With 500,000 friends with around 130,000 comments left since their page was created in January 2004, what does Hawthorne Heights bassist Matt Ridenour think of Myspace? “I think it’s great because it enables us to keep in touch with our fans,” Ridenour tells Time Off magazine. “Back in the day there were traditional newsletters, and you would get a physical letter from a band [but] that stuff is super costly, and this is instantaneous and everybody will know what we’re talking about, what’s new, and what’s going on with us, which is really nice. It keeps people more up-to-date with Hawthorne Heights’ happenings and whatnot, [and] maintains a sort of community.” The article at timeoff.com.au has since been removed.
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