Radiohead Fans Get Rick Rolled!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Hadrian, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Hadrian
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    From NME.com:

    "A web page claiming to be a countdown to the new Radiohead album has exposed itself as a hoax.

    A clock on the page, at http://radioheadlp7.com/007788/lp7.cfm, had been counting down to 8am (BST) this morning. Information on the page claimed it had been taking readers to Radiohead's seventh album.

    The band told NME.COM yesterday (September 28) it was a hoax, but fans were keen to see what would happen when the countdown ran out.

    Well from 8am, anyone clicking on the page is taken to a new space which reads "The most gigantic lying hoax of all time", before diverting users to YouTube and the video for fallen 80s ginger popster Rick Astley with his track 'Never Gonna Give You Up'.

    There have been days of coded messages on the band's official website and admissions that they have finished the album, which added plausibility to the website and this morning's announcement.

    Hopes have now been dashed by Rick Astley."
     
  2. Chotaz

    Chotaz I'm back! :D

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    the most hilarious prank of all time [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. cubin'

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    awesome new radiohead.

    didn't hear about the website but they should have done the real rickrole. youtube video just dont cut it.
     
  4. Hadrian
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    I agree, one like Linkiboy did would've been funnier.
     
  5. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Now THAT's the ultimate rickroll. Fucking A!
     
  6. El-ahrairah

    El-ahrairah GBAtemp Fan

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    Rickrolls are old, the minute carson daily did it, it was dead.

    If you are a band and wish to rickroll your fans, cover the damn song yourself. Anything less is a massive failure.
     
  7. VVoltz

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    Trollol
     
  8. chilko

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    the new album will be released digitally on october 10, and on disc on 3 december
     
  9. Hadrian
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    Ordered the vinyl, hard booklet and CD combo for £40, sounds a lot but it would've cost twice that if it came out in stores. Would be worth quite a bit perhaps in the future too.

    The download you can choose how much you want to pay...which is nice of them.