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Spin magazine spins an April Fool yarn!

The UK magazine played an April Fool's Day prank through a review of the Guns N' Roses' album Chinese Democracy.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 18:23 IST

Spin magazine played a joke on All Fool's Day by doing a review of the long awaited Guns N' Roses' album Chinese Democracy.

According to, suspicions were raised when Spin writer Chuck Klosterman wrote the review and said: "Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses lead singer) has also retained his pathological distaste for the media, lyrically attacking the editors of Vanity Fair, MTV personality Sway, numerous teenage bloggers, and the City Hall reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer (who, curiously, has never written about pop music)."

Klosterman also added that The Clash front man Joe Strummer played guitar on a song called Janky Holocaust just two weeks before he died in 2002 and was reported as a fact by a few websites.

Spin spokesperson said: "We just wanted to see how long it would take for the blogs to figure it out."

First Published: Apr 03, 2006 18:23 IST