Thursday, September 8, 2011

Management Confirms: AFI Disbanding Rumor a Hoax

Despite a post made by somebody posing as Davey this morning on the DF, AFI is not breaking up. We have received this statement from management:

"That's not dave. The band haven't broken up. Someone is just screwing around."

The hoax was convincing because the post was authored by Davey's official Despair Faction account. It appears now that the account was hacked. Popular music news sites Alternative Press, NME, and Rock Sound all reported the news as fact, but they have since changed their articles to reflect that it was a hoax.

Adam tweeted several hours ago that "we would have totally written a better press release..."

13 comments:

  1. Did somebody get into his account or something?

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  2. Yeah, his verified DF account made the post. I have a theory...

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  3. And what is that theory, James? Think you know who did it?

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  4. James I hope your theory isnt as scary as the thoughts I have going through my head. I know far to many hackers.

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  5. This morning when I logged into facebook, There was a comment on one of my posts from one of my friends who is a HUGE afi fan, that AFI had broken up. I stupidly believed her before I could even think twice in looking into it to prove to myself wether it was something that was true or false. I'm gonna bitch slap myself for thinking it was true!.....and Some people are so stupid & so damn bored with their lives they have nothing else better to do other than go hacking accounts. WTF?

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  6. I didn't see the story until after it was confirmed that it was fake, and it was pretty funny looking at tweets from earlier of people freaking out haha. Though wouldn't the "15 years" sort of given it away? Everyone knows its been 20...

    But I honestly have to give it up to the hacker. They freaked out a ton of fans and got the story on like every rock music site haha.

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  7. i almost had a heart attack! and mark makes a good point...15 years? that kinda gave the hoax away

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  8. So did anybody else almost faint? I was in a fainting spell (pun halfheartly unintented) at work and was so glad I found out right away it was fake. I was very doubtful, but just the acronyms "AFI" and "RIP" in the same sentence are more than enough to shake me up.
    LONG LIVE AFI

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  9. I noticed that AFI IGNITE had a post about the 100 likes in 3 days....on their Facebook account. That is pretty FUCKING AMAZING! :D it really really made my day! Mostly because of the fact that I know AFI is very very popular & we all know for sure that we truly cannot live without it. Their music not only ROCKS, It's a HUGE part of our lives! :D definitely something to be PROUD of & THANKFUL for!

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