‚ÄúI know it‚Äôs all the rage these days, but that‚Äôs not cool,‚ÄĚ he said.
He did allow for one exception:
‚ÄúUnless at some point in the future, I do something unfathomably monstrous and evil in which case, sure, fine, okay, go ahead. But anything short of that, please limit yourself to spitting and urinating, OK? Have some class, people.‚ÄĚ
Barry Hansen,¬†aka disc jockey Dr. Demento, was on hand to honor Yankovic.¬†
‚ÄúIf more people were weird like him, wouldn‚Äôt we have a much better world?‚ÄĚ he said to cheers.¬†
Hansen helped launch Yankovic‚Äôs career and championed his music, starting with Yankovic‚Äôs first song, 1976‚Ä≤s¬†‚ÄúBelvedere Cruisin.‚ÄĚ¬†
‚ÄúAl has been doing this a long, long time,‚ÄĚ Hansen said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs had a longer and more fruitful career than anyone else ever who‚Äôs ever created and performed funny music, and no one‚Äôs ever done it better.‚ÄĚ
Yankovic thanked his fans ‚Äē including fan Dave Rossi, who spearheaded the effort to get him a star ‚Äē and called it ‚Äúpretty awesome.‚ÄĚ¬†
‚ÄúI kind of feel like this is maybe my one real shot at immortality because I know that now my name is gonna basically be here until the end of civilization, which, let‚Äôs face it, is probably like three or four months away,‚ÄĚ he cracked, according to NBC Los Angeles.
While Yankovic is best known for his four decades of song parodies ranging from ‚ÄúEat It‚ÄĚ to 2014‚Ä≤s ‚ÄúTacky,‚ÄĚ he‚Äôs just coming off a successful tour that focused largely on his original music.¬†
He told The Hollywood Reporter he‚Äôs planning his next tour and promised it‚Äôll be his biggest yet.¬†
‚ÄúEvery single show is going to be with a full orchestra,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúAnd it‚Äôs called Strings Attached.‚ÄĚ
Yankovic said the tour will likely take place next summer, with dates announced in late October.¬†