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"Weird Al" Yankovic
American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer
(1959- )



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I think my chances of getting into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame are
about as good as Milli Vanilli's.
-- Ask Al Archives (August 2003)

If money can't buy happiness, I guess I'll have to rent it.
-- Song lyrics from "This Is the Life", Dare to Be Stupid (1984)

I sued Taco Bell
'Cause I ate half a million Chalupas
And I got fat!
I sued Panasonic
They never said I shouldn't use their microwave.
-- Song lyrics from "I'll Sue Ya", Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)

Oh, you don't wanna mess with the R-I-double-A.
They'll sue you if you burn that CD-R.
It doesn't matter if you're a grandma, or a seven-year-old girl
They'll treat you like the evil, hard-bitten, criminal scum you are.
-- Song lyrics from "Don't Download This Song", Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)

At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.

An accordion is a terrible thing to waste.

My parents chose the accordian because they were convinced it would revolutionize rock.
-- Quoted in "The Glamorous Life of Al Yankovic" in: Spin (August 1985)

At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.

My personal taste in music runs toward alternative rock. It's not my genre to parody. Rap songs make great parodies because there are lots of words to play with. There's no part of pop culture that doesn't deserve to be taken down a couple of pegs.
-- The HUB interview, Langsing State Journal (2 July 2007)

Well, besides working on the album, I got married and had a kid. So, you know, in spite of that petition that was floating around asking me not to reproduce, I did it anyway.
-- Interview on The Wayne Brady Show (2003)

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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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