Yankovic Heads 'Straight Outta Lynwood'
Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to includPop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to include parodies of tracks by Green Day, Usher, R. Kelly and Chamillionaire, whose "Ridin'" gets rewritten as first single "White And Nerdy."
The cover image, available on Yankovic's official Web site, is a riff on N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton" and features the artist posing DMX-style with a fairly large pit bull.
"Lynwood" is also expected to be released as a DualDisc, with animated videos for each of its 12 tracks created by such major names as by "Ren and Stimpy" creator John Kricfalusi and David C. Lovelace.
"Straight Outta Lynwood," however, won't include Yankovic's "You're Pitiful," a parody of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" that he released for free on his Web site last month. In a recent NPR interview, Yankovic said Blunt gave his blessing for the song, but Blunt's label Atlantic Records opposed it, and that though parodies are protected legally, the issue had become "more of a political matter than a legal matter."
In other Yankovic news, a three-disc DVD set of his 1997-98 CBS Saturday morning series, "The Weird Al Show," will be released Aug. 15 through Shout! Factory.