Yank Blog

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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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…

COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIAL!
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!

NEW DVD & BLU-RAY!
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!

[weirdal.com]

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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

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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May 12, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba: Circus

In an amazing turn of events, this post will NOT be about the upcoming Alpocalypse, or even about Lady Gaga.

Nickelodeon is releasing the Yo Gabba Gabba episode that Weird Al starred in, Circus, on DVD on June 14th, 2011. It will also contain three other episodes that… aw who cares? This one’s got Al in it! That’s all you really need to know.

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May 01, 2011

The Alpocalypse Is Nigh

You can now pre-order the album at Amazon and from the official music store on WeirdAl.com, MyPlayDirect.  In case you’ve been trying to stay away from spoilers, be forewarned that the MyPlayDirect site reveals the full track listing.  As an added bonus, there is a deluxe version that includes a DVD with 10 music videos similar to the Straight Outta Lynwood album.

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