Here’s my annual warning about potential April Fool’s gags by Tool. They have a history of putting out fake news on April 1st that goes back decades.
- 1997: They punked the whole world with a tale that the band had been involved in a serious bus crash.
- 1998: When everyone was waiting for a new album, a story appeared about a hard drive crash that wiped out all that new music.
- 2001: Drummer Danny Carey announced he was leaving the band. Fake, fake, fake.
- 2002: The announcement of a fake EP.
- 2005: An announcement that singer Maynard James Keenan had become born again and was leaving the group.
- 2006: False concert announcements
- 2009: False concert announcements.
- 2015: Fake news about a leak of new music.
- 2017: It was announced that Maynard was being replaced by Sammy Hagar.
- 2019: A fake Tool song was released on Twitter.
Bottom line? Beware any Tool-related news today
Yesterday’s post talked about the art of preventing the album leak.