Morrissey Joins Twitter, World Braces for Big Mouth Strike + new album news

Big Mouth is at last truly equipped to strike again. And again. And again. And ... you get the idea. Morrissey has officially joined Twitter. Those even remotely familiar with the sort of headlines the former Smiths leader makes when he's not busy playing gigs to the enrapt or recording spoken-word video versions of new songs. He does have a fresh album to promote — World Peace Is None of Your Business, out July 15 — but one imagines he'll have more to say.

As Pitchfork reports, a rep has confirmed that the @itsmorrissey account will be tended to Morrissey himself. It was set up nearly five years ago, but has gone unused since (unless previous tweets were deleted). The singer's Facebook account shared the news thusly: " Feel free to reach out," along with a photo of Moz touching an eager acolyte's hand. This could be wonderful. It could be a disaster. Either way, it's worth a follow.