Beck Regrets Missing Out on Parody of “Loser” by Weird Al

Beck is one of the most recent artists to join Audible’s ‘Words + Music’- a series which combines memoir and performance for a deeper dive into artist’s catalog and inspiration. During the session, Beck shared a memory in which Weird Al Yankovic asked him to parody his song “Loser”, hoping to call the cover “Schmoozer”. Beck remembered the moment, saying “I regret denying him permission to do it. I think it would have been an amazing video. I’m actually really sad it didn’t happen.” The request took place in 1996 – early on in Beck’s career, when critics were calling him a “one-hit wonder” and “novelty act”; today, the rocker is an 8-time Grammy winner and rock legend. (

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