Weezer singer continues vow of celibacy


Monday, December 19th 2005, 2:00 pm
By: News On 6


NEW YORK (AP) _ Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo is continuing his celibacy past his self-declared deadline.

The 35-year-old frontman earlier vowed to remain celibate for two years. Although that deadline expired six months ago, Cuomo still doesn't expect to jump back in the sack anytime soon.

``It's been two and a-half years now, actually,'' Cuomo tells Blender magazine in its new issue, on newsstands Tuesday. ``The vow is over, but I wanted to keep cruising.''

Though he's a lead singer for a popular rock band, the bespectacled Cuomo says it's not difficult to manage restraint.

``Abstinence doesn't require as much self-discipline anymore,'' he says. ``We never had any serious groupies, anyway. Our generation got screwed.''

Cuomo's vow makes Weezer's 2005 music video for ``Beverly Hills'' somewhat unusual; it was filmed at the Playboy mansion with dozens of Playboy models and Weezer fans.

Earlier this year, Weezer released their fifth album, ``Make Believe.''

Cuomo is also pursuing a degree in English literature from Harvard University, for which he has one semester left.