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Published on May 4th, 2013 | by Alan Cross

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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.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



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