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Stop The Presses: Irving Azoff Tweets

Irving Azoff's Twitter feed

Twitter is starting to look like the best thing to ever happen to the music industry. First Kanye West joins, then Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. Now Irving Azoff, the Chairman of the Board of embattled concert promoter Live Nation, has thrown his hat into the ring.

Azoff's already tweeting like the big shot he is. He's already blamed fans who download music illegally for high concert ticket prices; called out Perez Hilton for being a fair weather Christina Aguilera fan; promised that Burlesque, the movie that ostensibly caused the postponement of Aguilera's tour this summer, "will blow your minds" when it eventually comes out; started following Kim Kardashian; and declared Glenn Peoples of Billboard magazine a "jerk," then excused his manners by insisting "its only rock and roll." Twitter's great for the unfiltered thinker. Maybe Azoff thinks this is the way Live Nation will start winning back disenfranchised concertgoers?

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