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Tweet Surrender

This week’s Tweet Surrender sees Devin Townsend punch himself in the face, Blitz Kids’ Jono Yates mourn Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction and Ginger Wildheart give a shout out to the long-dead boat soldier Horatio Nelson. But who’s moaning about the lack of toilets?

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The New Found Glory bassist tweets this like it was a bad thing. What happened to the spirit of camaraderie? All those musicians with pre-show nerves… Oh, right.

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Here’s a lovely moment ruined by an impromptu game of Rock, Paper, Scissors which ended in a draw. It’s called Schnick-Schnack-Schnuck in Germany, in case you were wondering.

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Young Guns frontman Gustav would have won a prize for posting the most existential tweet of the week, but he went and spoiled it with those skull emojis.

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We think this means Warsonic will sound like hundreds of drunk people attempting to pile onto the last night bus home. An ambitious claim, then.

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Finland’s version of The Voice gets Tarja Turunen and Michael Monroe. We get the bloke from the Kaiser Chiefs and his staring eyes. Thanks, geography.

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Because someone once played Sick Of It All’s Scratch The Surface during a senior citizen’s spin class and the police got involved. It was on the news and everything.

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The Blitz Kids guitarist took the news of One Direction’s Zayn Malik departure pretty badly. Chin up. We remember when Geri left the Spice Girls. It’s like a tank rolling over your soul. Hang on, it isn’t.

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That’s what Steven Tyler needs, more scarves.

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Alright, then. Are moral values relative or absolute? In 140 characters, please.

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It appears that Devin Townsend’s hand is actually a drawing pin.

Born in 1976 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Simon Young has been a music journalist for over twenty years. His fanzine, Hit A Guy With Glasses, enjoyed a one-issue run before he secured a job at Kerrang! in 1999. His writing has also appeared in Classic RockMetal HammerProg, and Planet Rock. His first book, So Much For The 30 Year Plan: Therapy? — The Authorised Biography is available via Jawbone Press.