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 >>
Much like phony-baloney award shows or boring-as-shit overpriced music festivals, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is -- generally speaking -- a big bunch of bullshit. Or as the Sex Pistols would say, "a piss stain."
Look, we're totally stoked that Kraftwerk, N.W.A., and Public Enemy might finally go ... More >>
Action Bronson -- Crossfade's pick for best fire-spitting, pasta-cooking mound since Mount Vesuvius -- has just signed to Warner Bros. via Vice Records.
This year's Warner company Labor Day picnic is sure to get weird when Action partners up with new labelmate Kylie Minogue for the thr ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Maybe it's that whole exiled-from-the-Motherland, terrorized-by-a-ruthless-dictator thing, but Cubans tend to be a little paranoid. Of course, just
because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you.
fact that Michelle Obama, First Lady, Democrat, former WNBA power forward,
close ... More >>
Charlie Manson was a rock 'n' roller too.After sex and drugs, rock 'n' roll is often paired with scary.
Ever since the darkly psychedelic burnout at the end of the '60s (epitomized by Iggy Pop's amphetamine-inspired caterwauling and Lou Reed's doom-y bad trip bummer jamming), there have b ... More >>
Melanie DuneaIf you know Anthony Bourdain from No Reservations and nothing else, perhaps you're under the impression he's just some cuddly middle-aged curmudgeon. Newsflash: You're wrong. Sure, he can be a friendly, engaging, and gracious dude. But for a full, uncensored view of Bourdain's too-ho ... More >>
One Jagger too many?What do you get when you cross a bass line that can't decide between
bubblegum bouncy and driving like a Mack truck, guitars that go from
subtle to psycho in one second flat, keyboards that quiver like a
speedball junkie, drums that alternately whisper and crash in
conversation w ... More >>