Make The Rock Hall Weird

He who's tired of Weird Al is tired of life.

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I asked Sampson of Digital Dream Door how he would rate "Weird Al" Yankovic's worthiness/chances of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this was his response:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/forum/v ... &start=450" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Yankovic would get a 0, which isn't even on the list of qualifications. Novelty artists are cute, not important. If there was to be a novelty artist getting in it'd be Buchanan and Goodman for introducing a form of sampling to rock ("break-in records"), but even them I'd give a 1 at best. Weird Al is not an Unlikely Candidate because those are for artists who actually have a CHANCE at getting in, oftentimes with less than deserving credentials, or borderline credentials. He has no credentials, other than a handful of hits which are simply (clever?) re-workings of other bigger hits, and more importantly he has no CHANCE, so adding him there would defeat the entire purpose of the 50 Unlikely Candidates.

As for why the Unlikely Candidates and Outside Genre Possiblities aren't rated... think about it. I write about them specifically because they might get in DESPITE not having the credentials. To give any of them scores would run counter to the entire object of those two pages.

Now to be fair, on the 50 Unlikely Candidates there are SOME artists listed who I could put in the 150 Candidates with a "5" (the lowest I'll go for naming someone as a candidate). The Shangri-Las for instance would deserve a five and I considered moving them to the 150 this past week if I needed another spot to bring it to that number, then I'd have named someone less deserving to take their place on the 50 Unlikely Candidates who the Hall might consider. But remember that the point is to predict which candidates with lesser credentials actually might get nominated and elected and they have a better chance than some of the other fives on the 150 list. Therefore it makes sense to include them in a way that tells people this, rather than lump them in with all of the rest of the fives in the Top 150, if that makes sense.

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/b ... me_x1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

DIGITAL DREAM DOOR'S OLD ROCK HALL QUALIFICATIONS SCALE

1 - Non-existant
2 - Mostly Insignificant
3 - Recognizable, But Minor Credentials
4 - Modest Accomplishments
5 - Worth Examining, But Will Often Fall Short
6 - Strong Case To Be Made
7 - Solid Choice
8 - Unquestioned Credentials
9 - Dominant Artist
10 - The Immortals

THE NEW SCALE

10 - The Immortals
9 - Deserves To Be A First Ballot Lock
8 - Should Be Guaranteed An Induction
7 - An Eventual Induction Is Likely
6 - Should Be Nominated At Some Point
5 - Worthy Of At Least A Debate For A Nomination
4 - Not Insignificant, But Shouldn't Be Nominated
3 - No Business Being Debated By Committee
2 - No Business Being Even Mentioned
1 - No Business Visiting The Hall Of Fame Without a Ticket

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The dreaded "N" word, the pejorative word for comedy. Rock takes itself way too seriously.
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Apparently it's impossible to be funny and a good, popular musician?

Stereotypes are fun!
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Yankoheit 27

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The 2013 Inductees. Al..absent
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Well, yet again Al was snubbed.
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So lets have a look at what Rock Hall President and CEO Joel Peresman helped Kiss get in:
Kiss have been eligible for the last 15 years, but didn't get the nod until now. "The Kiss Army has descended on Cleveland in recent years," says Peresman. "And we've gotten thousands of letters. They also did extremely well in the public vote."
So another band has now been inducted with the help of letter writing campaigns.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees With Songs That Have Been Parodied By "Weird Al" Yankovic:

01. Queen
02. Tom Petty
03. Stevie Nicks
04. The Police
05. Michael Jackson
06. Madonna
07. The Kinks
08. James Brown
09. Mick Jagger
10. George Harrison
11. R.E.M
12. Nirvana
13. Donna Summer
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. Aerosmith
16. U2
17. Billy Joel
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Maybe they're just waiting until another 10 of his targets make it in...

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