clintwells This little kiddo loves playing in Poppa Bear's bunk. So rad having my family on the road with me today. 10h

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clintwells I flew on an airplane to Daytona Beach, FL where I played a country music festival with Clare Dunn and Dwight Yoakam on a giant race track. A production manager looked at our stage and said, "that's a lot of pedals for country music," to which I said, "country music isn't country music anymore," and I immediately played a massive AC/DC e chord on my fucking SG.
I look grumpy but honestly I have never been so happy to receive a bottle of bourbon. The end. 🏻
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clintwells Ran into some of my favorite people at DFW. Got to hug their necks and share a drink and laugh a lot. Totally redeemed my layover. Now in the words of probably our generation's greatest lyricist: "get in the pit and try to love someone!" #kidrock #humour #comedy #comedian 6d

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clintwells Last night in Temecula, CA with @rodneyatkins channeling my inner Ace Frehely. 🏻 6d

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clintwells From beautiful Californian wine country to Memphis to rock it with my @claredunnmusic buds. Today's records are:

David Bazan - Blanco
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
KISS - Unmasked
Rufus Wainwright - Want One
Randy Newman - Sail Away
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds
The War on Drugs - Lost In A Dream.
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clintwells Today I bought the funniest Frampton record ever and some seriously badass patches for my denim jacket. The truth about the power of music (and metal specifically) is that, for many of us, it has been the only thing keeping us from suicide or self-harm via drug escapism. Music (and metal specifically) doesn't judge you. It doesn't impose an arbitrary status quo. It's an open door where literally everyone is invited around the fire except assholes. It may sound put on or cheesy or dramatic but music saved my life. Music saves my life every fucking day. I put on headphones and close my eyes and I'm on stage with KISS and Paul Stanley is looking into my eyes and saying, "dude, you're okay. We're here. Life is a ride and there's no problem too big for some super fun, stupid rock chords." Shit can be tough. The world is full of sharp edges and that's no goddamn joke. But nothing takes the sting out of all that like seven inch platform boots or a guitar strap covered in studded pentagrams. People who actually believe in Satan are misguided. But all that evil imagery is so fun and stupid and awesome. I want a skull ring on all my fingers. We're all just buried skeletons anyway. Just dead people who haven't died yet. In the meantime, while we're here on this amazing planet human life trip, it's nice to have some music in your ears. People singing and playing pianos and even all that weird, scary Skrillex shit. I'm grateful for all of it. Elton John in the moonlight throwing his piano bench and laughing into the microphone. Oh well. Night, nerds. 🤘🏻 7d

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clintwells Me and @blakehubbard looking like goddamn supermodels last night in the desert for a super fun Rodney Atkins acoustic show. I got so sunburned during soundcheck that at dinner the server brought my food and an entire bottle of aloe. Also - a flautist played old Indian songs on a mountain far away while we ate. Life is weird. Photo by @rosefalcon. 1w

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clintwells David Lynch meets Donald J. Trump. 1w

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clintwells Wait for it... 1w
  •   randytutelage Dude almost gets nailed by a car! Stay outta the streets, punks! 1w
  •   jonbeckers If that's how you skateboard then I should give it a try. It'll make me instantly cooler. 1w
  •   ibikeyoubike Skateboarding is not a crime. Running like that with a skateboard should be. 1w
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clintwells Wrote a beautiful song today with my bud @jabenation with inspiration from the ever present skull buddy (whom Jabe nicknamed Eddie). 🤘🏻 2w

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clintwells I'm up in Minnesota somewhere. You know the drill. Tell me your current favorite song. I'll make a Spotify playlist and then share it with you all. I do this a few times a year and it's a great way to discover new jams. I'm currently super stuck on the new Bazan and Radiohead records. Get involved and dig it! 🤘🏻 2w
  •   bushben1 Above the Trees - Tim McNary 2w
  •   treycochran Harder to Lie - @davidramirez 2w
  •   masstwingles Time Won't Heal Me by Jeff Plakenhorn. The whole Ghost Ship cd by The Resentments is fantastic! 2w
  •   g0dlike__ human touch- Bruce Springsteen. recently revisited the human touch album earlier this month and it just brought back so many memories. used to listen to it a lot in high school. it's soothing! 2w

