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April Fools! Did We Get You?

We hope you enjoyed our April fools stories yesterday! I know I'm a little late with this update, so sorry for the confusion. In our long-standing tradition, we devoted the entire day yesterday to fake news and spoofs. We had fun writing them despite the fact that we can't really fool most of you in our eighth year of the tradition. Although we did trick a few of you by starting off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. Thanks go to those of you who helped sell the stories and played along rather than blurt out “April Fools!” In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.

You can also check out our previous years' spoofs at the following pages:

As always, 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. yup writes:

you got me

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jenny writes:

With the ones I checked out, you did not get me. With the articles I did not check out...you MIGHT have gotten me. So I'll leave it at that.

Good fun; and great job. \m/

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 7:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metalfan653 writes:

The Mastodon I was believing until I saw the Varg one with the Pepsi commercial, nice job.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathfreak writes:

Dave Mustaine Fires Bassist David Ellefson That is the only one I almost fell for. The sepultura was mean. The best of them all though was that Glen Benton killed the easter bunny.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 9:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jenny writes:

^That story being in the April Fools category was a mistake; he really did kill the Easter bunny.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RTB writes:

Sepultura hurt....
Thanks alot MU.....
F**K!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

yeah, agreed with the Sepultura, but the Glenn Benton one was funny as hell...and I started listening to Deicide again! thank you, Deathbringer \m/
N.P-Kampfar-Dødens Vee

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

yeah the sepultura deal was PURE EVIL...i couldn't even get into or participate in the 'humor' behind it...f***in Oz :)

who the hell is the hold up on the reality of this thing anyway? looks like its Andreas...he IS too proud, it seems

by happenstance, i was last night rereading an old 2008 interview with max in Decibel where he'd just reconciliated with his bro and they were both open to a Sep 'reunion' of sorts...if only for a old time nostalgia tour...kisser was the no go

guess he figures its his rightfully usurped claim to the name, and he ain't backin down from his 'new baby'

this f***in seputura spoof generated more emotion than all the other april fools combined...why can't this fraction of passionate response from their untold legions of original fans spur some initiative to reconsider???

i ask of you good people of ONLY this metal press (Doug!)...is there nothing within your influence that can be done to encourage such notions? Slightly geared interviews perhaps? :)

ah fvck it, i'm a selfish bastard---and am subject to pipe dreams...though i will bet money i ain't got that i am not alone in this fanciful kid's wish

i'm jonesin' for Chaos 2011!!!

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. greyback writes:

You guys are awesome, made me laugh. Loved the firing of Dave Ellifson jr!

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. xsrg13 writes:

you guys got me with the Cradle of Filth and Twilight article but then saw the other ones and knew you guys were f***ing around. maybe next year i wont feel like a dumb ass

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 12:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n0thinghead writes:

phockin' awesome DB and MU staff. all of the ones this yr were epic wins.

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. HereticPrincess writes:

You got me on quite a few....the Dimmu Borgir one, I almost died! At first I thought okay maybe they WILL change their corpse paint to reflect things from the upcoming album, but when I saw which of the Kiss makeup Galder was going to take (my favorite member and shockingly looks like my fiance) I was so sad! LOL I figured you were bullshi*ing by then though. Whew! *wipes brow in relief* >;:)

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 1:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. RTB writes:

That was awesome RAT....what are you drinking?....dont tell me alcohol had nothing to do with that speech....but i feel you bro..
VPNH where the hell you been?....costa rica right?....or is that later this year....
Andres kisser needs the sh!t shook out of him, to be slapped around about 100 times, and needs to listen to some of the bands old work, finally he needs to be tied to a chair and forced to watch the chaos dvd as many times as possible to remind him of the good ol days, and what he was destined to do....be a part of one of the best metal bands ever.....*WAKE THE FAHQ UP ANDRES*.........YOU D!CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 2:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. 50bmg writes:

My favorite day to visit MU! Funny sh** :)

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 3:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. duncan hills writes:

haha it was a good one guys

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. METAL213 writes:

I love April Fools on MU. Last year probably had the best one with Glen Benton converting to Christianity. Keep upo the good work MU. STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!
Now Playing: "I'm Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover)" by Anthrax

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. hellrat writes:

yes brother...i'm afeared that indeed, a few crispers may have been knocked back by that point :)

please excuse the meltdown Friends....but is there nothing that can be done?

