new album and Lady Gaga may be in
his target. Al Yankovic already has 9 songs into his next album and
only is missing three more.
“I need to write three parodies,”
said Yankovic in the middle of a summer tour. “It’s tough
because I’m waiting for the right idea to pop into my brain. It
coincides with the right song coming out; a lot of tumblers need to
fall into place. If I’m lucky I’ll knock ’em out when I get off the
road and have them out at the end of the year. If not, it’ll be next
year some time, but I’m hoping sooner.”
His last production,
distributed over Internet, was “Internet
Leaks” EP, including a parody of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like”
and stylistic homages to the White Stripes, the Doors and Queen.
things is that Yankovic’s
job “has gotten much harder on a number of levels.” One is
precious few singles these days make the kind of crossover societal
impact and enjoy the “communal sharing” as songs by Michael
Jackson, Don McLean, Eminem and others that he’s previously parodied.