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:
Who: U2360 TOUR (@U2_360tour)
Why You Should Follow: Ever wonder what the world looks like from the Edge’s point of view? Now you can find out! The U2 axeman posts daily pictures to the band’s official tour Twitter, giving followers a behind-the-scenes look at all of the long bus rides, fancy croissant breakfasts, police escorts, and red carpets that make up a U2 world tour.
Best Tweet of the Week: This shot of U2’s royal greeting at a French airport. See if you can spot Bono.
Who: YOKO ONO (@yokoono)
Why You Should Follow: Though she definitely has a few projects up her sleeves (including an upcoming collaboration with Basement Jaxx), Ono refuses to use Twitter as a vehicle for self-promotion. Instead, she uses it as a platform to promote peace and equality, raise awareness about social issues, and dispense gems of Buddhist wisdom to her followers. Bonus points: She sometimes tweets back to fans!
Best Tweet of the Week: “You see a chair as it is. But when you burn the chair, you suddenly realize that the chair in your head did not burn or disappear.”
Who: Blink-182’s MARK HOPPUS (@markhoppus)
Why You Should Follow: The fun-loving bassist has more than 800,000 followers for a reason — his tweets are wacky, irreverent, and perfect for RT-ing. As Blink-182 kicks off their highly anticipated U.S. reunion tour next week, be sure to check Hoppus’ Twitter for tales of backstage mayhem.
Best Tweet of the Week: “If there were truth in advertising, the new hair product I got would say ‘instantly turns your hair into that of a grizzled hobo.'”