Al Yankovic talks His 2014 Success

I am a stupid huge fan of “Weird Al” as anyone who visited this site around the release of Mandatory Fun can attest. The fact that he got his first number one album this year was tremendous.

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House of the Rising Volume

Recently, my friend Luke Shurtliff posed a question on his Facebook page. He asked all of his friends for those songs that you always like to crank up.

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Spike TV Elects not to Renew Television Contract with Impact Wrestling

TNA iMPACT debuted on Spike TV on October 1, 2005. After about a year on the air, the show was moved from Saturday night to a 2-hour block on Thursday. Then in 2010 there was an ill-fated move to Monday night to go head-to-head with Monday Night Raw and rekindle the Monday night war that did wonders for the industry in the late 1990s.

Now, the end would seem to have arrived. TMZ reported that Spike TV won’t be renewing the contract for iMPACT Wrestling.

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Weird Al Yankovic has First Number One Album

Thirty-Five years in to a career that some people didn’t believe would last Thirty-Five minutes, Weird Al Yankovic has his first number one album. ‘Mandatory Fun’ which was released last week is at the top of the sales charts.

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Video: “Weird Al” Premiers Video for ‘Sports Song’

Yesterday I wrote that if I were a betting man, I would bet that today’s “Weird Al” video would be for ‘Inactive’.

This is why I do not gamble…often.

Today’s video premier off of Al’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ is for “Sports Song” which is a “Weird Al” original and I was hoping there would be a video for this song. Sports is not a topic that often comes up in a “Weird Al” song and so I was happy to see one.

You can check it out by clicking here.

In other news, Al was on Conan last night performing ‘Tacky’ live with his band. If you missed that performance, you can watch it here.


Video: Weird Al Premiers Music Video for ‘Handy’

Another day and another new video from Weird Al Yankovic’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ hits the internet.

Today he premiered the music video for ‘Handy’ which is a parody of ‘Fancy’ by Iggy Azalea.

If you want to watch the video, click here.

If I were a betting man, I would wager large sums of money that tomorrow’s music video is for ‘Inactive’ which is a parody of ‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons.


“Weird Al” premiers Video for ‘Foil’

Eight videos in eight days containues as “Weird Al” debuts the video for ‘Foil’ which is the third song off of his new ‘Mandatory Fun’ to have a video premiered this week. ‘Foil’ is a parody of ‘Royals’ by Lorde.

This one and ‘Word Crimes’ rank very closely as my favorite songs off of ‘Mandatory Fun’.


Video: “Weird Al” presents ‘Word Crimes’

“Weird Al” continues his 8 videos in 8 days campain with the music video for his song ‘Word Crimes’ which is a parody of ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke. This is the second video for a single off of Al’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ which was released today and so far I am enjoying it very much.

This joins his video for the song ‘Tacky’ which is a parody of ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams.


Weird Al Premiers New Music Video for ‘Tacky’

Weird Al Yankovic’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ is released on CD and digitally tomorrow. In preparation for the big day, Al has released the first of 8 music videos from the album. The other seven will be released one per day, starting tomorrow.

If you want to watch the music video of ‘Tacky’ which is a parody of Pharell’s ‘Happy’ Click Here.


Listen to Art Shimko on the Radio Tonight

If you tune in to 102.9 WMGK in Philadelphia tonight starting at 8:00 PM, you’ll be able to listen to a familiar name if you’re a regular reader of this site.

Art Shimko will be making his debut on the air playing classic rock hits from 8:00 PM ET to 10:00 PM ET.

It has been a long journey for Art to get to this point, from the moment he decided to pursue his dream and go off to broadcasting school until today. We wish him well.

You can listen online by clicking here.


RIP: Casey Kasem – 04/27/1932-06/15/2014

I’ve written a little about the Casey Kasem saga on this site. I actually thought I had written more because this whole story has just been so crazy.

On Sunday morning, June 15, 2014 Casey Kasem passed away at the age of 82. I hope that he now is able to rest in peace. Although, there is a fear that there might be fight over the radio and voice-over legend’s body. Not to mention the fact that there is an investigation into his wife Jean for possible elder abuse.

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Weezer drummer keeps time and catches frisbee simultaneously

During a Weezer gig last Friday in St. Augustine while they were playing “Beverly Hills,” someone in the crowd tossed a frisbee towards drummer Pat Wilson.

As you see in the video, Wilson flawlessly catches the frisbee and doesn’t miss a beat.

Best thing I’ve seen this band do since The Blue Album.


Brad Paisley OWNS Westboro Baptist protesters


I don’t listen to Brad Paisley’s music but huge kudos to him for taking this selfie in front of Westboro Baptist protesters before his concert in Kansas on Sunday…. I have to say though, I myself am not fond of the drunks either.


Steve Perry sings with EELS …. AGAIN!

Last week ex-Journey singer Steve Perry sang with the band EELS in Minneapolis; this past weekend Perry showed up at another EELS gig in Washington D.C. singing the same set of songs that he performed in Minneapolis.

And while current Journey singer Arnel Pineda said that he would step down to have Perry come back to his old group, it looks like Perry’s really enjoying being onstage with EELS.


Video: “Staind”‘s Aaron Lewis Delivers Epic Rant at Saturday Concert

At a Saturday concert in Kansas City, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis took time out in the middle of a song to deliver an expletive filled rant.

The rant was prompted by Lewis observing members of the audience inappropriately touching a teenage girl as she surfed the crowd.

You should not be surprised to learn that the whole thing was caught on video and that the video is available after the jump.

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