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April Fools, Did We Get You?

Having done the April Fools thing for four years in a row now - this year makes five - it's getting kind of tough to fool you guys. As each of the previous four years, we devoted April 1 this year only to posting fake/gag stories (so as to not confuse anyone more than necessary). I enjoy doing this each year as a break from the usual news and hope that some of you have enjoyed it as well.

I think I was a little too obvious with the My Chemical Romance on Ozzfest post first thing in the morning. :-) If you happened to fall for any of them, then we apologize. If you weren't tricked, then hopefully you were still entertained. If you missed the stories, you can still read them all here. (Note the date on each story, however, to determine which ones are April Fools stories.)

You can also check out our archives for past years' April Fools articles:

Perhaps next year, the Metalunderground.com veterans can wait for some newbies to bite before calling out "April Fools" :-)

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming of Real MetalTM news. Thanks for reading.

PS - no offense is meant to either the people or bands discussed in the April Fools stories or to those whom we've attributed fake quotes. As is often the case in life, the bands we like most are the ones that get "picked on" in these stories.

PPS - except My Chemical Romance.

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol I'll be honest I wasn't too sure at first on the GNR one but then it clicked lol. Those stories were f***ing brilliant! Best April Fools stories yet! The Slayer one was my favourite lol

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 10:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

P.S. The Faith No More story was just cruel lol

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 10:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Crushem writes:

Im surprised the gnr one was a joke, but thank god MCR was

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 10:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

Nice work on the Axl/GNR story, Deathbringer. Couldn't have written it better myself :)

And I completely concurr, Diamond Oz.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Plumb writes:

I'm a newbe just singned up yesturday night and you guys all ready are kicking my ass.@*&^.Still your website is awsome.I'm relived alitte too.Now should I eat the eyeballs or the ears for breakfast...

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Scorpion69 writes:

please tell me the Mudvayne one is real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. RememberMetal? writes:

This marks the first time I've been involved with making the stories rather than falling for them, hope my contributions were funny/convincing!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. HighVoltage13 writes:

I agree with Diamond Oz. I was excited about the Faith No More "news", then realized it was April Fools.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

The Mudvayne news was prior to April 1, so it was real. Check the dates on the articles.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Nevertheless it was damn funny!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Valentine_no_more writes:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Valentine_no_more writes:

GNR news Was Fake...?

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. StabbingTheDrama writes:

I didn't fall for any of them, I knew there was no way that MCR was going to be on Ozzfest. I guess since I knew it was a joke I shouldn't have said anything right away. I've seen other websites that were saying Taking Back Sunday. They entertained me at least! It's all in good fun!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. StabbingTheDrama writes:

oh and Hawthorne Heights was another that was supposedly added. lol

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jugglao writes:

u got me with that about gn'r

I ALNOST PEE MY PANTS!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ArchEnemy84 writes:

You know, I was truly f***ing p***ed when I FIRST saw the headling MCR to headline Ozzfest 2007. I was OMFG. THIS IS SO sh**TY. But now I'm like, oh nice April Fool's.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Red_Chord writes:

About Guns I knew it was a joke but I got f***ed up the a$$ about the Slayer one...that was just plain great...LOL

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Diamond Oz writes:

f***ed up the arse about that one? Hmm, I'll have to remember that one lol

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE!!!!

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 4:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. evilcheeba writes:

Quality jokes, I'll admit the GnR one had me when I read the title. The article was classic, all of them were very good, although I missed the Faith No More article, I'll have to go back and check it out.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 6:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Public Execuiton writes:

I thought the Slayer story and the MCR were both very good. Just like about everybody else, I wasn't sure about the Guns and Roses story.

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. deee writes:

lmaoo

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. ...Just Another Number... writes:

Everyone in my office that is into metal is laughing cause I told them to imagine CoB doing "Don 'cha" and "Hollaback Girl" I wanna hear it just for laughs now haha

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. godlike writes:

The GNR story was f*cking brilliant.... !!! Hats off to the whole crew....!!!!

Does anyone know, why the Easter bunny hides eggs..??

He doesnt want anyone to know that he f*cks chickens...

what am I listening to....?? Badlands - High Wire

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. slayerdisciple writes:

^lol that one is good, at first i bought the MCR story but then i checked the date and then i realised wat was goin on i didnt buy the COB story for a second tho

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. sarah smith writes:

that fun hahah so f*ck cool april fools damn good one dam it really thuir \\

# Apr 2, 2007 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Terminator writes:

didnt fall for any of em, but i about wet myself with laughter!

hard to say which was funnier, the articles or the people who were suckered by them.

good sh** guys

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Graveyard Disciple writes:

well the first one I read which was the sharon osbourne story.....which had me fuming...but once i saw all the crazy stories and realized what day it was I knew that they were bullsh**...Good job guys

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 2:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BORAT SANJEIV writes:

yo YALL PIMpz out Ere!! F-U-C-K AMeRIkAz, y0 YOu gUys are all gay F-U-C-KS

F-U-C-K Y'aLl

IIIIAghT!

president Bush is public enemIZ 1# of amerikaz most wanted

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Red_Chord writes:

Hello mike rotch, changed your name again ?

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. LiquidMetal.77 writes:

Mike rotch is Korn Boy

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 10:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. dmasa writes:

sorry only retards fell 4 that sh**

# Apr 3, 2007 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. The Coroner writes:

Whew, thank God the MCR one was fake. They're almost as bad as that one band Lordi.....oh, wait.....

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 3:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. The Coroner writes:

I heard one of those new Araya/Lombardo tracks, actually....it was called "North of Hell".

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 3:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Scorpion69 writes:

good to see Mike is back... and Godlike too!!

# Apr 4, 2007 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Red_Chord writes:

Yeah, I was wondering where Godlike was lately, glad to see he is back...

# Apr 5, 2007 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. LiquidMetal.77 writes:

yep, big daddy is back : )

# Apr 5, 2007 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. deathmetalgrrl writes:

f*** i cant believe i felt for the mcr joke u guys are soo funny but anyways that wuz a cool joke i kept thinkin it was real when i read the news about mcr playin ozzfest gosh ive been punked :D

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 1:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Lara writes:

haha i fell for a few of them...

# Apr 12, 2007 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. godlike writes:

I am still laughing at the GnR story....
but the funniest thing, is the idiots that are still posting like its all true.....( obviously this is living proof that stupid people shouldnt be allowed to breed...)

Hey, its nice to know, that so many people actually noticed I was away for awhile...!!
I was here, but I just dont really have alot of "me" time...!!
Except for a day like today....yeah a snowday in April....this kicks ass..!!!

what am I hearing..? Scorpions- China White

# Apr 12, 2007 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. misskeets writes:

I have to admit, for a split second I fell for the Gn'R post. It honestly wouldn't have surprised me if Axl had been his typical f**ker self and taken the Chinese Democracy demo... It just would have been too cruel if it was true.

# Apr 15, 2007 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Hello I am a Robot writes:

I'm knew the MCR was a gag.

# Apr 17, 2007 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Deth Monkee writes:

i didnt believe the GnR one, mainly because he wouldnt have spent so f**ing long forcing the name rights out of the original lineup if he was just going to dump the band, thta album will make him a lot of money

# Apr 22, 2007 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. bly writes:

SON OF A....!!!!! You guys suck! Funny? Yea. But damn I wanted the FNM news to be real.

# Apr 23, 2007 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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