Here are some pranks floating around the web today:
Trent Reznor has made it clear he loathes ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s latest solo album, the Timbaland-produced disco-rock amalgamation Scream. This morning, Reznor Tweeted saying “I’ve been busy. Brand new FULL LENGTH NIN record available now.” A click on the accompanying link redirected fans to nin.com/strobelight — a Casio-saturated site promising a free download of Nine Inch Nails‘ Timbaland-helmed new studio effort Strobe Light. The faux record, the site claims, includes “Everybody’s Doing It” (featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bono and Jay-Z), “Coffin On the Dancefloor,” “Even Closer” (featuring guest spots by Justin Timberlake and Tool’s Maynard James Keenan), “Laid, Paid and Played” (with Fergie and Ministry’s Al Jourgensen) and “Still Hurts,” which boasts a duet with Alicia Keys.
A post on Kid Rock’s official Website claimed the he had “acquired the naming rights to the home of the Detroit Lions.” The release was also distributed via e-mail to members of the media, revealed Rock had purchased the naming rights for “an undisclosed sum,” and that Comerica Park would be renamed Kid Rock Park. “This has been a dream of mine for a long time, and with the banks in trouble it seemed like the right time for me to reach out to the fine people at Comerica Bank,” Rock is quoted as saying. Really, Kid Rock Park? Couldn’t he come up with something better than that?
A news post claiming that, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine would be joining Metallica — the band he was booted from back in 1983 — this weekend in Cleveland for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. “The announcement comes as a surprise just days after [former bassist] Jason Newsted confirm[ed] that he will be playing back with the band as well.” If the poor grammar didn’t give it away, the next line in the news item does: “In a recent interview to Us Magazine, Mustaine confirm[ed] what everyone has hoped for to be the big surprise of the ceremony.”
According to Björk’s official Website, the Icelandic vocalist became the new lead singer for Led Zeppelin: “Björk has though put forward her wish that they only cover with her songs from album I and IV, among them pure classics like: ‘Good Times Bad Times,’ ‘You Shook Me,’ ‘Dazed and Confused,’ ‘Your Time Is Gonna Come,’ ‘Black Mountain Side,’ ‘Communication Breakdown,’ ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby,’ ‘Black Dog,’ ‘Rock and Roll,’ ‘The Battle of Evermore’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ ” Nice set, Bjork.
But my favorite is FunnyOrDie.com has changed formats for April 1st, going all Reba all day! Reba Or Die, as the site’s been renamed, is up and running with videos featuring Reba McEntire. There’s music videos, talk show appearances, and bloopers.