WE ARE THE ONES that make careers for these guys....and hell, even a guy as self absorbed and tunnel visioned as jon schaffer listened to his fans who couldn't stand the ripper, and brought back big red....

i'm all for artists pursuing their creative impulses, yes....which is the purpose of the long standing tradition of 'side projects'

you don't see tom warrior riding the CF name on his new project do ya?? no! cuz it ain't fvckin celtic frost without martin

i'll shut up now....and thanks for the good fun the other day you guys :)

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

I've been fooled in the past by this website, this year I knew better. Pretty funny sh** though.

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. JC writes:

You mean I shouldn't wait till May 1???

WHAT THE HELL, MAN???

Need I be sober to read the news from here on out???

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. deathfreak writes:

Rat "Triptykon will sound as close to Celtic Frost as is humanly possible, and the album I am working on will feature all the material I envisioned for the successor to Celtic Frost's Monotheist. I desire the album to be a darker, heavier, and slightly more experimental development of Monotheist." Yea he kinda is

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalrox555 writes:

I was actually looking forward to April Fools Day all week cause I love the hilarious stories here on that day! I did expect them but that doesn't mean I still don't find them extremely entertaining and funny.

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. deathbringer writes:

Thanks everyone - glad you enjoyed them. I'm finging myself too short on time to go into the additional stories I intended, so you'll have to wait for that.

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 10:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. hellrat writes:

yes DF, you are correct...a poor choice of words on my part...though I do think you understood the point and are just bustin my balls a bit :)

fischer is not directly USING the celtic frost name...

a musician's legacy will follow them, its inevitable....and the good ones should exploit it to the best advantage, it IS their well earned keep...

warrior has enough respect for his former band mates and the musical entity he made with them to leave well enough alone and go ahead and risk potential oblivion by taking a new moniker for his current material....and he was the primary driving force behind that band! ya know what i mean?

ah hell, sorry...all this is way off topic...'Bringer, AF was great, and i'm sure you'll find ample opportunity to wield out all the stuff you still got up yer sleeve :)

cheers all

# Apr 3, 2010 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Crushem writes:

Got me on the Mustaine and Sepultura stories. F*ckers. Funny stuff, tho, especially the Dimmu and Alice Cooper stories. F*ckin great!

# Apr 4, 2010 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Ulfbrand writes:

Loved the Varg one, made me laugh thinking of that image

# Apr 4, 2010 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. THRASH TI'LL DEATH writes:

That nergal lady gaga was hilarious. But the sepultura one was pretty mean got to say but total fell for it. And the dave mustain one i was afraid it was true till went to there homepage

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 10:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Blindgreed1 writes:

People are STILL falling for it. You gotta love the people that don't bother to read the posts or what day the story was posted! Nice job MU staff!!!

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

RTB: what's up bro?? lol naw, i haven't been anywhere rlly, other than probably just busy w/ skool and work. i just try to get on here (MU) as much as i can.

# Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Southern_Bastard writes:

MOst of them... NO... But the MASTODON on IDOL one got me. seemed believable

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 10:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. chazo writes:

Your telling me that the Eddie Van Halen was a April fools joke?
chazo
vegas

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. BoltThrower writes:

Haahaa! I flipped through these headlines so fast that all of them either didn't surprise me or catch my interest. Nice one. It never occured to me that they were bogus.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 6:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. cementhed writes:

Have to admit the Dave Mustaine firing Ellefson one I did believe!!! Damn you!!! :0)

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Tee Dawg writes:

You Really Got Me. LOL

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Blindgreed1 writes:

Chazo: No, EVH is real but the story about him posted on 4/1 wasn't. lol.

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. XxSorrowxX writes:

you got meh on the cradle of filth one but not the Dave Mustaine! were not that stupid!

# Apr 14, 2010 @ 9:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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