As Americans across the nation celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, cookouts and concerts, many members of the rock and metal community are sharing their thoughts on the country's Independence Day.

Rockers and patriotism have often gone hand and hand, so it’s no surprise to see these musicians share everything from well wishes and personal photos to reminders of what this day is really all about. Rock artists such as Motley Crue’s Nikki SixxDisturbed's David DraimanTestament's Alex Skolnik and others offer their thoughts on the 4th of July in the tweets below:

And from all of us here at Loudwire, Happy Fourth of July!