Weezerpedia:Today's featured article/June 21, 2009
Frank was a soccer fanatic. He missed Rivers' birth because he was at home watching the World Cup on television. He was the one who birthed Rivers' love in soccer. According to Frank, Rivers was named after the three stars of the 1970 World Cup: Rivelino (Brazil), Riva (Italy) and Rivera (Italy). Frank was once a drummer in New York during the '60s. He played in a band known as the Weather Report prior to their debut album. He also was the percussionist for Odyssey of Iska, a 1970 Blue Note Record released by saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The album was recorded on August 26, just over two months after Rivers' birth. This is the only known recording for which Frank lent his talents.