As if he weren’t busy enough as the CEO of Live Nation Entertainment and the personal manager of superstars like REO Speedwagon and David Archuleta, ever-delightful blowhard Irving Azoff has also joined Twitter. He’s only been tweeting for a little over a day, but he’s already pretty much mastered the form. He set off a small firestorm with his second-ever dispatch Tuesday night (“so if you want ticket prices to go down stop stealing music”) and since he’s just telling people where to stick it. Including: AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips (Azoff basically called him a liar), Perez Hilton (“shame on you for your fair weather fandom”), and Billboard columnist Glenn Peoples (“u r a jerk”). When The Wall Street Journal’s Ethan Smith contacted the CEO’s spokesman for a comment, Azoff tweeted it: “Ethan. Oh clueless Ethan. I’m not angry at all. I think I’m hilarious.” We knew we liked this guy.
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Live Nation Entertainment’s Irving Azoff Tweets Up a Storm [Speakeasy/WSJ]