Tool Pranks Fans With 37-Minute “New Song”

Happy April Fools’ Day…
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Tool is gearing up for the release of their first new album in 12 years. As rumors have been swirling that the band is in the final stages of album production, they know fans are on edge waiting for the first single to drop any second.

Now, that first single is finally here… At least that’s what everyone expected when we woke up to a YouTube video link being tweeted out by Tool’s band account. Then, we remembered it’s April Fools’ Day.

The video is actually 37 minutes of just cricket noises that’s meant as white noise to help people fall asleep. Thanks Tool, we’ll be playing the video in the background so we can sleep through the rest of everyone’s dumb pranks.  

Their new song prank is definitely the tamest of the band’s usual April Fool’s celebrations, and is less believable than the time an update site killed off half of their band in a fake Australian bus crash. “Fear not, this site will not indulge itself in such outlandish pranks in the future,” they wrote in a follow-up apology to the 1997 prank. After the fake crash, more toned-down pranks included saying 2006 album 10,000 Days had been put on hold due to Maynard James Keenan finding Jesus. 

Read some of the best reactions to their “new song” below.