Hold on. Has it really been 23 years since Wilson Phillips knocked Madonna's "Vogue" off the top of the charts?
Yeah. And it's even been more than two decades since Carnie Wilson, her sister Wendy, and their friend Chynna Phillips called it quits just a couple of years after becoming pop icons. Bu ... More >>
Music fans can be really devoted.
But it takes a special breed to join a crazy fan cult.
And yet, music has exactly that kind of power over some people. It's a fine line between in love and psychopathically obsessed.
But whose fans are the freakiest? Who is the government watching? Who might sn ... More >>
The Beach Boys are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. But a year before Brian Wilson, his brothers, and a cousin embarked on their Surfin' Safari, Roberto Carlos was already redefining South American music.
Though Brazil's pop rock movement kicked off in the 1950s, Carlos is considered ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back.
As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
Schizophrenic instability. It's a dangerously shaky state of being that threatens every facet of life. But for the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson's psychosis was also the group's paradoxical saving grace.
This year, the group is celebrating its 50th anniversary by hitting the road and tackling major U. ... More >>
This week on Crossfade, we've been taking a look at a number of recent releases from local label Forward Motion Records, headed by Fernando Perdomo. Here's the last of the round-up.Jorge Moreno"Thank You" (single)This single is culled from his upcoming English-language debut, Grammy Award-winner ... More >>
Sol Ruiz's Oultander is a 6-song disc I got in a cardboard sleeve from producer Bobby Macintyre of Studio 71.He says: "Sol is the songwriter and she plays acoustic guitar. I played drums, produced, engineered, and mixed it. Jesse Jackson plays some Dobro slide guitar, and some cuatro. Lorenzo Corti ... More >>
via myspace.com/rufuswainwrightRufus Wainwright did his dad proudNotes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of ... More >>