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Tweet Surrender

Hornets. Fancy coffee. Neil Sedaka? What could it all mean? Find out in this week’s Tweet Surrender.

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Devin’s tweet got us thinking about the winged pests. Here’s a fact: hornets are wasps of the genus Vespa, and closely related to mopeds. Hang on, that can’t be right.

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Since when did the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman become a ghost? How will he present an award at the Oscars later this month? Imagine the pandemonium.

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That might be the least rock ‘n’ roll tweet ever.

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If ‘party’ is a polite way of saying ‘you’re rubbish at shaving’, then party.

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That’s comedian and sometime Yo La Tengo percussionist Todd Barry with some bloke. A tennis player from Denmark or something.

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Mike Vennart takes orders from a two-year-old? What else does he do? Make their food and clean up after them?

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It’d be probably be quicker for Harley to just smash his records than go to the trouble of melting them, letting them cool, then smashing them. Or, and this is just a suggestion, he could take a deep breath… and post them to TeamRock.

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Wise words. We’d like to add ‘any grown man who wears mittens’ to that list.

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There’s name-dropping, then there’s name-dropping. We were just mentioning this to our friend Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters the other day.

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We’re not sure if the Motörhead guitarist’s Twitter has been hacked or not. Mind you, Oh! Carol is a tune. Erm, we were just hacked for a few seconds.

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It’s not even lar-tay, mate. See?

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.