On May 26, 2006, the campaign hit the then-$15,000 target, just five days before the May 31 deadline to submit the necessary paperwork. In addition to the preferred method of cash donations, many methods were used to raise money for the cause, such as a live benefit show held April 11, 2006, and selling merchandise on the official website and eBay, including T-shirts, calendars, and cookbooks. Zo bezingt hij in zijn lied The Saga Begins (op de melodie van American Pie) de volledige plot van Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Yankovic’ eerste album kwam uit in 1983 bij Scotti Bros. Directed by Eric Appel. Bekende werken zijn bijvoorbeeld Fat naar Michael Jacksons Bad en Amish Paradise naar Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise. ", Yankovic wrote When I Grow Up, a children's book released on February 1, 2011 and published by HarperCollins.  It became Yankovic's first No. It was so big overseas that people were telling me they had heard my version of Weird Al's song. Yankovic claims that his parents chose the accordion over the guitar because "they figured there should be at least one more accordion-playing Yankovic in the world", referring to Frankie Yankovic, to whom he is not related. Comedy: 1990s & '00s. While Coolio claimed he was upset, legal action never materialized, and Coolio accepted royalty payments for the song. I doubt I'll be invited to Coolio's next birthday party, but at least I can stop wearing that bulletproof vest to the mall. Black Emperor, who curated the festival's lineup. Also, Coolio's later disapproval of "Amish Paradise" was played up as a large feud.  This release strategy was considered by The Atlantic as a "web-enabled precision video delivery operation, and evidence of some serious digital distributional forethought" as it allows the videos to be seen by different sets of audiences for each site. Other recurring jokes include Yankovic borrowing, or being owed, $5. " Yankovic related one story where, before the American Music Awards where he and Prince were assigned to sit in the same row, he got a telegram from Prince's management company, demanding he not make eye contact with the artist. It's trying to float into my orifices! , In 2011, Yankovic completed his thirteenth studio album, titled Alpocalypse, which was released on June 21, 2011. : The Alpocalypse Tour, The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour. , Yankovic stated in September 2013 that he was working on a new album, but gave no details.  He graduated in 1975, and was valedictorian of his senior class. He is known in particular for humorous songs which make fun of popular culture or parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, or both.  The shows were generally much shorter, as under unions rules Yankovic could only perform 90 minutes per show with an orchestra, requiring him to select songs that he felt would be ones that he had either long wanted to with an orchestra, such as the deep-cut "Harvey the Wonder Hamster" from Alapalooza, or that fit best with the orchestra backing. If you any have tips or corrections, please send them our way. Soon afterwards, Gaga's manager admitted that he had denied the parody of his own accord without forwarding the song to his client, and upon seeing it online, Lady Gaga granted permission for the parody. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about "Weird Al" Yankovic - In 3-D at Discogs. Also, a hamster called Harvey the Wonder Hamster is a recurring character in The Weird Al Show and the Al TV specials, as well as the subject of an original song on Alapalooza.  However, it was unsuccessful in theaters due to both poor critical reception and competition from other summer blockbusters at the time such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, Batman and Licence to Kill. Yankovic was also one of many celebrities who took part in the NOH8 Campaign against Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. ", In 2016, Al appeared in 2 episodes of BoJack Horseman as Mr. Peanutbutter's brother, Captain Peanutbutter, and began portraying Milo Murphy in the Disney XD series Milo Murphy's Law.  