Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Back to Harvard, Still Celibate

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo is heading back to Harvard to finish a degree in English after an eight year hiatus. He is not, however, returning to having sex after a two year hiatus.

Weezer’s Cuomo heading back to Harvard (Reuters)

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is heading back to Harvard University in February, with plans to graduate in June with a degree in English, according to a recent chat session on AOL Music. Cuomo returned to Harvard at the beginning of the year after an eight-year-hiatus, but has spent the bulk of 2005 recording and touring in support of Weezer’s latest Geffen album, “Make Believe.”

The group is winding down its fall outing with Foo Fighters, after which it will play seven shows in Japan through December 22 in Tokyo. It is unclear if there will be any activity in the Weezer camp next year while Cuomo is back at school.

During the chat, Cuomo revealed further details about his devotion to meditation as well as his vow of celibacy, which he began June 13, 2003. “I decided to try celibacy because I heard it would help the meditation, and I tried meditation because I heard it would help with the music,” he said. “So, it all really comes back to the music.

The irony is most guys go into music to get chicks. Personally, I’d just take the drop-off in creativity.

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  1. Scott T says:

    Says the newly married man, boy get Kim to read that comment quick. 😀

  2. shipmate says:

    I always thought a weezer was someone with breathing problems.