The creator of the COVID vaccine/Boss Metal Zone pedal hoax reveals all: “There ain’t a lot of sane people in this world”

Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
(Image credit: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Boss)

Conspiracy theorists obsessed with the notion that COVID-19 vaccines will be used by governments across the globe to track the human race's every move recently landed on new, erm, evidence to back up their claims – a reworked schematic for the Boss MT-2 Metal Zone.

As we reported last month, the Metal Zone schematic was being shared online in the belief that it depicted the diagram for the supposed 5G chip (even though a cursory examination showed there were still labels for “MT-2 Gain” and “Footswitch,” among other guitar terms) that would be inserted into the vaccine as a tracking device.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.