Amy Winehouse in Doctor Who, Liam Gallagher streaking – April Fools’ round-up

Plus more Winehouse... and flying penguins

It’s April Fools’ Day and, as various music-related pranks have been pinging around on the internet, here’s a quick round-up of a few we saw.

Here on NME.COM we posted a news story about Amy Winehouse appearing in a forthcoming episode of ‘Doctor Who’, complete with a mock-up picture of the singer with David Tennant, star of the series.

Unofficial Oasis blog published a news story about Liam Gallagher streaking in the USA, complete with a mocked-up video of the singer tearing past a bemused news reporter named Apri Foole.


Gigwise posted a news story about Amy Winehouse launching her own beehive hairdo wig named the ‘Wino’.

The Mean Fiddler website posted a story up about The Libertines reforming, saying that fans had been queuing since 9am (BST) for tickets to the London show.

Although not going down the music route, the Daily Mirror newspaper published a doctored photograph of flying penguins, which it said was from a forthcoming BBC documentary which also featured a lizard that ate itself to protect itself from predators. Footage of the supposed flying Penguins is on the BBC iPlayer.

The Guardian went for a more sober prank, claiming that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy had been enlisted by Gordon Brown to spearhead a government initiative aimed at “injecting more style and glamour into British national life”.

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