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Weird Al Yankovic Needs Twitter Break

26th July 2014

Weird Al Yankovic thinks he needs a ''vacation'' from social media.The 54-year-old singer is ''obsessed'' with websites like Twitter and loves having millions of people hanging on his every word.He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I'm...

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Weird Al Can't Believe He's Got A No. 1 Album

By Hannah Woodhead | 26th July 2014

Released on the 22nd of July, the album shifted an impressive 104,000 copies in its first week according to figures released by Nielsen SoundScan, but the man behind parody songs including 'Eat It' and 'Amish...

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Rule 34 In Action: There Is Now A Porn Parody Of "Weird" Al Yankovic's "Uhf"

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th July 2014

It was about time. This week, Weird Al Yancovic made the Billboard Number 1 for the first time in his career with Mandatory Fun, but there was one honor he was still lacking – he...

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Accordion-wielding Grammar Geek, Weird Al, Tops Billboard 200. Best Chart Week Ever?

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th July 2014

Weird Al Yankovic’s latest parody album Mandatory Fun took Number 1 on the Billboard album chart this week, proving that a devoted fanbase still counts for something. With sharp parodies of hits from the past...

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Weird Al Yankovic Went To An Iggy Azalea Concert

24th July 2014

Weird Al Yankovic went to an Iggy Azalea concert to ask permission to parody 'Fancy'.The 54-year-old singer wanted permission from the singer to include his spoof song 'Handy' on new album 'Mandatory Fun' but with...

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Weird Al Scores First U.s Number 1 With New Album

By Hannah Woodhead | 24th July 2014

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have...

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Weird Al Drops Pharrell And Robin Thicke Parodies Ahead Of "Mandatory Fun" Release

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th July 2014

Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy may be well past their sell-by date, but good things take time, as Weird Al Yankovic will probably tell you. That’s the one he released this week. Tacky, a take...

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'Weird Al' Yankovic Returns With New Album: What We Know So Far

By Joe DeAndrea | 18th June 2014

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic is back at it again, but it might just be for the last time in a long time. The master of pop parodies spent the past couple of days hyping up an...

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Billy Corgan Blasts Radiohead

13th June 2012

Billy Corgan has lashed out at Radiohead. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has blasted the Oxford band as ''pompous'' and says he is horrified that some people think Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood is more valuable than Deep...

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Weird Al Launches Royalties Battle

2nd April 2012

Pop parodist 'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC is suing executives at Sony Music Entertainment over royalties from online record sales.The Eat It hitmaker claims he's owed millions of dollars in unpaid royalties stemming from downloads and ringtones,...

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R Kelly Announces New 'Trapped In The Closet', Coming Soon

21st March 2012

R Kelly 's bizarre 'hip-hopera' 'Trapped in the Closet' will return later this year, Rolling Stone announced earlier today (March 21, 2012). The new set of instalments is due to air on Ifc and will...

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Cooper To Ring In 2012 With Yankovic And Mcdonald In Hawaii

30th December 2011

Alice Cooper will ring in 2012 in Hawaii with the oddest band of the year - he'll be joined onstage by 'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC and Michael Mcdonald as part of a charity show.According to The...

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Weird Al Yankovic Back On Tour

2nd October 2011

Weird Al Yankovic is back in the public spotlight having been on tour this week and also debuting the video for his new track, the Lady Gaga parodying 'Polka Face.'Perhaps the most successful music parody...

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Mccartney Blocked Yankovic Spoof

6th July 2011

Sir Paul Mccartney blocked a parody of his hit track Live And Let Die by Weird Al Yankovic because the funnyman wanted to rename it "Chicken Pot Pie".Yankovic has famously spoofed many well-known songs during...

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Weird Al Yankovic Returns With Lady Gaga Parody

21st June 2011

Parody artist Weird Al Yankovic has mocked Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' on his latest album. The singer - who is widely known for lampooning other artists - pokes fun at Gaga's comparisons to Madonna...

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Gaga Green-lights Yankovic Spoof

22nd April 2011

Lady Gaga has stepped in to overrule her management team and sanction Weird Al Yankovic's cover of her hit song Born This Way.Spoof-master Yankovic spoke out earlier this week (beg18Apr11) to reveal Gaga's aides had...

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Weird Al Yankovic Settles Feud With Lady Gaga

21st April 2011

Weird Al Yankovic, the world renowned satirical songwriter, has ended his feud with Lady Gaga after finally getting permission to record the singer's hit song 'Born This Way. Weird Al Yankovic was initially denied permission...

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Weird Al Ignores Gaga Ban And Posts Parody Online

21st April 2011

Lady Gaga has given pop parody performer Weird Al Yankovic permission to use his version of her Born This Way on his new album after he posted the track online despite a ban from her...

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Pixies Headline Benefit To Save Baby

5th November 2009

Reformed rockers THE PIXIES are trying to save a baby's life by headlining a Los Angeles benefit with WEIRD AL YANKOVIC and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star FLEA.The Monkey Gone To Heaven hitmakers have confirmed...

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Fascinating Fact 2243

13th October 2006

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC has scored another hit with his parody of CHAMILLIONAIRE's hit RIDIN'. Yankovic's version is called WHITE AND NERDY.

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Blunt Gave Blessing For Song Parody

9th October 2006

JAMES BLUNT gave WEIRD AL YANKOVIC his permission to send-up his hit song YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL before record bosses stepped in and put a stop to the parody. Yankovic claims Blunt gave his blessing for his...

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Weird Al's Moth Attack

3rd September 2004

Rock satirist WEIRD AL YANKOVIC was attacked by a gang of green moths during a show at DU QUOIN STATE FAIR in Illinois. The EAT IT hitmaker became the big attraction for the flighty...

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Weird Al To Continue Tour After Parents' Death

13th April 2004

LATEST: Music funnyman WEIRD AL YANKOVIC has pledged to continue touring after the tragic death of his parents, because he's hoping his wacky tunes will help him recover from the double loss. NICK and...

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Fatone Parodies Bandmates And Creed

17th June 2003

'N SYNC star JOEY FATONE will poke fun at bandmates JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and JC CHASEZ as well as rock supergroup CREED on his new comedy album. The singer plans to become the new WEIRD...

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Fatone Gets Funny

21st March 2003

'N SYNC star JOEY FATONE is to showcase his sense of humour on a new comedy album. Bandmate LANCE BASS revealed the pop star is going to parody a handful of current pop songs...

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