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The Unofficial Blog about Weird Al Yankovic

October 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Weird Al!

The entire staff at Yank Blog International wishes Alfred a very happy birthday today.

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June 01, 2012

WASF update

Just wanted to give everyone a quick update.

The nomination for Al’s 2013 star has been sent and received by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The nomination deadline was yesterday at noon, but we got the necessary forms in with plenty of time to spare.

As always, I strongly feel Al’s qualification more than support his case, and Al will get a star one day. I hope this year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce makes the right overdue decision and gives Al his star.


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April 01, 2012

Weird Al to host new show

Weird Al will host a new bi-weekly web series interviewing celebrities called “Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic”.  It will debut on April 3rd on the Nerdist YouTube channel.  Check out the teaser below:

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[Correction: This series will air every other Tuesday.  Not weekly]

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August 09, 2011

Weird Al Live Again

Two big news coming your way…

Shot at Massey Hall in Toronto on July 16 and directed by legendary music video director Wayne Isham, “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour will debut as an hour-long special on Comedy Central on Oct. 1!

The full unabridged version of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour (plus some cool extras) will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on Oct. 4!


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July 07, 2011

Weird Al Yankovic on municipal naming rights – The Globe and Mail

Weird Al Yankovic on municipal naming rights – The Globe and Mail.

Sometimes you find yourself crawling out of bed in the morning, pouring yourself a cup of ambition, and think to yourself “I wonder if I could plaster a billboard on my garage door for cold hard cash?”

Canadian news site “The Globe and Mail” asks Weird Al about his serious thoughts about cities possibly selling naming rights to public properties.

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June 22, 2011

Beer Barrel Polka on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Weird Al Yankovic: Beer Barrel Polka (6/20/11)

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June 21, 2011

The list of Walk Of Fame recipients for 2012 is out…

…and sadly, Al did not make the list. :( Al is having a great 2011 so far. We’re around halfway in and already there’s a new album, new book, and new music video out, and new tour on the horizon. It would have been a nice feather in his cap, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be this year.

We wholeheartedly believe Al deserves a spot on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. We will be nominating Al once again next year, and we will continue to do all we can until Al gets his well-deserved star!

For a full list of Walk Of Fame recipients for 2012, check out this link.

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Today only… Amazon MP3 Album: $3.99

To commemorate the release of Al’s new album, Amazon has a special deal on the mp3 plus the digital copy of the booklet inside all for just $3.99 today only.

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June 20, 2011

Perform This Way video

Prepare your eyes and maybe even hide the little ones. Mwa ha ha.

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June 19, 2011

The Alpocalypse is near

So uh, anything new going on with Weird Al lately?

Oh yeah, his new album Alpocalypse will be officially released on Tuesday, June 21st. The music video for the lead song Perform This Way will premiere on Monday, but you can catch a couple sneak previews here and here. According to the latter link, you can catch the full video on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live, so set your DVRs! While you’re at it, also set it to record Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Al will be sitting in with the Roots and ?uestLove.

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