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"Weird" Al Says Mandatory Fun Is His Last Album And It Just Went To #1

If you are a recording artist of any kind there are several milestones you have to reach to achieve true "Commercial Success".  A Platinum Album, A number 1 song, a sold out tour with a bus that has a ridiculous bar, and having "Weird" Al Yankovic parody one of your songs.  When you get the "Weird" Al treatment, you know you've made it.  

Seriously, HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE WEIRD AL!

For over 30 years Al Yankovic has been poking fun at popular artists and culture with an accordion and head full of kinky hair.  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coolio, Nirvana, and Michael Jackson have all been worked over by Al. On what could be his last album, Mandatory Fun, he sends Lorde, Pharrell, and Robin Thicke through the the grinder.  In the interview below he explains why Mandatory Fun could be his last album and that Charles Nelson Reilly Rock Opera he never made: 

Al Yankovic photo by slgckgc