'Weird Al' Yankovic Newswire

'Weird Al' Yankovic Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for 'Weird Al' Yankovic.

Results 1 - 20 of 203 in 'Weird Al' Yankovic

  1. Ben Folds, Jason Mraz performing at Ferguson Center this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Folds gained prominence as the front man and pianist of the alt-rock band Ben Folds Five from 1995 to 2000. The band reunited in 2011 to release another album the following year.

    Comment?

  2. Maria Bamford on Anxiety and Why She Avoids the Lady Dynamite Writers' RoomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Phoenix New Times

    Her delivery is fast, fluid, and so engaging that its swirl collects everything in its realm, while steadily maintaining a frenzy. She is so real, it hurts.

    Comment?

  3. Noise AnnoysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 20 | Tucson Weekly

    Comedy has always been about storytelling as much as punchlines. The punchline is just the point and the point is a reflection-of individual life, of greater society, of political and social structures.

    Comment?

  4. The Glamorous Life of Al YankovicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 14 | Spin

    The first time Al Yankovic hears Dr. Demento, it's like Bela Lugosi finding Boris Karloff. The doctor has been practicing weirdness for many years as the host of a bizarre 160-station syndicated radio show, and if there's a ridiculous, an obscene, an off-beat recording somewhere, it's in the doctor's files.

    Comment?

  5. TV Turns to Podcasts for New Ideas, From - Lore' to - My...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | SFGate

    Podcasts are a niche package with a built-in audience, which makes them great for TV shows, says one exec When Aaron Mahnke started making "Lore," his podcast about famous myths and urban legends, he only wanted to tell interesting stories and experiment with using audio to tell them. But things happened fast.

    Comment?

  6. Lender flirts with pop parody on a Dad Rock for MomsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 13 | Marin Independent Journal

    Participate: If you or your band are from Marin with an album or EP to be reviewed, send a CD and contact info to Press Play, 4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 301, San Rafael 94903 The Marin band Lender sounds like it's searching for an identity on its new EP, “Dad Rock for Moms,” a collection of five original songs that could easily be mistaken for pop parodies.

    Comment?

  7. Weird Al Yankovic -- 'Chicken Pot Pie'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 7 | Jalopnik

    Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.

    Comment?

  8. Unusual, Offbeat, Quirky Events Happening This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 4 | The Stranger

    At the zoo's Spring Safari on Saturday, learn about African wildlife and conservation projects that support lions, gorillas, and giraffes . Our arts critics have already recommended 44 great things to do this week , our music critics have picked the 23 best concerts , and we've rounded up the biggest arts , music , and food events in April to plan ahead for, but there are still hundreds more events happening this week.

    Comment?

  9. On the Beat with Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz of "Weird Al"...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 30 | Modern Drummer

    Hello MD readers! I've been drumming with "Weird Al" Yankovic since late-1980, and if you'd told me I'd still be doing that thirty-seven years later, I would have said you were crazy! And when I tell someone that I play drums for Weird Al, the response is often, "is he still around?" Not only is he still around, but he's doing better than ever! The importance of MTV and a healthy music industry at that time cannot be overstated, and the fact that Al's parody lyrics are consistently clever, balanced with equally clever original songs, has certainly contributed to that longevity.

    Comment?

  10. BWW Interview: Emojis Go Classical in Alexander Miller's New ROCO-Commissioned WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 28 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The next time you're sitting alone in your middle-management cubicle, staring at your illicitly open Facebook page, trying to decide which emoji best captures that post-lunch feeling of ennui that never fails to overtake you, stop and take a second to really think about those round little faces. "Everyone thinks that [emojis are] these fun little things, not really serious, but when everybody is using them, then it is worth taking a look at," says Miller.

    Comment?

  11. Ode to the Carmike James Island 8 movie theaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 27 | Charleston City Paper

    "Oh gross" were the first words Nightmare On Elm Street's Nancy Thompson muttered when she saw iron bars affixed on her home by her drunken, Freddy Krueger-fearing/murdering mom. The change to her house was done under the guise of progress.

