10 Twitter Accounts That Every Hard Rock Fan Should Follow
Loudwire’s twitter account (@loudwire) will keep you up to date on all the things going on in the rock and heavy metal scenes, complete with updates on new albums, concert reviews and tour announcements. But part of the fun of Twitter is getting to know some of your favorite rockers, as well. As such, we’ve got a some great suggestions for several of the more interesting Twitter accounts that all hard rock and metal fans should follow — in addition to Loudwire, of course!
You’ll find a number of well-known rockers who are very active on Twitter and ready to share more of themselves than things you would find in your average press release. We’ve also included a couple of other websites that cover classic rock and other topics loosely related to hard rock and metal.
Disturbed and Device vocalist David Draiman isn't mad at you, but he does have a propensity for tweeting in all CAPS. In addition to the info you'll find on his music projects, Draiman is an avid news junkie, often tweeting about global issues. But it's not all serious, as the vocalist is quick to share inspirational messages and funny online memes, as well.
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will definitely share his thoughts on music, whether it’s the band's own plans or his love of other artists. And it's obvious from his tweets that Flea is as versed on the classics as he is modern day acts. But what makes the bassist an interesting tweeter is his very vocal support and critiques of Los Angeles sports teams, including his beloved Lakers.
There's no doubt that hard rock and metal lean toward a certain testosterone-filled audience, and GuySpeed caters to that particular demographic. Whether it be covering smoking hot women or the latest in video games, films and sports, GuySpeed has got all you dudes out there covered.
While Anthrax's Twitter site is quite active, it pays to follow guitarist Scott Ian's account as he's the band's most consistent tweeter and often has a lot going on beyond music. In addition to his Anthrax updates, you can find Ian tweeting about his love of comics, poker and horror films. He's also usually pretty good about answering his follower's questions, as well.
Dave Mustaine is one of the most outspoken rockers in the business, so what makes you think he'd be any less so on Twitter? The Megadeth frontman has embraced social media to keep fans up to date on his band perhaps as much as any artist in hard rock and metal. But he's also not one to hold back on the day-to-day activities of his life or his opinions of entertainment and world news.
Jane's Addiction and Camp Freddy guitarist Dave Navarro will share his love for music (his own as well as other artists), but you can also look for him to address animal rights issues, his favorite television shows and discussions about his 'Dark Matter' radio show. He's also one of the better artists when it comes to responding to his followers' questions.
Motley Crue and Sixx: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx will dish on both of his bands, but he's just as likely to talk about his love of photography, his music passions and connections garnered through his 'Sixx Sense' radio show. Also, on several occasions, he's used Twitter as a place of catharsis to share personal matters, past and present, with his thousands of followers.
Slash has to be one of the most consistent tweeters in the hard rock community. The rocker is always one of the first to comment on major news stories, but he's also great about sharing his day-to-day details whether in the studio or on the road with his band. He's begun sharing nuggets about his film production company, as well.
Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor is one of the more entertaining personalities in rock and it shines through on Twitter as well, where he's more than happy to joke around and answer questions from fans, share sports and entertainment picks, and yes, give updates on his projects. It's sometimes his unfiltered random thoughts that prove to be the most entertaining.
The connection between the hard rock / metal world and that of classic rock is becoming closer and closer as several hard rock acts are considered classic rock icons, as well. Ultimate Classic Rock covers some of the vets like Guns N' Roses, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden + Motley Crue, as well as other iconic acts and major anniversaries in the history of rock.