Marshall Mathers deserves your respect. He was dealt a real shitty deck in life. His father left him as a baby. His mother mentally abused him. He grew up poor as shit in the bad really bad part of Detroit. And still, he overcame it all to stake a claim for white people in hip-hop, reversing the de ... More >>
That $515 million ballpark in Little Havana that Miami-Dade taxpayers helped build for Major League Baseball's biggest joke, Jeffery Loria's Miami Marlins, is finally being put to good use. For only the third time in its 23-year history, the World Music Awards are coming to the United States. And ... More >>
See also "Ten Most Musical Politicians Ever: Barry Obama, Mitt the Mormon Honky, and Others!" and "DEVO's New Song About Mitt Romney's Dog-on-Roof Incident." There is an old conservative adage that goes something like, "There ain't no party like a right-wing party, 'cause a right-wing party don't s ... More >>
In one of the last week's less predictable music developments, Lil Wayne announced that Cash Money Records had signed Fred Durst-led late '90s relics Limp Bizkit. Does this mean we could be in store for a late '90s nu-metal revival? The four year period right before the end of the millennium wa ... More >>
Travis Barker's in a bit of a pickle. According to TMZ, private photos of the Blink-182 drummer's penis have surfaced, arousing suspicion that MediaTakeOut has "unauthorized use of private photos." TMZ's source claims that the photographs were "private and never intended for public viewing or t ... More >>
Man, you ever get the feelin' that today's music ain't got the same soul? Well, as Motor City rambler, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and facial hair aficionado Bob Seger once sang: "Call me a relic, call me what you will/Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill ... I reminisce about the days ... More >>
Does the Godfather of Heavy Metal get crunk? You bet he does. It seems like enough time has passed since the sweaty-armpit era of mainstream rock (otherwise known as the Nu-Metal Dark Ages) that we can finally, maybe, approach the subject of fusing hip-hop with rock and roll. It wasn't always Fr ... More >>
MTV Britney Madonna = BarfThe performances for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards have been announced. And Crossfade is not impressed. Last week, when we broke down why the upcoming VMAs is a steaming hot turd, we already knew Lil Wayne would be on board, and would likely be performing his wet ... More >>
Via JustJennifer Upon reading Billboard's report that crappy rap-country mish-masher Kid Rock received a Great Expectations Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Sunday, our first reaction was, WTF? People still listen to Kid Rock? Our second thoug ... More >>
Go live like a freaking rock star for a night. Yank the slots. Stuff your face full of fried buffet food, Wetzel's Pretzels, and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Drink strawberry daiquiris till you turn cross-eyed. Pass out in a changing room at the Havana Shirt Store. But that's not even the end o ... More >>
Win free tickets to Kid Rock and Jamey Johnson's Hard Rock Live show. When Kid Rock first surfaced in the late '90s, slightly goofy hip-hop trappings and incongruous long hair in tow, he seemed like the last possible pop artist in line for the career longevity coupon. Clearly, we owe him mo ... More >>
MadMartiganCall of the Wild (Self-released)www.iammadmartigan.com Pennies on the eyes of the dead and full-fledged rock and roll for we the living. As I've pointed out on numerous occasions, MadMartigan's one of those outfits that have toiled in the South Florida music scene without committing stud ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show was full of hits (the return of Missy Elliott, for one), and misses (the glaring omission of Outkast, among many others). Still, much of it gave us some serious hometown pride. In a move that pr ... More >>
via facebook.com/AsherRothSorry, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>
photo by Lex HernandezWell, Uncle Luke always gets props in his hometown!If you, like Crossfade, are guilty of watching way more VH1 than is worth admitting, you may be hotly anticipating this year's edition of the annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show. This year's official focus is on "Honoring ... More >>
Air hockey is totally a contact sportEver since Run-D.M.C. threw down rap verses on top of Joe Perry's guitar riffs on its 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," many bands have endeavored to mesh hip-hop lyricism with rock wallop. While that formula has proven fruitful in some instances -- ... More >>
Conrad MiamiNew logo, new menu and conceptConrad Miami is no longer chefless. Executive Chef Jonathan McCann fills the four month void at its signature restaurant Atrio, since Michael Gilligan exited in the spring to join the W Hotel South Beach. McCann now oversees the Brickell luxury hotel's in ... More >>
The last real country outlaw will blast thrash punk, metal, and psychobilly this Friday.
This week's Live Nation Wednesday deal isn't the greatest unless you've got 3-5 people you can persuade to your musical tastes. In what's becoming a weekly event, Live Nation is dropping the service fees on four packs and six packs to a slew of events this summer (Hit the jump for the list). These p ... More >>
It seems like this is going to be a habit: This Wednesday, Live Nation is offering another special deal for a whole bunch of upcoming shows at the Cruzan Amphitheatre. Exactly $24.99 will buy you lawn tickets for the list of shows after the jump. That means no user fees, convenience fees, or web-fee ... More >>
It seems as if the last time they did this it went well so on Wednesday, Live Nation is again dropping all the service fees for shows at Live Nation-sponsored venues. That means, any shows at The Cruzan, Mizner, Pompano Beach, or Bayfront Park Amphitheaters will be a few dollars cheaper. This of ... More >>
Post-Prodigy-era bassheads Jackal & Hyde will bring their hard-core blend of industrial-laden, fetish-inspired electro to West Palm's Respectable Street next month. The duo, made up of Scott Weiser and Todd Walker, has been around since 1998, but dropped their first album The Badlands in 2001. T ... More >>
Looking for a way to save a few bucks on concert tickets? Live Nation has announced they will be waiving the service fees for lawn tickets to a slew of their summer shows starting at 12:01 am on Wednesday. This promotion only lasts for 24 hours, so you'll have to purchase tickets quickly. Hit the ju ... More >>
The English Rock Supergroup (provided you consider members of Free and Mott the Hoople banding together a supergroup) Bad Company have announced a stop at Seminole Hard Rock Live. The 1970s powerhouse, most famous for their version of "Feel Like Making Love" (which Kid Rock recently brought back to ... More >>
There has been an obscene amount of concert announcements over the last couple weeks and there a trend has been developing. Huge name acts are deciding that South Florida (more specifically West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheater) is the place to start their massive U.S. tours, and that's fantastic ne ... More >>
Three recent South Florida releases.
Dan Kennedy's Rock On: An Office Power Ballad.
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