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May the Fourth be With You

Songs Inspired by the Star Wars Franchise

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As fans observe Star Wars Day on May 4, based on the pun "May the fourth (force) be with you," here are some songs inspired by the all-reaching, ever-expanding Star Wars universe.READ MORE

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"Weird Al" Yankovic Set to Play Southern Rock Star Ted Nugent in the Return of "Reno 911!"

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The upcoming return of comedy series "Reno 911!" has implemented "Mandatory Fun" as it recently tapped parody music legend "Weird Al" Yankovic in a guest role as the southern music icon and conservative Ted Nugent.READ MORE

Prince And Lotusflow3r.com Make History With 'One Night... Three Venues'

Prince Never Allowed 'Weird Al' Yankovic to Parody His Songs

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"Weird Al" Yankovic recently revealed that Prince always turned him down when it comes to his parody covers. According to the "Tacky" artist, he never got the "Purple Rain" singer's permission to perform his hits.READ MORE

Weird Al Governors Ball 2015

April Fool's Day: 7 Best Musical Parody Acts of All Time

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No joking -- these are the best parody acts of all time!READ MORE

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Weird Al Yankovic Announces Massive North American 'Mandatory Fun' Tour

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Weird Al Yankovic is going on tour this summer - and it's mandatory that you be there. Following the release of his hilarious 2014 album Mandatory Fun, on Tuesday (Feb. 23), the "Word Crimes" singer announced an incredibly extensive 77-date tour.READ MORE

Weird Al Yankovic visits 'The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show' at at Z100 Studio on April 20, 2015 in New York City.

Weird Al is the New 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Bandleader [LISTEN] Announced on Latest Podcast

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IFC's hit variety series Comedy Bang! Bang! has found a bandleader replacement for Kid Cudi, who was seen in his last episode last month. As if the show starring host Scott Aukerman and a slew of celebrity guests in bizarre situations couldn't get any better, the one and only Weird Al Yankovic has signed on as the latest bandleader, the third in the show's history. Aukerman and Yankovic announced this news on a recent episode of the podcast version of the show. You can have a listen to this announcement below.READ MORE

Harrison Fest

Traveling Wilburys' 'Handle With Care' Revived By Britt Daniel, Wayne Coyne, Brandon Flowers

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A band of unlikely collaborators - Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynn, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison - once joined together to make what is nothing less than the world's finest supergroup ever, The Traveling Wilburys. Now, for the upcoming concert and film 'George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison', another unlikely group of musicians have assembled. In advance of the film, the creators have released footage of Spoon's Britt Daniel, The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, The Killer's Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones, Weird Al Yankovic, Harrison's son Dhani, and Big Black Delta's Jonathan Bates, among others, covering the Wilbury's "Handle With Care."READ MORE

Musicians Joan Jett, Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Lorde and St. Vincent perform onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn

'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is Most Popular Song In Music Says University Of London Study

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A study conducted by the University of London has determined that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana is the most popular song in music. The pioneering track that ultimately defined the grunge movement of the 90s made it to the head of a list of the top 50 songs compiled by a team of researchers from Goldsmiths at the University of London, headed by computer scientist Dr. Mick Grierson, who is also a musician.READ MORE

Family Guy, rocking out.

Family Guy's Peterpalooza Packs Snoop Dogg, Deadmau5, Weird Al, More

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Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane is bringing the biggest music event to Rhode Island since the Newport Folk Festival, including performances from Deadmau5, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al Yankovic and more. Unfortunately, this revelry won't take place in real life but you can certainly check it out via the Family Guy: Quest For Stuff app.READ MORE

Florence + The Machine performs at GovBall 2015

Governors Ball 2015: Best, Worst & Biggest Moments from Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine, The War on Drugs & More

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It's Monday morning now, and Governors Ball 2015 has finally come to an end. Over the weekend of June 5, countless rock, EDM and rap acts took to the stage at New York's City's Randall's Island to play for crowds of adoring fans. But, with the best of the fest which ranges from free chips to Florence + The Machine to SBTRKT, we also got sound issues, long lines for burgers and big ol' mud pits. In all its glory, Music Times was there to take in it all. See our best of the fest superlatives!READ MORE

Governors Ball 2015 Conflicts: The Black keys, Florence + The Machine, Weird Al, Lana Del Rey

Governors Ball 2015's Worst Scheduling Conflicts: Florence + The Machine vs. The Decemberists, The Black Keys vs. Lana Del Rey & More

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Governors Ball 2015 is only a couple of weeks away, and today (May 20), the New York City festival announced its full hour-by-hour schedule. And, of course, with a lineup stacked with the likes of Drake, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys, Deadmau5 and more, there were sure to be plenty of time conflicts.READ MORE

Jon Bon Jovi, Al Roker, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Gilbert Gottfried and Will Forte (from left to right).

Will Forte and Gilbert Gottfried Sing Backup for Jon Bon Jovi on "Wanted Dead or Alive" for 'Night of Too Many Stars' [WATCH]

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Some of comedy's biggest stars joined forces Sunday night, March 8, to raise money for people with autism. Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' featured a slew of big names, including Louis C.K., Jon Stewart and Adam Sandler. A few musicians also showed up to perform. Jon Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" was highlighted by backup singers Will Forte, Gilbert Gottfried, Al Roker and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.READ MORE

Jodi DiPiazza and Weird Al Yankovic Perform

Weird Al Yankovic, Jodi DiPiazza Slay Piano Version of 'Yoda' During Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars' [WATCH]

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"Weird Al" Yankovic may be a funnyman, but the Mandatory Fun singer also has a heart of gold. Last night (March 8), Yankovic appeared on Comedy Central's A Night of Too Many Stars, a benefit for people with autism, and during the show, he performed one of his classic hits "Yoda" with the help of some very special musical guests.READ MORE

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'Weird Al' Yankovic Talks Life After RCA Contract: "Mandatory Fun" Singer Performs Folk Tune on 'The Late Late Show' [WATCH]

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Most artists would be worried about reaching the end of a lengthy recording contract, but not "Weird Al" Yankovic. The parody singer's last album, Mandatory Fun, marked the end of his 32-year agreement with RCA. Yankovic sees it as an opportunity to work on some of his other passions, like "authentic American folk music," he told guest host Thomas Lennon on The Late Late Show last night (Feb. 16). He showed off his chops with a Woody Guthrie parody about his upcoming tour.READ MORE

'Like A Virgin' by Madonna

30 Years of 'Like A Virgin': Off Kilter Covers from Weird Al Yankovic, Sister Cristina Scuccia and More

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Madonna and "Like A Virgin," the single from her album of the same name, topped the charts for the first time on February 9, 1985. The song has inspired many covers that have been essentially exact reprints of the original, but it's also inspired many distinct reboots as well that Madonna may nit have seen coming. We've collected five of the latter for your consideration.READ MORE

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