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April Fools! Did We Get You?

We hope you enjoyed our April fools stories yesterday as much as we did! In our long-standing tradition, we devoted the entire day to fake news and spoofs. We had fun writing them despite the fact that we can't really fool most of you in our twelfth year of the tradition, even when we start off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.

Promises of a Metallica's new album details and Tim Lambesis' escape from jail (despite being out on bail untl his sentencing hearing on May 2nd) and K.K. Downing re-joining Judas Priest, among many others, were too much for readers to pass up.

To those who got all worked up about it, we've been doing this for a LONG time now. The bands that get spoofed are either easy targets or ones that we like. And sometimes the stories practically write themselves! It's all in good fun, and no harm is intended.

If you'd like to check out our past years' April Fools stories, you can do so at the links below:

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17 Comments on "April Fools! Did We Get You?"

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1. Vizator writes:

Ya know, I said yesterday the worst part of april fools was this article since it's been going on so long. But after reading some comments I can see lots of people actually were fooled. Anyway, lots of funny stuff as usual yesterday MU. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

The Facebook comments were insane, because people are less likely to read the previous comments before posting. There were a lot of hilariously upset people who didn't realize the Tim Lambesis and Metallica stories were jokes.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hammerheart writes:

I love it when April Fools Day comes around on this site.

I love it even more when people get angry when they realize they got fooled.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

Was enjoyable as usual.
Thanks!

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

It was fun.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 12:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

Just another April's Fools....

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. OverkillExposure writes:

There were some pretty mortally insulted, disgruntled motherf*ckers out there this year. You'd think people took April Fools personally! However, I thoroughly enjoyed contributing.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. mike godfried writes:

OKE I concur, some people need to either roll with it that day or stay off the airwaves completely, especially idiots threatening each other and getting all butthurt, that being said it was amusing to see a certain cheesedi@k on here get pressed.
most of it was good though.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. spiral_architect writes:

ANSELMO GIVES IT TWO THUMBS UP!

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. CROMCarl writes:

I had fun as usual this year.

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

I liked anselmo's self imagined interwebz lil' guard puppy the best...yap, yap, yap, me and phils gonna beat yo azz!!

I fvcking laughed out loud at that sh!t...oh and also at some of the alternate suggestions of what the tattoo might read, a few of those were fvcking disgustingly funny indeed :)

# Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Progressivity_In_All writes:

Yeah, the Phil article and the Lambesis article had some of the best comments I've seen in recent years. Plus, let's give props to CROMCarl, who penned quite a few of the articles this time.

# Apr 3, 2014 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ Agreed! CROMCarl is a cunning linguist!!

# Apr 3, 2014 @ 10:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BodomFan writes:

The Facebook comments were hilarious, people are gullible as hell, nicely done MU

# Apr 3, 2014 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. OverkillExposure writes:

The amount of hits and FB shares the Lambesis article is still getting is insane. It's verging on viral territory.

# Apr 3, 2014 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Dustin565656 writes:

NOOO! I want to see Immortal so bad. I was so happy when I heard they were coming to mayhem.

# Apr 8, 2014 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Rex_84 writes:

I really enjoyed April fools on MU this year. Past years I've felt like I often do around Halloween, wanting to do something cool, but always waiting too long. This year I just focused on one article. I gave a lot of shout-outs to people I know in the industry, only the artists from now-disbanded groups really seemed to care. One business owner was quite rude to me.

Yes, people don't read articles before commenting. I threw in a couple of jokes, too, just to see if our readers would catch on.

Whether causing excitement, disappointment, anger, laughter or bewilderment, thank you to all who read our articles.

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