More Artists Make April Fools’ Day JokesBy Matt Unangst
We already reported on Trent Reznor’s joke for April Fools’ Day, but other artists have gotten into the act, as well.
Most prominent among them is Coldplay, who posted on their site that they would record their next album in zero gravity aboard a Boeing 727. Brian Eno would help them to record the album on a 1969 analog cassette player, while the band would wear cosmonaut suits. Chris Martin said that the band had “been searching for the right environment to record the perfect snare drum sound for many years now,” and that zero gravity might just be the place.
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Kid Rock said on his site that he had purchased the naming rights to the Detroit Tigers stadium, Comerica Park, a purchase made possible by the bank sector’s problems. He also said that his forthcoming line of beer would be the official beer of the Tigers.
Björk didn’t miss out on April Fools’ Day, either. Her site said that she had come to an agreement to be the new lead singer for Led Zeppelin because Robert Plant wanted to concentrate on his work with Allison Krauss. She planned to cover only songs from Led Zeppelin I and IV.
Although this joke doesn’t come from the artist herself, it deserves a mention. Funnyordie.com has changed to Reba or Die for a day, fulfilling the dream of every fan of one of the worst shows in the history of television.
The real origin of April Fools’ Day is unknown, but theories abound – from Noah’s Ark, to the changeover from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, to people who celebrated spring too early. It’s truly amazing to read how many people have fallen for these pranks in the comments sections of the sites they are posted on.
Image via Björk’s website