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Twitter might be extending their character limit from 140 to 10,000 and people aren't best pleased about it, but we can't help thinking these lot would love to take the 10K challenge!
Peter Hook LOVES a good old rant, not least about his ex-bandmates New Order. While he generally reserves his vitriol for his blog at www.peterhook.co.uk, 10,000 characters on Twitter might help him vent when the band next do something that's not to his taste.
We may not have heard much from James Murphy in the last few years, but when he goes, he REALLY goes. After LCD Soundsystem were announced as headliners for Coachella 2016, Murphy took to their official site to offer "clarity" on the news. Said "clarity" came in the form of a sprawling letter which confirmed the band would tour and release an album. But at a whopping 8102 characters, Murphy could have kept going!
If you're in doubt as to whether the Kasabian frontman would be up to the 10K challenge, you only need to look at his interviews. Tom Meighan isn't backwards about coming forward about any subject. Especially when it comes to how great Kasabian are... or leaving a "big fucking steaming turd" in Madonna's handbag.
After a measured use of Twitter in 2015, Liam came back with all guns blazing in 2016, writing an expletive-filled 64-character tweet which ruled out a solo record. Just imagine what he could do with a full 10K? For a start, post the lyrics to Songbird 15 times over with a few hashtags and mentions to spare...
Though he's a fan of an Instagram post, Noel Gallagher admittedly hates Twitter and doesn't update his own. However, maybe his brother piping up on the micro-blogging site and the extra 9,860 characters will tempt him over to the dark side? That way, fans won't even need to wait for his next interview to find out who's a "cocksucker" or who makes "music for fucking grannies".
Dave Grohl is a man who loves an official statement, posting tons of messages to his fans throughout 2015. From breaking the Glasto bad news after breaking his leg, to thanking the Rockin' 1000 for their epic Learn To Fly Cover, to announcing a surprise Saint Cecilia EP, there's no doubt he'd make FULL use of the 10,000 characters.
Due to tragic circumstances, the QOTSA frontman hasn't been short on opportunities to speak this year. But when friend and fellow-rocker Lemmy died, it was fair to say he was thoroughly "pissed off". His 1729 character rant could have made it onto Twitter, with enough room to start calling out the fame-hungry sellouts too.
If you're wondering why Alex Turner's on this list when he doesn't even have a personal Twitter account, just remember these three words: BRIT AWARDS 2014.
Because, Kanye West.
Morrissey, Morrissey, Morrissey. When he's not writing a novel or his memoir, he's settling scores on fan site true-to-you.net, having battles with ex-record labels, or writing emails to the Australian government about their animal-culling policies. Yes, that last one really happened. Basically, there isn't a person in the world more deserving of the exta 9860 characters than Morrissey. He just needs to get on there first...