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Coachella lineup hoax

HOAX OF THE DAY: A story attributed to the L.A. TimesMikael Wood leaking this year’s Coachella lineup that showed up yesterday on message boards dedicated to the fest is fake, the paper says. According to fellow staff writer Todd Martens, “Mikael is currently at work on a story that has nothing to do with Coachella, and he would also never use the phrase ‘years of hopes and rumors have finally come to fruition’ to start a story. We certainly hope he wouldn't, at least. That being said, much of the fake story, which stated that Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake would be headlining Coachella, was just believable enough to raise some doubts among our journalism friends and peers. The LA Weekly, for instance, posted the message board info as a news item. Krakenhead [the alleged perpetrator] went so far as to concoct a quote from Goldenvoice head Paul Tollett, and even included the requisite ‘sexy back’ pun that seems legally mandated to appear in most stories about Timberlake. Well done, Krakenhead. Well done.” The actual announcement is expected any day now. In the meantime, feel free to amuse yourselves perusing the fake Coachella lineup posters that have become an annual tradition. One other thing: We apologize for using “sexy back” in our own JT coverage. (1/23a) 

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