Among parodies that Yankovic had ideas for included one based on "Let's Go Crazy" about The Beverly Hillbillies, "Yellow Snow" as a parody of "Purple Rain", "1999" as an infomercial with a call-in number ending in −1999, and parodies of "Kiss" and "When Doves Cry". Another recurring joke is his attraction to female nostrils or nostrils in general. "Eat It" was also aided by the first of Yankovic's Al TV specials that aired on MTV on April 1, 1984, the network looking to Yankovic's rising popularity to help fill its programming time. 1 debut album on the Billboard charts the week of its release, buoyed by Yankovic's approach for releasing eight music videos over eight continuous days that drew viral attention to the album as described below. On October 7, 2008, Yankovic released to the iTunes Store "Whatever You Like", a parody of the T.I. In addition to shedding his glasses, he had shaved off his moustache and grown out his hair. His latest album, Mandatory Fun (2014), became his first No. The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic (2009) Squeeze Box (2017), a massive collector's edition of all 14 of Al's studio albums on CD and vinyl. , Yankovic wrote, directed and starred in the short 3-D movie attraction "Al's Brain: A 3-D Journey Through The Human Brain", a $2.5 million project which was sponsored by and premiered at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California, in 2009. Player of polkas. From parody songs to comedy sketches to animation and voice work, the comedian, born Alfred Matthew Yankovic, has spent the better half of four decades inducing side-splitting chuckles from fans across the globe.But a tragic event occurred in 2004, an incident that he would later call "a horrible nightmare." ", Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Collection, "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection, The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late), An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp), To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With, Those of You with or Without Children, You'll Understand, Music for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion, Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents ... America: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. In his early career, Yankovic hosted the specials Al TV on MTV and Al Music on MuchMusic many times, generally coinciding with the release of each new album. 1 position on the Billboard charts on its debut week. Demento’s radio show”, waar hij als 16-jarige reeds zijn accordeonmuziek mocht laten horen.  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Op 9 april 2004 werden zijn ouders dood aangetroffen in hun huis, mogelijk als gevolg van een koolmonoxidevergiftiging.  Yankovic stated that he would not be starring in the movie, as Cartoon Network wanted a younger protagonist. Weird Al’s 14th studio album, the Grammy® award-winning Mandatory Fun (2014), became the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the first to even reach the top of that chart since 1963. "Weird Al" Yankovic The Best Books of 2020 Three terrific books about Al were released in 2020 – The Weird Accordion to Al by Nathan Rabin, Weird Al Seriously by Lily Hirsch, and Black & White & Weird For the 2010 Alpocalypse, Yankovic produced videos for every song; four of those were previously released for each of the songs on the EP Internet Leaks, with the videos for the remaining songs released via social media sites and included in the deluxe edition of Alpocalypse. The No.  In 2014, he used social media websites to hint at a July 15 release of this new album, as noted by Rolling Stone. The song was called "Another One Rides the Bus", a parody of Queen's hit, "Another One Bites the Dust". Yankovic vraagt echter wel altijd de artiest van het originele nummer toestemming zijn/haar lied te mogen parodiëren, ondanks het feit dat dit volgens de Amerikaanse wet officieel niet hoeft vanwege de fair use-regeling.  Despite these refusals, Yankovic was able to gain permission to parody the "When Doves Cry" video as part of his music video for the song "UHF". and "If That Isn't Love". Ook artiesten als Tom Lehrer, Stan Freberg, Spike Jones, Allan Sherman, Shel Silverstein en Frank Zappa zouden volgens Yankovic hebben bijgedragen aan zijn keuze om musicus te worden. In de jaren 70 was Yankovic groot fan van Elton John. A factual biographical booklet of Yankovic's life, written by Dr. Demento, was released with the 1994 box set compilation Permanent Record: Al in the Box. On September 8, 2007, Yankovic performed his 1,000th live show at Idaho Falls, Idaho. Yankovic also wrote a sequel to When I Grow Up, 2013's My New Teacher and Me!. Yankovic also had a cameo in a 2008 episode, titled "That '90s Show", during which he records a parody of Homer's grunge hit "Shave Me" titled "Brain Freeze" (Homer's song, "Shave Me", was itself a parody of Nirvana's "Rape Me") making Yankovic one of only a handful of celebrities to appear twice on the show playing themselves. Leave it to "Weird Al" Yankovic to give us a theme song for the first presidential debate.  