Here’s a round-up of music-related April Fool’s jokes. I hope you weren’t taken.

April Fool’s has always been a studpid in IMHO, but it’s even stupider in the age of social media disinformation. If we’re hontest, every day is now April Fool’s, especially on that cesspool that is Twitter X. Nice one, Elon, you assH**le.

i hope you didn’t fall for any of these pranks.

1. Yonge-Dundas Square to be renamed after Gord Downie

This is just plain cruel. Why anyone would use Gord’s memory to make people look and feel stupid is beyond me. I’ll admit to be taken in for about five minutes but then I noticed the picture that came with the post. That ain’t Yonge-Dundas Square. PRANK!

2,. The first Woodstock festival was 200 years ago

BBC Oxford reported evidence that a music event happened at Blenheim Palace  n Woodstock, Oxfordshire, in 1769. According to the report, 220 people attended, This was all made up. FAKE

3. VOX Amplifiers’ scented candle that smells like, well, whatever an amp smells like. Ozone?

I’m honestly not sure about this one, I can see it. MAYBE?

4. Download vinyl records for 3-D printing

Clever, but no. FAKE.

5. A Spotify dating app

Spotify Matched is said to match you with someone with similar musical tastes. There are already apps that do this so….MAYBE?

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