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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 eleventh year of the tradition, even when we start off with some very plausible (yet fake) stories. Many thanks to those of you resisted blurting out “April Fools!” In case you missed them, you can read yesterday's April Fools stories here.

This year we had an issue with a malware warning from Google. The issue was addressed promptly on March 31st, but the warning persisted into April 1 and surely lessened the number of people who clicked through and read and commented on our April fools stories.

Still, we got folks with some great ones like a plausible sounding Metallica story, an Immortal-Beyonce collaboration with a fantastic image supporting it, Dave Mustaine releasing a country album in light of his recent meeting with Willie Nelson, as well as the obligatory Slayer stories, a faux Unearthing The Metal Underground column featuring some truly horrid screamo bands, and much more.

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:

Thanks for reading. We now return to our regularly scheduled metal programming.

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brandedcfh420's avatar

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

just on the RATM one...

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

I LIKED THE METALLICA JOKE BECAUSE THE ARTICLE SEEMED PERFECTLY PLAUSIBLE, GIVEN LARS' SENSIBILITIES. I ALSO LIKED THE IMMORTAL WORKING WITH BEYONCE JOKE. I JUST HEARD THE STRANGEST JOKE OF ALL TODAY THOUGH. EDDIE VAN HALEN WORKING WITH LL COOL J. UGGH!

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Vizator writes:

Naw, you haven't gotten me since '06. But it's hilarious watching people's responses when they don't know what day it is.

And yeah, whomever did the Metallica one had Ulrich's speech patterns down pretty well.

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 2:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Big_bud26 writes:

I think it was a April Foolks joke but..don't see it under April Fools so..gotta check now Strapping Young Lad doing a farewell tour? true or was a joke? I'm have a hunch a joke but..not seeing it there.

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dasher10 writes:

It was a joke. I know since I wrote it. The best stories are the ones that make you so upset that they aren't true.

# Apr 2, 2013 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. silvermountains writes:

thought the biggest april fools was the hope that Viraemia getting back together.


i wish.

# Apr 3, 2013 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KanadianKoRn writes:

wish the metal porn was true...would love to see doris yeh get it on lol

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