His father, who was born in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas, was of Slovene descent (the original surname spelling being Janković) and began living in California after earning two Purple Hearts for his service as a medic during World War II. 9 in October 2006.. The episode, "Three Gays of the Condo", in which Marge hires Yankovic to sing the aforementioned song to Homer in an attempt to reconcile their marriage, later won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)". In 2008, Weird Al joined Michael J. Nelson as a guest on the RiffTrax treatment of Jurassic Park.  When Running with Scissors debuted in 1999, he unveiled a radically changed look.  Ook Paul McCartney en Jimmy Page, die beide fan zijn van Yankovic, wilden toch liever niet dat Yankovic een van hun nummers zou parodiëren.. "Frank's 2000" TV"), and the surname "Finkelstein" (e.g. Weird Al Yankovic’s height and weight. [Intro: Weird Al] *screams* We're all DOOMED! Alfred Matthew (Weird Al) Yankovic (Downey, 23 oktober 1959) is een Amerikaans muzikant. , In March 2018, Al released a new song, "The Hamilton Polka", a polka medley consisting of several songs from the musical Hamilton. The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic (2009) Squeeze Box (2017), a massive collector's edition of all 14 of Al's studio albums on CD and vinyl. Yankovic released the song as a free download on his MySpace profile, as well as his official website, and plays it in concert, since it was not Blunt himself objecting to the parody. ", Yankovic married Suzanne Krajewski, a marketing executive with 20th Century Fox, after they met in 2001 by being introduced by their mutual friend Bill Mumy. Ontdek de perfecte stockfoto's over Weird Al Yankovic en redactionele nieuwsbeelden van Getty Images Kies uit premium Weird Al Yankovic van de hoogste kwaliteit. The song was a hit on Top 40 radio, leading to Yankovic's signing with Scotti Brothers Records. One of Yankovic's recurring jokes involves the number 27. In 1985 schreef Yankovic mee aan een mockumentary over zijn eigen leven getiteld The Compleat Al.  The book features 8-year-old Billy presenting to his class the wide variety of imaginative career possibilities that he is considering. He has also done significant research for other song parodies to get facts and keywords for certain areas of knowledge, such as for "I Think I'm a Clone Now" or hospitals for "Like a Surgeon".  The project included a brief cameo by Sir Paul McCartney, which Yankovic directed during McCartney's appearance at the 2009 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Hij staat vooral bekend om zijn parodieën op bekende top 40-hits, hoewel deze slechts ongeveer de helft van de liederen op zijn albums beslaan. What ya gonna do? "Weird Al" Yankovic Lampoons the 2020 Election in New Song "We're All Doomed" By Russ Burlingame - October 1, 2020 12:56 pm EDT. Andy Samberg of the group The Lonely Island considered Yankovic an influence during his childhood. Weird Al Yankovic Net Worth: Weird Al Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, comedian, actor, and music producer who has a net worth of $20 million.Known as a "musical comedian," Weird Al … Yankovic recorded "I Love Rocky Road", (a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" originally recorded by The Arrows) which was produced by Rick Derringer, in 1982. "He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life." " Despite his mother having caught Yankovic listening to Dr. Demento's program and banning him from listening it again in the future, he found ways to listen to it discreetly. Verschillende artiesten beschouwen het als een eer als Yankovic hun lied wil parodiëren. ", In 2011, Yankovic was initially denied permission to parody Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" for his song "Perform This Way" for release on a new album, but through his release of the song on YouTube and subsequent spread via Twitter, Lady Gaga and her staff asserted that her manager had made the decision without her input, and Gaga herself gave Yankovic permission to proceed with the parody's release. That particularly bothers me, because I really try to do quality work, and I also try to maintain a more-or-less family-friendly image—and some of these songs that are supposedly by me are just, well, vulgar and awful. ", "Make the Rock Hall "Weird" – Our Mission", "Make the Rock Hall "Weird" – How You Can Help", "Readers' Rock List: Who Should Be Nominated For the Hall of Fame? This approach proved to be successful, as the total collection of videos had acquired more than 20 million views in the first week. Since having a comedy song aired in 1976, Yankovic has sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007[update]), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and