Weird Al Yankovic

Watch Kids Critique Adele’s Singing: Morning Mix

Bianca Gracie | January 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

Plus: B.o.B. thinks the Earth is flat. Also see which artists are performing on TV today. More »

Kiesza, Marina And The Diamonds, Royal Blood & More Rock Governors Ball 2015: 15 Photos

Bianca Gracie | June 8, 2015 - 2:25 pm

View the weekend’s performers in these fun action shots! More »

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Songs of Self-Love — 19 Onanistic Odes To Being, Um, Your Own Valentine

Jonathan Riggs | February 12, 2015 - 10:57 am

Loving yourself is perfectly natura. So press play on our “Everybody Does It” Valentine’s Day playlist below. (You won’t go blind — we promise!) More »

Lana Del Rey, Bjork, Florence + The Machine To Play 2015 NYC Governors Ball Music Festival

Bradley Stern | January 7, 2015 - 5:57 am

Following the announcement of this year’s Coachella line-up yesterday, the performers for the 5th annual Governors Ball Musical Festival in New York City have been revealed today.

The event, which will take place on Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 at Randall’s Island Park, will feature performances from… More »

Kanye And Paul McCartney Are Reportedly Working On A Track Called “Piss On My Grave”: Morning Mix

Rachel Sonis | August 19, 2014 - 5:00 am

:: Kanye West might be collaborating with The BeatlesPaul McCartney on a track that is allegedly called “Piss On My Grave.” We can only really begin to imagine what that will sound like.[Page Six]

:: EDM badboy DeadMau5 calls out Trey Songz for stealing his remix of Calvin Harris’ “I’m Not Alone.” More »

Simon Cowell Calls One Direction’s New Album “One Of Their Best”: Morning Mix

Christina Lee | August 18, 2014 - 5:13 am

:: Simon Cowell says that he heard most of One Direction’s new, slightly edgier album, and that it’s “one of their best.” Talk about a winning endorsement. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West is reportedly tracking down Paul McCartney for a collaboration to be featured in his follow-up to Yeezus. “Kanye and Paul have known… More »

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! “Weird Al” Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Becomes His First #1 Album

Robbie Daw | July 23, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Whatever magical potion of longevity “Weird Al” Yankovic bathes in (we’re referring to his career here, sickos), it’s certainly doing the trick. The curly-weaved pop comedian chucked out eight music videos for songs off his new LP Mandatory Fun over eight days starting last week, and the resultant payoff is the first chart-topping album of… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Premieres “Lame Claim To Fame”: Watch Him Make Fun Of Name-Droppers

Rachel Sonis | July 21, 2014 - 12:55 pm

As part of the “Eight Videos In Eight Days” installation for his new album Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic debuted his video for track “Lame Claim To Fame” today. Already premiering parodies of pop heavyweights such as Pharrell, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, and Robin Thicke, Weird Al doesn’t poke fun at celebrities this time around but, rather,… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Bemoans “First World Problems” In Pixies Spoof: Watch

Christina Lee | July 20, 2014 - 8:18 am

Weird Al” Yankovic bemoans “First World Problems” in his latest spoof, also the latest in his eight-videos-in-eight-days streak. In the style of alt-rock icons The Pixies, particularly frontman Frank Black’s talk-singing vocal inflections, the pop parodist complains over a friend calling instead of texting. He fumes over having WiFi everywhere in his house except for… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Debuts “Sports Song”: Watch

Christina Lee | July 19, 2014 - 8:15 am

Weird Al” Yankovic shifts his focus from parodying pop songs to team anthems in “Sports Song.” In his latest video, he leads a marching band across a football field to rally the crowd. As to be expected from the proudly uncool funnyman, he does backpedal on some of his threats: “Okay, full disclosure: We’re not… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” In “Handy”: Watch

