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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 Make Up TV Theme Song Lyrics On The Emmys

We were kind of close when we speculated last week that Weird Al would perform at an awards show. We thought it would be the…
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Weird Al To Perform At VMAs?

Could Weird Al be a surprise guest at the VMAs tomorrow? A tweet from Grimes makes it seem like it could be a possibility. Earlier…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Weird Al’s Ice Bucket Challenge Is The Best One Yet

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been inescapable on the internet over the past few weeks. Celebrities like Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and…
James Rettig | August 17, 2014 - 10:07 am

The Week In Pop: La Roux’s Trouble In Paradise Finds Breezy Ways To Brood

Trouble In Paradise is the sound of Elly Jackson letting her hair down. The La Roux singer's aggressive upward spike of follicles has been combed…
Chris DeVille | July 24, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Weird Al Earns First #1 With Mandatory Fun

The eight-videos-in-eight-days plan worked! “Weird Al” Yankovic has released more than a dozen albums, in a music career that’s lasted over 30 years, but none…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2014 - 8:35 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Mission Statement” Video

"Weird Al" Yankovic specializes in broad, silly one-joke songs, whether they're parodies or not, and he's been releasing videos for them for the entire past…
Tom Breihan | July 21, 2014 - 11:26 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Lame Claim To Fame” Video

Today's Weird Al fix is the video for "Lame Claim To Fame." It's a parody in the style of Southern Culture On the Skids, which…
James Rettig | July 20, 2014 - 12:53 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “First World Problems” Video

The weekend may be here but "Weird Al" week marches on. His latest video is a Pixies pastiche and sees him ranting about "First World…
James Rettig | July 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Some weeks, we get an absolute deluge of great videos, but I can't remember any other weeks as rich as this one. I thought about…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Sports Song” Video

On the back of his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic recently promised eight videos in eight days, and thus far, he's actually overdelivered.
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 11:13 am

Watch “Weird Al” Yankovic Bring An Incredible “Tacky” Performance To Conan

Great American "Weird Al" Yankovic released his new album Mandatory Fun this week, and he's been blitzing us with new videos since Monday. The first…
Tom Breihan | July 18, 2014 - 8:59 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Handy” Video (Iggy Azalea Parody)

"Weird Al" week continues! Amazing human being "Weird Al" Yankovic just released his new album Mandatory Fun, and he's already shared videos for the Pharrell…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 11:11 am

Stream “Weird Al” Yankovic Mandatory Fun

Weird Al Yankovic has pretty much dominated the week in music, which is objectively awesome -- I haven't listened to this much Weird Al since…
Miles Bowe | July 16, 2014 - 5:44 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Foil” Video (Lorde Parody)

The latest in Weird Al Yankovic's eight-videos-in-eight-days Mandatory Fun rollout plan is "Foil," his parody of Lorde's "Royals." What begins as a celebration of preserving…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2014 - 11:08 am

Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic's albums, and…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Word Crimes” Video (Robin Thicke Parody)

National treasure "Weird Al" Yankovic, in a clear effort to dominate this week's 5 Best Videos Of The Week countdown, is in the midst of…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 12:08 pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Tacky” Video (Pharrell Parody)

In the YouTube era, Weird Al's shtick isn't so novel anymore. The songs he spoofs on his 14th album Mandatory Fun"Happy," "Royals," "Fancy,"
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2014 - 11:29 am

The Week In Pop: Sia Steps Out Of The Shadows, Sort Of

You've known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry…
Chris DeVille | July 3, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Weird Al’s Mandatory Fun Tracklist Reveals Probable Parodies Of Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Robin Thicke

A couple of weeks ago, comedy-rock god "Weird Al" Yankovic teased the forthcoming release of his new LP Mandatory Fun, which will be his 14th…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 9:12 am

New Weird Al Album, Maybe His Last, Out Next Month

Weird Al Yankovic announced on Twitter that his new album will be released on July 15. It's his first album since 2011's Alpocalypse and it…
James Rettig | June 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm