*Puckett's versus The Country Boy released: 2003 *Matt Sharp released: 2004.
He was a founding member of Weezer in 1992. After the success of Weezer's first album The Blue Album, he founded The Rentals in the spring of 1994, who released their debut Return Of (The Rentals) the following year, which featured the radio hit "Friends Of P." He left Weezer in February 1998 after the release of the band's second album, Pinkerton.
The Rentals released their second album, Seven More Minutes, in 1999. Although critically praised, the album was not as successful as their first album. The Rentals stopped touring in 1999.
After a four year hiatus from the public eye, Sharp returned to the music scene with an acoustic tour in the fall of 2002, touring with former Cake guitarist Greg Brown.