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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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Hear Tyler The Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, And Others Cover “Daisy Bell”

Though it was a lovely little folk tune originating in 1892, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)" has been the subject of strange interpretations at…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 10:28 am
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Watch Liz Phair, Ben Folds, Weird Al Audition For Star Wars’ Cantina Band

In honor of Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you, revenge of the fifth..."), CollegeHumor rounded up some musicians to audition for the…
James Rettig | May 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Tyler, The Creator, Katy Perry, Weird Al Cover “Daisy Bell” For Mark Ryden’s The Gay Nineties

I don't know if any actual music-industry figures could've made this happen, but Mark Ryden, a pop-art painter who's done a ton of album cover…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 9:16 am
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Watch Long-Lost Postal Service Audition Footage

The Postal Service has never exactly been a wellspring of comedy, but they did have the good sense to recruit Tom Scharpling, who is extremely…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2013 - 11:44 am
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Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks -- analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake
Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 12:58 pm
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The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am
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“Weird Al” Yankovic Gives Lyrics To Conan’s Theme Song

When life champions collide:…
Amrit Singh | June 30, 2011 - 10:18 am
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“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Polka Face”

Weird Al has a new album out next week and as you might've guessed it includes a medley of polka versions of recent po…
Scott Lapatine | June 15, 2011 - 10:27 am
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Gaga Vetoes “Weird Al” Parody: Hear “Perform This Way”

Weird Al told the New York Times that Lady Gaga personally said no, but the always-vague "sources close to the singer" told TMZ that she…
jessica | April 20, 2011 - 5:15 pm
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Evelyn Evelyn – “My Space” (Feat. Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Frances Bean Cobain, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Andrew W.K., Neil Gaiman, Et Al)

As mentioned, Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer's teamed up with Jason Webley for the concept album Evelyn Evelyn, about a pair of fictional conjoined twins who…
Amrit Singh | March 30, 2010 - 1:38 pm
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Pixies With Weird Al, Flea, Tenacious D @ Echoplex, LA 12/8/09

Well, this had to have been the the best thing to attend on so many levels. Background: Jennifer Bertrand, a friend of Frank Black's wife…
Amrit Singh | December 10, 2009 - 4:09 pm
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“Weird Al” Parodies The White Stripes

So far on his Internet Leaks EP, Al's played around with T.I. and the Doors before actually getting weirdly serious, but for now he's back…
Amrit Singh | August 4, 2009 - 12:55 pm
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New “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Skipper Dan”

Divya Srinivasan made an animated video for the latest single from Al’s “Internet Leaks” collection. While not a parody of anything and actually kind of…
Scott Lapatine | July 14, 2009 - 9:17 pm

New “Weird Al” Yankovic Video – “Craigslist”

There are very few constants in life. Friends move. Loved ones die. Americans lack the job security they once considered a reliable fact of quotidia…
Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2009 - 11:29 am

New “Weird Al” Yankovic – “Whatever You Like”

With the Western world's financial system crumbling, it's notable that our nation's #1 single is T.I.'s ode to getting his girl high priced tequila and…
Amrit Singh | October 8, 2008 - 2:53 pm
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New Presidents Of The United States Of America Video – “Mixed Up S.O.B.”

Always good to hear from these dudes around election time. A couple interesting things to note about the Presidents' catchy-ass new tune from the forthcoming…
brandon | March 4, 2008 - 10:08 am
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Aimee Mann Mockumentary Starring John Krasinski, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell

For someone who says so much through sad songs, Aimee Mann's live shows are surprisingly comedic affairs. Patton Oswalt has pinch-bantered for Aimee in concert…
Stereogum | February 8, 2008 - 6:35 pm
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The Simpsons Revisit The ’90s, Reveal Homer Invented Grunge

Fresh premises don't come easy for a show 19 years into its existence, but hats off to last night's The Simpsons, mining nostalgia for the…
Amrit Singh | January 28, 2008 - 10:21 am
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The New Pornographers’ Challenge You To Get “Weird Al” With Their Tunes

Who's been working on their Michael McDonald'd New Pornos covers? Just in case's those trademark vocals are a bit outside your range, the Pornographers have…
Stereogum | October 1, 2007 - 4:42 pm
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New “Weird Al” Video – “Trapped In The Drive-Thru”

R. Kelly’s serial saga “Trapped In The Closet” is the ripest terrain a video parodist could hope for; hell even Santa got in on the…
Stereogum | March 20, 2007 - 11:09 am
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