Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo Says Baby Fuels His Creative Spark

10/01/2008 at 07:00 PM ET
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In his single, pre-dad days Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo admits he was a skeptic when it came to the concept of domestic bliss. "I used to think, ‘Who was great after he got married and had kids?’ It’s a very, very short list," he tells The Toronto Star. Since marrying Kyoko Ito and welcoming their daughter Mia, 15 months, he’s singing a different tune entirely, however. "The massive discontentment I used to feel, it’s not there anymore," Rivers, 38, says.

"It’s great. Married life is great. When I’m at home, with my wife and my daughter, I just feel like I have everything I need. I just need to go to my workshop and put on some music."

Speaking of music, Mia’s influence is even apparent on Weezer’s latest studio effort — a self-titled work also known as The Red Album. Rivers shares that right after Mia’s birth, he wrote ‘The Greatest Man That Ever Lived’ — a song, like his daughter, that is "just so vital and full of joy."

Source: TheStar.com

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Cathy on

I love weezer, and I think it is sad that I didn’t even know Rivers had a daughter. But, The greatest man that ever lived has been my favorite song from the red album, which I listen all the time, so now I love it even more!

Kelly on

I have been a Weezer fan since the 90’s and its good to see Rivers happy and that he still can crank out awesome music. There is a definate change in the music, but its for a good reason!

Nicole on

I’ve loved Weezer since I was 12 years old (back in the early 90s), and it’s so great that Rivers finally made it on CBB! 🙂 One of my favorite things I’ve read about him and Mia is that the reason he has grown a moustache is because his father had one in all of his baby pictures, so he’s grown one so Mia will have the same. 🙂 I think that’s so cute!

Lily on

I LOVE Weezer and Rivers. He’s actually part of the reason, aside from Phoenix and the actual nature association, I named by son River.

So happy to see him enjoying life with his wife and little girl.

Mia on

Cute. His daughter has a nice name 😉

My 3 bees on

Wow. I knew he married but didn’t know he had a daughter. My dh and I are big fans as well. Our oldest son is named Jonas and no it is not after the Jonas Brothers. LOL!

liza on

My 3 bees- when I had my first sons Jonas was my 2nd choice for their names, and I kicked myself in the ass for not naming them such, and thats what im naming my baby, if its a boy this time… only time will tell 🙂

melissa on

Holy cow – I didn’t even realize he and his wife had a baby! Good for them =)