performed more than 1,000 live shows. He also directed the end sequence of 1986's "Christmas at Ground Zero" (an original piece juxtaposing Christmas with nuclear warfare) from his Polka Party! " He attended Lynwood High School, where his unusual schooling experience meant he was two years younger than most of his classmates. , Yankovic has invited members of the 501st Legion on stage during performances of his Star Wars-themed songs "Yoda" and "The Saga Begins", recruiting members of local garrisons (club chapters) while on tour. De andere helft wordt gevormd door liederen waarvan zowel de teksten als de muziek zelf geschreven zijn, doch vaak 'geïnspireerd' op de muziek van anderen: zogeheten stijl-parodieën.  Yankovic's continued success (including the top 10 single "White & Nerdy" and album Straight Outta Lynwood in 2006) has enabled him to escape the one-hit wonder stigma often associated with novelty music. organize a circus in a 2007 episode of the children's show. ", "Weirdly Normal: Pop-tune Buster Al Yankovic Saves Worst Wackiness For The Screen", "Archive.org for www.weirdal.com/bio.htm for February 8, 2001", "Exclusive: 'Weird Al' Yankovic Almost Done With 13th Studio LP", "Idiots & Angels: COED's Interview With Oscar Nominated Animator Bill Plympton", "Weird Al May Parody Lady Gaga On Next Album", "Weird Al Yankovic – I'm Droppin' a NEW ALBUM! song of the same title, which Yankovic said he had come up with two weeks before. ", The Presidents of the United States of America were so pleased with "Gump", Yankovic's parody of their song "Lump", that they ended the song with his last line instead of their own ("And that's all I have to say about that") on the live recording of "Lump" featured on the compilation album Pure Frosting.  As his mother was over-protective of him, he did not spend much time outside the house, giving him plenty of time to practice the instrument at home. Yankovic is played by Aaron Paul, while Yankovic himself plays a music producer. " The communications are typically handled by his manager Jay Levey, but at times Yankovic has asked the artist directly, such as flying to Denver, Colorado, to attend an Iggy Azalea concert and speak to her personally about parodying her song "Fancy". Following the release of Mandatory Fun, Yankovic toured across the United States, Canada, and selected overseas venues in the "Mandatory World Tour" from 2015 through 2016, principally featuring songs from this album.  Yankovic returned to Australia and toured New Zealand for the first time in 2007 to support the Straight Outta Lynwood album. It is mentioned in the lyrics of several songs, and seen on the covers for Running with Scissors, Poodle Hat and Straight Outta Lynwood. ", A smaller ongoing effort has been made by fans to have Yankovic perform at the halftime show of a Super Bowl game.  The book reached the No. Leave it to "Weird Al" Yankovic to give us a theme song for the first presidential debate. In 2014, he appeared in the fourth season My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Pinkie Pride" as Cheese Sandwich, a rival party planner to Pinkie Pie. I lost my car keys! De komiek, die muzikale parodieën maakt van bekende nummers, twittert dinsdag dat hij dat niet van plan is. The ceremony was attended by 1,500 fans. Music by "Weird Al" Yankovic and similar artists! Yankovic and his band toured as the opening act for The Monkees in mid-1987 for their second reunion tour of North America.  Since then, only U2 and Kenny G have also entered this elite group.  The failure of the film left Yankovic in a three-year slump, which was later broken by his inspiration to compose "Smells Like Nirvana". ", Yankovic is well known for creating parodies of contemporary radio hits, typically which make up about half of his studio releases. , Er zijn echter ook gevallen waarin de artiest in kwestie Yankovic geen toestemming gaf.  Billboard named Yankovic #15 of the top 100 music video artists of all time in an August 2020 compilation, addressing that alongside his musical fame, "his accompanying video parodies are a vital part of the recipe". " In a 2011 interview with OnMilwaukee, he clarified his stance on his diet: "I am still a vegetarian, and I try to be a vegan, but I occasionally cheat.  