Followers of Dave Matthews’ Twitter may have realized recently that the once-loquacious rocker doesn’t seem to be updating his fans with 140-character posts anymore. Well, you can blame Rolling Stone for that. Matthews recently sat down with MTV’s the Vault, and revealed that since he was tweeting from his phone, he was unaware how large a following his Twitter had attracted.
It wasn’t until Rolling Stone‘s “Rock Stars on Twitter” article in our U2 issue that Matthews learned he wasn’t the only famous rocker using the platform — and that posting things like “Do men wax their balls?” might get him teased. “They said something about me … and idiot boy humor and I was like, hey, that’s not the point of my Twitter,” Matthews tells MTV. “I got paranoid when I found out all these people were paying attention to it.”
“It’s fun to throw random things into the world,” Matthews told RS for our Twitter story. “Plus, it’s nice for an ignorant dude like me to have access to that many people.” Matthews filled his Twitter with observations like, “I wonder if snail farts smell if you’re close enough to the snail’s asshole to smell something so tiny?” and “I like to take fibre. I like liquid vitamens. Hello.” Unfortunately, the fun stopped on April 30th, the date of his last Tweet, on the subject of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The Rolling Stone Twitter, however, is still going strong.
Thankfully, Matthews will let his music speak for him when the Dave Matthews Band return with their new album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King on June 2nd. The band will also hit the road all summer long, including gigs at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival and the Austin City Limits fest.
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