kitts. From Yogaville, they moved to Virginia in 1980. The Kitts family decided to stay in Connecticut and moved to the Storrs/Mansfield area.

Rivers Cuomo went to Mansfield Middle School and E.O. Smith High School during this time. He was in the high school choir and played Johnny Casino in a school production of Grease. He also changed his name to Peter Kitts. When he finished school, he went back to his old name.

Personal Life

Rivers Cuomo made a promise to stay away from sexual activity from 2004 until his wedding in 2006. He married Kyoko Ito on June 18, 2006. He met her at one of his solo shows at the Middle East club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in March 1997.

He asked her to marry him in Tokyo, Japan, just before Christmas 2005. The wedding took place on a beach in Malibu called Paradise Cove. All of Weezer’s past and present members, except for Mikey Welsh, were there, as well as Kevin Ridel and Rick Rubin. Mia Cuomo, their daughter, was born in 2007, and Leo Cuomo, their son, was born in 2011.

Rivers Cuomo was born with legs that were the same length, but as he got taller, his left leg became almost two inches shorter than his right. After The Blue Album was a hit, Rivers Cuomo had the Ilizarov procedure done to fix the problem.

This meant having surgery to break the bone in his leg. After that, he had to wear a steel brace for several months and “stretch” his leg four times a day on his own. Rivers Cuomo said the experience was like “crucifying” his leg.

Career

In 1992, Rivers Cuomo, drummer Patrick Wilson, bassist Matt Sharp, and guitarist Jason Cropper got together to start the band Weezer. When he was a little boy, his father called him Weezer. Weezer signed with DGC, a branch of Geffen Records, on June 25, 1993. In May 1994, they released their self-titled debut album, which is often called the Blue Album.

Rivers Cuomo asked Jason Cropper to leave the band during the album’s making. Brian Bell took his place. On January 1, 1995, the album was given a platinum rating because it had sold more than a million copies. 

Even though he was popular, Rivers Cuomo didn’t like how boring and lonely traveling was. He also developed a “big inferiority complex” about rock music, saying, “I thought my songs were incredibly stupid and foolish, and I wanted to write deep, intense, beautiful music.”

In March 1995, Rivers Cuomo had major surgery to make his left leg, which was 44mm shorter than his right, longer. To do this, the leg bone had to be broken during surgery. After that, the patient had to wear a steel brace for months and go through hard rehabilitation sessions.

During Weezer‘s hiatus after the release of Pinkerton, Rivers Cuomo formed Homie and performed what he called “goofball songs” for his “country band.” An album was planned, but only one studio recording, a song titled American Girls, was released. 

Appearing on the Song Exploder podcast in 2016, Rivers Cuomo explained the process he used to write albums such as Weezer‘s White Album (2016). He maintains Spotify playlists of music with “cool” chord progressions that he uses for inspiration. 

Net Worth

Rivers Cuomo has an estimated net worth of $35 million. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Weezer. 

Rivers Cuomo has also released several solo albums and has collaborated with other artists throughout his career.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Rivers_cuomo
  • Twitter handle: @Riverscuomo

Discography

  • Island In The Sun
  • Undone
  • Hash Pipe
  • Beverly Hills
  • Buddy Holly
  • Photograph
  • All My Favorite Songs
  • Pork & Beans
  • Say It Ain’t So
  • You Might Think
  • Take On Me
  • Africa
  • What Happens After You
  • Burndt Jamb
  • Perfect Situation
  • My Name IS Jonas
  • El Scorcho
  • California Kids
  • Only In Dreams
  • Butterfly
  • Backflip
  • A Little Bit of Love
  • No Other One
  • Pink Triangle



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