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"Weird Al" Yankovic Performance Highlights & Interview at Gröna Lund, Stockholm on Sept 24, 2015 [YouTube Official Video]

Zac Lavender

by Zac Lavender

Published October 12, 2015

For decades now, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been at the epicenter of pop music parodies. In the above video, the funny music man is shown performing some of his parodies at Gröna Lund in Sweden along with a backstage interview conducted by Kenny Mattson.

The songs featured in the video are "Fat" (a parody of Michael Jackson's 1988 hit, "Bad"), "Smells Like Nirvana" ("Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana), "White N' Nerdy" (Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty"), "Amish Paradise" (from "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio which in turn samples Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise"), and "The Saga Begins" (a Star Wars-based parody of "American Pie" by Don McLean).

In the interview, "Weird Al" talks about his rapport with the late Michael Jackson, and discusses the process of obtaining permission for his acclaimed parodies. Also featured in the above video are interviews with Swedish concert goers who give their rationale as to why "Weird Al" is so interesting. "He's a laughing mirror... everything from pop culture. One might think he's walking a thin line between slapstick and genius."

Mandatory Fun is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream the album for free and read our review right here on Zumic.

For more "Weird Al" Yankovic music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic Artists Page.

Source: Al Yankovic Official YouTube Channel

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