Twitter is rapidly becoming the preferred online destination for people to communicate with each other in pithy, candid ways. You can now follow Rock Music
on Twitter, and after you’ve done that you might also want to check out these 10 rock artists who tweet.
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Travis Barker spends most of his Twitter time responding to fans and friends, but the Blink-182
drummer also reveals the occasional glimpse into his personal life. For instance, we get to see what being on tour is like (“Waking up to my kids every morning on tour is the best thing ever. They’ve become my little road dogs.”) and also what his pre-show ritual is (“b4 i play i say a prayer 2 my mom & Chris, Che, Sarah and James who i lost last Sept. 19th.Jason & Erin R now joined n my prayer,god bless”).
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The Smashing Pumpkins
frontman’s tweets could make for great fortune-cookie reading. “There is no here. There is no there. There just is.” and “Today’s wrong is often tomorrow’s right.” are but two of Billy Corgan’s Twitter musings, which makes him a fun, odd person to follow. Since there’s rarely any context for his non-sequiturs, they read like indecipherable musings or clues into his creative process.
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When he’s not responding
to high-profile peers who criticized his recent solo album, Scream
, Chris Cornell
spends a lot of time tweeting his random observations about life on tour and posting pictures of his wife and kids. On the whole, Cornell’s Twitter page feels like a diary of his day-to-day existence, with occasional newsy items scattered throughout.
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For anyone who questioned the continued popularity of Limp Bizkit
, take a look at how many followers frontman Fred Durst has. With over 970,000 followers, Durst clearly has a lot of support in the twitterverse – including his mom, with whom he sometimes converses. Mostly, though, Durst spends his Twitter time uploading photos from his band’s comeback tour and responding to fans and friends.
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Twitter pages don’t get much more minimalist than the Edge’s. U2
’s celebrated guitarist is on the road with his mates to support No Line on the Horizon
, and while they’re on tour, he’s simply tweeting links to all the different pictures he’s taking along the way. You can’t say that you get to know the man behind the legend through his tweets, but they do a great job of making the Edge seem even more mythic and cool than he normally does.
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Maybe the Oasis
singer spends a little too much time promoting his clothing line, Pretty Green, on his Twitter page, but he also mouths off in ways we’ve come to expect from this bratty frontman. If you’re a rival band talking smack about him or a publication that has unkind things to write about his band, you can be sure Liam Gallagher will call you out in a tweet. But he also has a gentler side, referring to his brother as “Noely G” and often concluding his tweets with “Live Forever … LG.”
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With over a million followers, Blink-182
bassist Mark Hoppus commands a wide audience that no doubt loves his often hilarious tweets. Hoppus enjoys posting things like “on days off, i like to hang out with whales and give them hugs” and “Going out to dinner and not wearing socks. Take THAT, society!” In Blink, he’s always had the reputation for being a merciless jokester, and his Twitter page is full of such tomfoolery.
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Because Twitter only allows for 140 characters, you might think that would limit the amount of possible grammatical mistakes, but not if you’ve taken a gander at Courtney Love’s page. The Hole frontwoman lets fly with unedited, sometimes nonsensical tweets, and when she’s on a roll she posts several updates per hour. Her Twitter page doesn’t do much to dispel the notion that she’s horribly unstable, but it’s sure entertaining to read.
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The Jane’s Addiction
guitarist tweets often, with topics including the art-house movies he’s watching, his thoughts on the evolving music business, and his adventures with coffee. But he’s also extremely candid, letting fans know when he visits his mother’s grave or heads off to see his therapist. Following Dave Navarro really is a portal into his every thought and feeling.
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The former Guns N’ Roses
guitarist has recently been giving fans up-to-date reports on the progress of his forthcoming solo album, but he’ll also tweet about TV shows he likes, his latest tattoo, and Velvet Revolver
’s ongoing search for a new singer. Slash has a ton of followers, but it’s interesting to see how selective he is about who he follows – Lance Armstrong, Puff Daddy and his wife made the final cut of 10.
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