20 Insane Music Pranks and Hoaxes

From Adele impersonating an impersonator to Sabbath scaring each other s--tless

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Tool's Leaky New Album
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Tool's Leaky New Album

Tool haven't released a new album since 2006's 10,000 Days, which means their fans are desperate for any new music at all from the progressive metal outfit — and are thus especially susceptible to pranks like the one the band played last April Fool's Day, when they announced via Facebook that someone had not only posted their unfinished music on the Internet without their consent, but was also claiming it as their own work. The post contained two YouTube links — one labeled "Tool Leak" and one labeled "The Other" — and asked fans to compare the "practically identical" works. Of course, both of them turned out to be "El Sonidito (El Ruidito)," a 2009 international hit by Mexico's Hechizeros Band. The fans who fell for it weren't pleased, but they had only themselves to blame for failing to notice the post's #marchthirtysecond hash tag.

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