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Governors Ball was oversold, there’s no question about it; that, or the festival grounds shrunk significantly this year. Either way, we had a great time and Sunday felt way less hectic in comparison with the rest of the weekend. Maybe everyone was burned out or hungover or half-dead, but it seemed like fewer people chose… More »

People love to hate Simon Cowell — for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows — but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

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Watch Weird Al Record A Song In Third Man Records’ Voice-O-Graph Booth

At the Third Man Records store in Nashville, there's a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine that lets visitors record up to two minutes of audio and…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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Watch Bands Share Their Least Favorite Interview Questions At GovBall

Last weekend was New York's own annual music festival Governors Ball, and in the true festival spirit of complaining about everything, Funny Or Die wa…
Caitlin White | June 9, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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Watch Weird Al Sing Robin Thicke Parody “Word Crimes” Live For The First Time

"Weird Al" Yankovic's Mandatory World Tour is underway, which means a lot of his latest parodies are getting their first live readings. Such was the…
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2015 - 9:47 am

Watch Jon Bon Jovi And Will Forte Do “Wanted Dead Or Alive” At Night Of Too Many Stars

Last night was Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars, the annual Jon Stewart-hosted charity special to help raise money for people with autism. Some…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 8:49 am

Weird Al Gets Sound Advice; Episodes With Sleater-Kinney, Haim, Jenny Lewis Coming Soon

Above Average's popular web series Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer is partnering with IFC's Comedy Crib for a whole new season. Bayer plays the haple…
Caitlin White | February 24, 2015 - 3:28 pm
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Watch Weird Al “Cover” Woody Guthrie On The Late Late Show

Thomas Lennon is the latest guest-host on The Late Late Show until James Corden takes over for Craig Ferguson next month, and he made the…
Chris DeVille | February 17, 2015 - 11:29 am

Watch Weird Al Insert Himself Into Whiplash

In a new video made for College Humor, Weird Al Yankovic inserts himself into one of the many band practice scenes from the Oscar-nominated film…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 8:06 pm
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Jack White Just Wants To Have Coffee With Weird Al

Tomorrow night, two nights after he brought Loretta Lynn and the Raconteurs to the stage in Nashville, Jack White will headline Madison Square Garden. Ru…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2015 - 1:38 pm
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

"Weird Al" Yankovic does not spend a whole lot of time on the road, possibly because it's really, really difficult and expensive to stage like…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2015 - 9:18 am
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The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm
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Watch Weird Al Star In A Commercial For Radio Shack, Which Still Exists

Radio Shack and "Weird Al" Yankovic are 1980s pop culture institutions that have survived and thrived to this day. Appropriately, they've teamed up for a…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 10:28 am
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Watch Weird Al Perform “Lame Claim To Fame” On Craig Ferguson

Weird Al stopped by Craig Ferguson last night to talk with the late-night host and give a performance of Mandatory Fun track "Lame Claim To…
James Rettig | October 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Weird Al Visits Seth Meyers, Plays Jesus In Award-Winning Short Film

UHF obviously got robbed, but now there's a chance that "Weird Al" Yankovic could star in an Oscar-winning movie. As Billboard reports, Yankovic plays Jesu…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2014 - 9:48 am

Watch Brian Wilson, Weird Al, Brandon Flowers, Conan O’Brien, & More Cover George Harrison At George Fest

Last night, an all-star cast of artists piled into L.A.'s Fonda Theatre to pay tribute to the late Beatle George Harrison. The event, George Fest,…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Watch Awesome Performances From The Simpsons Take The Bowl By Weird Al, Conan O’Brien, & The Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus

The Simpsons took over the Hollywood Bowl last night to celebrate their 25th anniversary and highlight some of the show's best musical moments. Weird Al…
James Rettig | September 13, 2014 - 11:43 am
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Check Out The New Simpsons Figurines Of R.E.M., Elvis Costello, & Weird Al

For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts,…
Miles Bowe | September 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

George Harrison Tribute Event To Feature Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers, Britt Daniel, Weird Al, & More

George Harrison is getting his own festival dedicated to his music from the same people who put on Dylan Fest, Stones Fest, and Petty Fest.
James Rettig | September 4, 2014 - 7:28 pm
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