He’s taken a breather from taking the piss
Weird Al Yankovic
Things got weird and wonderful at Weird Al’s career-spanning Sydney show.
Except it’s not really an act per se.
“If there was any possible way for me to still do the show, I’d dearly love to — but they’re telling me now that there’s not.”
The lineups for Falls Festival and Southbound had everybody salivating when they arrived, with the Lorne leg of the festival already selling out. Now we have been gifted a host of sideshows for those who can’t make it to the festivals or just want to catch their favourite acts more than once. A large number
It’s been a massive year for Weird Al Yankovic, with his latest and 14th album Mandatory Fun unexpectedly turning out to be the most successful of his career. Thus it is with the wind in his sails that he embarks across the pacific to treat us Aussies and Kiwis to some of his Mandatory Fun
The world’s perennial music parodist, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, has taken to the famous Third Man Records Voice-O-Graph booth to record an acapella medley straight to vinyl, including the much-loved four-way crimp from British television series The Mighty Boosh. Weird Al’s session with the Voice-O-Graph (below) sees him and his pals huddle around the 1947 machine
Although he pretty much went ahead and leaked the fact it was happening earlier this year, the world’s number one musical satirist, Weird Al Yankovic, has today confirmed that the trip to Australia and New Zealand is 100% happening at the end of the year. Taking to Facebook Weird Al posted the following, albeit weirdly
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As evident in a new photo that has just surfaced online, blues rocker Jack White recently sat down over coffee with the world’s favourite musical parodist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, which means, by Jack White’s own estimations, that he has now officially “made it”. As CoS point out, when recently asked in an interview about the
The always on-point American parodist and satirist ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic looks set to tour Australia in the not-too-distant future, after alluding to still unannounced Australian tour dates on social media. Yesterday, ‘Weird Al’ announced the initial dates for his perfectly named The Mandatory World Tour, which will see him perform across the US, Canada and
Weird Al Yankovic, talk-show host Conan O’Brien, and actors Jon Lovitz and Hank Azaria were among the high-profile guests who performed at The Simpsons Take the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend. The celebration of the cartoon’s 25th anniversary included a performance of The Monorail Song by O’Brien. A former Simpsons writer, O’Brien wore a replica
Weird Al Yankovic performed a show-stealing medley of TV theme songs during the recent Emmy Awards. The beloved purveyor of parody added lyrics to the normally instrumental theme tunes that dissected the finer points of Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, Modern Family, and more. After The Lonely Island member Andy Samberg and host Seth
We catch the master parodist on a high!
Alas, the glorious week of Weird Al Yankovic is at an end. Our favourite musical parodist has marked the end of his superb run of eight music videos released over eight days with Mission Statement, a take on Crosby, Still & Nash that harmonises on impenetrable business babble. “We must all efficiently operationalize our stratgies,”
Robert Young, a former producer on The Dr Demento Show, which gave Weird Al Yankovic his start in the music business, is selling a record case that once belonged to the parodist on eBay. Included in the listing is the heartbreaking story of how Young came into possession of the case. Young writes that after
Weird Al Yankovic‘s eight-day music video marathon has seen our beloved purveyor of parody issue some sly, tongue-in-cheek criticisms of 21st Century life. In his latest, Lame Claim To Fame, Al takes on pseudo-name-droppers and people who boast about irrelevant online achievements. Al’s eye-popping stop-motion animation video is set to a country-rock jam filled to
Weird Al Yankovic is six videos into his eight-day music video marathon and still going strong, now channeling alternative rock gods the Pixies to complain about First World Problems. For the uninitiated, they’re the daily non-problems that most of us feel bad for getting angry about. In the clip, directed by filmmaker and previous Al
Truth be told, we never really had Weird Al Yankovic pegged as much of a jock or even much of a sports fan. We always cast him as more of the straight-A music geek type, but Al’s latest video, Sports Song, is making us eat our words, as The Weird One drops some serious sports
Pop music parodist Weird Al Yankovic has released the next installment in his busy week of video releases, with a handyman-themed parody of Iggy Azalea‘s Fancy, appropriately titled Handy. In the partially-animated video for Handy (below) Weird Al is dressed in a blonde wig and handyman’s tool-belt, replacing Iggy’s rhymes with his own. “First things