    Comment?

  12. Celebrity Crush: Why I Love Kate WinsletRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 24 | Stuff.co.nz

    In fact, she even made me t-shirt commemorating Winslet's first marriage and we had the music from her 1996 film Jude playing at our wedding. My name is James Croot and I am a Kate Winslet tragic.

    Comment?

  13. Photo Flash: Fred Willard, Weird Al, Jennifer Tilly and More Perform...Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY returned to the GRAMMY Museum, by popular demand, with new material! As seen on Bravo TV, audiences enjoyed a night of non-stop laughter with a variety of jaw-dropping vignettes inspired and torn straight from the pages of the most unforgettable music autobiographies, tell-alls and more. Scroll down for photos of GRAMMY legend Peter Asher, Tony Hale, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Jennifer Tilly, Fred Willard, and "Weird Al" Yankovic onstage! Originally created by Emmy-Award nominated writer-performer Eugene Pack and developed by Pack and Dayle Reyfel, Celebrity Autobiography has been playing to sold-out houses in New York for six years.

    Comment?

  14. Got writer's block? Lin-Manuel Miranda has a playlist for youRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, shown performing a song from "Hamilton" at the Tony Awards, has created a playlist to break through writer's block. Lin-Manuel Miranda, shown performing a song from "Hamilton" at the Tony Awards, has created a playlist to break through writer's block.

    Comment?

  15. 'Weird Al' Yankovic relives his younger days on screen and in tunesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | USA Today

    'Weird Al' Yankovic relives his younger days on screen and in tunes The 'Milo Murphy's Law' star has a career-spanning box set out this year. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2nCdTIA White & Nerdy isn't just a song for "Weird Al" Yankovic, it's a way of life - and has been most of his 57 years.

    Comment?

  16. Lin-Manuel Miranda Made You a Playlist to Help With Your Writer's BlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | Lifehacker

    If you're having some trouble getting your ideas down on paper, this playlist from the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame will help get those creative juices flowing. The playlist, from Miranda's personal Spotify account and shared on Twitter , features over an hour of great songs about writing, or songs that feature great writing.

    Comment?

  17. Writer's Block? Lin-Manuel Miranda Has the Playlist for YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Lin-Manuel Miranda has shared a 19-track playlist to combat writer's block, which includes, of course, "Wrote My Way Out," performed by Nas from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE.

    Comment?

  18. Town Meeting is making music, not establishing lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Luke Condon is a member of the band Town Meeting which was formed in Ayer along with his brothers, father-in-law and friends. He tells us about what his life is like being in a band and some of the experiences him and the band have gone through.

    Comment?

  19. Salt Lake Comic Con Kicks Off FanX17; Promises Magic MomentsRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2017 | BroadcastNewsroom

    Highlighting FanX17 is Stan Lee, who is making his third and final visit to Salt Lake Comic Con, which he called the ?best comic con in the world during his last visit in 2015. In addition to Lee, FanX 2017 will feature one of Salt Lake Comic Cons most diverse and fan favorite lineups of celebrities, artists, authors and comicbook creators, including Zachary Levi , Danielle Panabaker , Jason Momoa , Cary Elwes , ?Weird Al Yankovic , Bonnie Wright , James Roday , Dule Hill , Michael Cuzlitz and Judge Reinhold .

    Comment?

  20. Watch 'Weird Al' Yankovic Detail 'Medium Rarities' With Quirky 8-Bit VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | RollingStone

    "Weird Al" Yankovic has detailed his 'Medium Rarities' LP, from his upcoming 'Squeeze Box' set, in a new video inspired by 8-bit video games. "Weird Al" Yankovic detailed Medium Rarities - a collection of unreleased and non-album tracks housed within his career-spanning, accordion-styled Squeeze Box set - in a new video inspired by 8-bit video games.

    Comment?