According to every wave of punk rock, the genre has been dying since it was born.
Crossfade disagrees. We firmly believe that, despite decades of embarrassment and confusion, only now is punk rock truly reaching peak appropriation within popular culture.
Case in point: CBS has announced a new sitc ... More >>
Public Image LTD
Grand Central, Miami
Friday, October 5, 2012
Better Than: Getting pooped on.
The opportunity to see one of the originators of punk-rock iconoclasm perform in an intimate setting is a rare one indeed. However, Miami was treated to just such an experience on Friday night courtesy of ... More >>
Even though 2006 inductees Johnny Rotten and the Sex Pistols might think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is "a piss stain" that charges too much for dinner and a gala, there are plenty of "music industry people" (i.e. not gaping A-holes) who'd be happy to grab a decent dinner while basking in the glo ... More >>
Yes, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) is still a total asshole.
Last week, we here at Crossfade attempted to conduct a phone interview with the Public Image LTD frontman and former Sex Pistol. But unfortunately, Johnny seemed to be stuck in one of his legendarily shitty moods.
After only a couple of ... More >>
See also "Ten Raging Punks (And Other Rockers) Who Crashed the Daytime Talk Show Circuit."
Punk rock is more than just a genre of music. It's an attitude, a lifestyle, a way of carrying oneself in the face of life's silly bullshit and tired assholes.
But if we can define what punk is, then we can ... More >>
See also John Lydon and "Ten Raging Punks Who Crashed the Daytime Talk Show Circuit."
After spending the mid-1970s repeatedly slapping the Queen with the knobby end of his spit-soaked Sex Pistol, pioneering British punk John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) decided to take a break from all that endlessly ... More >>
A dozen rows of 220 upright empty
toilet paper rolls are lined up neatly against one another on a wood
table. The center of the cardboard cylinders are stuffed with crumpled up
pieces of even more empty toilet paper rolls. Los Angeles gallery owner Mihai
Nicodim, a silver fox with a heavy easter ... More >>
Judge Judy bitches at an unseen punk. Guess who?Punks are the ideal guests for the raunchy world of daytime talk television. They dress outlandishly. They say crazy shit. And they're totally unapologetic. Furthermore, mosh pits lend themselves very well to quick-cuts when you're trying to make a ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop royaltyAt 53 years old, Afrika Bambaataa has truly earned the title "Grandfather/Godfather Of Hip-Hop". With a body of work spanning nearly 4 decades, this former Bronx street gang warlord and founder of the Zulu Nation is one of three recognized originators of break- ... More >>
This might take some strain, considering the Twitter-fueled micro-attention-span of early 2k9, but think hard back to 2007. Did you watch a lot of music-themed reality TV? If so, you may remember a Fuse program centered on the Bodog-sponsored national Battle of the Bands. It set some 16 bands into a ... More >>