The year 1966 was a pivotal moment for the Moody Blues. That's when bassist John Lodge and guitarist Justin Hayward joined the band and changed its direction dramatically. Abandoning the blues and R&B standards that had been the group's stock in trade since its formation, Lodge and Hayward pushed ... More >>
Ever dream about drinkin' a brew with Kid Rock in Redneck Paradise? Well, wake the hell up. Because that's a real place, where golden sands, bikini-less babes, tatted-up dudes, and treasure chests of American Badass-brand beer await. So if you wanna party on a boat with the U.S. of A's favorite ra ... More >>
Some say "happiness is a mat that sits on her doorway." But in reality, happiness is a three-night cruise with Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas at the helm. For the first time ever, the 2004 People's Choice Awards selection for Favorite Musical Group is hitting the high seas aboard the Carnival Imagina ... More >>
Holy Fucking Ship!! The three-day activities and music schedule for the most massive EDM cruise was just released. And now our pants are a little heavier. There are some returning favorites, like A-Trak's DJ lessons and Dillon Francis's mini-golf tournament. There will be wet-dream back-to-back s ... More >>
The thought of being grabbed by the throat and dragged through a tunnel to Hades is a nightmare for most people. But it's a curious and enticing invitation for metalheads. Especially when Napalm Death's doing the throat-grabbing. Later this year, English thrashers Napalm Death are set to embark o ... More >>
In the non-Miami parts of America, bands like P.O.D., Godsmack, and Sevendust are still on the radio, and the ShipRocked Cruise is an alt music event of such mythical proportions that rocker chicks get head-to-toe wet just thinking about it. On November 27, the MSC Poesia will sail from Fort Lauder ... More >>
Carnival Cruise Lines hasn't had much good PR recently, what with that protest against its tax shenanigans and labor policies, the horrific and deadly Costa Concordia accident, and its plummeting stock. A lawsuit claiming that employees forced a 17-year-old girl to remove her tampon and then str ... More >>
Ugh, get ready for the arrival of a bunch of drunk, unruly college students (and not the FIU and UM variety we're already used to dealing with) in a few weeks, because according to a top travel agency, South Beach has now become the third most popular Spring Break location for college students. W ... More >>
Following Costa Concordia's horrific disaster-at-sea, competing cruise line Royal Caribbean has managed to avoid their own maritime mishap thanks to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull. Armando Christian Perez's Club 305 Cruise has been cancelled, but questions as to why the "magical voyage" with Pitbull, P ... More >>
Ahoy, hipsters! Welcome to the second annual Bruise Cruise Festival, "a three-day tropical rock extravaganza" set to sail outta the Port of Miami and straight for Nassau, Bahamas, like some kinda dream ship for cool kids in search of a Spring Break that doesn't suck. The passenger list: You an ... More >>
Micky Arison's Carnival Cruise Lines has another Mickey with a cruise empire about to encroach on its turf. Mickey Mouse that is. Disney Cruise Line has announced that beginning later this year, it will be sail ships out of the Port of Miami for the first time.
Pitchfork stepped all over Crossfade's toes today, jumping onto our musical vacation beat and scooping us on the Love Letter Cruise. Hosted by R. Kelly, this slow-jammin' cruise is a romantic five-night getaway aboard the Carnival Destiny, setting sail on October 1, 2012. For about $1,500 per ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan's out of jail. But her legal problems aren't even close to being over. The LiLo v. Pitbull, Nee-Yo, and Afrojack saga continues as Mr. 305's lawyers have presented a notice of removal in an effort to shift the case from county to federal court. The document, filed last week in ... More >>
ScreenshotHey Pit, you bringing those two girls with you on the Club 305 Cruise? The first tidal wave of artists joining Mr. Worldwide on his Club 305 Cruise has been announced, and it's fucking huge. Electro master and commander Paul Oakenfold is joining Pitbull aboard Royal Caribbean's Majest ... More >>
via Niehoff Marketing Associates4 oz. rum cake with berriesRecently, a friend delivered a six-pack of 4oz. Tortuga rum cakes ($66.95 for 2-six packs shipped to the U.S.) from Nassau, Bahamas. They came in an ornate, hexagon-shaped box vacuum-sealed to lock in freshness. I first smelled rum and th ... More >>
Photo by Reed FischerThe view from the back of the room.The Bruise Cruise set sail last weekend sans Crossfade, and while we were totally bummed El Jefe didn't swing us the $500 cabin fee, we were stoked to be part of the Grand Central kickoff party last Thursday. And honestly, after eight-hours ... More >>
Torben Bjorn Hansen, Flickr The Bruise Cruise sets sail from the Port of Miami on Friday. And while there's plenty of dope coming through Dodge Island, y'all better think twice about sneaking some out; narcs like to prey on unsuspecting travelers, especially theme cruise passengers. In January, ... More >>
The Black LipsAs if the promise of a big hipster party out at sea isn't reason enough to pack up your favorite American Apparel swimsuit and head to sunny Miami in February ... Now the Bruise Cruise (the world's first-ever hipster cruise?) is throwing a pre-party at Gran ... More >>
photo by Sayre BermanExpect all the classic Kids-style choreography on board!We love musical cruise season every winter. It brings such a random assortment of sea-bound voyages, from the by-now-an-institution Jam Cruise to our new favorite, the garage-rock-soul-themed Bruise Cruise. Well, here's ... More >>
Is this racist?Mickael Cohen is a 36-year-old self-professed millionaire from France who wears linen suits and looks like a Lothario version of Jon Lovitz. In July, he showed off a Gulfstream jet, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, an 80-foot yacht, and a Sunny Isles condo that, ... More >>
Over the weekend, I had the treat of heading over to Nassau, Bahamas to cover the Millennium Countdown 8, a mammoth three day concert broken up by genre. The line-up for the first evening, somewhat strangely tagged "International Night" was stacked with stellar acts like Morgan Heritage, Etana, S ... More >>
Popular reggae star Jah Cure has announced that he's performing a show close enough to South Florida that it almost feels local. He'll be in Nassau, Bahamas on November 3rd as part of the Millennium Countdown and the show is just his third concert since being released from prison in August after ser ... More >>
Male prostitutes and multiple mistresses, drug money in Gucci shopping bags, bribery and extortion conspiracies. And you thought you'd heard it all about Art Teele.
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.