Pat Magnarella

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Pat Magnarella is a talent manager. He was Weezer's manager from 1994 to 2001. In addition to Weezer, he has notably managed such bands as Green Day, All-American Rejects, and the Goo Goo Dolls.

With Weezer

Magnarella was recruited into talent management in 1990 by manager Bob Cavallo[1] under the firm Atlas/Third Rail Management. Magnarella and Atlas/Third Rail managed Weezer beginning in 1994. The song "Lisa", written by Rivers Cuomo in 1995, is about Cavallo's daughter, and Magnarella himself is referenced by name in the lyrics ("What's that? She wants for me to do something for Magna"). Magnarella also managed the Rentals, the band started by Matt Sharp, throughout the band's first two albums. In 2001, immediately following the release of The Green Album, Weezer fired Atlas/Third Rail Management and Magnarella. Magnarella later sued[2], leading to a protracted legal battle.[3] According to Karl Koch, the firing was a "statement of intent" and Rivers Cuomo felt that the band didn't need management, and could simply fund their next album with their own money and pay themselves back when the album sold.[4]

Magnarella also managed the rock band Green Day from 1996 until 2017, when the band signed with Crush Music (with whom Weezer had signed in 2015).

  1. "Pat Magnarella Management Relaunches as GRNDVW" Variety. 1 October 2018.
  2. Pollack, Marc and Simutis, David "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT" HITS Daily Double. 3 July 2001.
  3. State of California Department of Industrial Relations. "WEEZER vs. ATLAS/THIRD RAIL MANAGEMENT, INC.,"
  4. Weezer Fan Club Vault Dive #1