Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Alan Cross0
The Best Hoaxes in Rock History
The other day, a guy was arrested in Minnesota after seeking free health care by pretending to be David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. He got away with it once. It was when he tried to return for follow-up care that he was nailed.
Remember when Daft Punk faked everyone out with a false soundtrack to Tron 2.0? Or when Nine Inch Nails announced a new album produced by Timbaland?
And then there’s the granddaddy of them all: Paul McCartney’s death in a car crash in 1966, a fact dutifully reported throughout the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road albums.
Consquence of Sound has details on these hoaxes and more.