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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 posters -- before dropping their 2013 lineup at night, totally unannounced, Bonnaroo is doing this the old-fashioned way: by having Weird Al host a live stream o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 19, 2013

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 pointed interview comment. Maybe they'd toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on "Sweet Home Alabama," but that would be just about it. That'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 29, 2011

“Weird Al” Yankovic Gives Lyrics To Conan’s Theme Song

When life champions collide:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 30, 2011

“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 pop hits. Check out the song below and see if you can name all fourteen songs he's covering. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 15, 2011

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 hasn't even heard the "Born This Way" parody yet, let alone vetoed it. Weird Al put the parody on YouTube, so you can judge it yourself. Think Lady… More »

By: jessica / April 20, 2011

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 have a really stocked rolodex. The guest list is sprawling, a lively slice thereof -- including Andrew W.K., "Weird Al," and graphic novelist/Palmer fiancé Neil Gaiman -- turn u… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 30, 2010

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 Violet Clark, has a son named Winston, a ten-month old born with "two rare and complex malformations called lymphatic and venous malformations." They threaten his life, and his health care… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 10, 2009

“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 to the good times pop cultural mishmashing shtick, bringing a Jack and Meg-styled thump to "CNR" -- as in Charles Nelson Riley, whose virtues are extolled More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 4, 2009

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 depressing, it sounds a lot like Fountains Of Wayne. Watch at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 14, 2009

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 quotidian life. But through it all there is Weird Al. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 16, 2009

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 bottle service all night long (among other things). The irony's not lost on me, and the irony's never lost on "Weird Al." In honor of the moment, Yankovic has rush… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2008

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 These Are The Good Times People: The video was directed by Weird Al, the elastic vocalist dude hasn't aged a bit (a benefit of going bald young?), and the… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2008

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 for over ten years now. The singer/songwriter's part of Jon Brion's Largo family, and it's always fun to watch that talented crew of comedians and musicians in new configurations, especially… More »

By: Stereogum / February 8, 2008

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 decade after the show was created. It was That '90s Show: Marge and Homer taught the kids about the decade of Zima, the Soup Nazi, and money machines. More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 28, 2008

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 one again thrown the gauntlet, but this time the only limitation is your acuity of wit. Bleeding farts funnier than leaving farts? Agreed. Now, we wanna see you guy… More »

By: Stereogum / October 1, 2007

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 action with the blasphemous "Trapped In The CLAUSet". So it's mildly disappointing "Weird Al" took a cue from Claus and shunned a live-action spoof, but you're still bound… More »

By: Stereogum / March 20, 2007

Grammy Award Nominee “Weird Al”

The fact that 23 years after breaking on the scene, Al Yankovic had the best year of his career in '06 is obviously strange. Weird, even. But most bizarre, Al was nominated not just for Best Comedy Album, but in the Best Surround Sound category as well. Who listened to Straight Outta Lynwood on surround… More »

By: Stereogum / February 9, 2007

“Weird Al” Interviews Jessica Sampson

And Jess is just so candid! Yankovic's masterful questioning gets the right words to come out of Jess's mouth -- even if her lack of grammar skills mean she don't talk so good. If you dug Al's Q&A with Jessica Sampson, you're gonna love his sit down with K-Fed. The F stands for… More »

By: Stereogum / December 20, 2006

Someone Will Say What Is LOST Can Never Be Saved

Are you a LOST fan? Do you love "Weird Al"? Well, today's your lucky day, freckles. More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2006

Polkarama 2006

The polka medley is actually our favorite part of the last few 'Weird Al' CDs. WHAT SONG IS HE GONNA DO NEXT?! LOL!. So, if you'll forgive two Yankovic posts in 24 hours, check out the fan-made video for "Polkarama," featuring all your favorite hits from the past year transcribed for accordian. (Via More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 19, 2006