For alcoholics and professional party people, New Years Eve is most certainly amateur night. Which is to say, all the squares, from here to there, are hitting the bottle hard, and think they're Elvis Presley. Well, Halloween is the same way, especially if you're a vampire, mummy, zombie, demon, de ... More >>
The sweet smell of liquor filled the smoky room as a Blondie doppelganger rocked on to AC/DCs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." It was karaoke night at Seven Seas, and just like the crowd you would expect to find at one of Miami's best dive bars, former self-proclaimed rock stars with hair past their ... More >>
Gilby Clarke is a badass rock 'n' roller. In 1991, he got hired to play rhythm guitar in Guns N' Roses during the group's Use Your Illusion tour. He was with GNR for three years, back when Axl and crew were the greatest band on Earth. Then Gilby played with Slash's Snakepit, the MC5, Heart, Nancy S ... More >>
Mike Score is the mastermind behind A Flock Of Seagulls. Inspired by Bowie and Alice Cooper, he combined science fiction, hairspray, girl pants, makeup, guitars, and synths to start his band in 1979. Then he led his Flock around the world. Crossfade asked the man himself about the journey in advanc ... More >>
Bonnaroo unveiled its 2012 lineup moments ago with the random help of ESPN's John Anderson. And according the SportsCenter funnyman, it's going to be "crazy good." Appearing in a YouTube video, Anderson pulls out a Roland AX-Synth from under his desk--a keytar he lovingly calls his battle-axe-- ... More >>
While y'all were nursing a hangover on New Year's Day, one newly engaged musician kicked off 2012 with a topless Hawaiian snorkeling adventure. This rock 'n' roller's chest looks great for a 63-year-old woman but alarmingly droopy for a 63-year-old man. Sadly, however, this person is in much be ... More >>
Gene Simmons is a smarmy motherfucker.Maybe we were born too late. Or in the wrong part of the country. But quintessential '80s hair-metal extravaganza rockers KISS have always come off as kinda goofy. Alice Cooper, The Stooges, Black Sabbath ... Now there's some blues-derived din that knew how ... More >>
Crossfade's favorite shock rocker, Alice Cooper, turns 63 today. And even though he's probably out at some exclusive country club working on his celebrity golf game, we like the image of vintage Alice that involves prop blood, live chickens, and nightly decapitations. So to celebrate AC's birthd ... More >>
Rob Van Winkle is no Chuck D.All great imitation, even when it's parody, respects the original source. The covers that disappoint fail to do this. Notably missing from Crossfade's list are the pain-inducing covers that have been discussed to death. Examples: Celine Dion's cover of AC/DC's "You S ... More >>
The season for spooking is here, and to help awaken your inner ghoul who's been lying dormant, here is a list of ten songs to celebrate the holiday. Some are obvious, some have loose, vague, or quirky affiliations with Halloween themes (you'll be hard-pressed to find some of these on other Ha ... More >>
photo by Arielle CastilloAlice CooperPompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano BeachSaturday, October 3, 2009Better Than: Watching some new jacks noodle boringly in the name of authenticity.The Review:This past Saturday marked a strange, rare occasion in which fans of shlock-gore-obsessed hard rock were f ... More >>
Heretics, nonbelievers, and doubters worship the Amazing Randi. So what will free thinkers do when he's gone?
Every death metal, horror punk, shock rock, and costume wearing band in America owes Alice Cooper a debt of gratitude. Without him bringing electric chairs, fountains of fake blood, and corpse makeup onstage, rock and roll would be a much tamer genre. He hasn't been all shock rock and makeup thou ... More >>
image via Miami New Times Archives week of August 3 - 9, 1988According to Hart Baur from SKUM, Grove Cinema "was the only theatre in Miami that had a liquor license," which means that if you were old enough to have a drink in 1988 you could have done so while watching The Decline of Western Civil ... More >>
photo by Benjamin ThackerSurf Nazis on EcstasySaturday, May 30Goo, MiamiBetter Than: Midnight at the mortuary. The Review:They don't surf, they aren't Nazis and they don't do drugs -- but Surf Nazis on Ecstasy sure do suck. And by sucking, they are actually really rocking. After all, isn't tha ... More >>
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