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 >>
Every Monday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami's airwaves -- historically reserved for the musical accompaniment to bumpin', shakin', grindin', twerkin', tweakin', and getting stuck in traffic on the 836 -- are regularly seized by sounds and scores typically reserved for marines fighting aliens, plumber ... More >>
It's a sad state of affairs when Rihanna and Chris Brown are sucking face and playing grab ass inside New York City's Griffin nightclub. TMZ reports that Breezy and RiRi spent the better part of Monday night and early Tuesday morning "all over each other." The former couple was allegedly spotted ... More >>
See also "Vince Neil Falls at His Vegas Strip Club: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown." Can you think of anything less arousing than Girls, Girls, Girls, a Vegas strip club where Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil runs around like a horny lil' piggy smearing his fake tan all over the highly plastici ... More >>
Vince Neil performing at his new Vegas strip club and singing Mötley Crüe songs about hot slutty babes sounds like the most greasy, redundant spectacle since The Gathering of the Juggalos. Nevertheless, this past weekend, Mr. Neil indeed launched a Sin City adult entertainment complex that follows ... More >>
Jim Marshall, the English inventor of the famed Marshall amplifier favored by guitar-oriented rock artists, also known and the "Father of Loud", died yesterday in his Buckinghamshire home. He was 88.Marshall started developing his amplifiers in 1960, answering the call from customers such as Pete To ... More >>
Every Art Basel, someone's throwing a party at a strip club. A few years ago at Goldrush Miami, a bunch of scenesters put on a fete that featured free tequila shots and Miller High Life. If memory serves, the door was guarded by a password. That was a hot time. A superstupid end-of-Basel night. ... More >>
In 2009, a teenaged Chris Brown was arrested for beating the crap out of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. It was an ugly scene and everyone will always remember him as one of the most famous wife-beaters of all time. Certainly, though, Brown is not the only male musician with anger management pr ... More >>
Where will you be this evening at approximately 8:15 p.m.? Well, if you've got a ticket (and even if you don't), make plans to go stand at the foot of Ultra Music Festival's Live Stage. It's definitely where you'll find Crossfade, because synth-y Norwegian duo Röyksopp will be prepping its set ... More >>
Are you really gonna bet on Guetta?Go ahead and call us degenerate gamblers. But we here at Crossfade are hardly alone in the belief that life is infinitely less boring when you're betting on it. Whether the action is competitive vodka-guzzling, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, or the arriv ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact." A still-acti ... More >>
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Did you really think Lindsay Lohan was going to do any hard time for breaking probation yet again? There's better chances of her staring in Freaky Friday II. Sadly, her short-lived incarceration will just hasten what seems more and more likely to be h ... More >>
via myspace.com/losangelesgunsIn the early '80s, the guys of L.A. Guns were proudly members of the dirtier subset of Sunset Strip denizens. Acts like Poison tarted themselves up in blush and aimed for pop crossover from the beginning, but the Guns and their fellow sleaze-rockers were almost more ... More >>
Our writer loves the band's psychedelic rock/reggae fusion, and he's not afraid to say so.
She idolizes Warhol, but her pop nostalgia is far from factory-made.
Too bad the movie can't keep up with him.
Even in 2008, Tommy Lee embraces the road warrior lifestyle with an energy that would make rockers half his age collapse, panting. About a year ago, he hit the road with DJ Aero to spread the word of their electro-sleaze DJ/production project. They criss-crossed the country, hit the Winter Music Con ... More >>
Local rappers know the road to stardom is through the champagne room.
The South Florida band is a long way from Kendall.
OMG! It's Tommy Lee! And DJ Aero! And Steve Duda! And Deadmau5!
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos, and lifeless Cox.
Mötley Crüe's drummer turns electro-house DJ
I'm Not Dead/Out Here All Night (LaFace/Island)
Velvet Revolver is thebest hope in a dismal lot of Guns N' Roses substitutes
A game of artful dodgeball with Of Montreal
It's all about the music, drinking, drugging, and spontaneous consumer frenzy
They no longer take flying dives into the mosh pit, but for Chuck Loose, Sam Fogarino, and Rob Coe the music is still the thing
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
Heavy-metal monster Yngwie Malmsteen, prosperous Miami homeowner, likes his music dark and his domestic life bright
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
The music biz mixes and matches to line its coffers
Machine heads Christopher Phipps and Alex Zaitsev aim their humanity at your sound system