Christina Lee | July 17, 2014 - 11:15 am

Just as he did nearly 20 years ago, song parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic tackles the rap song of the moment. In his latest video, he transforms Iggy Azalea’s Clueless-loving “Fancy” into “Handy” – as in, he’s not in the murda bizness, but in plumbing, electrical, remodeling and more. Instead of a matching a cardigan to a… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Lorde’s “Royals” With “Foil”: Watch The Video

Robbie Daw | July 17, 2014 - 6:45 am

Who knew “Weird Al” Yankovic was going to be as prolific as Queen Beyonce by rolling out a new music video each day this week? Following “Tacky” and “Word Crimes,” the next order of business off new album Mandatory Fun is “Foil,” a goof on Lorde’s “Royals.” The video has Yankovic teaming up with College Humor… More »

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Blurred Lines” Parody “Word Crimes”: Watch The Educational Lyric Video

Robbie Daw | July 16, 2014 - 5:23 am

Pharrell Williams has been inescapable on the radio over the past year, thus making him a prime target for “Weird Al” Yankovic on his latest album Mandatory Fun. You’ve likely already caught Al’s video for “Happy” parody “Tacky,” and, yes, even Daft Punk and Pharrell’s “Get Lucky” gets riffed on in Yankovic’s latest polka medley… More »

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Happy” Parody Video “Tacky” Stars Margaret Cho, Jack Black & Others: Watch

Robbie Daw | July 14, 2014 - 9:29 am

“Weird Al” Yankovic, the virtual Energizer Bunny of music, is back with new album Mandatory Fun this week (it’s out July 15) and a video for “Tacky,” his goof on Pharrell William’s ridiculously huge smash “Happy.” Fans of the enduring pop comedian will be happy to see him wriggling his arms and jumping around like… More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ Songs Covered By One Direction, Christina Aguilera & More

Mike Wass | September 13, 2012 - 8:10 am

Few albums have stood the test of time as valiantly as Michael Jackson’s Bad, thanks to classics like “Man In The Mirror,” “Dirty Diana” and “The Way You Make Me Feel”, which sound as engaging today as they were in 1987. Given the creative and commercial success Michael enjoyed in this era of his career,… More »

Dick Clark Remembered: 10 Great ‘American Bandstand’ Interviews

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 18, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Like the rest of the music world, we were saddened by news of Dick Clark’s sudden passing on Wednesday (Apr. 18). In taking time to look back on the media pioneer’s unequivocal impact on music, television and entertainment, we found ourselves captivated by Dick’s interviews with the great pop artists of the early days of… More »

Madonna Could Have Struck A Pose As Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Morning Mix

Idolator Staff | January 3, 2012 - 5:29 am

Did You Hear?

:: Madonna turned down a request by the late John F. Kennedy Jr. to pose as his mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on the cover of a 1996 issue of his magazine, George, according to a new memoir. Funny, we always saw her as more of a Marilyn. [New YorkMore »

Katy Perry Covers Adele’s “Someone Like You” — Morning Mix

Becky Bain | October 14, 2011 - 5:03 am

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry pays respect to her fellow American Music Award nominee Adele by covering her #1 single “Someone Like You” while in concert, sandwiched right in the middle of an acoustic performance of her sixth Teenage Dream single “The One Who Got Away”. [ONTD]

:: Coldplay’s… More »

Weird Al Yankovic Wears A “Polka Face” In New Animated Video

Becky Bain | September 26, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Weird Al Yankovic has unveiled the video for his accordion-assisted ode to pop music, “Polka Face”, off his new album Alpocalypse. The clip uses various animation styles (and some freaky Yeti puppets to boot), and features Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Ke$ha turned into crudely-drawn cartoons. But our favorite part comes when… More »

Taylor Hanson: The Idolator Interview

Becky Bain | August 26, 2011 - 10:01 am

You may best remember Hanson as the band that brought the world the non-word “MMMBop”, but the boys who hail from Oklahoma have been going long and hard at music for nearly two decades. (Pretty impressive for a band with two members under the age of thirty.) In 2009, brothers Isaac, Taylor and… More »

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