A 2009 Rolling Stone poll named Weird Al as the top artist that should be nominated for the Hall of Fame, followed by Rush (who were inducted in 2013) and The Moody Blues (inducted in 2018) in the top ten. Big's Dinner and a Scam, "Weird Al Yankovic leads parade of geek music at Calgary's Comic Expo", "Weird Al's Imitation: A Funky Form of Flattery", "Weird Al Yankovic's latest send-ups on The Catch-up", "Autopsy confirms Yankovic parents died from carbon monoxide poisoning", "The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic", "Midnight Star "Ask Al" Q&As for April 1994", "Dr. Demento Marks 30 Years Of Funny Music", "Was 'Weird Al' the real star all along? In 1985, Yankovic co-wrote and starred in a mockumentary of his own life titled The Compleat Al (the title being a parody of the 1982 documentary The Compleat Beatles), which intertwined the facts of his life up to that point with fiction. In de laatste wordt de samenleving van de Amerikaanse geloofsgemeenschap Amish op de hak genomen. The snack consists of an overturned Twinkie split open as a makeshift bun, a hot dog, and Easy Cheese put together and dipped in milk before eating.  Similarly, he had included Weezer's "Buddy Holly" in a polka medley, but had to pull it when the band refused rights for it. This motif also occurs in "Why Does This Always Happen to Me? Zo heeft Yankovic bijvoorbeeld al meerdere keren tevergeefs geprobeerd toestemming te krijgen van Prince om een van zijn nummers te parodiëren. Up through 1992, six of Yankovic's albums were produced by Rick Derringer, for which he won two Grammy Awards. Yankovic was considering a complete polka medley with only U2 songs, but was denied the rights by the band. Album “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D. Theme From Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser) Lyrics [Verse 1:] Fat and weak, what a disgrace Guess the champ got too lazy Al’s entire career is dedicated to the extremely, even excessively true and reasonable proposition that rock and pop are ridiculous and silly and deserved to be mocked and made fun of rather than stuck behind glass like it was the fucking Constitution or Declaration of Independence.  The book allows Yankovic to apply the humorous writing style found in his music in another medium, allowing him to use puns and rhymes. This also appears in numerous Al TV interviews as well as in several of his songs ("Albuquerque" and "Wanna B Ur Lovr" to name a few.) Zo leende Michael Jackson de set van de videoclip van Bad uit aan Yankovic voor zijn videoclip van Fat en verzorgde Mark Knopfler zelf het gitaarspel voor Yankovic’ parodie van Money For Nothing.  Titled "Weird Al" Yankovic Live!, the concert was recorded at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California, on October 2, 1999. If there's a cheese pizza on the band bus, I might sneak a piece. Yankovic has done voice-overs for several animated series. He chose to distribute the videos to different portals to avoid burdening any single one with all of the costs and work needed to produce them.  Yankovic said: It was sort of like amateur music night, and a lot of people were like wannabe Dan Fogelbergs. Op 14 september 1980 was Yankovic te gast bij de Dr. Demento Show, waar hij zijn lied Another One Rides the Bus (een parodie op Another One Bites the Dust) ten gehore bracht. : Trailer for Weird Al 'biopic' up on Funny or Die", "Watch Huey Lewis Ax-Murder 'Weird Al' in 'American Psycho' Spoof", "American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al", "Final debate inspires 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women' music video with Weird Al Yankovic", "See Weird Al's Hilarious Debate Parody 'Bad Hombres, Nasty Women, "Weird Al Presents: 'America Is Doomed, the Musical, "I am "Weird Al" Yankovic – Ask Me Anything! The commercial featured Yankovic in the short-haired wig from the music video for Hanson's "River", claiming his new look was an attempt to "get back to the core of what I'm all about", that being "the music". the Man's "Feel It Still" and "Live in the Moment, "Portugal. " In 2012, Al was extensively featured in the sixth season episode of 30 Rock called "Kidnapped by Danger", where Jenna tries to come up with a "Weird Al-proof" song, as well as appearing on two episodes of The Aquabats!  When asked how he can rationalize performing shows at events such as the Great American Rib Cook-Off as a vegetarian, he replied, "The same way I can rationalize playing at a college even though I'm not a student anymore. The resulting "Polkas on 45", which featured songs from Devo, Deep Purple, Berlin, and The Beatles, was popular, and the polka medley became a staple of all but one of Yankovic's future albums. But on the newly returned “ Tonight Show ” Monday, Yankovic did perform a number … "Weird Al" Yankovic), Live in the Moment ('Weird Al' Yankovic Remix), The Hamilton Polka, Top Tracks: Amish Paradise (Parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio), White & Nerdy (Parody of "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire feat.