10 Twitter Accounts Every Rock Fan Should Follow
Here at Ultimate Classic Rock, we work hard to make sure our Twitter page (@ultclassicrock) keeps you up to date on everything you need to know from the world of classic rock. But to make the most of your Twitter time, it's also important to get connected directly with the genre's most popular artists. Accordingly, we've complied a list of 10 pages you should follow to make sure your Twitter feed contains as much classic rock power as possible.
You'll find eight of the most active, witty and informative rock artists or bands below, as well as two trusted news sources for anyone looking to expand their horizons just a little bit. Be sure to check them all out, and let us know which accounts you check most frequently in the comments section below.
Here's our vote for the classic rocker who best understands and utilizes Twitter. Without ever sounding like a PR firm, Sixx keeps his fans updated on all things related to Motley Crue, Sixx: A.M., his Sixx Sense radio show, and all of his other diverse projects. He's also quick to share his personal thoughts on a variety of subjects with seemingly no fear of who it might entertain or offend.
The heavy metal legends have been surprisingly active on social media as part of their recent comeback, keeping fans appraised on their tour dates and new album recording sessions with a series of posts and photographs. They're also becoming more and more likely to treat fans to vintage photos from throughout their history.
The "world's greatest rock and roll band" doesn't do anything halfway. Accordingly, they're among the most active bands on Twitter, sharing news on new releases and tour dates, links to the goings-on across the rest of their social media empire, as well as vintage video clips, photos and lyric quotes.
Over a half a million people can't be wrong, right? That's how many rock music lovers follow Guns N' Roses on Twitter, and if you want to keep up with all their (sometimes controversial) activities as they happen, this is a great place to do so!
It's important to have variety in all aspects of life, including your record collection. So to keep up with the best news, reviews and features on indie rock and alternative music, we suggest diffuser.fm. They also frequently give away great prizes such as records and concert tickets.
You wanted the best, you got the best! The most gleefully self-promoting rock band on Twitter... Kiss! Really, would you expect anything different? Besides, as the non-stop stream of articles, event announcements and photographs showing their imagery popping up in unexpected places all over the world demonstrates, Kiss truly is everywhere!
Canadian progressive rock legends Rush aren't the most talkative band on Twitter, with just under 350 posts to their credit as of February 2013. But if you're a fan, when they do speak up you can guarantee it'll be about something worth your time!
If you're looking to keep up with all the news, reviews and interviews from the best bands in hard rock and heavy metal, look no further than our tattooed, pierced little brother Loudwire. We particularly enjoy their Cage Match feature, which pits today's most popular songs against each other.
The race for the "Most Polarizing Rock Star on Twitter" isn't even close, but there's no way we'd ever miss a single missive from our dear, controversial Uncle Ted. His witty, passionate way with words shines through regardless of whether he's talking about music, hunting or politics. As the man himself will say at each concert, 'No s---!'
Wherever Sammy Hagar goes, a party is soon to develop. If you want to make sure you never miss out when the festivities hit your town, or to find out when the Red Rocker's issued another personal blog post, you're gonna want to follow him on Twitter.