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Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic
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Birth Name: 
Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Birth Date: 
October 23, 1959
Birth Place: 
Lynwood, California
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Parodist, Record Producer, Actor
Relationship Status: 
Married to Suzanne Krajewski

He had a stellar year in 2014, given that his “Mandatory Fun” album debuted at number one on Billboard, and now Weird Al Yankovich is taking his show on the road.

Earlier today (January 20), the “Eat It” singer announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour will kick off with five nights in Sin City on May 12th, followed by a comprehensive trip around North America this summer. From there he’ll travel to European markets in Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

4:40 pm

He’s made his living creating parodies of hit songs and now "Weird Al" Yankovich is getting his own due respect.

The “Eat It” singer was named Pop Star of the Year by GQ magazine thanks to his keen ear for satire and some brilliant music videos.

1:10 pm

Festy fans rejoice! The 2013 Bonnaroo lineup was announced on Tuesday afternoon (February 19).

Those among the A-list musical guests include Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Wilco.

4:26 pm

Treating fans to another fun-filled spoof offering, "Weird" Al Yankovic has released the music-awaited video for his song "Perform This Way".

Based on "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, the new Yankovic piece found release after first causing a stir when "Weird" Al claimed that Gaga opposed the production of the song - only later to say that he and Gaga had a miscommunication.

12:55 pm

He's been known to parody the very best musical acts, but when "Weird Al" Yankovic asked superstar Lady Gaga for permission to cover one of her hits - she said no!

The Mother Monster has reportedly rejected the satirist's request to add "Perform This Way,” a parody of “Born This Way,” on his next album.

4:11 pm