25 funniest music tweets of 2012

  • As 2012 wraps up, we're reminiscing about the funniest musician tweets of the year, whether intentional or otherwise. Liam Gallagher kicks us off: "Ian McCulloch you wanna watch what your saying about my lyrics or I will come and tattoo them on your forehead ! LG" [All quotes verbatim]

    Photo: Andrew Whitton/NME

    Added: 03 Nov 2011

  • Nickelback's Chad Kroeger reacted well to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley dressing up as his future wife, Avril Lavigne, for a weekend Halloween party: "Hey Deryck loved the costumes! we were going to dress up as you guys this year but all the parties had celebrity themes haha! -CK"

    Photo: PA

    Added: 12 Nov 2012

  • Example: "Cathedral City is pretty emotional cheese init? (I have not been paid to promote cheese, I just like it)"

    Photo: Press

    Added: 06 Jun 2011

  • 50 Cent: "Step 1. To avoid the urge to masturbate stop going to porn sites. Step 2. Make a conscious decision not to turn your head after people walk by you. Step 3. Do not go to strip clubs. Step 4. Do not look at lust filled magazines."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 18 Mar 2011

  • Professor Green references Ryan Giggs when Imogen Thomas mentions him on Twitter: "Imogen cheating on your wife RT @Imogen_Thomas: Did u all like james arthur? He looks a bit like professor green....do u think?"


    Added: 25 Jun 2012

  • Kanye picks some unusual peers when honouring the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death: "HE IS ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING AND INFLUENTIAL HUMAN BEINGS OF OUR EXISTENCE ALONG WITH MICHAEL JACKSON, WALT DISNEY, AND DR. KING."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 05 Dec 2011

  • Tyler, the Creator is not a fan of Miley's new look: "@mileycyrus Your Barber Is An Asshole."

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 26 May 2011

  • When Joan Rivers tweeted: "Rihanna confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Chris Brown. Idiot! Now it's MY turn to slap her", the star wasn't happy. She shot back with: "@Joan_Rivers wow u really do get slow when you're old huh?"

    Photo: Press

    Added: 12 Nov 2012

  • Liam Gallagher: "snore patrol Noel Gallaghers high flying smurfs who said rock n roll is dead LG"

    Photo: Danny North

    Added: 02 Aug 2012

  • Mark Hoppus: "Istagram down, there's now a gaping hole our collective history. Undocumented skinny lattes, mimosas, and airplane wings.”

    Photo: PA

    Added: 22 Mar 2011

  • Ex-Arctic Monkeys bassist Andy Nicholson recalls meeting a slightly confused fan: ""Are you Andy Nicholson" "yes I am" "I love you your a great drummer" "thanks””

    Photo: Ed Miles

    Added: 04 Apr 2011

  • 50 Cent: "I can’t belive my grand mothers making me take Out the garbage I’m rich fuck this I’m going home I don’t need this shit"


    Added: 04 Apr 2012

  • Billy Corgan: "man cheats on wife, marries his mistress, runs for president and gets an ovation for being insane...only in amerisicka...”

    Photo: PA

    Added: 18 Feb 2011

  • Lily Allen: “I am preempting there being pictures of me pulling some pretty weird shapes today while shopping.The elastic went on my maternity tights.”

    Photo: Tom Oxley/NME

    Added: 13 Jan 2012

  • Mark Hoppus: "I took my family out to the countryside so that we could all be on our phones somewhere other than home for a day.”

    Photo: PA

    Added: 19 Dec 2012

  • Susan Boyle caused a Twitter sensation with her "#susanalbumparty" hashtag. That's 'Susan album party' of course, not, er, 'Su's Anal Bum Party'.

    Photo: PA

    Added: 17 May 2012

  • Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts: "Trying to work out if I'd rather wank off a dead tramp under a warm waterfall of dogshit for eternity, or be Will.I.Am for a day."

    Photo: Roger Sargent/NME

    Added: 25 Apr 2012

  • Taylor Swift: "Watching tv with my cat while eating Toy Story fruit snacks. So basically I'm 80 and 5 at the same time."

    Photo: PA

    Added: 12 Nov 2012

  • Example sparked a war of word with the entire population of Wigan, which culminated in him appearing on the front page of the Wigan Evening Post under the headline "Bad Example". What had he done? Tweeted: "does anyone know any nice people from Wigan? Because all I hear is death threats".

    Photo: PA

    Added: 08 Aug 2011

  • Mike Skinner: "i didn't know crash test dummies cost 100 grand. that's mental. people would be cheaper"

    Photo: Phil Wallis/NME

    Added: 26 Jan 2011

  • Diplo: "Goin to bring these lion cubs to nelson mandelas house and play die antwoord out of a boombox"

    Photo: PA

    Added: 06 Dec 2011

  • St Vincent: "Elderly woman going through airport security with at least 10 minibar bottles of booze in her purse. Hope I'm that organized when I'm old!"

    Photo: Ed Miles/NME

    Added: 04 Sep 2012

  • Erykah Badu: "What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?"

    Photo: PA

    Added: 18 Apr 2011

  • Neko Case: "According to my research dudes who do really embarrassing air guitar make great dads."


    Added: 23 Jan 2009

  • Amanda Palmer: "12 hours into video shoot. have no idea what it's going to look like. someone threw up in the hallway. I'm taking this as a positive sign"

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 29 Oct 2012