Related Information for Avant Garde Avant Garde shares it's name with at least three bands… Avant Garde (1987-1989) (later Zoom) was a progressive metal band consisting of Kevin Ridel (later of Ridel High, Peel & AM Radio) on vocals, Peter Kitts, (who would later gain worldwide fame as frontman of Weezer under his birth name of Rivers Cuomo) on vocals /guitar, Justin Fisher (later of Shufflepuck and Psoma) on bass, Bryn Mutch on percussion, and Eric Ridel/Michael Stanton (Zoom) on lead/rhythm guitar. T.. read more