Whether you’ve been planning for it over the past weeks or have been tricked into oblivion over the course of past hours, today marks the 2016 edition of April Fools Day! So, naturally, a good bit of our music community and music communities beyond got involved with the tradition. Here are some of the best jokes to come from this so far:

If you come to a show swing by our merch table and grab one of these!

Posted by TOOTHGRINDER on Friday, April 1, 2016

Washburn introduces the new Parallaxe Solar "Short Stuff" short scale guitar. It features DiFishmour pickups, Schover…

Posted by Washburn Guitars on Friday, April 1, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. government has decided to actually give the country back to the people! Income and property…

Posted by HAVOK on Thursday, March 31, 2016

After taking on the challenge of singing, I've now decided to also start playing drums and bass. Both Exivious and Our…

Posted by Tymon Kruidenier on Friday, April 1, 2016

The real April fools joke of today is that I'll be releasing music on time.

Posted by Drewsif Stalin on Friday, April 1, 2016

Here’s a message from Slice The Cake’s Gareth Mason:

So, after much deliberation, I’ve made a very tough and life changing decision.
I’m quitting music forever.
I got into creating music because I wanted to get famous as fuck, make a lot of money, and be surrounded by fit scene girls 24/7 and none of that has come to pass.
At 25, I figure it’s time to cut my losses and go and get a job as a welder or something like that.

We are very proud and excited to have signed to Sumerian Records.Big things coming this year…

Posted by Novallo on Friday, April 1, 2016

I am quitting this band. -Andy (not an April fool)

Posted by Black Crown Initiate on Friday, April 1, 2016

Finally, let’s top it off with one from last year: