Sep 23rd, 2008 // 3 Comments

AP04020804182.jpgFounding Idolator editor Brian Raftery chats up accordion-wielding parodymaster “Weird Al” Yankovic, and how the Internet has changed his business: “Back in the ’80s, ‘Purple Rain’ would be number one for half a year,” Yankovic says. “You still have Top 40 radio now, but it’s 40 different stations. There aren’t many hits that everybody knows, and there aren’t many real superstars. That makes it more difficult for me.” [Wired]

  1. Pop Cesspool

    Like I’ve been sayin’, Al should quit the boo-frickin-hooing and do a version of “Love Lockdown.” [www.popcesspool.net]

  2. Lax Danja House

    Ohhhhhh. And I thought ‘White And Nerdy’ was just a really dated attempt at a parody!

  3. Halfwit

    @Lax Danja House: His performances usually last two and a half hours

    I mean… you can argue for or against the rationality of his fanbase, but you can’t argue that he’s giving them their money’s worth.

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