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    Twitter Trio: Cat Power, Common + More

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Common@common Why You Should Follow: As far as controversial rappers go, Common is... well... not. The poet, actor, and Grammy-winning musician is a church-going former vegan who's worked with the Jonas Brothers and appeared on Sesame Street.

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    Twitter Trio: Steven Tyler, Black Keys + More

    Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Steven Tyler@IamStevenT Why You Should Follow: This rock'n'roll legend and American Idol judge just came out with a new memoir, Does the Noise In My Head Bother You?, which is full of so many stories of sex, drugs, and mayhem, it makes Keith Richards' Life look tame by comparison. His life these days isn't quite as interesting, but you'll still get plenty of retweetable stories if you decide to follow him on Twitter. In his signature all-caps (spell-check optional) style, he shares stories from the red carpet ("JONNY DEPP LOOKED ABFAB...

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    Twitter Trio: Patrick Stump & More

    Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Patrick Stump @PatrickStump Why You Should Follow: This former Fall Out Boy recently released a six-song solo EP called Truant Wave, and his debut album, Soul Punk, is due out sometime this summer. Check out his Twitter page, where he tweets back and forth with fans (and haters), shares gems of wisdom ("Like Donne said: no man is an island. By extension, no culture is either. That in mind, pay attention what happens in your world"), and introduces his followers to new music he loves ("Good thing I gave up looping cause this guy is way better than me").

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    Twitter Trio: Bon Iver, Girls, and Hunx

    Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Bon Iver's Justin Vernon @ blobtower Why You Should Follow: Justin Vernon - the mastermind behind Bon Iver - just announced that the indie folk band will release their second album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, this June. "so happy people are excited. thanks y'all," he Tweeted. "makes me feel good and loved. it's literally about that hey? also, about self-bettering. meow." Vernon is all about the fans on Twitter; he responds to their messages and retweets the funny things they say to him.

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    Twitter Trio: Fleet Foxes, Amy Lee, Nick Zinner

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Evanescence's Amy Lee@AmyLeeEV Why You Should Follow: Goth-pop outfit Evanescence is going in a new direction with their next album, the first since 2006: "Fun." Lead singer Amy Lee recently announced on Twitter that the band is back in the studio, then sat down to talk to SPIN about it. Between recording sessions, Lee has posted the occasional excited tweet and Twitpic from the studio.

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    Twitter Trio: Beastie Boys, Tweedy Jr., & More

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Beastie Boys@beastieboys Why You Should Follow: The Beasties don't do much actual tweeting. Instead, they use Twitter to link fans to their very entertaining Tumblr, where they post graffiti pictures, musings about Michael Jordan's mustache, and odes to the New York Knicks and some of their favorite bands and musicians, like Brazilian group MPB4. Their next album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, is due out in May, and they've posted sneak peeks of the cover art and an mp3 of the first track. They won't retweet you, but you'll often be tempted to retweet some of their Tumblr posts...

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Wiz Khalifa@RealWizKhalifa Why You Should Follow: We first started following this Pittsburgh-born rapper last year when he had around 100,000 followers. One chart-topping single (Super Bowl anthem "Black and Yellow") and a major label album (the brand-new Rolling Papers) later, he has close to 1.4 million. Fame has been kind to him -- he recently tweeted about smoking a Willie Nelson-rolled joint with Snoop Dogg -- but he never forgets about his fans ("to the little girls who scream loud as fuck when they see their favorite artist...we may walk past you, but we hear you").

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Ghostface Killah@ghostfacekillah Why You Should Follow: Ghostface took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that he's looking for a little unpaid college student help. "I need INTERNS.... Interested email ae.theodoreunit@gmail.com! Writers, Marketing, Photographers, Social Networking, Designers!" he wrote, promising that someone from his team would get in touch with each and every person interested. The post got a huge flood of re-tweets and responses, because, really, who wouldn't want to intern for a Wu-Tang legend?

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week: SXSW Edition!

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners will all be at the SXSW fest in Austin, TX, March 16-20: Wild Flag@wildflagmusic Why You Should Follow: This '90s grrl rock supergroup -- featuring Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, Helium's Mary Timony, and the Minders' Rebecca Cole -- started writing songs together in September and played their first, slightly awkward show in Olympia, Washington, in November. Now, they're headed to SXSW, and if the past few months have been any indication, you can expect lots of behind-the-scenes tweets and Twitpics.

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    Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

    Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck! (Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!) This week's winners: Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard@Gibbstack Why You Should Follow: Gibbard's wife - She & Him cutie-pie Zooey Deschanel - is a voracious tweeter, and it looks like she finally convinced him to join in on the fun. His first tweet: "Sorry I'm late, guys.

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