See the First Tweets From Metallica, Slayer, Slash, Black Sabbath, David Draiman + More!
Today (March 21) marks Twitter’s eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We’ve all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site’s humble beginnings? It’s a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter’s ‘Discover’ feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.
‘Discover‘ is as simple as can be. Used like a search engine, all you’ve got to do is type in someone’s Twitter handle and the first tweet ever sent from that account will pop up. We’ve searched through tons of bands and musicians, and there’s something fascinating about seeing each inaugural tweet.
Check out this collection of more than 20 first tweets sent out by rock and metal’s biggest names:
METALLICA.com | MORE Big 4!: One more Sonisphere show in France http://bit.ly/e9hdxu
— Metallica (@Metallica) January 18, 2011
War Pigs Live Paris 1970 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtqy4DTHGqg
— BlackSabbath (@OfficialSabbath) January 22, 2011
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OSBOURNES: RELOADED premiers March 31st at 9PM on Fox-TV
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OfficialOzzy) March 17, 2009
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) July 17, 2012
Touring – In Toronto
— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) April 4, 2009
Pretty jazzed about the interest in the Vegas Shows. 1st 2 sold out in 45 minutes. Hope the 3rd does as well.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) December 18, 2008
is waiting for the video clip to arrive.
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) January 19, 2009
MY HEART TRULY GOES OUT TO THE JAPANESE PEOPLE, IN THIS, THEIR GREATEST TIME OF NEED, SINCE WWII. THEY WILL PERSEVERE.
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) March 19, 2011
@soundcheck! Wait what? Boo-ya, booooyeeee!
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) December 11, 2009
So, this is a sound check!
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) December 11, 2009
Im going back in the studio with Ronnie Wood tonight to finish a track!
— Slash (@Slash) March 4, 2009
Hell has finally frozen over and here I am :). Nikki
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) March 15, 2010
Motley Crue have been confirmed for Sweden Rock on June 9th 2012! For more info go to http://t.co/nY2EOocb
— Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) October 24, 2011
Ok Everyone!! It's really me!! I finally decided to join everyone else in the world!!!!! I'm now officially on!! Beware of impersonators!!
— Vince Neil (@TheVinceNeil) October 6, 2010
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) February 28, 2010
Getting ready for the big NYC show- excited, nervous, gassy… Does that make me a bad person?
— Captain Stupidface! (@CoreyTaylorRock) August 30, 2010
Horns to Charles @ twitter!
— Anthrax (Band) (@Anthrax) June 8, 2009
I'm going to the Laker game with Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow and Layne Flack. Wheeeeeeeeeeee
— Scott Ian (@Scott_Ian) February 21, 2009
About to start tonight's rehearsal with my band at Vic's Garage. Getting ready for some Canadian Carnage!!
— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) June 17, 2009
Shockhound's Reel to Real: In Studio with Slayer http://slayer.net
— Slayer (@Slayer) May 26, 2009
I'm on the ground finally!(screaming kids on plane) and ready to twitter
— Rob Zombie (@RobZombie) May 31, 2009
hey guys , we are back ! follow us
— Lamb Of God (@Lambofgodband) October 5, 2010
creating our account
— Korn (@Korn) June 12, 2007
Jim Louvau ©2009: http://bit.ly/Vbx2H
— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) September 1, 2009
— nine inch nails (@nineinchnails) March 10, 2009
Gearing up for an exciting release…
— Nirvana (@Nirvana) August 24, 2009
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