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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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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April 26, 2011

Perform This Way

The song that’s been making the headlines around the entertainment biz is now available at these fine reputable online music stores:

iTunes
Amazon

We know you’ve probably been reloading the YouTube version over and over and over again, or maybe you got desperate and held a tape recorder to your speakers.  Wait, did I say tape recorder?!? Uh, I meant umm, what do you kids today use? An ePad.  Yeah that’s it.  I taped it with an ePad.  No, of course I still don’t use a 27 year old cassette deck for listening to the latest music like The Vapors.  What?  Oh…  *hangs head in shame*.

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April 22, 2011

New Album

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Awwww yeah!!!

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April 20, 2011

GAGA APPROVES!!!

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!!!   It seems that Lady Gaga’s rejection of Al’s parody was complete news to Lady Gaga herself!  She LOVES the song and has given full blessing!   Her manager will receive the appropriate whippings for misleading Al.   So you know what this means?  THE ALBUM WILL BE FINALLY RELEASED!!!  Plus there’s going to be an INCREDIBLY AWESOME AND SUPERBLY DISTURBING music video to go along with it, too!   WOOOOOOO!!!!

Check out Al’s blog for complete details:  http://alyankovic.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/gaga-update/

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The (Gaga) Saga Begins

Celebrity gossip site TMZ has an article:

Lady Gaga is adamant … she did NOT ban Weird Al Yankovic from parodying her hit song “Born This Way” — despite Al’s accusation that the pop star shut him down hard recently.

And the New York Times managed to catch up with Al shortly after the song was posted. So they got to dig deep, peel back the layers, and expose the real Al and the story behind the story. What will happen next in this saga? Will she publically announce her blessing for this song? Would she make a guest appearance in a video if she did? Will she reveal she’s really Justin Bieber’s mother? How should I know?

Of course, none of this should really matter since Al originally got permission for Madonna to do a parody of her work over 20 years ago. #addingfueltothefire.

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