April Fools Day: the UG Roundup

UG readers react to our April Fools pranks ... and a couple real topics.

Ultimate Guitar

Happy belated April Fools day!

You probably noticed some suspicious stories floating around the UG news feed yesterday. It's time to come clean and tell you which stories were fake after all.

One note before we continue - there were actually a couple of real stories that seemed so unbelievable that people thought they were pranks too. Believe it or not, David Lee Roth really did insure his penis when touring with Van Halen in the 1970s, and Ghost B.C. really did have their artwork banned for offending Christian CD manufacturers.

Here's a summary of each story, followed by the reaction from UG readers:

Dave Mustaine to Tour With Metallica

Summary: Dave Mustaine has secretly been acting like a conspiracy nut to live up his side of an old pact with his former Metallica bandmates in order to reform and tour with them 30 years after being fired from the band in 1983.

WaddleDeee: "**** you UG I got my hopes up even for if it was just a fraction of a second."

Pit_: "Last year I fell for it when UG said Metallica was calling it quits, not anymore."

Axeman Eugene: "Oh man, I was actually going to share this with my friends, but thankfully I strolled through the comments first! That was pure evil, UG!"

Billie Joe Armstrong Slams Meltdowns

Summary: Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is furious that the rock media calls his onstage meltdown from 2012 a meltdown.

The headline also references the old slam in-joke from UG in 2012, which peaked with out Top 10 Slams post at the end of the year.

robbie.thecloud: "he's having a meltdown about his meltdown."

RoboHendrix: "Ultimate-Guitar Episode VI: The Return of the Slam."

Megadeth2011: "Ultimate-Guitar Episode V: The Slam Slams Back."

Grunge Cult to Build Time Machine

Summary: Grunge fans post a Kickstarter crowd funding page to raise almost $10 billion to build a time machine and travel back to the late 1980s so they can witness the original alt-rock revolution.

thes50: "is this actually a thing?"

CHANDLER21: "Wait what?! Are they joking? They want millions of dollars so they can "build a time machine" to go back and visit grunge music????? 1. Why even go back for that kind of music when theres better music? 2. Like hell your going to put all that money toward a time machine! Probably gonna spend it on drugs. 3. Why not make a better use of a time machine? Like prevent deaths and such?" N7Crazy in reply to CHANDLER21: "Why do so few people check the date?"

Kueller917: "If in the 80s a time machine was created from a Delorean, what car would a 90s time machine be made from?" zamboni757 in reply to Kueller917: "prius."

BlameTheDrugs: "I know it is a joke...but still.. one of the greatest ideas I have ever - EVER! heard!"

DJ Lethal to Form New Limp Bizkit?

Summary: After being booted from the forthcoming Limp Bizkit tour, DJ Lethal starts his own version of the band with the same name, playing their records from a deck so he doesn't have to hire a backing band.


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    WHOLY CRAP THEY GOT ME! My comment was on there
    i was reading all these news story's yesterday and i was like ''what is this?'' but then i remembered it was april fools day the biggest meth head holiday there is.
    Imagine if the writers at UG were funny...
    Haha nice one UG, we... Wait... My comment in reply to CHANDLER21... IT IS THERE! Holy****holy****holy****oly****holy****holy****holy****h oly****holy****holy****holy****holy****holy****holy****holyf uckholy****holy****! -dies-
    Some people are morons
    haha there was only 1 person who actually cared about the Limp Bizkit news and was upset.
    But imagine Dave is actually going to tour with metallica it would be awesome.
    In Finland it caused a little fuss when a music site claimed to the singer of Mokoma has quit the band.
    Except none of them were particularly funny. But then again, what's to expect from UG?
    I don't think ya can complain about UG, don't like it, don't come to this site I read the comments and die a little inside but that's my fault
    That't not what I wrote, I wrote: "UG is this one of your April Fools jokes or is this actually a thing?". Good going UG, more misquoting in articles. xD
    Hey UG! Why didn't you post my response to the Dave Mustaine "prank?" Was it because I called you on your journalistic bullsh*t and said your ACTUAL reporting wasn't far off?? I'm glad you played it safe, by using the comments from some posters who sound like the downs syndrome comedians you were obliged to grin and bear it through at your high school talent show.
    I got fooled when I found out John Frusciante was back with the Chili Peppers, I was absolutely gutted when turned out it wasn't true.
    So they write the replies to my gold medal comment but not my gold medal comment? I'm going to go kill myself :'(
    Man Dave touring with Metallica is plausible enough to be taken seriously but only for about 1 second before you realize it's Dave and Metallica
    After all these years, people still fall for lies on the 1st of april.Don't know if i should laugh or cry..