Seattle Times staff. A factual biographical booklet of Yankovic's life, written by Dr. This classic album takes me back to my Franklin High School days — a time when you actually put needle to vinyl.
Additionally, Cobain described Yankovic as "a musical genius". The first single " Eat It ", a parody of the Michael Jackson song " Beat It ", became popular, thanks in part to the music video, a shot-for-shot parody of Jackson's "Beat It" music video, and what Yankovic sarcastically described as his "uncanny resemblance" to Jackson.
Yankovic was also one of many celebrities who took part in the NOH8 Campaign against Proposition 8which banned same-sex marriage in California. Season 7, Episode 12 . He also noted positive reactions he got through friends his band members have, such as from Frank Black of The Pixies for "First World Problems" and Southern Culture on the Skids for "Lame Claim to Fame", and a similar praise when he encountered Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash on the street, and was able to play his recently completed "Mission Statement" for him.
Most of Yankovic's studio albums include a polka medley of about a dozen contemporary songs at the time of the album, with the choruses or memorable lines of various songs juxtaposed for humorous effect. Retrieved March 15,
Or giving one group hope, while inflicting another with fear. Skip to this video now. Petersburg, made national headlines. Now Playing: Urgent manhunt for Timothy Sargent in multiple states.
Retrieved July 16, Archived from the original on December 12, January Yankovic released his second album "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D in