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Fans to Rock Hall: Induct this Weirdo!

January 9, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Is "Weird Al" — the guy that brought you "Eat It" and made sure the melody from that Chamillionaire song was stuck in your head for a month longer than it would have been — worthy of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? A great many of his fans think so, and some of them have organized a grassroots campaign to get Al elected to the Hall — complete with a downloadable petition and requests for "field operatives" to go around collecting signatures.

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“Long Walk Home”

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