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April Fools! Did We Fool You?

In long-standing Metalunderground.com tradition, as every year, for the past six years, we've devoted April 1 this year only to posting fake/prank stories (so as to not confuse anyone more than necessary). It's hard to believe that this is the sixth year we've done this. It's definitely hard to fool you guys (our readers) any more. I enjoy doing this each year as a break from the usual news and hope that some of you have enjoyed it as well.

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.

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1. Phil writes:

"It's definitely hard to fool you guys (our readers) any more"

On contrary, perhaps you missed how many muppets fell for these in the comments?

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 9:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Well compared to years past, it's much harder. I even had to delete a few "April fools" spoilers that were posted right after the stories were posted (nothing personal against the posters). I'm glad we can still fool a few people though!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Daiven writes:

I KNEW THE BARD THING WASN'T REAL!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 10:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

We were supposed to keep quiet? Oops! I am sorry guys! Fun articles and fun day on MU! I look forward to next year!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Tomo writes:

Thanks guys.. haven't been to well lately and they made me laugh, especially with how many people falling for them lol :)

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. coldiem writes:

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

There were people still falling for the stories even with those "give-away" posts. I guess some people don't bother reading the comments before posting their own.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Tomo writes:

i just read last years 'My Chemical Romance Confirmed As Final Band On Ozzfest 2007'

some of the guys posting there.. f***ing hilarious

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

I think its funny that even though we said April fools in the comments people still fell for it! The Metallica article and the Dimmu thread are my favorites!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

I very much enjoyed April Fools, I was laughing all day! Was cool to be as creative as I could with those stories too.

Now watching: ECW Living Dangerously 2000

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

Thanks for a great day of giggles guys. I think takeing out a day to have senceless fun is great for the world.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. iEATbabies writes:

I still wish the Metallica rumor was true. Sigh, my friend fell for it though. I got a text message at work with him all freaked out saying that they broke up and I just started laughing in front of my boss.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jrizzle writes:

I didn't fall for any April Fools tricks. And last years MCR joins Ozzfest thread was priceless

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Bevisangue writes:

i knew the Metallica one was a trick, i fell for the kid rock tommy lee one though, i wish they would actually fight on UFC

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. rusty strings writes:

nice try... good jokes on the bad time...

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 2:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DeathInEye writes:

I didn't fall but I've been a reader for a while. I have to say the Devin, Bard/WoW, Sci-Fi Fest, and Dimmu were quite entertaining! And I love the idea of a MU member buying CM! hhahhaaha

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Public Execution writes:

The april fools jokes this year were very entertaining. And I agree, those of us who have been reading here for a few years need to keep the april fools day news a bit more on the dl.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ...Just Another Number... writes:

My favorite this year was Dave wrestling... that was hilarious.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 6:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

They were funny.But I was not fooled.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kalis_wrath writes:

Next year I am going to play along. Hehehe!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Whoracle writes:

Ahaha, so great! I showed some of my friends and they were actually fooled by it! I love it guys, keep it cause it made me laugh my a$$ off, I await next year anxiously!

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

I liked the SciFi fest one. Would be a good show if it was real haha.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

Lol I read that MCR one too. People really are stupid.

# Apr 2, 2008 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Red_Chord writes:

Did not get fooled but damn I had a great laugh out if this...

# Apr 3, 2008 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. DogTag writes:

Does this mean there won't be any tickets available to see Mustaine kick a$$ in the WWE? Darn you all to HECK!

# Apr 3, 2008 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

Ahahahaha! Dogtag, you just sounded like one of the Venture brothers!

# Apr 3, 2008 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DogTag writes:

And the KISS Army is not poised to invade Poland?

# Apr 3, 2008 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. cruor writes:

A good Ap. Fools prank would have been that Adrian Gale succeeded in killing Jon Davis lol.

# Apr 3, 2008 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. DogTag writes:

Kenny G, fugitive at large.. Wanted for eating midgets.. How about that one?

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. DeathInEye writes:

Lmao cruor, nice

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Kalis_wrath writes:

I agree with Death, good one Cruor!

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Flinch writes:

Lol Ozzy breaks hip thats pretty good

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. LiquidMetal writes:

a good april fools joke would be to change the site name to popunderground.com and have pop news the whole day.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. XWigglesX writes:

Hahah. Oh anyone gonna jump the Olympic torch? Try and put it out? I would have a crack but it only comes to Canberra. And that is about 8 hours away from where I live.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 7:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. KoRNBoY writes:

YeS u FoOLeD Me wIt dAt gUy LoSiNg hIs LeG mAyhNe iWaS LiKe WTF?!@??@

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