'Weird Al' Yankovic CD Signing



   WHAT:  Will Appear In Person to Sign Copies of His New CD "POODLE HAT"
          with Special Guest and Cover-dog Bela The Poodle

   WHERE: Virgin Megastore Hollywood
          8000 West Sunset Blvd.
          Los Angeles, CA 90046

   WHEN:  Tuesday, May 20th at 7 pm

"Weird Al" Yankovic, the undisputed champion of musical satire, marks the release of his 11th studio recording, "Poodle Hat," on Tuesday May 20 with an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. The new CD features parodies of Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, Backstreet Boys and Billy Joel, as well as several original tunes and one of Al's most ambitious accordion-powered medleys covering artists from The White Stripes to Rage Against The Machine. Weird Al has created an extraordinary legacy of music and videos, including parodies such as "Eat It," "Like A Surgeon," "Fat," "Bedrock Anthem," "Amish Paradise," "The Saga Begins," the latest, "Couch Potato" and many others. He has appeared in his own television specials for MTV, VH1, Showtime, and The Disney Channel, as well as his own network show on CBS and one of the most watched episodes of VH1's acclaimed series "Behind the Music." In his nearly 25 years of poking fun at pop culture, Weird Al has amassed 25 Gold and Platinum album certifications in the U.S., Canada and Australia, two Grammy Awards (and eight nominations) and many other awards and accolades. Now, with the release of "Poodle Hat," "Weird Al" Yankovic once again exhibits the unequivocal style that has made him a national comic treasure.

ATTN NEWS CREWS & PHOTOGRAPHERS: Please contact Sheryl Northrop to arrange coverage of this event or to secure one-on-one interviews with "Weird Al" Yankovic.

FOR THE PUBLIC: Beginning Thursday May 15, pre-purchasers of "Poodle Hat" at Virgin Megastore Hollywood, Burbank, Ontario Mills, Costa Mesa or Orange will receive a wristband that guarantees a place in line for the in-store. Wristbands are while supplies last at each store, first come first served. Virgin Megastore is not responsible for lost or stolen wristbands.

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                     The Baker/Northrop Media Group:
    Sheryl Northrop / (818) 986-5200 ext. 221 / Cell: (818) 554-1520 /

PRNewswire -- May 16

SOURCE: Jive Records

Web site: http://www.jiverecords.com/