In February 1964 the Beatles had invaded Miami Beach, and they needed somewhere quiet to escape the mobs of screaming fans for a Life magazine shoot. Through an Ed Sullivan Show connection, the mop-topped British sensations were pulled away from the swarmed Deauville Hotel and spirited to 5750 North ... More >>
Another year, another Grammy show. This may have been the 56th run, but the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences still can't work out the kinks. It certainly wasn't the worst Grammys that we've ever seen, but there was plenty to bitch about. Some of the performances were groundbreaking, and som ... More >>
If electronic music can be called music's final frontier -- the veritable cutting edge of sonic innovation -- then it's artists like Move D (AKA David Moufang) who are its true trailblazers. If the German production veteran is still relatively obscure (as far as mainstream EDM hype goes), it's only ... More >>
As the music industry's collective heart weighs heavy with news that legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday, some comfort can be found in tonight's Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden. When the likes of Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen ... More >>
Rihanna's under-boob tattoo has made a comeback. Earlier today, the singer surprised her fans by revealing both the release date and cover art for her forthcoming record. Appropriately titled Unapologetic, RiRi's seventh studio album will hit shelves on November 19, MTV reports. But even more exc ... More >>
Paul McCartney, once member of the most famous rock band in history, has taken a wife for the third time.The ex-Beatle turned vegan is a known animal-rights activist. His first wife Linda McCartney started a line of meat-free foods. The line, Linda McCartney Foods, was purchased in 2006 by Hain F ... More >>
John eats Chinese. Mick looks like a girl.Who would win a bare-knuckle cage fight between Ringo Starr and Keith Richards? We're not sure. Richards has survived every narcotic known to man, and Ringo is the greatest pop music drummer ever. We're pretty sure they'd just punch each other in the face ... More >>
Goodnight Vienna and Goodnight GuestsWe all know the feeling: Turkey dinner is completed, the stories have been told, everyone has seemingly enjoyed themselves to a reasonable extent, and most of the guests have had the good sense to say thanks and goodnight - the key word here being "most". Inva ... More >>
Courtesy of TheBeatles.comGreat news! The Beatles entire catalog of songs is finally on iTunes. Yes, for years Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr kept their former band's songs off the media download service. Why? Well, the Fab Four's Apple Records and Apple Computer Inc. had major beef. After an a ... More >>
Peter Souza on Wiki Commons "If you talk bad about me, your'e gone." Not since Beelzebub was dumped from heaven by the big guy himself has somebody been so deserving of losing their job as BP's CEO Tony Hayward. The greasy executive will be officially stepping down Oct. 1 and his departure go ... More >>
photo by Omar CruzRegular Crossfade contributor, Christopher Lopez, has never made any bones about his inherent distrust of bachata boy band Aventura. But now that the group's playing a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood next Tuesday and Wednesday, he felt it was time to explain h ... More >>
Mind the drooling, knavesOn the heels of Crossfade's semi-positive (possibly drool-inducing) review yesterday of Paul McCartney's performance Saturday at SunLife Stadium, it is the ideal time to report that the other ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr, is booked for a July 15 show at Hard Rock Live at the Se ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
The band's not-so-unlikely second coming.
Lee Zimmerman Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band July 3, 2008 Seminole Hard Rock, Hollywood By now, the traveling nostalgia show that tours annually under the banner of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band has been honed to a tee. Ringo offers up his best-known Beatles songs and solo hits and genero ... More >>
Art, music, and the chance to meet a Beatle at the Hard Rock.
Big gifts in little packages.
Well 2007 is over, done and almost forgotten. So stop looking back on the year that's past and take a look at what you have to look forward to from the music world in just the first couple months of 2008. Here's a look at some of the first albums to drop this year ... Ringo Starr – The Liverpool ... More >>
"Tears in Heaven" (RIAA)
At the M3 music conference it was that audacious crossbreed The Grey Album
Pretty place, Pescado, but need more fish
A black and white look back at when the Beatles hit the Beach
Autobiography and a bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
An Afro-Cuban jazz giant enjoys newfound success
Who in his right mind would have passed up the chance to join the Beatles? Rock-and-raving pianist Roy Young did. Regrets? Don't get him started.
If Chet Atkins never met Herbie, there'd be no Dire Straits