50 First Confusing and Amusing Tweets by People Who Play Music for a Living
Do you remember the very first tweet you ever wrote? Well, you can now find out using Twitter’s new First Tweets feature, which the company rolled out to mark its eighth birthday. And now that you’ve searched what you first tweeted about, what did your favorite artist send out to the Twitterverse?
From Courtney Love‘s uncensored comments that led to an online war to Black Key Patrick Carney’s musings about his favorite (and not-so-favorite) artists, some of our favorite musicians have taken Twitter to a whole new level of artist-to-fan communication … and generated a whole lotta web fodder to distract us during the day.
Check out 50 of our favorite bands and musicians’ first steps into the social-media network. Some are your basic band announcements, while some make no sense at all (hello, Real Estate!). Either way, this is what Twitter looked like the first time these rockers clicked “send.”
"EVIL queen" ( and man i attract alot) as much as many "mature" people here think Perez plays "Evil Queen" he doesnt any more he may have
— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) May 30, 2009
Hey.. I got rid of that old fake Wayne account… Yes it is really me…sorry it took so long….
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) August 2, 2010
twitter is owned by the DOD right?
— Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney) April 25, 2009
Murdoc is giving Ceri some stick over on the #Bananaz film blog! http://www.bananazfilm.com/blog/
— gorillaz (@gorillazband) April 1, 2009
new @recordclub going up soon
— Beck (@beck) July 9, 2009
Rip'n Nashville. Wax Fang!!!
— The Whigs (@TheWhigs) April 3, 2009
@mikegarson – Likewise Mike. I don't know if you noticed, but your joining twitter was enough of an event to make it in to BowieNet news!
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) May 22, 2009
I uploaded a YouTube video — Kate Bush – Eat The Music – Official Music Video http://youtu.be/GPB4GM-WwwY?a
— Kate Bush (@KateBushMusic) December 22, 2010
this is the beginning
— GROUPLOVE (@GROUPLOVE) April 24, 2010
The official Coldplay twitter (with the official Coldplay twitter url) is go. Welcome one and all. Anchorman
— Coldplay (@coldplay) January 13, 2009
check 1, 2…….
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) March 28, 2010
Is it weird that I'm super scared to be on my own on twitter? Let's see how this goes
— Alana HAIM (@babyhaim) April 27, 2011
mixing our new album with John Agnello. we mixed our first song yesterday – it used to be called 'Mars'…now it's called…..
— Sonic Youth (@thesonicyouth) January 17, 2009
r the kardashians an american export? way to rule the world.. slow decay
— Kim Gordon (@KimletGordon) August 8, 2012
— Metric (@Metric) February 3, 2009
Doing a dance routine dressed as a disco gargoyle love flo x
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) July 9, 2009
Conquering Cannes today… partying with Kang tomorrow
— Black Lips+cox (@TheBlackLips) May 18, 2009
— Yo La Tengo (@TheRealYLT) July 1, 2009
— Kings Of Leon (@KingsOfLeon) May 10, 2011
uh oh we're tweeting full-band style…watch this space!
— superchunk (@superchunk) June 3, 2010
— theo (@thexx) December 9, 2009
'Good Evening New York City' http://bit.ly/KaUtW
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) September 30, 2009
Our record is done…time to start working on the next one.
— Cloud Nothings (@cloud_nothings) October 18, 2013
Just got to Fallon with Rostam.
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) March 18, 2009
@wafflesgirls: WE SUCK. lets get followed.
— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) September 7, 2008
Starting from scratch. Yay? I guess…. haha
— Edward Droste (@edwarddroste) March 10, 2012
— Grizzly Bear (@grizzlybear) March 4, 2011
learning how to love the band Phish!
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) July 13, 2009
missing our friend Gerard Smith xx
— CHAN MARSHALL (@CATPOWER) April 22, 2011
GOD IS GREAT!
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) April 15, 2009
OK so this is the first Wye Oak Twitter post ever. I don't really know how this works, but it appears I'm running out of characters. Bye.
— Wye Oak (@wyeoak) April 6, 2010
Hi first timer Deb at Blondie rehearsal Monday, everything sounding great, can't wait to get started, Chris says hi too, see you all soon xx
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) July 13, 2009
New Show Announced, November 7, 2009 – Liverpool's Echo Arena with @dollandthekicks
— Morrissey (@itsmorrissey) June 23, 2009
Hello Fans – I'm finally on Twitter! Plenty of news coming soon about IMPACT, my website and more. I'll try to post as my schedule permits!
— Sting (@Sting) January 13, 2012
In japan, went for a drink last night To celebrate saint Patricks day, gig tonight LG
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) March 18, 2009
"He must've set some record for the most amount of tunes played in the least amount of time."
— Oasis (@oasis) December 3, 2008
I wish I didn't spontaneously burst into tears in people's studios. Highly embarrassing for them
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) May 27, 2009
Testing the twitter…
— Radiohead (@radiohead) February 1, 2010
in April the other band i got together for the eraser is going back out to do shows in the US ending with Coachella. Thom
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) March 1, 2010
@SarahKSilverman yes you most certainly can!
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) November 3, 2010
i think my fingernails are too short to be a member of the twittersphere
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 22, 2012
— Rivers Cuomo (@RiversCuomo) July 2, 2009
Great show at Spaceland – thanks for coming out!
— Julian Casablancas (@Casablancas_J) November 3, 2009
It's that time again… http://tweetphoto.com/23200141
— The Strokes (@thestrokes) May 20, 2010
is with justin and alan, learning to be a lady
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) January 30, 2009
— Real Estate, band (@realestateband) October 6, 2009
All psyched up about the show today!
— Iggy and The Stooges (@Iggy_Stooges) April 19, 2011
R.I.P Malcolm McLaren. love will..= http://www.mediafire.com/?jiwdadanwdy
— CRYSTAL CASTLES (@CRYSTALCASTLESS) April 9, 2010
— MMGGMMTT (@whoisMGMT) November 7, 2012
— Lykke Li (@LykkeLi) November 23, 2010