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clintwells Well, after less than 24 hours home I'm back on another War Machine taking the music to the people. Fucking obsessed with the new Radiohead record. Good grief. Aliens from another planet I want to go visit immediately. Hope everyone is well out there. 🤘🏻 2w

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clintwells I'm in Louisiana for the next few days with my @sean_mcconnell crew shooting a music video. Last night we blasted Prince as our beautiful tour manager wore a wolf suit. It's going to be a weird video! 🤘🏻🐕 3w

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clintwells So lucky and grateful to have this woman in my life. She's funny and smart. She doesn't tolerate bullshit and her kindness is always sincere. She likes bungee jumping and sky diving. She's liberal but felt bad for Jeb Bush when he was constantly destroyed in the GOP debates this year (I'm chuckling thinking about this). She likes that John Snow guy on Game of Thrones. She puts up with my ridiculous KISS obsession and quietly sleeps next to me as I binge watch The Larry Sanders Show or read David Shields novels.
Parenting is weird. Sometimes your kid thinks you hung the moon. Sometimes they ignore you. And sometimes they prefer the other parent. I'll come home from the road and scoop that little girl we made into my arms and it truly feels something like heaven. But when my daughter is afraid or hurt or bummed, the first word she always says is "mama." I get it. Here's to you, @isbellemel, a strong, beautiful mother. I love you. (Also, what a total babe) 🏻
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clintwells Ride or die. #kissarmy 3w

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clintwells My name is Kiiiiiiiid. It's Kid, baby. It's Kid Rock. #bawitaba 3w

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clintwells Lonely and homesick in the bus bunk coffin. So grateful for these four weirdo beautiful aliens and their ridiculous, amazing songs from another planet. #KISSARMY 4ever. 3w
  •   reedberin You have a family 10 feet away in the front lounge. We are your road home. 3w
  •   clintwells @reedberin that's what I meant by homesick. I miss you dudes in the lounge. :( 3w
  •   clintwells @reedberin Paul Stanley is my family now. :( 3w

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clintwells Wrote a killer song with @reedberin. Skull buddy approves! 4w

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clintwells I love being home so much. This is an honest (whiskey inspired) photo of everything to my left. We've got a skull candle on top of my Joel-Peter Witkin books. There's an Alex Grey book below that where he pontificates insanely about LSD which I haven't taken since I was 15. We've got Steven Pinker and Mark Twain and Hitchens and Freud. There's H.P. Lovecraft and Celine and gay propaganda. Nietzsche and the history of white people. Such a great literary summary of where I sit in the world. Life is what you make it. That starts with what you feed your heart and mind. Love. 4w
  •   clintwells Looks like we've got Dawkins and Gandhi and Sam Harris as well. Oh snap. 4w
  •   wynnsome Bart Ehrman. hell, yes. 4w

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clintwells Golden ray of light in a world that loses color every day. It's not your birthday and it's not the anniversary of the day some sick fuck took you away from us. It's another lonely Saturday and I miss all that beautiful fucked up magic you did with a guitar in your hands. What happened? Where are we? I close my eyes and I hear every note of Reinventing The Steel and I'm glad we shared the planet briefly. RIP, Dime. 4w
  •   c.r.a.i.g Not sure! Crazy; Got a few stories, though. We'll discuss next time you're on the west coast! 4w
  •   alistairwrogers Great words brother. Raising an IPA for #dime 4w
  •   c.r.a.i.g If you have their home video called "Vulgar Video", you can see me for a moment. I'm standing on the roof of a gold 1969 Cadillac, getting pelted with water balloons. I won the car in a really misguided local radio station contest, and it was almost immediately destroyed by moshing Pantera fans. I've got Dime stories... I see that Bob is coming to LA in June to play The Largo...are you coming, or is that a solo show? 4w

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