10/14/2014 01:52 EDT | Updated 10/14/2014 04:59 EDT

Revenge Of The Music Nerds: From Buddy Holly To Michael Jackson To Weezer

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With Weezer’s release of their ninth studio album "Everything Will Be Alright In The End," one of music's greatest and most popular nerd rock bands are returning to the spotlight after a four-year absence (and a few questonable records before that.)

But one look at Weezer's bespectacled, cardigan adorned frontman Rivers Cuomo brings to mind the plethora of other nerdy musicians who have found success in the industry over the years. Whether they let their geek flags fly in fashion or write songs about cartoons and videos games, plenty of nerdy musicians have aced their musical exams.

So to celebrate the release of Weezer's new album, here’s a look at some of music's all-time greatest geeks and coolest nerds.